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RATINGS: 3659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
can8ianben (1415) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2005
A nice white head on top of a great golden copper colour. Spend some time taking in the hoppy-sweet aroma that comes off the pour. It has a sweet almost maple taste which blends itself well with the strong bitter hop flavour and rich malty background. This is a beer to be enjoyed!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (936) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2007 Love the puffy lasting white head. Maltier flavor than I was expecting, still well balanced though. Drinkable and smooth. Great every day drinker for the hop head. Certainly a respectable IPA but not worthy of a 99, imo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neocon (34) - Gold Canyon, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2005
Hops Hops Hops. Lots of aroma and well mantained flavor. Nice amber color with great lacing. You’re gonna like this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Bitter hops dominate this beer in almost every catagory. I like a better balance of malt/hops in general. This balance between sweet and bitter is one of the basic ingredients in the delicate interplay or complexity in a fine beer. This comes up a little short in my judgement on most levels...However...I still enjoyed the hell out of this stuff and would certainly try it again, and I look forward to trying this brewer’s other offerings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2417) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 Amber colored, moderate head, decent lacing and retention. Beautiful fruity nose, one of the fruitiest IPA aromas I’ve ever smelled. Pale malts, a touch of caramel, and a big fruity flavor with a lasting bitter finish. Best ’mass produced’ IPA there is imo.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
brocker (99) - Salina, Utah, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Chock full of hops. Strong hop/floral aroma. I have never been a fan of I.P.A.’s Too bitter for my taste. Personally, this stuff made me choke. It looks really inviting., but it tastes bad. A good friend of mine who is an I.P.A. drinker thinks this stuff is great. So, there you go. Don’t listen to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
liquidcrack (45) - Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2005
bottle. nice orange color with usual white head that lasts for awhile. full of hops, not overly bitter. well balanced beer that does not overwhelm in complexity of taste. good introductory i.p.a. for those discovering the micro’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2590) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Very nice floral aroma, nice medium orange color with normal white head. Plenty of hops in the palate and a very dry hoppy finish. Well balanced, but overall, not as hoppy as I expected, and not as good as a Sierra Nevada.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2005
UPDATED: APR 5, 2005 Golden color with orange notes, good carbonation for head retention. Copious dry hopping evident from predominately hop aroma. Medium body with residual sweetness indicative of Stone’s lower attenuating yeast. Fruity esters from the same complement the hop flavor, which I would describe as being more floral and tangy than an astringent bitterness. Well balanced for a big character beer, as Stone is wont to create.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2005
The hops come forth as soon as the cap is popped from the bottle. Besides hops the nose is sweet and bready. Of course the hops are flowery and citrusy. The color is orange amber and it pours with a good head that lasts but is not frothy. The flavor is hoppy(of course) with a slight hint of honey and bread. The mouthfeel is moderately full and is just right for the style. The finish has a lasting bitterness with pine citrus notes. Very good beer, in fact the best IPA I’ve had to date.

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