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RATINGS: 3534   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
linkolnlogg (94) - your home, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Bottle to shaker (pounder). Pours out a pale gold colour with a light creamy white head with nice lacing. Scent is light earth and sweet floral hops. The hop is abruptly agressive and then quickly subsides to mild sweet hops. Taste is as above- abruptly aggressive hop elements with a grain element additionally intermixed. Mouthfeel is smooth and the finish is amazingly smooth if not a bit quick. A good brew overall but it unfortunately seems a bit short lived and relative to other stone brews slightly lacking in aggression.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cjginorlando (2) - Clermont, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2007 does not count
I was not thoroughly impressed with this beer, the aroma is there but only after pouring it out of the bottle, smelling it after opening it left me with virtually no impression of the beer. The strong bitter impression I expect from a good IPA just isn’t strong enough, it’s almost too smooth. Perhaps I’ve been drinking too much Dog Fish Head and Great Divide, but this just does not stack up for me.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
goldbrew (99) - USA - OCT 21, 2007
Poured into standard shaker glass. Very piny and fragrant citrusy aroma full of lemon zest notes and Colorado winter skiing. That was the highlight for me though. Taste is smooth but not enough malt balance a la Dogfish 60/90 Minute IPA. Refreshing but a bit standoffish with the finish. Mouth feels cottony and too dry after sips. If you enjoy the bitter hop finish then reach for this. It was fun to enjoy a bottle but I won’t make extra effort to purchase this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
waolsen (1367) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2008
bottle. light copper with clarity. frothy off white head. lacing. grassy hops, mild citrus, hint of liquorice, and thin malts. tastes much the same. perfume in aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mingo1968 (51) - phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2008
floral, smell to it hazy, orange, color a minimal head, a light taste medium body, average carbonation, bitter, finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (3578) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2009 Pours orange with this head. Smell is fruity and hoppy. Taste is harsh on the hops, more bitter than anything. Crisp finish, mouthfeel is too thin. Pretty solid IPA. Re-Rate: just sampled this next to two hearted. No Contest. Two hearted destroyed this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2008
bottle thanks to metzlers in denton tx. poured a clear gold with a white head. decent retention and lacing was present. aroma was slightly grapefruit and hops were noticable. flavor left me a little disappointed for an IPA. maybe i will try it again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (10721) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2008
Bottle from Lithy, thanks! Orange blonde color. Malty perfumed grapefruit aroma with pineapple. Sweet but oily hopbitter, perfumed flavor. Mint, grapefruit and pineapple. The perfume spoils the fun a bit, this would have been a great beer otherwise.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LisaR (46) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle. The Rover, Gothenburg. Golden orange color with a white head. Aroma: Hops, mango, tropical fruit, sweet. Flavor: Soap, hoppy grape, pine, metall, unmatured banana, a bit too strong.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
livelaughlovep (108) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Orange amber hue, grapefruit, citrus & resin profile. Perfume, herb, caramel malt nose. Crisp and acceptably bitter finish. Again, agree with Pipper, not my favorite IPA but its a decent one.
Sampled at Rozi’s Wine & Liquor, Stone Tasting Event, Lakewood, OH.


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