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RATINGS: 3618   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sweetnlow (19) - Hudson, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2005
A strong floral taste and aroma, not too hoppy. A sort of Gewurztraminer beer. Very attractive color. $4.50 for 22 oz means itís not an everyday brew for me, but I would serve it to guests.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4418) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2005
Bottle. Golden beer with a grassy and slightly vinous aroma, and a dry, vinous flavour with a short dry finish. Overall a nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2005
Pale orange, thick white head. Aggressive hop aroma with a little nuttyness. Fresh, citric, flowery flavour with some notes of grapefruit and lemon. Somewhat sweet palate. Has a little warming alco-feeling. Decent, lingering bitterness in finish. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Poured a golden color with a small off white head. The aroma was a floral one with grapefruit present. The taste was very hoppy, but well done with a grapefruit hue and a slightly bitter after taste when compared to the rest of the beer. This is a good beer, but I have had better.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Likerighteous (120) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Gargoyles are cool. Hopped to near perfection. Beautiful amber coloring with huge creamy head. And best of all---behind the obligatory hops galore is a remarkable beer. A mouthful of malty cream that finishes with a distinct bitter edge.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Amber in appearance, average off-white head, very hoppy and floral scents, malty flavor, slightly sweet, slightly bitter aftertaste

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rusty317 (1) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - OCT 30, 2005 does not count
Had this brew while on vacation in Oceanside from No. California. Very flavorful with a great mouthfeel. The hop aroma & flavor were stupendous. The color was ideal for an IPA, & the nose great. I knew with one smell I wasnít going to be disappointed. Iím not often impressed with beers, but this one overwhelmed me. Canít wait to find it up north. May be my second favorite brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Another beer I should have entered a rating for by now. Next Iíll find Iíve forgotten to rate Hop Devil. Itís the malt that makes this IPA for me. Sounds wierd, but the balance is superb, the sweetness and bitterness are matched and intense. Some things Stone does are not appealing to me (see: Ruination), but this beer...I love.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2009 Not to shabby. However, anything form Stone Brewing Co. is always a good beer. A quality micro brew. Just not my type. Goign to have to update, ytou know, Stone is losing quality, its just not as good as i remember.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Bottle. Pours golden brass-bronze with a foamy off-white head and lined lacing. Pine grapefruit resin fragrant floral hop bouquet with caramel sweet malt background. Acidic bitter rind grapefruit hop flavor with a malt and yeast body. Medium bodied, dry and fizzy crisp palate.


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