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RATINGS: 3939   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle, can, 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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3.8
ph0tik (92) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Serious hop flavor here, the first sip will wake you up. Overwhelming (but nice) hop aroma as well. I had this with some spicy thai food and it matched well. Good beer but I don’t know if it is the top of the IPAs... I have more drinking to do!

4.9
jarndyce (38) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2008
The best beer I’ve had in years. I get it in the 22oz bottle. I savor every drop. Crisp and fresh. Great color. Slight citrus odor.

4.8
jesshender (2) - Valley Center, California, USA - JAN 17, 2008 does not count
This is the best beer hands down. I drink at about 15 pints of this stuff a week. Very hoppy and bitter. umm! If you can, drink it at the brewery from the tap. It is so much better fresh.

4.2
heylrule (46) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2008
pours golden color with nice foamy head. fresh aroma of citrus. another smooth beer from stone very slight pine taste just the right ammount of hops. Very solid IPA

3.8
asedzie (832) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with moderate fluffy off-white head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma is fruity- citrus, pineapple, mango and mild pineyness. Overtones of caramel, smoke, yeast and dough in the aroma as well. Full palate. Slightly smokey toffee malt flavor, along with a light doughiness and nuttiness. Hints of tart fruit and resiny pine hop flavors throughout. Light bitterness in the back of the mouth. Bitter fruitiness of the hops and a bit of smokey malt flavor linger long in the finish. Substantial and very good, but also very refreshing.

4.1
dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Straw colored. Very well dry hopped. the aroma is huge, and the brightness of the hops is noticeable... for sure you are going to get hit in the mouth with the hops, but it’s very balanced, and not just "hop juice". I don’t pick up much on the malt, just a well balanced IPA

3.8
railcat1 (706) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2008
This was a a good refreshing ipa and very enjoyable,not bitter at all and highly enjoyable and will drink again.nice hops like i like and very smooth.CHEERS!

4.1
SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 12, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2010 22oz bottle. Hazy honey. Firm head. Hoppy aroma. Quite drinkable, with a beautiful hoppiness, and nice, but supporting, malts. Medium body with smoth carbonation. Very smooth and drinkable for its size. Great balance that doesn’t finish at all harshly. (4.1) Rerate: The aroma doesn’t impress me as much anymore, and I’m growing weary of paler malts. Still tasty, but seems pretty average compared to the other SoCal IPAs that I’ve had lately. (3.9)

centennial dry hopped cask version: beautifful aroma like sticking your nose in a bag of hop pellets. Very fresh and bright. Renewing my faith in how good this stuff can be.

4
BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2008 This is what an IPA fan is looking for. Great aroma filled with citrus, grapefruit hops. Taste is crisp on the palate, with lingering bitterness. Very clean taste with a touch of sweetness on the tongue. Bitter. Sharp and bubbly carbonation. Pours a clean white head. Great ipa for a hop lover.

4.1
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours yellow with orange huess. Foamy white head w/ great lacing. Big old citrus and floral hop nose. Great mouthfeel. Wow. Great light caramel malt backbone with huge citrusy and floral hop flavor. Bitterness is subdued a bit, but significant enough. Big balance, and huge drinkability. Wow.


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