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RATINGS: 3762   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   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.


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4.5
   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...


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allanmb (131) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2016
Pours slightly cloudy orange with medium white head. Aroma of sweet malt and hints of citrus zest. Decent carbonation and mouth feel. Taste is citrus and zest, more lime and grapefruit than lemon. Sharp bitterness nicely balanced with the sweet malt

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mambossa (263) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2016
My absolute go to IPA. Bottled 6/13/16. Clear gold pour, delightfully retaining head. Nose is delicately tropical, ripe citrus, pine resin, and floral, and bready malt all in a beautifully balanced amount. Flavor is ripe papaya, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pastel lemon, whiteflowers, solid dose of back-end pine resin. This beer covers all the bases. It has never failed me in all these years. Cheers to this masterpiece, and to all who are enjoying it!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jawlo (374) - Katowice, POLAND - JUN 26, 2016
Aromat: intensywny i przyjemny, cytrusy, owoce tropikalne, winogrona. Wygląd: barwa złota. klarowne, piana dość obfita, ładnie zdobi szkło. Smak: pomimo wyczuwalnej sporej podbudowy słodowej i kryjącej się z nią słodyczy, piwo ma sporą goryczkę, a głównie występują cytrusy, grejpfrut, mango, ananas. Tekstura: pełne, wysycenie średnie. Ogólne wrażenie: bardzo smaczne i owoce piwo, potężna goryczka nie pozwala przebić się słodyczy, dość pijalne, a przez to zdradziecko, bo piwo ma prawie 7%.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerowl80 (154) - - JUN 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours light amber. Aroma of citrus, pine, and grapefruit. Mild bitter taste. Pretty standard ipa.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
borre_m (1203) - NORWAY - JUN 22, 2016
Pours cloudy golden. Aroma is of pine and grass, nice balance. Taste is hoppy, pine, finish is very bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (964) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
4oz taster @ VCBW 2016, Day 2. Grassy green, citrus round. Sweet, soft-bitter, grapefruity hops. lvl-5 sweet citrusy malts. Clean, grassy biting, medium bright. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (495) - - JUN 18, 2016
12oz bottle. Clear golden color with a white head. Hops grain grapefruit aroma. Malt tropical fruit hops flavor. Medium body. Well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (1296) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2016
Glass at ’’de 24 uurs van Maastricht’’, Golden beer, medium headm. Aroma is hops, citrus. Taste is citrus, bitter with a dry aftertaste. nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (355) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2016
In der Nase viel viel Zitrone und ne Menge florale Aromen. Frisch!!! und irgendwie "GRÜN" :). Der Trunk dann heftig, garstig und fast Hopfenscharf, wenn man das so nennen darf. Klasse, aber auch extrem. Der Nachhall macht dann ebenfalls keine Gefangenen. Lang und hart herb. Heiss. Aus der 0,33l Dose von Stone Berlin. 2 Euro. Vom CRAFT MARKET 2016 HH.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3148) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
From tap at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam. Aroma is fruity hops, grapefruit, tropical, some biscuit malt, pine resin. Flavour is lightly sweetish with a potent bitter finish. Body is medium. Very hoppy with some malty notes. A very fine IPA.


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