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RATINGS: 3572   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCJack (181) - Alabama, USA - AUG 18, 2006
Iím not a big IPA fan, but this is a very pleasant beer. not as strong as other IPAís, a mellow flavor actually Very warm and lemony

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2006
12oz bottle, shared with VeloVampire - I had high expectations for this beer, following itís fantastic reputation. Given that this is a good beer, I canít help but feel it is overrated. It pours a nice golden yellow with a bit of amber that is typical for the style. The head was white and fleeting. Aroma is a big hoppy blast, and quite sweet in the nose. Nothing terribly surprising or complicated happening, but definitely an inviting citrusy aroma. The flavour expands upon the scent, amplifying what youíd expect and making it bigger in the mouth. Very sweetly hoppy and citrusy off the top, with some orange flavours playing, followed by a solidly crisp and bitter finish. It didnít take my socks off and slap me around with them, but this is still a solid IPA. Iíve had better though, and I think this one might glide by on itís "bad boy" reputation a bit more than it deserves. Had back to back with the Smuttynose IPA which I thought was much more complex and superior.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EValP (30) - Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2006 Great off-white frothy head lasting a good part of the beer. Clear sparkling body but did notice tiny body particles and a thin density. Brilliant amber IPA coloring convinced me to drink.

Heavy hops aroma, slight lemon but more grapefruit/orange; quite like a fruit punch. Light yeast aroma that I thought was a bit meaty, more so as I finishes the glass. Initially lightly sweet and acidic, this IPA finishes with the acidity elevating to a moderate bite and lasts quite short. Fairly full bodied as it is an IPA and a bit dry but has a lively carbonation. This a very good IPA even though it left a slight metallic feel in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7194) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 15, 2007
This golden ale poured with a modest off-white head that dissipated right away. The flavor is citrus and pine with a long bitter finish. Iím not much of hop-head but, even though it is very heavily hopped, this brew is balanced enough to be quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Bottle from Virginia. The aroma is fantastic with tons of hops and sweet caramel malt. The appearance is deep gold with a foamy head. The flavor is very bitter with plenty of sweet malt to balance. The palate is smooth. A very good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3036) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Refreshing and hoppy., its got a herbal hop presence with medium bodied malts and floral arrangements. A winner for the IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2009 old rating: 6/4/6/3/12- 3.1. pours a semi-cloudy amber-orange with a small foamy white head, good lacing. smell of light grapefruit, dry leaves, hops, a touch of citrus, and grass. taste is creamy yet crisp, grapefruit, lemon, bitter hops, slightly metallic, grass, and danelion, bit on the watery side as it warms, leaves mouth dry, ends bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pepsican (1487) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - DEC 27, 2007
clear gold with a nice white head. Lots of hops in the nose, some citrus. Taste is similar, grapefruit, piney hops, oranges. It has a very mild soap flavor as well. Maybe some honey sweetness as well. Finishes bitter and refreshing. I could drink this the whole night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mar (4996) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2007
golden pour with a 2 finger white head. hops, hops and more hops on the nose. not real thick but quite hoppy but not much bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (1028) - Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2008
Golden-Copper with thin sticky white head. Grapefruit and floral aroma notes. Grapefruit, hop-bitter, and mild carmel notes. Refreshing with a lasting bitter finish.

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