RATINGS: 4008   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (15093) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14781) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Hazy yellow color, big creamy white head. Smell fruits, grassy, hops, bitter and very citrussy. Tastes very fresh, very citrussy and bitter. Good carbo, medium body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14604) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Surprisingly light citrus aroma. Golden color with light white head that laces. Starts with floral bitter, backed lightly by malt. Very firm mouthfeel. Creamy. Very nice bitter finish. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (14457) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2008
Bottle. Golden / Orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, citrus, hop. Flavour is fruit, citrus, hop, malt. Full bodied. Nice balced beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (14042) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Bottle poured a clear golden yellow with a white head leaving behind brussels lace. Aromas of carmel, bread and a bit of citrus. Good crisp mouthfeel. Flavors of carmel and mildly bitter citrus. Not the best IPA Ive had, but better than their Ruination.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tmoney99 (13997) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2004
Aroma is hoppy but complex. Amber appearance with medium head. Flavor is pleasent blend of hops and bitter. Good with mild/medium cigar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (13832) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
Cask conditioned at The White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Hazed gold with white head. Quite a fruity beer with good hop character, the best beer in this Festival for me, a little flat but still very drinkable. Lemony citrus body, quite powerful and drying. A pretty decent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13748) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2002
Orange beer, nice head. Floral & citrus aroma slams you big time. The cascade hops rock this beer, with initial sweetness giving way to big bold bitterness all the way down. Good stuff, not for the faint of heart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13557) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2012
Keg at Brewdog Aberdeen. It pours cloudy amber, with a massive white head. The nose is orange, tangerine, nectarine, honey and grass. The taste is pine, resin, citrus pith, grapefruit, hay, grass, floral and spice, with a bitter-dry finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Good stuff, but not quite as amazing as other ratings suggest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13271) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2011 December 2003: Very nice resinous, floral hops aroma. In my mouth there is a marriage of hops and ,malts, with some citrus dancing around.... very good! 7-3-8-4-15

Double Dry Hopped version on tap at Oregon Brewers Fest, July 31 2011: An orange amber IPA with a thin off white head. In aroma, pungent and fragrant floral hops, resinous, with a bit of catnip. In outh, a good biscuitty malt with very resinous pungent hops, mentol, coniferous, quite nice and challenging. 8-3-8-4-15

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