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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed to celebrate the San Francisco Giants season. This straw color India Pale Ale is made with one malt (pale malt) and one hop (Cascade hop it is light-bodied with a crisp hop flavor and floral hoppy aroma.

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4.3
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 12, 2014
On draft at 21st Amendment. Pours a light amber with a white head. Citrus, pine, grapefruit, light body. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 11, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. The Giants are still in their first homestand, so this can’t have been on tap more than a few days. Gold with a small white head that laves the glass. The aroma is floral and has a touch of grapefruit. Just a bit of pale malt comes through, but it’s mostly just smooth floral hops on the nose. The flavor is lightly sweet pale malt and floral hops with a touch of citrus and about a medium IPA bitterness in the finish. A touch of alcohol comes through in the mouthfeel, which is medium, but is all the more evident having this after the session IPA that is Bitter American. Pretty well constructed for a basic single malt and single hop IPA, and pretty drinkable overall, but just not that interesting or impressive next to Bitter American.

3.7
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. A good solid balanced dead on for the style ipa. Grapefruit and bitterness. What more needs to be said?

3.5
PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 14, 2009
Tap at the brewpub: Clear golden with a dense off white head. Resiny hop aroma- light peanut brittle in the background. Creamy and slightly slick texture. Spicy hop flavor (I guessed centennial?) but it’s cascade (similar hops). Peppery, piny and a smooth sweetness hold up the hops. A solid IPA.

3.5
bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 25, 2008
Draft. Golden amber beer with an off-white head. Citrusy, light floral aroma. Citrusy flavor that turns floral and lingers with just a bit of pine. Medium body. Decent hoppiness.

4.1
Braudog (6833) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Pretty light color, orange-amber, thinly topped. Orange-citrusy aroma. Full-up flowery hoppiness here (I’d guess Simcoe, but it reads Cascade), almost resiny, but not quite. Excellent brew. (#3411, 4/11/2008)

3.5
aspidites (1271) - manteca, California, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Overly soft and underwhelming beer that is mule more Pale, than India. More of a malt forward golden ale with a very one dimensional hop profile.

3.5
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 6, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. This was the day before opening day, it rained heavily, Bonds went 1-4 with a ground rule double and the A’s won the game. Oh well, it was dry and warm in the pub. The beer was gold in color with a white head. Good cascade hop aroma. Thick palate. Strong berry flavor. The hops in this beer are plentiful, flavorful and not harsh. Has a nice tartness and sweetness all at once. I find this to be a very good IPA.

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cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 29, 2004
This is another good california IPA. The taste is big with awesome hops. This has greater than 80 IBUs. The malt is light and not really balanced, but it’s tough to balance the extraordinary hop taste. Excellent IPA.

3.9
jazz88 (2699) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 1, 2003
Tap. Well, it was two days before opening day, but I saw the Giants beat the A's and Barry Bonds hit a homerun. The beer had a dark amber color with a foamy laced off-white head. A nice fresh bright hop aroma. The bite on the palate is strong and leaves a big bitter finish. This has a little sweetness hidden on the front.


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