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RATINGS: 3589   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (648) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Beer has a hazy yellow color with a small head in the glass. Aroma has the strong hoppiness from the glass that you would expect. Taste continues with the hops but it also has some citrus to go along with it. Long bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2011
A very strong hop flavor to this beer, it was very bitter and stayed bitter through out the after taste and then some. But this one was a little more pleasant than the Ruination, but still would not seek it out.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awmoore (9) - Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2011 does not count
big aroma, not sure itís pleasant. lighter color than many IPAs, dark yellow. lingering hop flavor is a plus. I canít identify the hop flavor, not fruity, not spicey, not overly earthy. hops might be a little piney to earthy, but not with a bad aftertaste. malt is hard to identify, but it doesnít take over the beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2011
Pours straw with a thin white head. Piney and citrus hop flavor. Nice bitterness at the end. Bitterness end abruptly.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2136) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Pours a clear, peach-amber with a frothy eggshell head. Aroma is sweet citrus, sweet malt, orange marmalade, pine, english yeast, and a touch of stone fruit. Flavor is pine, wet limestone, underripe stone fruit, citrus hops, english yeast, and a touch of toffee. Palate is light to medium bodied, neutral entry, dry from there on out, dry finish and a medium carbonation. Really nice IPA, but the English-y yeast notes are a little off for the American IPA malt and hop profiles..

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilnatp (631) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours golden with nice white head. Grapefruit and pine hop aroma, taste is sweet, medium creamy mouthfeel, and lots of hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cameltoad (1) - - SEP 23, 2011 does not count
A bit hoppy for my tastes but refreshing enough. Good ipa.A bit hoppy for my tastes but refreshing enough. Good ipa.A bit hoppy for my tastes but refreshing enough. Good ipa.A bit hoppy for my tastes but refreshing enough. Good ipa.A bit hoppy for my tastes but refreshing enough. Good ipa.A bit hoppy for my tastes but refreshing enough. Good ipa.A bit hoppy for my tastes but refreshing enough. Good ipa.A bit hoppy for my tastes but refreshing enough. Good ipa.A bit hoppy for my tastes but refreshing enough. Good ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle. A light powered hoppy aroma with muted vegetable scent mixed in, kind of like a broccoli fart. Not too impressive in strength. The appearance was better than the aroma, a tangerine honey with a nice big head that melted into a ring, decent lacing as well. The palate was a medium body with a sticky texture. The taste wasnít as hoppy as Iíd expected for an IPA, and I picked up that strange broccoli fart aftertaste similar to the aroma. Not sure if this was a bad bottle, but I expected more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MacBoost (1468) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Meh... this IPA ainít all itís cracked up to be. Itís average at best, and not deserving of its high place on the ratings. Nugget Nectar blows this away completely. All of you have already had it, so Iím not even going to bother to tell you that this is an entry level IPA. Try it once and move on.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dsilvashy (24) - - JUL 14, 2012
I was excited for this one, as it was something I considered a classic IPA. Poured a beautiful golden color and gave that hopsy smell I love. Had a sip, wasnít disappointed, but not blow off my feet either. A good IPA, but nothing to go wild over. A smooth drink, that I would buy again, but not get too excited about.


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