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RATINGS: 3460   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.


4.7
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (898) - USA - OCT 2, 2004
One of my favorite standard IPAís. Pretty strong hop aroma and flavor but not as overpowering as some stronger beers. Surprisingly well-balanced and easy to drink. This is a great session beer in my opinion.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
Pours a clear amber colour with a medium rapidly diminishing head. Aroma of fresh hop flowers. Flavour of hops but nowhere as bitter as expected from the huge hop aroma. Good mouthfeel with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 1, 2004
I love stone almost as much as I love a well crafted IPA, and this is a winning combination, deep citrus intensity, layered over a delcious hop presence, this precise layering is what makes me determine this such a well balanced ale, crispy mouthfeel that maintains buoyancy while still holding a string presence, I like seeing a little sediment in my IPAs which is really the only thing this one is lacking in appearance, Iíve learned that I definatly need to try more Stone ales

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdcourtney (40) - Berlin, Germany, - SEP 30, 2004
Good beer, although I am not a big hophead. The hop and malt aroma was great. The beer is crisp with lots of bitterness which lasts way after finishing the beer.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
mobrew (19) - Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2004
Loved the hop to malt ratio, great color and finish was average to long and with the hops they use, it was great

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
jimmydean (10) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2004
Good beer, but not as hoppy as I expected. However, very smooth with no aftertaste. Good enough to try once.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (4806) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2006 Bottle: Big piney and moderate grapefruit hops with hints of peach, apricot, and caramel. Pours a bright transparent amber with a small white head that has fair retention. Quick sweet caramel and apricot up front. Hops in the finish are mostly pine with some grapefruit and floweriness. A very well balanced IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 22, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2004 from the bomber into the glass / thanks kevin! / looks a little soapy, but itís smooth, clean (at first), and juicy. floralness and grapefruit dominate. amarillo in this? not sure. suprisingly, itís not that bitter; perhaps my palate has been assualted from something, but thereís definitely something sweet about this. the richness within this is a little stomach twister. i think this rating was done at a slightly inappropriate time. in the end of it all, the aftertaste is a bit dry and chalky. not bad, though. maybe it's because i recently had some gumballhead on tap, but i find this comparable to gumballhead and i prefer gumballhead.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Ok, this beer is supposed to be crazy hoppy, but it falls short of that expectation. Still a good beer, but not as hopilicious as I expected. However, very smooth with no aftertaste. That helps.


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