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RATINGS: 3975   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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4.1
tyler_mn (2464) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Bottle. Big, bright hops on the nose. Grassy and earthy with some citrus fruit. A sweet caramel malt hides behind the ever present hops. Some floral notes as well. Pours full gold with a white head. Loads of sticky lacing down the glass. Big hops and malt on the palate. Tons of flavor but remains quite balanced. Rich, full bodied and creamy. The finish lasts forever. An excellent IPA.

4.3
brianprentiss (703) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 5, 2007
nearly perfect ipa. one of the best smelling beers around and beautiful to behold. deserves it’s top 10 ranking

4.2
awwshiz (76) - USA - SEP 2, 2007
Without a doubt the Hoppiest beer I’ve ever had. I knew right after that moment that it would be ranked really highly on this site. It was a little too much for me, but it definitely wasn’t bad, I’d like to try it again one day.

3.5
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Name: India Pale Ale
Date: October 28, 2001
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ziggy’s, Chattanooga
Appearance: slightly hazy copper, whispy white head
Aroma: aroma of fresh hops on sweet malt
Body: big burst of hop flavor with a rich malt body, long bitter finish

Name: India Pale Ale
Date: July 17, 2002
Aroma: aroma is still there
Flavor: the hop character in the flavor is all but gone, still a nice lingering bitter finish
Overall: what a difference a few months make, not a beer to lay down, not even in a fridge

Name: India Pale Ale
Date: September 04, 2003
Mode: bottle
fresh new bottle and the hops are as big as ever in the aroma but still a bit subdued in the flavor

Name: India Pale Ale
Date: October 27, 2006
Mode: bottle
Appearance: opaque orange, nice lace
Aroma: big sweet citrus hop aroma with a slight grassy character
Flavor: lots of hop flavor, good dry malt
Overall: remains an excellent hop delivery vehicle through warming

Name: India Pale Ale
Date: January 19, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: roadtrip
picking up much more caramel sweetness in the flavor, still lots of hops to balance, much more balanced,

Name: India Pale Ale
Date: October 10, 2008
Mode: draft
Source: summits woodstock
Appearance: clear copper, frothy off white head, thick lace patterns
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with abundant citrus
Flavor: lots of hop flavor, nice citrus, well balanced with a backing crystal and caramel sweetness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Name: India Pale Ale, Double Dry Hopped
Date: October 06, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Duckworth’s Stone Tour
Appearance: hazy gold, wispy white head
Aroma: sweet pale malt aroma, lots of citrus and floral hops
Body: body is a bit thin
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of citrus hops, light flaral, long lasting balancing bitterness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

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hammerbeck (101) - Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2007
I enjoy IPAs more than most styles of beer, and this one really confuses me. Maybe it was the particular bottle I had, but it was almost a caricature of an IPA. The floral hoppiness was almost too much so. The bitterness was a little too exaggerated. On the other hand, it was delicious and I enjoyed every drop. Strange.

4
BlackForestCO (1288) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2008 Poured from a bottle. Poured a golden copper color with a 1 finger off-white head. Aroma is hops and pine with some hints of fruit. Nice malt backbone with some hints of citrus. Leads to an awesome hop bitterness that gives the beer a crisp flavor. Awesome, awesome beer everyone should try.

4.1
MaliMisho (215) - East Meadow, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2007 Beautiful copper color with white head, and aroma and flavor full of hops. A delight to drink.

4
hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2011 8/27/07.bad news...finally got this at work...copper color with a fluffy white head. very grassy piney aroma. flavor has some caramel and sweet malts to balance out the hops. the hops are definitely there but not over done as many west coast ipas tend to be. this beer is to be used as a tool with food rather than food itself...

double and triple dry hopped ... aka ’ipa with a shitload of hops’! = awesome on tap at papago 4.2+

3.8
mgermani (1010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2007
Pours a brilliant copper with a small head. Very slight malty aroma - difficult to discern. Tastes of berries, very floral hops, but a well-combined taste, smooth and pleasant. Almost creamy body with decent carbonation. Lovely hoppy finish, great beer. Many thanks to G for the taste!

3.9
Christian (14071) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
Cask-GBBF. Yellow with a small white head. Hoppy aroma with pine, grass and peach. Bitter and dry, with a long hoppy aftertaste.


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