RateBeer
overall
100
100
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 3892   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Stone IPA is like a good friend, who is always there for me. Itís available at every damn store in this city, relatively inexpensive and very good. Itís a shame I havenít rated this until now. One of my top 5 IPAís.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2006
22oz bomber, no date. Pours a clear orange amber with a two finger light yellowish head. Pretty lacing. Aroma has lots of grapefruit and pine, with some slight floral hops. Sweet caramel malts in there as well. Nice and bitter up front, but the malts come back nice and sweet, though there is a lingering bitterness. Flavors lean more towards pine and floral, though the caramel malts do make an appearance. Just before the finish there is a slight chalkiness. Medium bodied, moderate to light carbonation, very smooth. Very good. The first IPA (or APA, for that matter) in a while that has made me happy.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
iskirwan1 (66) - monument, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2006
oh my god this good beer probley the best ipa I have ever had the pleasure of drinking pours a deep gold with a off white head rich hop aroma taste is hoppy but just right lingers for a while ohh and did I mention it complents food very well

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Pretty damn good. Nice piney hops, but not too over the top. Stone makes some great beers and this is one of íem. Itís neck and neck between this and Bells 2 Hearted for my fav IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle. Shiny copper coloring. Thick foamy pour. Lacy head evaporates slowly, coating glass. Hoppy in aroma but surprisingly subtle, more balanced in taste. Incredibly smooth finish. "Itís like thereís a party in my mouth and everyoneís invited"

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Hop explosion!! Citrus aroma as well as flavor. mildly sweet with grapefruit hop finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2006
I wanted a classic when I was down in Ohio and finding this puppy did not disappoint! Pours a golden dark yellow with a sweet mild hop that comes through right upon opening. A lingering wisp of sweetness trails with you throughout the brew. This one goes down SO eay, itís bound to get you into a lot of trouble if not checked. In a way it sort of reminds me of the effects of an Orval. This is a top beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - SEP 20, 2006
awsome well balanced ipa. definitely one of the best out there. aroma sweet hoppiness. flavor the same with the right type bitterness in the finish. all flavors come together very well in this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2006
bottle . . pours nice dark yellow with creamy white head . . aroma is obviously mainly hops, floral . . sweet . . tastes sweet hops, well balanced . . VERY smooth and not bitter even with finish . . VERY nice . . this one lives up to its name . .

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dkoonce (911) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2006
Deep gold, with a massive head that fades to a lose foamy mass, that laces down the glass before the first sip. Sharp strong aroma of hops. Medium body with a refreshing hop bitterness that doesnít sour the taste. The finish is a bit tart.


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 « 286 287 288  289  290 291 292 » 390


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
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