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RATINGS: 3604   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkBarnes (390) - Waterville, New York, USA - APR 19, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2011 April 19, 2005, chilled 12 oz. bottle (also sampled in the 22 oz. "bombers"). Been drinking this for months, can’t believe I haven’t rated it yet. Huge aroma invites you to dig in. The powerful burst of hoppy -- yet balanced -- flavor keeps you coming back. A world-class brewery, and an IPA against which all others are judged.

Oct. 26, 2011: More than six years later, Stone IPA is still the "gold standard" - as good as an IPA gets.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2005
Pours a clear gold color with a thick rocky white head. Excellent aroma of resinous and spicy hops. Excellent flavor of spicy and resinous hops with caramel and a strong lasting bitter finish. Light to medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Excellent IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2005
Pours dark golden orange with nice soapy white head. Huge pine hop aroma with just a touch of citrus. Lots of pine and citrus again in the flavor, but it doesn’t have as much of the bitterness you would expect from the aroma. Still very nice indeed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2005
a very nice ipa. nice hoppy character with grapefruit flavor as well as a more complex malty undertone. a very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 17, 2005
Brewtopia ’05. Poured a deep orange yellow with a medium grapefruit aroma. Taste was strong grapefuit but not bitter in the aftertaste. Some sweetness coming through as well. Slight burn on the tongue at the end but well balanced with strong hops without much tartness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2005
An old rating...from early 2003. Pours a deep orangey color, nice big white pillowy head. Nose is big floral & citrus hops..it slams you big time. The flavor is big Cascade too....nicely bitter yet exhibits a nice malty sweetness in the middle giving way to big bold bitterness in the end. Nice full mouthfeel. One of my favorites.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2005
Great orangey amber pour with a 1 inch thick white head. Soft but solid piney nose. Great flavors...hoppy, floral, grapefruit zest, and malty with a delectable smooth, buttery like silkiness. Bitter finish with a touch of sweetness. Alcohol is virtually unnoticeable. Awesome overall feel to this one, not as hoppy as I was expecting but great nonetheless. I should have bought more of these. Another solid brew from Stone.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 10, 2005
In the bomber bottle. Dark gold to light amber in color. White head with big individual bubbles. Heavily carbonated. Fantastic hop aroma. Faint aroma of a pine tree. Awesome buttery mouthfeel at first sip. Very high hop bitterness to the flavor. Tastes of grapefruit rine, maltiness and pine nuts. Awesome palate. I love it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2005
Bottle: Poured a orangey color ale with a medium head with standard retention. The hops and their nice floral aspect overpower aroma. Taste is quite bitter with some lingering sweetness in the back of the palate. Good body and alcohol level does a good job of keeping this beer together. Not my favourite style to begin with but this was very enjoyable nonetheless.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghett0yeti (29) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2005
This is great. It hurts me to say but, Ale Smith is slightly better, but this is fantastic.


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