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RATINGS: 3919   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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3.6
Grovlam (4252) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2007
Bottle. [Blind tasting session @ Sk8viking] #13 Average fizzy white head that was mostly diminishing. Good lacing. Clear sparkling body with an orange hue. Aroma was flowers, grass, grapefruit, citrus, caramel, licorice. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and a dry texture. Flavor was moderated bitter with licorice and caramel sweetness. Nice dry and slightly licorice sweet finish.

3.9
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Pours an orange color with off-white creamy head. Aroma if great with nice amounts of floral and citrus hops and last but not least some malt. Taste is fantastic. Wonderful balance of the hops creating a nice citrus flavor with a modest malt backbone but yet it’s so well balanced. Moderately carbonated it finishes a little dry. An excellent IPA.

4
acearl (510) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2007
UPDATED: APR 10, 2007 Orange peel hue, creamy white head, very fragrent...floral and and citrus tang, DRY texture, lively carbonation, like the Rumination without the steroids, bitter aftertaste that stays with you ffor a while. Gotta love the Stone Brewery!

3.9
steelers37 (62) - little ferry, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2007
almost bronze in color with floral hops on the nose.all hops first piney then fruity nice long finish

3.9
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2007
Bottle: Hazy copper color with a white head. Aroma, citrus, pine, some herbal notes, oranges. Flavor, nice crisp citrus hops, some caramel and pale malts, grapefruit. A moderate carbonation, some nice bitterness, very drinkable IPA.

4.1
llafoe (40) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours gold with a very slight white head. Aroma is hops, grapefruit and pine. Taste is bitter with a creamy carbonated bitter pine grapefruit finish. Very good.

4.3
YuckFouBrew (12) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Pours slightly hazy,, with rich golden color. Impressive citrus flavors with a moderate, yet smooth, bitter finish. This is a very dry beer without almost no sweet taste. An excellent beer.

4
sunevdj (4123) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2008 Blind rating at sk8viking´s. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Has floral smells of hops. Dry, with fruity hops flavors. Creamy mouthfeel. Short, slightly dry finish.
Rerated on tap at the brewery.

3.5
verstellung77 (19) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 22oz. bottle served 46F in snifter. Hazy tawny port in colour. Strong but very pleasant hop aroma with an abundance of fresh mown hay. Hop notes lingered for minutes….until my tongue begged for another fix... but, that eventually washed out to white noise. No malt flavor to mention. I enjoy the aroma much more than the taste. Thank you andyhite. Cheers Brother!

3.8
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2007
22oz. Poured a hazey golden yellowish color. Aroma of citrus and hops. TAste is smooth full bodied and nice hop finish.


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