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RATINGS: 4126   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
smith8137 (1) - USA - MAR 27, 2009
The best IPA out there, at least in my experience. Yes, hoppy, a little citrus note, yet overall, balanced and finishes smooth. Just an outstanding overall beer.


2.6
cervmagpt (838) - PORTUGAL - JUL 25, 2017
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 21A). Can 33 cl - Batch 170407DE0102 (JAN.2018). AROMA: predominant oxidized hops (cheese) with low malt background (slightly sweet). APPEARANCE: dark gold and clear. m?dium ivory head with good retention. TASTE: m?dium-low oxidized hops (dried grass), followed by almost neutral and slightly sweet malt background. high bitterness with a bitter and almost harsh finish. PALATE: m?dium-low body with m?dium carbonation. slight astringency. OVERALL: unfortunately another oxidized IPA from the Berlin Stone operation.

3.7
ogivlado (7839) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 24, 2017
Canned 330ml. -Berlin version. Clear pale golden coloured, medium sized white head, mild hoppy nose. Sweet malty, grapefruity hoppy, notes of caramel and alcohol with moderate bitterness in the finish. Quite nice.

4.1
islay (2765) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2017
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 7-17-17. "RVA 05/22/17. EJBY 09/04/17." Strong, heavily herbal, ?dank,? mineral aroma. Scent of grapefruit. Pours a highly effervescent bronze with a moderate amount of beige head. Produces good lacing. Excellent, dry, highly likable flavor. Pine and a touch of sweet peach (but definitely not too sweet). Good underlying malt flavor comes to the fore as initial hops shock dissipates. Nice, bitter finish and aftertaste. Medium to full body. Lively in the palate. Highly drinkable and likable. A superb, aromatic, and delicious classic. What brewers should strive for their IPAs to be. Quintessential. 8.4.8.4.17=>4.1

3.2
nathanvc (508) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle from Vons, Las Vegas. Pours clear golden with a diminishing, small, white head. The aroma contains hops, spices, fruits (grapefruit), some citrus and yeast. It tastes medium to heavy bitter and light sweet, with a rather astringent, dry finish. Medium body, oily/slick texture, fizzy carbonation. Not very satisfying to me.

3.9
olszam (15) - Köln, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2017
Bursztynowa nieprzejrzysta farba. W zapachu slodowe z nutami gruszek, zóltych jablek. W smaku srednio pelne, lekko cytrusowa goryczka niezbyt dlugo pozostajaca na podniebieniu. Bardzo ladnie utrzymujacy sie lacing. Piwo srednio wysycone.

4
M_Sack (720) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2017
Can. Honey gold, off white heavily laced head. Aromas of grapefruit, passionfruit, pepper, pine needles and a big caramel backing. Big, bitter front palate full of dominating grapefruit and some pine cones. Balancing caramel malt middle that is understated but does it's job perfectly. Long, dry finish with a lick of pine. Undetectable alcohol, never cloying and drinkable. Magnificent beer and a West Coast IPA to judge all others.

4.2
vincentvega72 (758) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2017
Oranjekleurig, licht troebel. Volle witte schuimkraag. Mango, perzik, abrikoos, steenfruit, gist. Hoppig, mild bittere afdronk. Redelijk vol, beetje creamy mondgevoel. Zéér goeie ipa.

3
camay1997 (20) - patton, California, USA - JUL 17, 2017
Thick white head, golden in color with the trademark haze of a good IPA. It smells of herbs and earthy notes. Quite pleasant really. Butt that doesn’t really translate into flavor. The hops are subtle but allow the flavors of the malts shine through. It’s not really bitter at all and there are some after tastes that make me wish for citrus hops but c’est la vie.

3.3
sebsky (96) - ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2017
330 ml can (Berlin) @home,canned 24/04/2017,bb 19/01/2018. Orange,slightly hazy,quickly diminishing head. Aroma of citrus and hoppy bitterness. Taste is bitter,not overpowering with some citrus in background.

3.7
mabuzzer (849) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2017
Can from ASDA. Clear, golden with a good white head. Malt, citrus and pine aroma, pine dominates the flavour with a little citrus I’m there too. Dry finish


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