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RATINGS: 3503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Look up "hops" in the dictionary and you’ll 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 beer’s crisp and refreshing bitter character.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
malika (36) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 4, 2004
The color is opaque, amber, warm. The aroma is of fragrant hop; elderflowers. The taste shows a very perfumed hop and balanced bitterness; at the end the bitterness is dominant. Great.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2005 Wow. This beer has a fantastic aroma and looks wonderful when you pour it. The taste has a lot of hops, but they are quite easy to take in. The pour has an orange color which is very nice to look at. The flavor is bitter but easy to drink. The aftertaste is one of the best. I’m glad I was able to find this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2591) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Bottle Pours a very pale crystal clear golden orange with a medium sized but dense and creamy off white head. Lots of fine sticky lacing. Aroma is a quite intense floral hops. Very shap. Flavor is much softer than I anticipated. Flowery, and malty but very easy and drinkable. Some caramel and light fruits in the flavor as well. Feel is very smooth and rich. Carbonation is quite soft and just a very drinkable IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2004
On tap. Color is orangy golden with white head. Aroma is floral and citrus with a blast of hops. Taste is excellently hoppy and crisp with a nice balance of malt as it warms. SO GOOD.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pjk33 (389) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Bottle. Bought this one at Mad Mex in North Hills of Pittsburgh. Pours a wonderful amber (but surprisingly clear) color and laces well without a huge head. Nice nose of citrus and sweetness. Great flavor of bitter and slight sweetness along with a nice flavor that is hard to pinpoint. Great stuff, on the lines of Victory’s Hop Devil. This one may be better, but I need about 30 or 40 more to be sure... and then I’ll have to taste Hop Devil again for a case or two. and then....etc

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlondeBush (5) - Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2004 does not count
Purchased this one from the brewery--- they filled my growler right from the tap. Such a fun way to get your beer! Beautiful, reddish-golden ale with a light lacy head. Strong hoppy character as advertised, with excellent balance of flavors. Unique and totally drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Bottle.Pours a clear light copper hue with a rocky head and great lacing. Notes of citrus, pine and malt in the nose. Great balance hoppy flavor that accents the malt in the body. Good pine and citrus bitterness that lingers a good amount of time going down your throat. This is a great IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - NOV 24, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 Thin/Medium, crisp mouthfeel that leaves a ton of flavor behind. Like sparkling spring water with a glorious addition of spicy hops. There is some malt and bread to balance the hops kick. Can’t ever go wrong with this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Ahh, hops. Candi sugar, green floral and grassy hops. Grapefruity. Lemon pez. Floral, bitter finish. Really lemon pledgey.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 17, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2004 Pours a bright golden orange. Nice sized white head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops, a little whif of alcohol and malt too. Flavor is full of hops. Palate is happy, wow, might be my favorite IPA to date. Thanks to SHAG for this tasty brew.


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