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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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GhostS (243) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - FEB 18, 2017
Aroma - true American IPA: a lot of herbal bitter hop, flowers, yellow fruits, grapefruit, some yeasts. Taste - medium bitter, predominantly herbal bitter hop, bitter green herbs, wild flowers, bitter grapefruit, citrus, yellow fruits. Very good!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
matstrange (182) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2017
Can from beer52 beer club. Bold yet not overpowering. The hops are strong and you can taste a gentle citrus undertone. Very enjoyable, dangerously so considering the Abv!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
micia600 (142) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 17, 2017
Piwo barwy złotej, opalizujące. Piana średnio obfita, sycząca, szybko redukuje się do cienkiego krążka. W aromacie karmel, cytrusy i lekka alkoholowa nuta. W smaku przyjemnie, dosyć wytrawnie, kwiatowo od chmielu. Wysycenie wysokie, goryczka średnia. Niestety piwo jest już pł roku po puszkowaniu i mimo, że ma jeszcze 3 miesiące ważności czuć, że ten chmiel nie gra już tak świetnie jak powinien.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
devoted4hops (11) - POLAND - FEB 16, 2017
Can from brewery in Berlin. Aroma not as intensive as I would expected. Its citrusy with piny hints. Noticeable malt profile . Taste is a liitle bit too heavy with too much of malty character. Nice, fruity, bitterness. In overall its a good beer but too heavy bodied and with too much maltiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czlowiekmotyka (182) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Can version. Nice citrus aroma (grapefruit). A little bit bitter. Perfect carbonation. Nice !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wendigo (383) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2017
0.33l can. Hopy aroma, light malty notes, pine, light resin, light citruses. Almost clear golden color, white head. Hopy taste, pine, light floral notes, medium bitter. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation and dry bitter finish. Easy drinking, alcohol is hidden, well balanced. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radassace (214) - SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2017
330ml can. Pours a deep amber with a small white head. Nose is caramel, bread and pine resin, bit of citrus too. Medium mouth feel and lightly carbonated. Sweet malts of the taste, leading into a very bitter pine resin, lemon peel, grapefruit peel finish. I get a touch of an alcohol kick with this one, but its a pleasant one. Really good stuff, still refreshing enough despite the 6.9 %.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PanMarek (401) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Cloudy golden pour with thick white foam. Very strong, fruity nose. Taste is resiney, almost metallic. Very strong hoppy profile. The finish is bitter with some faint touches of malt. Its a very good example of a strong IPA but challenging too.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tezarak (121) - Lengnau, SWITZERLAND - FEB 11, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2017 Poured from a 0.33l can @ home. Medium to medium-heavy haze. Pale yellow-amber. White frothy head. Good lacing. Hops to malt aroma ratio is definitely in favour of hops, but not to any extremity. Caramel-Honey malt. Strong pure hops aroma with only a subtle bouquet of (resin?), grapefruit, pine. Sweetness is nice and subtle but balances the bitterness slightly. Bitterness is medium, perhaps a little lacking, but at a level that makes the beer very easy to drink. Body slightly watery to oily. Carbonation a slightly towards the low end. (Original rating: 8-3-7-5-17)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nevalainen (710) - FINLAND - FEB 11, 2017
When I want to drink ipa, it should be like this beer. Color is clear golden with stable white head. Clear aroma of hops and tropical fruits, citrus. Taste is sweetish at first turning into a bitter finish. Well balanced ipa. Very nice.


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