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RATINGS: 3705   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dionysian (39) - Paris, FRANCE - AUG 25, 2002
Just like me in the midst of a wild and crazy round of drunken hopscotch, this beer is HOPPY. Very crisp, bitter finish. I can understand how past raters have claimed its somewhat acidic, with an almost medicinal quality at times.. but still, a great beer. Those 70 IBU’s hit your palate like a fat girl crashing a tricycle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2002
GABF 2002: Fresh piney aroma. Nice golden colour. Thin, crisp, and bitter. Not much matl balance unitl the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 23, 2002
A strong, full-bodied IPA. A strong flavor combines with a hoppy aftertaste. Not as powerful as the Aniversary ales, but no less tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (1626) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Definitely a top quality IPA. Balanced flavor and strength. Smooth and satisfying.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8875) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 Light golden color with a full head. Smells like apples, little like peaches, almost like apple cider, very sweet aroma. Wow, so bittersweet, very dry, with very full and enjoyable hop flavors. Not as sweet as it smells, but more balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2003
I'm still a big fan of Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, but this is a fine beer. I'm becoming a "hop convert" after all, where I previously preferred maltier brews. Rich, amber color. Bold, knock-you-on-your-ass hops. What can I say. Hops, hops, hops!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5749) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2003
Orangish amber body with a nice floral, piney, citrusy and hoppy nose. Very thin head. The tongue had hops on it but seemed thinner than the Ruination and it finishes drier than the Ruination. This is still a damn tasty beer, though. Bitter with a slight sweetness. Finishes dry but with a smooth aftertaste. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2003
Rocky, white head. No visible carbonation. Sweet aroma of grapefruit and PNW hops. Hazy, medium golden color. Very bitter, however not a 90 Minute IPA, and I presume certainly not a 120 Min. IPA, I guess I'll have to drink that first. Grapefruit. Light on the tongue. If you like lots of hops, you will like this.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3940) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2003
Very nice aroma--grapefruit and a touch of orange and other citrus. But the flavor disappoints me--less rich and more acidic. There are plenty of UK beers that are better drinking experiences than this because they achieve a better balance, although this one charges mightly at the malts too. Good palate, carbonation but not oppressive, smooth. Good head though plain color.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2003
Very hoppy. Loads of cascade. Great refreshment. Unfortunately the finish is slightly thin and short.


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