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RATINGS: 3618   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1329) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2010
drank in comparisson to the 60 minute IPA and Squall 90 minute IPA and Stone Ruination and Stone IPA. its cloudy, super frothy and more orange than the others. wow, can you say pine cones, booze and fruity hops? I say there is little malts in this one, big leafy pine cones on the mouth, I find it has a sort of wet rock or chalky note on the palate as well. it is super hoppy but I find it is lacking in complexity, there are no malts big fruity hops with good carbonation. A wonderful brew but can i say it is actually kinda almost just too much hops and not much else?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4501) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Like IPA’s?? Then you will like this one. On tap @ The Press Room. Pours golden hue with a white, foamy, long lasting white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops and biscuit malt. Light-medium, tangy body. Citrusy hops dominate the flavor with a biscuit malt provide good balance. Finish is long lasting, dry and hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2011 Complex hop flavors here, big bitterness at the end, that ramps up afterwards. Not balanced with malts though, decent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2011
Nice hoppy aroma with a bit of malt to back it up, very hoppy taste, bitter hop finish, solid IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - APR 12, 2011
It’s become a standard for California IPA’s. Aroma is hops, pine citrus. Appearance is gold clear with a nice white head. taste is hops. Where I feel like this falls flat is it lacks a nice smooth malt backdrop, it tastes a bit like hop tea. Palate is also a bit thin. Overall a good refreshing IPA but nowhere near the best.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LetsGoState (671) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Appearance is clear amber with a medium white head. Aroma is pine hops with a little sweetness. Taste is a hint of sweet malts, but mostly earth hops and medium bitterness. Overall very well balanced and probably the best IPA I have tried.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reynolds314 (2833) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Has all the characteristics of a great IPA but the finish, like a lot of stone beers is unpleasantly bitter and lasting. I like a good bitter bite in IPAs but this one is just a bit lingering and makes for a rough drink imo. The hop flavors are great with citrus and pine but the finish is bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2011
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2438) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 2, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 rerated on May 3rd 2012 - 22oz bottle - pours clear caramel with rich white head and some lacing. Nose is grapefruit and pine. Flavors adds caramel and lots of resin with hints of orange peel. Taste is definitely bitter with some sweetness. medium to full body with sticky texture. This is almost violently hoppy. Draft in a pint glass - pours hazy orange with lacing white head. Nose is citrus and grass. aroma is hops of a pine-y nature. Aftertaste is hoppy. OK this is way overrated. 6/3/8/3/11

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (7592) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Light orange coloured and hazy. Has a white head, mostly lasting. Heavy hoppy aroma, notes of citrus and rubber. Lime. flavor starts sweet and moderate bitter, finish heavy bitter. Dry creamy texture and soft carbonation.


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