RateBeer
overall
100
100
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 3606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbomb (212) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Aroma is beautiful; extreme vegetative hops. There is a woody, spicy background in the flavor coming through big time in addition to the strong grapefruit and pine. Carbonation makes for a near perfect biting effect with the hop hit. Palate retains woody, floral flavors; not just straight up bitterness. This stuff is just about #1 for me. If Troegs NN was definitely a ídouble amberí Iíd say this is #1 in a second.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hangover (1091) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Slightly dark copper amber pour with an initially large but fading caramel colored head. Hoppy aroma, mainly floral and spruce and I dare say, raisins. TIngly, bitter mouthfeel. Not the hoppiest beer Iíve had, but there is a really nice malt backbone in there, delivering a lot of balance as well as some dried fruit undercurrents. Finishes with a slightly resinous citrus. Itís not really as agressive, at least to me, as the description maintains, but for an IPA, Iíll quote Goldilocks as saying... "Itís just right".

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Hops, hops, and more hops. Balanced perfectly with a coplex and deep body. Finishes with a nice bite.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
apkerga (11) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2006
A hop heavy beer with a strong pine scent along with definate citrus, most prominently orange. Poured a murky dark orange and respectable bitterness that evolved into an outstanding finish flavor and mouth feel

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2006 Pours a clear, orange/light copper. 12 oz. bottle. Medium carbonation, small off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is strong citrus, taste is citrus pine and malt, with a strong bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1211) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Pours clear golden orange with 2 finger head, slowly diminishing. Citrus and grass detected in the nose; some cookie malts hidden in this brew as well. Taste is bready (doughy) up front. Hops hit you in the finish, but not overpowering like the Ruination. I donít get the typical grapefruit flavor normally present in this style. Not Stoneís best offering, but still pretty good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2006 Their standard IPA is hoppier than most. And stronger than most. A solid beer that might be the closest to a session beer for them...which means its still beyond most other places.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tyler*Durden (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2006
Orange colour with a generous, lasting head. This hoppy IPA is really good...floral nose with hops and fruit taste and good bitter finish. Definitely a superior IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2006
On tap at Andyís for Stone Promo Night. The dryhopping gives this a serious floral nose/taste to go along with the crushing bitterness. Hop about like a trout in a drought.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
myfriendbubba (40) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Unique IPA spicy not citrus like most very fizzy Clear and Golden tight tiny bubbles crisp clean taste with an excellent hop flavor very bitter in an awesome way...drink...drink and Iíll drink some more


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 272 273 274  275  276 277 278 » 361


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50