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RATINGS: 3946   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   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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3.9
ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2007 Wonderful cali iPA thar really sets the standard for ipa’s. Large airy head that quickly disapates to fine film. Wonderful Flower aroma. i was lucky because the hop flavor was awesome. finish’s with a nice bitter grapefruit flavor.

4
ndhowlett (13) - augusta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Good beer for IPA lovers. Definetly above baseline. Great aroma, sweet and hoppy. Flavor didn’t have as much kick as the aroma. Wish it did, but good beer overall.

5
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - SEP 27, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2008 Oh my....I did not expect I would like this so much.....The aroma and taste in the back of your throat is so outstanding, so perfect for an IPA - I still can’t believe it. Sniff the dry hopped goodness of bittern grapefruit.....WOW!!!

4.3
golubeer (51) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 27, 2007
Bottle. Great beer. Rich colour. Great aroma. Smooth poor. Excellent American beer. A great beer.

4.4
adrenalinenova (3) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2007 does not count
I love this IPA. The pour is smooth and creates a nice 2 inches of white head that dissolve into belgian lace before I get through my second sip. The aromas are beautiful, I recommend using a brandy sniffer to capture the grapefruit, lemon, pine resin, and sage. The initial taste is a mix of the aromas and the mid-taste. The mid-taste is a herbal fruity bitterness that overpowers any malt sweetness, and slowly fades into a tangy bitter aftertaste.

4.3
BelgianBeerGal (4173) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2007 Bottled. Pours a light, hazy orange colour. Nice, stable white head and good lacing. Aroma and first taste is all floral hops. The finish is short with slight hop bittereness. Very similar to Ruination, just less bitterness. I really like both.

4
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 25, 2007
Bottled. An orange coloured beer with a big and persistent creamy white head. The aroma is very hoppy: there are notes of orange, grapefruit and pine. Very nice. Also the flavour is very hoppy with grapefruit again. There is also caramel malt. Medium body, dry finish, long and very bitter aftertaste. Another nice beer fom Stone.

3.8
Slipstream (2709) - USA - SEP 24, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2008 Dull label. Sweet, fresh aroma with floral and citrus notes. This is a nice, rich IPA - hoppy but balanced, robust but smooth. Grapefruit and pine touches. No missteps here - I can see why this beer is up near the top of the charts.

3.8
kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Draft, Frisco Grille. Pours a bright, clear medium-orange color; white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Very mild hop aroma; mostly sugar and lemon dishsoap (which I guess depends on your dishsoap); surprisingly light, as this is allegedly a fresh keg. Excellent, oily hop character upfront; almost like a fresh-hop ale (odd considering the lax aroma); resiny, fruity and floral hop character with a mild maple syrup / candy sugar maltiness keeping things balanced; no astringency, intensely drinkable. Medium, sugar and fruity finish.

1.6
cheap (6124) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Aroma of water in a sewer pipe, of course in a good way. Taste is rather unfriendly as with most IPA. Bitter hops and it’s like you are chewing on grapefruit rinds. Weren’t hops supposed to be a preservative for beer? Nuff said. I’m not sure why they became the desired flavor. Some mild carbonation raises its head above the rudeness. Cannot quite get used to this bitter bite. Quite rude and offensive. Lingering unfriendly bitter medicinal taste that just keeps going and going. Will not buy again, a little too much for my lager lovin girlie taste buds. On style if you like this kinda beer.


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