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RATINGS: 3758   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2006
UPDATED: APR 23, 2007 Stone has this habit of saying their beers are too powerful or hoppy for any one to really like them. But, more and more I find that to be their schtick rather than the truth. I always expect to be blown away by some sort of massive hop flavor, but more than anything else...they just seem to be well balanced. Pours a deep transparent gold color with a frothy white head. The aroma is quite hoppy, very piney and grassy...some citrus as well. It seems in this case that the bark is worse than the bite. While there is a moderate hoppy flavor, itís nowhere near overwhelming...thoug it does remain dominant accompained by some very light carmelized sugar. This beer is light and refreshing, with just enough maltiness over the tounge to let you know itís there. The finish it a small bitter hop punch with a warming alcohol feel.

Update: This is really one of my favorite sessions....itís either this or Two-Hearted. This really derserves a better score that what I originally gave it.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murawski (160) - USA - MAR 10, 2006
Smooth, excellent IPA. Awesome aroma, and a nice balanced but strong hoppy flavor. Goes down smooth as butter. A bit hard to find in DC, but worth the search

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2006 This beer pours a rich golden amber with a medium white head that leaves lacing down the sides. What a great citrusy floarly hoppy smell and BOY does this taste awesome... nice hoppines that lingers a little, but not overly hoppy! This is a well crafted beer. Cheers!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mule (4) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2006 does not count
Superior IPA. Intense floral, citrus and a slight grassy aroma. I love this beer with its sweet character and balanced finish. Strong for the style though, carefull...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2007 A great aroma, and a nice taste, but it always leaves me with a headache. Ultimately, a little too sweet -- if you can believe that!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Awesome text book IPA. Hoppy and bitter, but balanced just perfectly within the two. Very strong on the citrus hops, floral hops are in there too. I wish I could get this more frequently over here. If youíre just getting into beer drinking and you want to know what an IPA is this is about what Iíd hand you.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2006
This brew is in my top 5 IPAís of all time. I work at a store called Beverages and More, and go through about 8 cases a week!! By far my best selling IPA. The aroma is very floral, just how I like it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Krausen (102) - USA - MAR 1, 2006
Slightly hazy golden brew has a sharp citrus aroma, strong grapefruit note. The light body finishes with a sharp but clean bitterness that is a wash with fresh hop flavor. This is a nice west coast IPA that is hoppy with assertive bitterness but still well balanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Yum. Very good. Not overly hoppy or bitter. Good balance of sweetness and bitternes. Nice finish with bitterness fading into a pleasant aftertaste. huh? Iím new at this.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ghunte02 (29) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2006
well hopped of course but not a pucker up ipa. nice aroma of pine, citrus. sharp bite in the finish. nice burnt orange collor w/ soft white head. good brew


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