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RATINGS: 3895   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2006
Light amber color, Just the right amount of bitterness to the taste.It has the aroma and taste of hops . The taste of an almost perfect IPA. It was soooo good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggie80 (808) - Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2006
Gold color with a weak white head and a bit of lacing. Heavy hop aroma and heavy hop flavors. The IPA lovers will enjoy, but I’m not a fan. Still, if you like the heavy hops, you’ll like this And the gargoyl is cool too!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1461) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 Where exactly does the Stone India Pale Ale fit in? I see Ruination, Anniversary IPA’s, Vertical Epic and all manner of colored fonts and leisurely demons. It’s all a bit confusing, and somewhere in the mire of Stone’s ubiquitous beers I suddenly stumble across the small bottled India Pale Ale. Where did it come from? What does it taste like? Employing my trained tongue I gave it a sampling, totally unaware of what to expect. What I found was yet another ho-hum Pale Ale like so many others, characteristic of the style and well brewed but unexciting after having the same taste over and over again. Even the sinister balrogs on Stone’s bottles have become mundane, resulting in an unjustified apathy and blasé attitude. But label art is hardly germane to the actual beer. Stone’s unadorned IPA is thick and peach-orange colored with a very thin white cap that reduces down to a doily like web of spacious but connected foam threads. One need only approach the IPA to get an impression of the aroma: hops dominates with an orange and tangerine cofactor. I was a bit surprised to find less grain/hops/oats/biscuits smell in here than in similar tasting beers. It’s a disturbingly smooth and flat beer reminiscent of milk, painting the tongue with a very dry yeastiness and manifesting a slight hop burn in the back of the throat. Oddly this hoppiness grows for several seconds after the sip until it’s detrimental to the taste, and then passes. As a staple IPA it tastes good enough to justify purchasing a pack for friends at a party, but it’s a bit too flat and a bit too dry even for my own liberal arts college tolerance to accept. Yet another washout for the whole style and another lukewarm brew from Stone.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JasonBMoore (22) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Beautiful golden ale with a big, rocky white head and light aroma of perfumy, orange hops. Sparkling dry flavor, strong carbonation and loaded with hops. Finish was short and somewhat tart. The 6.9% ABV is masked quite nicely. An excellent IPA, I like it even more than the Arrogant Bastard.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quevillon (2897) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2006
Bouteille 1Pt. et 6 oz. par HoggTownHarry, partagé avec LadySusan. Jaune/orange pale et pas trop claire, mince collet avec un peu de dentaile. Bon arome d’houblon mi-amère, un peu florale. Bon goût d’houblon assé amère et très plaisant, elle est forte en alcool pour son style mais tu n’y goûte pas.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Seriously This stuff is wicked good! The aroma alone is absolutely gorgeous. A wonderfully sweet fruity hoppiness, roasted nuts, and caramel is indescribable. Appearence is an orangish/ amber color with a small white head. Flavor is big on the hops, pine, and a subtle carmelized malt note. Palate is bitter/sweet and last quite a while. Overall, This is one damn good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2006
22oz bomber. Clear golden to orange color with white head. Aroma is mostly pine hops and a hint of sweet malts. Nice hop heavy pine flavor with a slight under current of malty sweetness. Good lacing to the finish where a lingering pine hoppiness awaits the imbiber.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Bottled, sampled with Stegosaurus. As soon as you crack this gem open an aroma of strong hops and pine fill the air. Golden pour with thick head and strong lacing. Flavor was citrus and floral hop. (LOTS OF HOP) This was blended good and quite enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Bottle sampled with The Mad Indian at his house. Pours golden\copper with a decent size off-white head. Aroma of pine and citrusy hops. The flavor is slightly sweet, citrus, and moderate bitterness. The alcohol is masked very well, good balanced brew. Good body, great brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
duffman462 (175) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2006
This is simply a great IPA. Wonderful hoppy nose. Pours a fantastic golden color. Flavor is rich with hop complexity, but is not overly bitter. Now that I can get these in sixers, I can die a happy man. Cheers!


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