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RATINGS: 4056   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2007
UPDATED: APR 1, 2007 Bomber. Clear amber color with a large head. Spare lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, oily resin and sweet caramel malts. Very balanced. Tasted some tropical fruit, caramel malts and citrusy, grassy hops. Light to medium body. Big, bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9970) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 15, 2007
This golden ale poured with a modest off-white head that dissipated right away. The flavor is citrus and pine with a long bitter finish. Im not much of hop-head but, even though it is very heavily hopped, this brew is balanced enough to be quite enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewerDub (34) - USA - JAN 14, 2007
Poured amber with a slight haze. Small white head with lots of lacing. Huge hop aroma and flavor. A highly sessionable IPA. One of the west coast greats. REPRESENT!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
brstp (201) - - JAN 13, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2007 Bomber. Yellowish golden color, hazy, decent amount of carbonation, white head with thick lacing. Aroma is of pine hops, weaker citrus hops. Taste is mostly citrus/grapefruit with more pine. Intriguing long bitter finish.

This beer always underwhelms at first -- its significantly lighter in color than most IPA/DIPAs I drink with a much weaker aroma and a lot less oomph in general. But theres a subtlety and pure enjoyment here that is undeniable and keeps me coming back. Racer 5 is still my go-to IPA but sometimes this just hits the spot like few other beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LinusStick (3399) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2007
I was expecting a little more from one of my favorite brewers. This was a different IPA than I am used to. The pour was a medium dark amber with a thread o head. The aroma and taste were all pine. I have not experienced this much pine in any beer yet. It was different, but not what I was hopping for. The aftertaste was nice and bitter, but I was hoping for that in the beginning also. A slightly above average IPA.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
soulassasin (3) - San Marcos, California, USA - JAN 12, 2007 does not count
Great hop aroma, clear dark color with medium head, big hopy flavor and great mouth feel that sits on the back of the tounge

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melvin980 (177) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2007 goood. hoppdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhiloPsych (15) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Another perfectly crafted brew from Stone. IPA is not my favorite style, but I like this beer a lot. It goes perfectly with Indian food. The aroma is great, the hops are pronounced and well-balanced with the other complexities of the flavor. A very drinkable, very good beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2007
I just dont know what to say about this one. Grapefruit and pine. Ahh. Citrus is fresh off the tree. If you love hops the way I do you will simply love to drink this. I could have it every day.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kevd193213 (991) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Bomber. Cloudy orange rust pour with thin white head. Pine aroma with nice strong hops and faint orange-citrus. Sweet citrus taste with fantastic bitter finish. One of my favs of the style.


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