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RATINGS: 4074   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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4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chadski4 (170) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Very light copper color with a strong citrus aroma. Wonderful hops flavor. Definitely lives up to its rep.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
smallfry (169) - - APR 20, 2015
(Tap) Tropicla, citrus, grassy. Hops are too overpowering, and aftertaste is astringent. I dont like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Canadianlush (169) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2007 Nice pour from the bottle, a cloudy orange with a nice head. Aroma is hops, hops and more hops, and a little fruity. Flavor is all hops, hard to discern any other tasting notes because the hops are so strong. A nice bitter finish and youll need to be careful cause the alcohol is very well hidden. A nice IPA, I just dont think microbrewery plus pouring tons of hops into you beer = 99th percentile.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2008 I was very impressed with this beer. First off, I like the way its brewed- with no additives etc etc. It really changed my whole outlook on IPAs. I normally am into malty style ales but the hops came through very pleasantly in this. Thats a lot to say for a beer that takes credit in its amount of hops usage. Anyway, it poured a nice gold/orange color with a small head. The aroma was of citrus and pine. The palate was very crisp and drinkable, and the taste was nice and mellow, citrusy, with just the right amount of hop bitterness. Overall, just a great, very enjoyable IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bonvivant (169) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2003
Dark in color with that fantastic Stone bitternesss. Nicely well balanced with great malts that blend extremely well wiht the tooth enamel stripping hops.Great mouth feel

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2003
Pale in color with a definate malt background. Typical c-hop character, Pine, grapefruit, soem floral. I bit bitter for my liking. I would have rather a bit more hops in the flavor and aroma area. Good overall.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2004
Soapy/sudsy white head on top of a clear orange yellow body. Big malty aroma with plenty of citrusy hops coming through. Aroma is just excellent. Flavor doesn't quite live up to the scent. Soft, sweet, easy drinking. Lacks a bit of the hop bite I like in an IPA. Very orangey flavors. Juicy mouthfeel ends fairly dry. Real good brew but not my favorite IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Bottle - Pale yellow with medium foamy white head. Aroma is very hoppy with hints of citrus. Medium palate with a good bit of carbonation. Taste is extremely hoppy with nice grapefruit bitterness on the follow-through and a good crisp biting finish. This is an excellent IPA. The gargoyle most definitely does his job!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Big tropical fruits w/citrus- a touch of sweet malt underneath. Nice fruity flavor - grapefruit, guava and finishes with orange and citrus . Nice hop bitterness but not overpowering - an often overlooked fantastic west coast IPA in SoCal - great beer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - JAN 27, 2002
The best IPA ive ever had. One of my favorites


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