RATINGS: 3982   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2006
Bright orange with a long lasting off-white head and prevalent lacing. Aroma was prominent citrus, ruby red grapefruit with some pine. Flavor of big sharp resiny hops propped up by smooth, not-too-sweet malts. A nice lasting bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pinkzambia (1921) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 29, 2006
22 oz. Bottle: Cloudy gold with lots o bubbles rising to the white stiff head. Sticky lacing shows itself around the top half of the glass. There is a sweet, citrsuy hop aroma showing juniper bushes, green veggies in the garden and grapefruit. The taste is wonderfully dry and bitter with floral notes, sagebrush and an ultra bitter grapefruit aftertaste. The carbonation is lively as it dances around on the tongue. The body is full and has a smooth feel. Like Stones goal - this is a robust beer that is BIG and will teach any macro lover a lesson about real beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUN 29, 2006
(Bottle via trade with IrishBoy, thanks Richard!) Hazy amberish yellow body with a rather frothy white head. Aroma pretty strongly hoppy - alternating between piney and fruity. Some webby, foamy lacing. Mouthfeel very soft, smooth, a touch prickly. Quite a bit of bitterness overlays a fruity hop flavor, finishing with more of the pine. Interesting counterblance between fruitiness and bitterness. Finishes quite bitter which lingers into the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (5457) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2007 Ive had it bottle and tap. Pours a light golden amber, with good creamy head. Aroma of orange, citrus, spice, and caramel. Nice citrusy orange flavor with hoppy bitterness, and caramel malt. Juicy hops in the finish. A nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2006
The perfect American IPA. Beats one of my favorites, too-- draught Harpoon IPA (which is near and dear to my heart, being from Boston). Body is just right-- not too light, but heavy enough to carry the malt and hops. Color is probably a little too light for an IPA, but thats a minor complaint. Bitterness cleanses the palate without being overwhelming. Outstanding brew. Highly recommended. I would love to try this on tap some day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Sweet,, juicy citrus aroma, passionefruit. Gold shining amber with whitish small tight head. Bitter metallic oranges. Tinny, mostly fine hopspice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
efx63 (1) - USA - JUN 23, 2006 does not count
best beer EVER...PERIOD. the aroma is perfect, and the bitterness is just right. my boss told me about this, and i tracked it down, and i dont think ill ever look back. the worlds MOST perfect I.P.A

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mamabeer (39) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2006
bottle - By far one of the best IPAs around. Fresh, fruity hops aroma that you nose doesnt even need to get near to appreciate. Full beige head over a light golden liquid. Taste has a sweetness in an undertone, but is mostly hops and more hops. Finish is clean with the bitterness one hopes for in a good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
decaturstevo (5956) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Slightlly hazy orange/gold color with a light white head. As you would expect a nice hops aroma jumps out at you with an undertone of malt. The first sip and a slightly sweet malt flavor eases on you before the bitter reaches out there for you. As you sip it on down through the glass a what I consider to be a nice light carbonation rolls across the tongue. This beer is really close to being great as I sip it I wonder what I would improve. I really dont know?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unibaren (157) - 8000 rhus C, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2006
Lots of citrusy, pine hops - brilliant. Dark golden colour, white head which doesnt last. Very little carbonation. OK, so it only looks average. A nice initial malt sweetness quickly gives way to a powerful, yet not overwhelming hops taste. Really good. The body is medium. The hops taste initially fades rather fast, but then returns in style with a long-lasting, powerful aftertaste of hops. Overall a superbly balanced American IPA - probably one of the best IPAs I have ever tasted.

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