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RATINGS: 3461   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
0o9i (438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 25, 2004
Bottled. Good sized head, color like in the picture, kind of golden honey with some orange, great lacing, fully lasting head, crystal clear...beautiful, beautiful beer. Very aromatic...sweet, grapefruit, honey, sugar, floral; smells like a good IPA. Front is sweet and malt laden honey and sugar, middle is more balanced with hops and finish is definite hops, powerful hops, but the malts are fully lasting and some alcohol flavor comes in to balance out the hops...itís fantastic. Bitter, fantastically bitter, but nearly balanced with a long lasting...balanced...finish, slightly sweet. Wow. Fullish medium body, some syrupy character, pleasant, lively carbonation. Good from start to finish and Iím having another.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 19, 2004
12oz bottle Big head, looks great, malt, hops, yeast...its all there in the nose, real nice medium bodied at best, nice drinker, bitter leafy finish. Well integrated IPA. Drank out of the St. Vrain.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2004
wow..., great ipa best ipa iíve had. amber,/golden body, small to medium head. great hoppy ipa taste. awesome taste , awesome taste. just great all around. smooth just, awesome flavor, best ipa ive had. great aftertaste and finish.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ramones79 (13) - perryville, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2004 I am thankful I can find this beer easily. It has an awesome citrus and floral aroma. The taste is quite bitter and easy to sip on. This stuff is addictive and I will continue to purchase this! RERATE : Had this again tonight oh yeah baby, better than I thought!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2004
On tap. Met 2 friends at a bar and I recommend a round of Stone IPAís. The other 2, having been raised on swill, did not like it. Me neither. I LOVED IT! And I got to drink their pints also! Orange/amber color with a firm but small white head. Incredible citrusy hop aroma. Great hop bitterness which was even better by the time I finished the 3rd pint. My new favorite IPA.(for now)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Best IPA Iíve tried yet. Simply perfect. Great light amber/golden appearance with a medium white head. Aroma is well balanced of fruits and hops. Flavor is well-hopped, not too complex, but just great. Slightly citrus, crisp. Could easily drink a bunch of these. Great.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 10, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2004 Favorite IPA -- hops are everywhere without making the beer lazy. Anyone can throw a ton of hops into a beer, but they seem to have found the perfect amount at Stone. The Ruination IPA is nice too, but I think this beer is even tastier. DRINK!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 Nice looking orange-golden colour with a thick lasting off-white head. Nice citrus grapefruit, pine, resiny aroma with some spicy character as well. Flavour is surprisingly sweet and fruity with plenty of malt to back up the hops. Some cookie dough character also ends up in here. Nowhere near as bitter as I had been expecting but a fantastic well balanced IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUL 7, 2004
This is a beer I can drink on a regular basis, one of the best IPAís. Stone knows what theyíre doing haha. Nice tangy taste and a great orange/copper color to it. Great citrus aroma. Canít beat it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cstuartj (976) - Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Just an amazing work of IPA art. This is a brew you can spend night after night after night with. Or come home to on a hot summer day. You know it will never let you down.


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