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RATINGS: 3980   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheMantle (37) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2010 Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. The best by date gives is about a month and a half away. Pours a nice translucent deep orange, with a small quickly receding white head. Smells great being dominated by citrus hops. Taste is hops, hops, hops. Also a bit spicy and citrus are coming through, without much of a malt backbone to back it up. Ends crisp with lingering hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
Bottle, shared with hobbersr and Cole. Ours clear amber, medium head, spotty lacing. Nose is super grassy, and frankly really smells like pot! Plenty of spicy, piney hops, notes of anise, and there is malt lurking in the background as well. Flavors of pot, very mild malt, pine resin, simple bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1513) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2010
drank in comparisson to the 60 minute IPA and Squall 90 minute IPA and Stone Ruination and Stone IPA. its cloudy, super frothy and more orange than the others. wow, can you say pine cones, booze and fruity hops? I say there is little malts in this one, big leafy pine cones on the mouth, I find it has a sort of wet rock or chalky note on the palate as well. it is super hoppy but I find it is lacking in complexity, there are no malts big fruity hops with good carbonation. A wonderful brew but can i say it is actually kinda almost just too much hops and not much else?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6574) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Like IPAs?? Then you will like this one. On tap @ The Press Room. Pours golden hue with a white, foamy, long lasting white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops and biscuit malt. Light-medium, tangy body. Citrusy hops dominate the flavor with a biscuit malt provide good balance. Finish is long lasting, dry and hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (5715) - Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2011 Complex hop flavors here, big bitterness at the end, that ramps up afterwards. Not balanced with malts though, decent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2011
Nice hoppy aroma with a bit of malt to back it up, very hoppy taste, bitter hop finish, solid IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - APR 12, 2011
Its become a standard for California IPAs. Aroma is hops, pine citrus. Appearance is gold clear with a nice white head. taste is hops. Where I feel like this falls flat is it lacks a nice smooth malt backdrop, it tastes a bit like hop tea. Palate is also a bit thin. Overall a good refreshing IPA but nowhere near the best.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LetsGoState (848) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Appearance is clear amber with a medium white head. Aroma is pine hops with a little sweetness. Taste is a hint of sweet malts, but mostly earth hops and medium bitterness. Overall very well balanced and probably the best IPA I have tried.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reynolds314 (3375) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Has all the characteristics of a great IPA but the finish, like a lot of stone beers is unpleasantly bitter and lasting. I like a good bitter bite in IPAs but this one is just a bit lingering and makes for a rough drink imo. The hop flavors are great with citrus and pine but the finish is bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1555) - Iowa, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Little to no head.Aroma is mild to nothing some fruit almost bublegum/yeast esters? Not a fresh beer maybe im assuming.Dry crisp bitter drinkable. Finishes with some malt sweetness- lingering bitterness.Reminds me of a few extra pale ales ive recently had.I guess this would be west coast ipa style so its a pretty classic good tasting ipa. I generally fall for the more balanced malty ipas but enjoy these lighter dryer hop forward ipas too.Just not a memeralbly good ipa.


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