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RATINGS: 3731   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2006
Hazy orange color - medium head. Aroma is citrusy with a hint of flowers and grassy hops. Flavor is rich and complex - notes of lemons, citrus, light malts and other hops. Finish is very clean and soothing. Very very nice IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2006
Looks yellow-orange without a lot of carbonation and a big white head. Very strong hoppy aroma with some sugary sweetness, floral scents and citrus to it- smells great overall! Flavour is simple, refreshing- super hoppy, very little malt, bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2006
Pours a near macro yellow, but a bit closer to gold, and a nice head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is really quite masterful. Itís squishy juicy hoppy goodness at itís best with just enough malt. Grapefruit/lemony citrus with a touch of pine. This is a touch on the watery side it seems at first, but letting it sit in the mouth and this gets a nice foamy slipperiness with a touch of alcohol heat. The flavor was a slight letdown compared to the awesome aroma. Citrus and pine hops, with a touch of very pale malt. Not a lot of complexity and a little bit off balance. Still, the hophead in me is happy, especially with the lovely lingering grapefruit seed bitterness that almost feels like alcohol burn. Iíd drink a few of these and not even realize it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3356) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2006
Bought a case of this on reputation alone and was not disappointed. Aroma of pine, hops, citrus-wonderful bouquet! Pours a solid amber color with a white soapy head. Taste is complex and changes as the beer warms a bit. Hops are not overpowering, but dominant. Got more citrusy as the beer warmed a bit. Super IPA!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2006
12 oz bottle. Golden yellow with a white meringue head. Patches of lace. Pine, cedar nose with apricot and sweet citrus. Never gets too hoppy. Different bitterness emerges; interesting. Strawberry and crabapple notes. Some sugar cane maltiness lingers in the end.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2006
Thus far my favorite offering from Stone. Poured from the bottle into my humble shaker glass, this hoppy marvel had a clear, deeply golden body that developed an almost yellow head. The aroma initially smelled of fresh (and I mean "right- off- the- vine- fresh") piney hops, and then mellowed with some time to a more grapefruit-like hoppy smell. The flavor was quite hoppy as well, but without being punishingly bitter. Iím not much of a "hop-head" but I really enjoyed this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2006
12oz bottle. This is a classic west coast IPA. This is the one that I compare all other IPAs to. It smells like fresh floral hops. The taste is sharp citrus. It has a perfect body for an IPA. I can have a few of these in one sitting. Tasty dank IPA from a great brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - APR 12, 2006
This was my first IPA and this made quite an impression. Strong aroma of hops. I like the pour, a bright orangish, amber color with an off-white head that diminished to a decent lacing. Someone described the taste as lemony, and I guess that about hits the main notes of this beerís flavor. I wasnít crazy about it at first, but as I got towards the end of my bottle, I quite enjoyed it. And although the alchohol is not prevalent in the taste, I was feeling it pretty strongly by the end of the pint and a half.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hiphoppy (6) - USA - APR 7, 2006 does not count
From a 12oz bottle .nice pour. . light sweet citrus tatse.. very drinkable. soft bitterness at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11854) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2006
12 oz bottle-pours a 2 finger offwhite head that laces with gold color. Aroma is lemon zest. Taste is lemon zest hops with secondary malt. Creamy, mild carbonation.


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