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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 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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
The grim, growling gargoyle glares at you from the label, both offering protection from all things bland and dire, and also daring those not ready to indulge in a torrent of flavor to begone, and be untroubled by these blissful beers. Appearance: a perfect, peachy hue, and a good, frothy white head. Nose: somethin’ else! A panoply of fruit, a citric cornucopia! Peaches and apricot, grapefruit, pineapple, melon, berries, and more, all in one little aroma! Alert and lively, zesty, generous, and gorgeous! Taste: superb! Fantastic flavor, yet none too bitter. A huge blast of hops jumps on the tongue, but not so severely. A firm body, also, excellent balance and malt backbone. More of a piney feel comes through as we drink, but it’s a minor note among so many others. Finish is medium, but tasty and satisfactory. This is an IPA the way they are supposed to be! If these excellent ales were available in my area, you can be sure that my fridge would be stocked well with these! Tasty, and drinkable, and rewarding!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
michelleduh (1) - Lake Elsinore, California, USA - SEP 4, 2004 does not count
GOOD BEER--- BUUUUUURP . Thank You sir may I have another and another and another.... has a little kick and a lot of taste. one of my personal faves....

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2004 Clear golden brew with not much head.A fantastic nose.Like some one just smashed a fresh Florida Grapefruit in your face.That hoppy scent is so hard not to love.Wowie Zowie ( old Frank Zappa song ) that lovely bitterness from the hops is enough to stop your heart !!! Then a nice floral finish makes this a dynamite IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xxxcrj (3) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2004 does not count
Yes, it’s hoppy. Had it on tap and from bottle. Both were very enjoyable. It’s better on the colder side.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
calicool (16) - Keller, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2004
Excellent. Hop Heads Unite! Amazing brewery. These beers stand out. IPA is addictive with an amazing amount of hops and bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
garrison (773) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2004
This one poured with a very hoppy, citrusy scent and a dark orange-brown hue. Lawdy, this beer does have a chewy, hoppy taste that embraces the tongue! This is a GOOD beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2006 I just had to rerate this one, as it as vastly improved this year. This IPA has a super hoppy taste that is refreshing, tastes like a fresh spring day! Great finish of more hops, and very fragrant. This is a classic!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Wow--a truly unique, refreshing brew. Pours a remarkable golden color. Aroma is strong and citrusy, and quickly permeates a large room. The initial taste is one of amazing character--an obvious bitter taste of hops, but also combined with a distinct maltiness and a spicy citrus flavor. The body is medium, as advertised, and the finish is smooth, citrusy and very long-lasting. The alcohol warms the stomach intensely. If you can withstand the bitterness, this is a beer with amazing character.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2004
Best before 9-2-04.Aroma is a perfect balance of pale malts and a tease of crystal with some nice earthy hops,very little citrus or grapefruit compared to say the Smutty IPA.Nice deep gold with a somewhat short head with some good lacing.This beer is all about balance and overall quality.Lots of hops with the same amout of malt to make this one hell of a session IPA.Very nice but like many hyped beers,I wanted more hops.Maybe next time?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4919) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2012 Even after all of these years this is one of my favorite IPAs .+++ Sampled from a 12 oz bottle this fine brew pours a clear orange color with a medium sized yellowish head. There is a strong hop aroma with both flowery and grapefruity elements. The flavor is heavily hopped with much grapefruit coming through but there is also a strong malt presence that balances this beer far better than their Ruination.


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