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RATINGS: 3606   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear orange color with a small off white head. Aroma of cascade hops, caramel malt and grapefruit. Taste is hoppy and semi sweet. Another west coast hop monster but I do have to say that this one is relatively balanced though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5912) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2008
<i>Bottle (35 cl) at the Rover, Göteborg, Sweden</i>. Cloudy amber/orange, low white head. Piney and apricot hop aroma, no malt character. Medium bodied and smooth. Well balanced, long bitter finish. Overrated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2008
A good ale. Well balanced and full of flavor. A good/above averaged IPA. Cheers.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopdropandfall (8) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2009 does not count
I thought this was a very good IPA but definitely not worth the extra$ IMO. I would rather have a Flying Dod Snake Dog and use the extra cash for a cigar

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2962) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2009
12oz. Golden-ish pour with creamy head, standard. Hoppy bitter citrus, loads of caramel malts. Sweet spot of IPAs, excellent west coast example. Crisp.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (5046) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2009
12 oz bottle. Hazy orange body with a diminishing off-white head. Aroma is fruity peaches and grapefruit. Flavor is medium sweet malty with notes of caramel and a nice balanced bitterness. It actually does not feel as bitter as 70 IBU, but there is a clean pronounced bitterness. Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sthlm (1246) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2012 [Bottle] Pours bright hazy orange with a small white head. Stone usually does a good job with big, hoppy aromas, and although this isn’t their best example of it, it is still enjoyable. It does fade after the initial blast, but there is still a lot of citrus (especially lemon zest), honey, some malt and a strange herbal scent. The taste was really not as bitter as I had expected. There was grapefruit in the finish, but that was after some solid malt, and a strange semi-sweetness that I couldn’t identify. Meium mouthfeel with a long, dry finish. Not bad. A very solid, clean, well made IPA that did not blow me away, but was fairly impressive nonetheless. Old rating: 7/3/8/4/15=3.7

Re-rate: Still a pretty solid beer. The taste is surprisingly hot, quite bitter, and then an unusual blend of melon and papaya, with lots of lemon drop hard candy towards the end, before finishing with barley. Surprisingly thick mouthfeel, smooth, fairly long finish. Overall, enjoyable, but doesn’t hide its alcohol very well. Drinks more like a IIPA, and not something I’d want to sit down and have multiple pints of.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 12, 2009
2008 Bottle - Pours a murky straw color with a quickly dissipating white head...aroma is clean citrus and pine, flavour follows, nice fleeting bitterness balanced with a touch of back end malt...this suprised me by finishing a bit thin, but I like the ABV and is a decent west coast IPA ...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Bottle. This would pass for an imperial IPA in most cases. Stronger in taste than most of that classification. Strong, fruity-hoppy aroma. Tastes rather fruity but extreme bitterness on the back end. Light color. It reminded me of the West Coast IPA, which I think is nearby.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Pours an apricot-gold with a medium-sized foamy head that condenses without collapsing. Aroma is nicely hoppy and quite floral/sweet nectar. Flavor is quite robust for an IPA, releasing the flora and huge citrus hops, with a creamy body and finish. Mouthfeel is nice and full but not at all gooey. Don’t know what else to say about it other than it’s just damn good all around. Flawless for the style. Overall, very good minus.


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