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RATINGS: 3588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Bottle and keg: Filtered
Launched: August 1997
Hops: Magnum, Chinook & Centennial
By definition, an India Pale Ale is hoppier and higher in alcohol than its little brother, pale ale-and we deliver in spades. Now one of the most well respected and best-selling IPAs in the country, this golden beauty explodes with citrusy flavor and hop aromas, all perfectly balanced by a subtle malt character. This crisp, extra hoppy brew is hugely refreshing on a hot day, but will always deliver no matter when you choose to drink it.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4160) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2007
Bottle. [Blind tasting session @ Sk8viking] #13 Average fizzy white head that was mostly diminishing. Good lacing. Clear sparkling body with an orange hue. Aroma was flowers, grass, grapefruit, citrus, caramel, licorice. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and a dry texture. Flavor was moderated bitter with licorice and caramel sweetness. Nice dry and slightly licorice sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
littlecarp (135) - Redding, California, USA - APR 2, 2007
Very sweet and sour aroma, dominated by citrus. Taste very similar to grapefruit...sweet and bitter. Not as smooth as I would prefer, but not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4050) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 6, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 Burnt orange, slightly hazy with a smallish head that lasts and leaves a wet kiss of lace. Aroma is dominated by pine-citrus hop, but sweet malt body is noticeable enough to make a nice counterbalance. Slight banana-soap aroma is a bit out of place here though. Body is light-medium, a little too fizzy and watery. Flavor is strong hop citrus and resin, but malt backbone is almost big enough to balance and then fade slowly into the background as the woody-tea leaf finish and aftertaste take over. Nice, but overrated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dra19 (89) - holland, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2007
One of the better IPA’s out there. Golden color with minimal head. Lots of hops and pine in the aroma and taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 6, 2007
friendly little brother of ruination. less character but still a great ipa. hoppy and bitter. perhaps a bit less intense than other stone brews

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mart (211) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2007
Mondial de la bière 07. Couleur orangée, claire, mousse tient vraiment longtemps. Arôme houblon, pin, agrumes. Goût bien houblonné, sans être trop fort en amertume, car bien équilibré. Agrumes, et malt caramel. Corps moyen, effervescence faible à moyenne. IPA très bonne, mais me semble très surévaluée ici...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Roguemike (4) - Post Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 11, 2007 does not count
Any good IPA needs to be heavy on the hops, however it has a good bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (7785) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 14, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2012 Re-rate 1/24/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks zvikar. Slightly hazy deep golden. Aroma of piney and grapefruity hops and some malt, slightly caramelly. Flavor starts sweetish and malty and continues with lingering grapefruity bitterness. Medium-bodied. Nice and quaffable. 6/3/7/3/14=3.3 <BR
Bottle. Clear orange color with a medium off-white head. Floral and fruity aroma with lots of hops, citrus, and some peach. Flavor is malty sweet with some caramel and some fruitiness, and evolves into lovely hoppy, grapefruity, bitterness. Nice full-bodied. Great and refreshing. 8/4/8/4/16=4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14838) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2007
Cask gravity at GBBF 2007. It’s just grapefruit juice. Gold with slight haze, bubbly off white head. Lots and lots of grapefruit. Fine in mouth. I was really looking forward to this and it’s still a little lacking in the mouth like the pale ale. Great, great hop though and decent balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nicolascage (116) - Copenhagen (Virum), DENMARK - OCT 2, 2007
bottle. Farly dry, With a nice pleasant bitterness. very cleaned brewed, very nice. well balanced bitterness, aroma hops and malt sweetness.


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