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RATINGS: 3419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Loddeer (171) - USA - OCT 10, 2004
Let me start by saying my expectations are sky-high, and that I love great IPAís, I will continue my review following the dots ... mmm mmm Good! Yeah this is definitely an excellent IPA, the initial flavoring is strong and distinct. The after-taste is unusually subtle yet powerful. It really does an excellent job of masking the underlying power and presents itself as a hoppy giant. Completely enjoyable and a superb brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
savannah (37) - columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2004
Light, citrus hop aroma. Medium mouth feel. Difficult to describe flavor but very good. Pleasant lingering taste. Golden color, no head retension.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SED43 (23) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2004 Sweet hops of toasted lemons. Spicey notes maybe cinnamon. Copper beauty nice amber waves of grain. Thought this would be the 1. Why should l try to fool myself and settle for less. Lovely flavor large flowery bouquet that is hendered by temp. Yet in all still satisfyingly crisp abundent to thirst.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Light copper color, fluffy white head that lasts, nice lacing. Aromatics are very malty... almost worty with a floral citrus finish. Flavor is extremely well balanced between the hops and the malt. The bittering hops are up front and assertive but moves into a very hoppy flavor with a huge malt backbone, finishes slightly sweet. The mouthfeel is pleasant, medium and slightly dry. Very drinkable, the alcohol is a bit on the high end for a session beer... but thats okay, I enjoy it thoroughly.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drinker101 (54) - East Ridge, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2004
Medium color, nice white head. Tastes of floral and citrus. Overall a great taste and would make a great air freshner smell!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2004
Clear dark golden, thin but long-lasting white head. strong and potent hop aroma, grapefruit, mint, lemon, speces, and orange-peels. Big floral and citrusy hop flavour, hints of mint, honey and pine. Sharp hop bitter finish of mint, lime and grapefruit. Medium bodied.. Hop monster!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2004
very refreshing at the end of the night. citrus and piney hops. actually quite well balanced. the 6.9% is not evident at all. probably my favorite ipa at this point.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Stone IPA pours much clearer and lighter than the Stone Pale Ale. Pours a light golden peach with a fine tantalizing white head that just coats the entire glass with sheets of beautiful lacing. Fuck, this is amazing. Aroma is dry, crisp, spicy and fruity with pancake batter, citrus flavor and peaches. Obvious dry hopping (I hope) with some other tropical scents. Honey, lemon, wheat grass, grapefruit with a sweet cedarlike finish. This is fantastic! I had never known what wonderful flavors that little hop flower could bring to beer until I tried this. I really enjoyed this!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 Finally came across a STone dealer near Chicago. Thanks Liquor STop! Very nice IPA, a little clearer than Iíd like, but looks good nonetheless. Citrus and malts in the nose, Nice amber color with thin offwhite head. Now, I like those Piney hops in the taste. An Oh, so, nice IPA. The best Iíve had...

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2004
This is a perfectly carbonated pale golden gem of a beer. The vanilla colored head is gorgeous, fluffy, and perfectly foamy. As the head slowly dissipates it leaves and abundance of thick, intricate lacing. This beer looks good! Aroma is strong and hoppy. This isnít a sensitive beer; itís a full frontal assault on the senses. Aroma is loaded with big bursts of hops, grapefruit, pine, and sharp notes of alcohol. Flavor starts off sweet with malt, cherry, and berry flavors. Soon pine nut, tobacco, grapefruit, and sharp hops flavors take over. The beer finishes with a mouth filling burst of bitter hops followed by an alcohol KO. Overall, this is one of the finest beers that Iíve ever had the pleasure of tasting. I canít get it locally but if I could then Iíd keep it on hand at all times.


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