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RATINGS: 3926   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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.

bzzpop's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bzzpop (1) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
As it was in the beginning, is now, and forever shall be, the quintessential SoCal IPA.Popped my craft brew cherry with the 22oz. incarnation and have wavered back and forth about the merits of the beer (primarily due to competition from the widely underappreciated but arguably most-likely-to-rival, Lagunitas IPA). But in the end, it?s the original, the meter by which all other IPAs are measured.Nose is ripe, resiny hop, cut-grass, bready malt, some sourness, and a lingering waft of orange citrus. Balanced heaviness in mouthfeel and tingly carbonation give way to sticky hop, biscuits, and bright citrus flavors that build and linger on the tongue. Alcohol is not upfront but shows up in the profile as the glass gets lower. While I could apply a myriad of exacting critiques - i.e its very sharp in flavor and not necessarly right for drinking on the reg - it?s a real classic. Oh yeah, and it looks pretty good in a glass...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kokkenrolv (294) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2016
Can, brewed in Berlin. Aroma is slightly medicinal, some tropical fruits, hints of citrus, spruce, mango and apricot. Golden orange, hazy, small white head. Light to medium sweetness, medium+ bitterness, taste is apricot, peach, some light malty tones. Medium body, average carbonation, long finish with some fruity tones and almost harsh bitterness. Classic ipa, with some disturbing elements.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guitarbennett (2) - Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2016 does not count
Rich golden color with some light malt at the beginning with slight grapefruit. Finishes tart and a bit bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kiebab (4) - Braniewo, POLAND - OCT 22, 2016 does not count
Iíve had this from can. In the begining yellowish colour with nice white head but disappering really fast after few minutes, then some bitternes, some pine and grapefruit in taste but nothing else... Iím a litle bit dissapointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dandm (83) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2016
Very nice clear gold colour with a large, foamy and lasting head. Pine, resin, citrus and full malty aromas. Medium malty sweetness and high bitterness. Very well balanced. Long, tart grapefruit finish. This is a great IPA but quite tame and lacking definition by todayís standards. The competition has increased plenty since 1997.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FinnIckler (99) - GERMANY - OCT 21, 2016
Can from bierlinie in Berlin. Pours clear orange with soft white head. Nose is floral, citrus, ginger. Palate is bitter, bread, hay, but with soft fruity undertones. Finish is long and bitter. This is a really bitter IPA, but itís still very drinkable. Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielst (356) - AUSTRIA - OCT 21, 2016
33cl can. Clear blonde. Zesty grapefruit and orange hop aroma. Rather big mouthfeel, spicey and herbal hops, bitterness lingers on for quite a while. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beers0mniac (114) - Joensuu, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Clear golden color with white head. Strong aroma of pines, grapefruits, little caramel and tropical fruits. Loads of hops in taste, combined with pine and grapefruits. Soft carbonation. West coast IPA done right, well recommended!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popiela (567) - PoznaŮ, POLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Puszka 0,33l. Aromat intensywnie chmielowy, rześki i przyjemny. W smaku wytrawnie, chmielowo, delikatnie alkoholowo. Goryczka umiarkowana.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWS9 (648) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2016
Tap. Deep honey pour with foamy white head. Really solid hop taste throughout - adds some hair on the chest! Quite drinkable too. A very standard IPA, and I mean that as a compliment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimbo2 (247) - DENMARK - OCT 21, 2016
Completely decent IPA like so many others, but does not do anything spectacular to warrant the insane ratings.

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