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RATINGS: 3660   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2007 Pours golden w/ full, semi creamy, spattered froth. Hangtime is good reducing to a partial dusty canopy w/ a few spattered islands. A nice fluffy ring is persistant. Aromas of brisk flowery hops and just slightly malty. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers creates a semi creamy texture. This brew is bold, sharp, and forthcoming yet very well blanced. The hop profile is so fresh and inviting yet slaps me in the face as I walk through the door. Very brisk and free like a savage butterfly. The malt component is like a wallflower. It just blends in beautifully. Big citrus rind lingers on the finish turning to asprin and digging in deep. Overall: this IPA is amoung the elite. Brisk, fresh, clean, and leaves a lasting impression. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2006
Robe dorée très claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche épaisse en dentelle qui persiste. Arômes de houblon herbacé, d’épices, d’agrumes et de sucre. Saveurs de malt caramélisé, de houblon herbacé et d’agrumes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhwarfield (125) - USA - MAY 21, 2006
Bottle. Poured yellow with white head that disipated quickly. Nice hops aroma and taste. not a particularly full bodied taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Blackbarrel (116) - new york, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2006 Hoppy as can be. Reminded me of ginger, pepper, lemon grass. very rich and drinkable. Have to add a caveat to this beer: because of its extreme hoppy-ness, your breath will smell "beery" for much longer than you think, as I found out even after a very thorough floss and brushing!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Just pure bitterness. A bit thin and uncomplicated. If what you want is hops you get it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2006 12 oz. bottle: pours a golden yellow with a good inch and a half of head. aroma was a full floral bouquet of hops with some malt. Flavor is full of hoppy goddness, cirtus, pine, with some malt character balancing, but this one is on the hoppy side of ipas. Really enjoyable. had with hot wings, palate was oily. Awesome brew Draught: golden color with about half an inch of head. The aroma was still or floral hops, however I felt like this batch was stiving more for balance than for hoppiness. I’m not sure if it is the beer or if my palate is just used to heavier hop content. Lots of citrus flavor that heads to earthy notes as it warms and finishes. Palate is slightly oily. This is a very nice IPA

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Pours a very hazy amber color. Beer has a mild hoppy taste to it, also has a very well balanced malty aftertaste to it. The hops in this brew have great flavor, with grassy, pine undertones. Also has hints of citrus in it also. Very good!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mumpu (46) - USA - MAY 15, 2006
Pours hazy amber with tan head and trace lacing. Don’t know what happened to the IBUs -- this beer is dominated by the hop aroma but I found the bitterness somewhat lacking. Citrus and pine flavors are dominant but the aftertaste reminded me of pickles (and yes, maybe a touch of strawberry). I found the beer to be quite overcarbonated which does it a disservice by bringing out some of the less pleasant aftertaste notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanny22 (12) - Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2006
First and foremost I am usually not a IPA fan, I prefer darker beers. But this is quite a well made beer. Very Very Hoppy with a lot of flavor in it. A little bit of bitterness and a fruity flavor but overall a good beer. This is my first Stone Bewing Beer so I look forward to trying the rest of the line-up

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Strawberry! This has been my standby draught at Tony’s on Newport in OB since they added the handle. But that aftertaste, that particular flavor has been eluding me until tonight, when I finally figured out what it was. STRAWBERRY! Maybe nobody else will agree, but after the lingering predictable IPA markers like piney, grassy, citrusy hop signatures, there is the one element that remains that truly elevates one IPA above the other, and that is the lasting impression: i.e., the aftertaste. Sometimes it is hop-based, sometimes it is a malt remnant that lingers. In the case of this one, there is a slight bit of malt that conflicts with the hovering hops. The end result, to me, is exactly like the aftertaste of eating fresh strawberries. Truly unique. And blah blah blah...pours and looks and has the same retention of every other IPA out there. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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