RATINGS: 4031   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hoped (18) - Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2003
22oz. bottle. Pouring smoothly into my pint glass, I can see the light amber/orange colored brew slowly rise to the top forming a nice one inch slightly off white head. What a fine sight it is. The first thing to hit my nose is pineapple, like I just opened a can as I often do. Then it starts to become more complex with other fruit odors, maybe a little bit of a peach schnapps smell or, maybe its that I detect a little bit of the sweet smell of honey. Wow, my rookie nose is really showing its character, or is it that the complexity of this beer is blowing my mind? Upon the first taste I notice the malty sweetness and flavor explosion. Nice and bitter with plenty of mouth watering hoppy citrus flavor. Extremely refreshing and inspiring. The head retains itself at about a quarter inch leaving a nice lace to the end. Or no, its not over yet, I still havent finished the bottle. The rest pours smoother as it has warmed a little. This beer must be bottled conditioned because it is now cloudy in my glass, as the complex flavors improve. I know that this is the best IPA Ive had yet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
likeatrainwreck (542) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2017
Clear golden pour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour is mainly grapefruit and pine, light body, lingering bitterness. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlf (450) - DENMARK - MAR 22, 2017
From meny; pours bright golden with a giant white head; aroma is fruity hoppy, slightly hoppy spicy, berries, orange zest; taste is fruity hoppy, citric with some pine, fading into a solid smooth grapefruit and pine bitterness; light texture with high carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimonBlok (424) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2017
33cl can at home. Appearance: slightly hazy pale straw with medium white head. Aroma: grapefruit, orange zest, hop resin, mango, pine, citrus. Taste: medium sweetness and high bitterness. Notes of hops, grapefruit, lemon, orange and tropical fruits. Finish is bitter-dry with notes of citrus. Palate: medium bodied, watery to oily texture and lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mister_Li (1199) - GERMANY - MAR 18, 2017
Klares Orangegold mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, sehr fruchtig, Zitrusfrchte, Orangen, Grapefruit, leicht bitter, sehr sffig.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiwkoLiwko (195) - POLAND - MAR 17, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2017 Puszka. W aromacie kiszonka. Na drugim planie tropiki.w smaku lepiej. Fajna goryczka.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rand (1610) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2017
Can 0,33 l / Amstein - St-Lgier (CH). Golden with an average white head for a short time, low sparkling but laces on the glass. Fruity aromas of apricot, mango, passion, lemon, citrus, malt and caramel, the whole in symbiosis. The taste is like, fruity but bitter, crispy on a nice malted backbone and caramel. The fruity nuances are complex and the bitterness of citrus, pine and grass. Very nice, except the can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (2908) - ngelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2017 Tasting @ fillepolo 20170310. Can from Systembolaget. Fruity, hoppy and caramely, pine needles and grapefruits, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, fruity and hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (1664) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2017
Beer tasting @ 10/3-17. Can from Systembolaget. Fruity and hoppy with grapefruit, caramel and pine needles. Body is medium, the finish is dry, hoppy and caramely with pine needles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blueruin (41) - - MAR 10, 2017
Overhopped and over-resinous with an unpleasant aftertaste. Really not one for me though Im clearly in the minority!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LakatosKE (378) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2017
0.33l can. Hazy yellow to golden with medium creamy white head. Aroma: caramel, mango, tangerine, yeast, malt. Taste: tangerine, juicy, resins, malty background. Medium body, moderate carbonation. High bitterness with long fruity aftertaste. Oily texture. Clean and fruity brew.

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