RATINGS: 4056   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (17068) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Hazy golden color, small white head. Flowery (trefoil) hoppy nose (no suprises here). Flowery with good malt profile, sweetish aftertaste. Well-balanced and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16969) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16882) - 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)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (16619) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (16571) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle. Hazy amber with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel and lots of hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (16347) - 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%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15946) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15908) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (15574) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 28, 2013
UPDATED: APR 23, 2016 355ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)(7:3:6:4:13=3.3)
Lovely fruity hoppy aroma, refreshing, and uplifting. Orange, small frothy head. Nice full palate, smooth, but pleasant carbonation. Alas a slightly mashy crystalmalt-like taste, a little sticky. Citrussy hops dance around the back of the mouth, and finally the sticky resiny bitterness kicks in, to join the dots. That late finish is just pure resiny bitteness, a touch fruity, and very nice. A touch too acidic with some of the resins - I thought it was only English brewers who used fertilised female hops - as thats what this reminds me of. Wayhay - were out of the trough.
Rerate: 355ml bottle (Porgu, Tallinn) (8-:4:7:4:15=3.8-)
Stunningly refresing aroma, even more uplifting than before, very perfumey on top of the above. Hazy orange, small sticky persistent tight head, lots of lacing. Just as refreshing in the mouth, no sticky crystal malts, so much zesty hops, mixed peel, so fruity - juicy sweetness. Drinkability very high. Alcohol totally covered. Damn, the last one was not a patch on this. This is simply delicious.
Rerate: Tap (TCBW2016) (5:3:5-:3:9=2.5-)
Stanky and watery. Not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15454) - 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.

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