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RATINGS: 3938   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   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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4.6
chargerfanjess (129) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Hops Hops Hops and more Hops. Not much citrus because I believe they do not use Cascade. Spicy maybe Columbus Hops. Very Very crisp dry due to high %. Best aromas as well. Very likable beer

3.7
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Delicious hop flavour in this IPA, as you would expect for this style. nice color, nice head. Very clean tasting, almost medicinal with all of those hop oils coming through very strongly. good, but not my favorite for this style. not quite sweet enough to balance, and not quite enough character to make it one of my favorite IPAs. I think this beer would benefit greatly with about 5-10% more crystal malt (or other similar unfermentable 40L range) added to the grist, but that’s just my personal perferance. very delicious. very drinkable.

3.6
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - APR 14, 2012
Pours gold with lacing pearl head. Overpowering aroma of sweet bread?? Some citrus and flowery hop, but mostly crescent-esque nose. Flowery citrus flavor with malt backbone. Just solid brew! Expected more... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
rich42 (128) - USA - OCT 15, 2002
I'm just "learning to love" IPA's. Not quite as over-the-top-hoppy as I thought it would be. Solidly bitter - but balanced by the malt - not as citrusy as other IPAs. Medium to thick body, properly pale in apperance. Nice floral nose. Exceptional balance between the malt / hoppiness / alcohol. I'm really surprised how easy this is to drink - a great beer.

4.1
Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours orangey-gold, not a huge amount of head but holds well. Nose is orangey, citrussy and grassy, with possibly a touch of caramel. Brilliant fruity hoppiness with an excellent bitterness which lingers well, and really well balanced as well. Carbonation is absolutely spot on. Just a really, really great beer.

4.3
Tommynh (127) - - JUN 30, 2014
Straight from the fridge to a large Sam Adams glass. Pours a nice golden color with a very nice hop scent and great hop taste. They say it's dry hopped for a couple weeks and it gives a great taste. Nice beer, nice aftertaste, a great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
jackamackson (127) - USA - MAR 6, 2005
pours a clear orange with a small white head. armoa is sweet and hoppy. taste is a nice grassy hoppy taste but pretty well balanced with sweetness. grapefruit goodness. good somewhat resiny mouthfeel. very drinkable.

4.6
RedXIII (127) - Powell, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2009
Phenomenal stuff from Stone. Pours that golden amber you’re looking for in an IPA but lacks some of the sediment and cloudiness. However, aroma and flavor more than make up for it. Huge hits of lemon citrus and bitter pine assault the nostrils while your tastebuds are just trying to hold on for the ride. Perfect smooth, clovery bitter-hop finish. Amongst the top of the class in IPA.

4.4
orange_3084 (127) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2013
Golden colour with thin-medium head. Beautiful aroma of grapefruit, caramel and grassy notes. Thin oily body. Lovely balanced taste. A bitter finish complements the malt sweetness perfectly. Nothing in this beer is overdone, yet it still packs so much character.

4.4
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2004
Bottle. Great pale orange color with a nice white head. Smooth mouthfeel, plenty of alcohol kick, and that floral aroma. From start to finish, outstanding.


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