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RATINGS: 3979   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16711) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2008
Bottle. It pours a quite clear, golden body with an off-white head. Lovely hop-driven aroma, a bit perfumed, with hops and resin. The malts are sure present, but overpowered by the hops. That continues in the flavor, theres a lovely hoppyness, pine and citrus, its quite fruity, and theres still room for the malt. Full-bodied, quite sweetish, and it finishes with the same flavors it has initially. Lovely and easy to drink. Dangerously easy to drink. (080626)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (16434) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled
Hazy golden color, small white head. Flowery (trefoil) hoppy nose (no suprises here). Flowery with good malt profile, sweetish aftertaste. Well-balanced and enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
A: Golden straw color with a small, very small, amount of white foam that dissipates quickly. Not much carbonation to speak of. S: Lots of citrus, most notable is lemon. There is also a mild pine scent. Not much malt to speak of. T: A wonderful and powerful bitterness. Very piney, but also slight lemony notes. Again, not much malt shining through. M: Very crisp beer with a lingering bitterness. D: Highly drinkable, but watch out for this one, it will bite when youre not looking at 6.9%.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16088) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2006 Orangey-gold colour. Rich woody nose with orange, toast, peach, kumquat. Long hoppy palate, some biscuity pale malts. Standard issue stuff, moderate bitterness and a bit fruitier and more approachable than most examples.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (16023) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle. Hazy amber with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel and lots of hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15724) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle @ GBBF, 2011. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head and lacings. Fresh hops. Pine and grape. Flavor has lots of peach and buiscuit. Medium and smooth body. Ends dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15426) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Draft. Pours hazy orange with white head. Nose and taste of grassy hops, caramel bread, resin and bitter orange peel. Medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (15404) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2010
12 oz. bottle, pours a vibrant orange with a white head. Aroma of grassy hops, citrus, pine and floral notes. Great hoppy flavour, with a nice bitter finish. Smooth, creamy palate. Wonderful IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15378) - Snderborg, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
Draught at BBF13. Weak fruity aroma. Cloudy dark golden colour. Small stable white head. The flavour is nicely bitter, has a good tea note from the hops, like caramelly tea bonbons. Good hop bite. Well-balanced.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle at Akkurat - shared with Mette. Clear golden - white head. Grassy, dryness, light piney, light sweetness, light citrus, a rather simpel IPA -> simpel grassy hopped. OK - but it needs some complexity.


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