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RATINGS: 4127   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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4.5
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - JUL 17, 2002
wow this is a beer, nice hop aroma good finnishing malt good beer

4.1
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2002
Very good india pale ale... very hoppy, which is to be expected, and finishes off incredibly well.

4
jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2006
This pours nice and golden, white head with some lacing on the glass. Certainly looks like the perfect refreshing summer brew. Floral and piney hop aroma that comes through to give it most of its flavor. Crisp, and not overly bitter, very good.

4.2
movezig (137) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Reminds me of twohearted. Great single IPA. Got a case from FE pletchers in state college PA. Very nice golden color some orange. Nose is cut grass some malt. Flavors of light citrus, medium hops. Very well rounded and I would say somewhat perfected IPA. Cheers!

4
Odland (137) - NORWAY - FEB 14, 2011
On tap @ The Rake, London. Pours golden with moderate head. Lots of citric hops and a balanced sweetness from the malts. Very drinkable and refreshing. Better on tap than on bottle.

4
Beers0mniac (137) - Joensuu, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Clear golden color with white head. Strong aroma of pines, grapefruits, little caramel and tropical fruits. Loads of hops in taste, combined with pine and grapefruits. Soft carbonation. West coast IPA done right, well recommended!

3.8
Banksiz (136) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Complex nose, piney, resiny with some bready notes. Rich bitter flavor, backed up by a malty sweetness. Slick, slightly oily body. Finish bitter, slightly harsh, but by no means overbittered. Excellent IPA

4.5
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.

3.6
littlecarp (135) - Redding, California, USA - APR 2, 2007
Very sweet and sour aroma, dominated by citrus. Taste very similar to grapefruit...sweet and bitter. Not as smooth as I would prefer, but not bad.

4.5
jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2006
The hazy peach to orange color is very clear through filtration I guess. Fabulous head retention. The nose is big and complex: lots of pine, complimented by orange sherbet, caramel malts, and pepper. It starts out with assertive grapefruity hops, but as this warms up floral and hops come through alone with silky smooth sweet malts.The alcohol is slightly noticeable, but it doesn’t interfere with the drinkability. This is pretty awesome.


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