RATINGS: 3963   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2006
[Tap – Blooms & Brews, Silverton Oregon]
(Oregon Craft Brewfest at The Oregon Garden) Very floral, hoppy aroma. Quite strong, will curl your toenails. Mild hoppiness compared to what I was expecting after the aroma and drinking. Still very hoppy, don’t get me wrong though. Quite tasty fro a IPA. Good Job.

starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2006
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 Lovely fine cream head, well-sized. Iffy clear yellow colour(I much prefer darks), fine sweet pine smell, emphatically not Mr Clean! Delicate yet strong-minded flavours of pine and florals. Fabulous.

jdjuice (502) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - APR 28, 2006
Very floral, hoppy aroma. Quite strong, I’m in for it now. Surprisingly mild hoppiness compared to what I was expecting after the aroma and drinking Ruination. Still very hoppy, don’t get me wrong though. Quite delicious for what I’m guessing is one of their flagship beers.

bigbish (715) - California, USA - APR 27, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2011 A great IPA. Excellent balance between hop flavor and just a touch of malts. Would buy any day of the week.

mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2006
A west coast treat for this craft beer deprived Florida boy. Gorgeous pour revealing a slightly hazy bright orange-gold hue under a thick, tight white head. Aroma of freshly squeezed grapefruit and orange juice into one glass, backed by a faint nose of lemon, pine needles and caramel malt. Palate shows a fine and mild spritzy carbonation with a medium body which was perfect for the style. No mistaking the big hop additions in the flavors; lots of citrus and pine in tune with the delicious aromas. A touch of sweetness from the caramel malts are noted mid-palate, but the finish is a crisp and bitter hop contribution; nice and long. These guys are good!

cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2006
Outstanding. I bought this case after people kept talking about it at work, and even though I’ve had one bottle before, I don’t remember it being this good. Superbly clear, hops on the nose from a mile away. Light/medium body with a caramel/floral palate. A perfect spring/summer offering to take in after mowing the lawn. This case will not last long and it won’t be the last one I buy.

cowboy7096 (64) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2006
Just imagine biting into a giant bitter grapefruit... add some water to make it smooth.. and then some alcohol. Thats how it kinda taste like lol... it’s really good, but the bitter taste it has reminds me of grapefruits. It has a really stront taste that has presence. The first sip just make my intire mouth tingle in excitement. The store i went to had this marked as ’rate beers top 99’ which i thought was real cool. Everyone needs to try thing one.

OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2006
Poured from a 12oz bottle deep yellow with an off-white head. Aroma was all floral and citrus hops. The flavor on this one was an excellent grapefruit flavor with a very light touch of malt. This was a very smooth drink.

vyvvy (6839) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2006
Pour clear gold with white head. Aroma has lots of floral and citrus hops as well as some rich malt to balance things out - very hearty. Mouthfeel is rich and smooth with a medium / full body. There is light carbonation, but that works well for this brew. Taste is very hoppy - on the floral side. There are also rich malt that balance things out nicely. Fantastic lacing the whole way down. One of the thickest, most full bodied IPAs I’ve had. Finish has the floral hops from the taste, but a bit of pine shows up. While it is a hoppy bitter finish there is still a rich malt presence that stays the whole way through. This is a fantastic beer worth seeking out.

wajacobs (26) - USA - APR 20, 2006
Beer good! As with most American IPA it comes off green to me. The style was made strong and over hopped to withstand a long voyage ...I believe all IPA should be cellared for atleast six weeks, I just can’t seem to keep a bottle in my house for more than 6 hours

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