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RATINGS: 3675   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
androman (1140) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2015
12fl oz bottle at home from craft and draft, Amsterdam. Body is opalescent yellow golden, head is small, white, medium bubbles, average lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is grass, citrus, flavor is grapefruit, pumpkin, tons of hops, quinine, honey, tropical fruits, spices. Medium sweet, heavy hoppy bitter. Finish is long lasting quinine medium bitter, developing hoppy heavy bitterness with long duration. Medium body, dry texture, average carbonation. Easy, refreshing, very hoppy tasty beer, interesting, one of the best IPA I’ve drunk so far, fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angel77 (1725) - oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 22, 2015
Caña en Cimmeria 13..11..2015. 1er. día de pinchado barril. (r3674)Color rubio velado con espuma blanca persistente. Aromas intensos a Maltas y algo de cereales con predominio de herbaceos frescos, lupulos verdes y ligeros tonos cítricos. Sabores también intensos maltosos y bastantes herbaceos verdes y frescos de lupulos. Toques cítricos. Cuerpo medio a intenso, por su sabor, refinado, algo espumoso y denso y bastante bien combinado y conjuntado. Toques oleosos y grasos al calentar. Amargo final seco, herbaceo y tirando a resinoso acentuado y duradero 6.9 vol que parecen más. Increíble Ipa fresca y con sabores intensos, para repetir sin duda.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
Rating #1301 - 21.10.2014 Stone launch @craftbeeryeg. Pours a rich golden, small white head, minimal lacing. Aroma is grapefruit On the palate, similar tropical flavours, mild resin, mild pastry dough malt. Medium bodied and extraordinarily balanced. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (1611) - SPAIN - NOV 19, 2015
Tap / Tirador. @ XXXII, Sevilla, España. A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Hops, citrusy, fruity / Lupulo, citrico, afrutado.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarioAdictipa (41) - SPAIN - NOV 19, 2015
Una molt bona Ipa, tastada en pinta de barril, em va semblar molt potent amb aromes de llupols amargs, afruitats I contundents. Facil de veure, diria que no gaire graduacio bueno 6 o 7 graus, em va agradat molt la veritat. Molt freca I facil de veure..com no...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (1195) - , CYPRUS - NOV 18, 2015
Bottle, not fresh. Clear amber colour. Citrus hop aroma, malty citrus hop flavour, slightly bitter finish

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Turboninja (282) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle@home. Medium/strong aroma of sweet peach and other fruits. Bronze color with small/medium, staying white head and slightly hazy liquid. Medium/strong sweet taste with peach and some malts, a hint of citrus. Balanced with medium taste spectrum and medium/long aftertaste with hops and sweet malts. Medium/strong body with low/medium carbonation. Overall a reference class IPA with those American sweet notes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRenter76 (426) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Originally sampled on 4/1/08- Drinking my second as i type this, Appearance is tinged with orange hues. Minimal head, thin lacing, The aroma is fantastic! strong citrus with slight hint of peach? I think the aroma is my favorite aspect of this stuff. 6.9% alc. is well hidden but present, good bitter bite but it doesnt linger. refreshing and lively, definetley worth a try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrNosha (705) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2015
12oz Flasche. Dunkle goldene Farbe mit weissem Schaum. Extremer Duft. Citrus, Kräuter, Harz. Geschmack bitter und fruchtig. Spitzen IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorkenstein (217) - - OCT 30, 2015
Dank and resinous hop aromas. Taste is bitter pine sap, grapefruit citrus, garlic, and straw.

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