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Look up "hops" in the dictionary and youíll see a picture of Stone IPA! "Dry-hopped" for an extra two weeks, this unique process gives our IPA its bountiful hop aroma and rich hop flavor. A full 70+ IBUs (International Bitterness Units) creates this beerís crisp and refreshing bitter character.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xxxcrj (3) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2004 does not count
Yes, itís hoppy. Had it on tap and from bottle. Both were very enjoyable. Itís better on the colder side.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
calicool (16) - Keller, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2004
Excellent. Hop Heads Unite! Amazing brewery. These beers stand out. IPA is addictive with an amazing amount of hops and bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
garrison (750) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2004
This one poured with a very hoppy, citrusy scent and a dark orange-brown hue. Lawdy, this beer does have a chewy, hoppy taste that embraces the tongue! This is a GOOD beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2006 I just had to rerate this one, as it as vastly improved this year. This IPA has a super hoppy taste that is refreshing, tastes like a fresh spring day! Great finish of more hops, and very fragrant. This is a classic!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Wow--a truly unique, refreshing brew. Pours a remarkable golden color. Aroma is strong and citrusy, and quickly permeates a large room. The initial taste is one of amazing character--an obvious bitter taste of hops, but also combined with a distinct maltiness and a spicy citrus flavor. The body is medium, as advertised, and the finish is smooth, citrusy and very long-lasting. The alcohol warms the stomach intensely. If you can withstand the bitterness, this is a beer with amazing character.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2004
Best before 9-2-04.Aroma is a perfect balance of pale malts and a tease of crystal with some nice earthy hops,very little citrus or grapefruit compared to say the Smutty IPA.Nice deep gold with a somewhat short head with some good lacing.This beer is all about balance and overall quality.Lots of hops with the same amout of malt to make this one hell of a session IPA.Very nice but like many hyped beers,I wanted more hops.Maybe next time?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2012 Even after all of these years this is one of my favorite IPAs .+++ Sampled from a 12 oz bottle this fine brew pours a clear orange color with a medium sized yellowish head. There is a strong hop aroma with both flowery and grapefruity elements. The flavor is heavily hopped with much grapefruit coming through but there is also a strong malt presence that balances this beer far better than their Ruination.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 19, 2004
The head vanishes almost instantly but the crisp bitter bite of this brew makes up for any set backs in its appearance or aroma. You got to give it up to Stone brewers for creating these damn good recipes and expierments they do.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Best IPA Iíve had to date...no question. Pronounced hops but not rough on the taste buds. Beautiful deep gold color and thick head. Citrus flavor with little aftertaste. The above average acohol content gives it a warm feeling on the way down. Well done stone. Iíll have to try the rest of the line.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2004
Pours a deep golden colour with a thick head. Standard I.P.A. aromas ie. citrus hops, malts. The taste is a knockout punch. Big hops,pine, citrus, grapefruit, some peaches strong malt backbone, nice mouthfeel. A great I.P.A.


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