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RATINGS: 4124   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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3.8
LesArgen (360) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2013
Very hoppy, and yet very smooth. The nose is dominated by grapefruit, honey, rockmelon and pine. There’s also a nice dusty finish. The mouthfeel is incredibly hoppy and yet not overbearing. A nice achievement.

3.8
bergstaden (2981) - Røros, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2013
Golden with a white head - hoppy aroma with grapefruit and pine - most dominat flavours are hops,has malts to support the hops that has grapefruit and pine flavours - Dry hoppy finish that lasts for a long time - This was good

3.8
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
FROM NOTES: August 10, ’12. On tap at Fishale’s on the beautiful Redneck Riviera. A: Spicy and fruity hop notes as well as some pine notes. A: Pours a hazy golden orange with a very small cap and minimal lacing. T: Hop forward with citrus notes lurking around. Dry bitter finish. P: Medium body with moderate carbonation. O: This is what an IPA should taste like.

3.8
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2013
From bottle. Dark golden color, with a ton of frothy head. Aroma is pine, citrus caramel, and semisweet malt. Taste is resinous pine, caramel, grass, very tart citrus, and a hint of malt. Resinous mouthfeel with a bittersweet finish.

3.8
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
350ml bottle. this one poured very hazy with a little sediment. aroma is of lots of citrus, hops and yeast. nice smooth taste. smooth full mouth feel with an after taste of bread after initial hoppyness.

3.8
Malaclemys (464) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Draft. Pours hazy gold with thin white head. Piney citrus nose with a little cereal. Taste of hop resin and grapefruit. Not much malt backbone. Mid light body.

3.8
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2013 Double Dry hopped @ the brewery version: Scored at brewery one week ago. Nice honey amber ale wit ha couple fingers of soapy white foam and gauzy lace. Excellent clarity. Nose is grapefruit, peppercorn, honey, pine, a hint of mango and some resin. Flavor is nice and bitter with a solid biscuit malt profile and some nice resiny flavors. There is a bit of tangerine and pine in here as well. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a wet, yet cloying finish. Nice beer. Serving type: growler 09-23-2012 Bottle review: Bb: 5/18/11 A: Pours a honey ale with exceptional clarity with a two finger head of off-white blossoming head which dissipates slowly to leave a thick sheet of the same. Spotty lacing. S: Pine, resin, mostly dominate the nose here. some medium grain and caramel tones. Lightest hints of mint and cotton candy. Decent. T: Balanced. Super balanced. I don’t believe this beer is super fresh, but the hops have died out a bit the beer is dominated by a healthy malt backbone and early hopping bitterness. Nearly good, but now, above average. M: Medium body, and medium to light carb. Good feel. Leaves mouth with little reminder that it was just there. O: Very drinkable. I wouldn’t call this beer great, but I could likely drink all night, and that’s a sign of a quality flagship beer, as this is. Serving type: bottle 03-19-2011

3.8
Bacterial (2999) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Had several bottles of this at a science function in California this week. Big hops in the nose and the taste. Dry, crisp, refreshing bitterness.

3.8
BLADT (700) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 From bottle. Nice, hazy gold in glass. Super fresh. Dank hemp perfume with mango and citrus spritz. Inviting. Like sticking your face into a bag of hop pellets. Taste has plenty of tropical fruits, tons of green hops and a orange grass follow up. Wonderful. Fresh throughout.

3.8
eRock_2013 (469) - South Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2014
A standard-setting IPA, heavy on the pacific hops with a strong but enjoyable bitterness. The appearance was surprisingly golden clear and luminescent, included a solid white head. Smell and taste were both of a strong flavorful intensity. Very satisfying and fresh hoppy flavor, hoppiness seems intentionally out of balance with malty or sweet flavors. Some floral hop accents. Finishes clean and appetizing for another round. Worthy of its reputation, although not my personal favorite IPA.


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