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RATINGS: 3505   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.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kevin (2103) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 20, 2004
Bottle. hops, yeah, we got that. pours a cloudy orange yellow with a fluffy white head that sticks around to a lesser degree. has a very strong. Very strong hoppy, citrus aroma. the taste is a solid citrus/hoppy flavor that is strong without overpowering. this is the best IPA Iíve had. finishes with a touch of malt creaminess(i donít know if there is any malt in this, but that is the taste i get). but the flavor is great. it is fruity without being cloying and extremely hoppy without overpowering. this is an extremely well made beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2004
Bottle. Nose is easy to describe: hops, lemon, and a little black pepper. Taste is f*****g amazing. I donít know if words can describe this, but I will try. Clean, fresh taste, with a little zest. Mouthfeel is full and very clean. First tastes notes are Early Grey tea, lemon, and black pepper. Second notes are carbonation and wood/pine. Finish is slightly dry and clean. This is hands down the most balanced beer I have ever had. This is the IPA in which I will forever measure other IPAís against.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
briellis (2) - USA - JUN 18, 2004 does not count
Very nice IPA. Purchased a 22oz bottle from a local beer store. Enjoyed so much I had them order me in a case.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2004
Bomber, from CA, 06.17.04 Pours a lightish (for an IPA) golden amber with average, thick head and immediate lacing. Hops aromas are floating about the room, sweet flowers like honeysuckle, orange blossoms. Smells absolutely scrumptious. Flavors are very nicley balanced; sweet, malty, and pungent; fruity hops. I wish the ABV was lower since itís just an IPA, not a double - Iíd like to drink a bunch and 7% prohibits that. Great feel; wet and refreshing with a quick hop bite. If I lived on the West Coast, I could imagine this being my everyday IPA. Living on the East Coast, Iím not ashamed to consistently enjoy DFH 90min and Smuttynose IPA - this beer is right on par with those. Very good, but overrated on this site.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Bitter and Hoppy from the start. Stone IPA is cascading hops with that bitter undertone. Excellent Beer!!! Hoppy and gets sweet closer to finish. Nothing more to say but Stone is awesome beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Light amber with a medium diminishing frothy off white head. Aroma of pine, resin, grapefruit, bread, apricot, caramel. Slightly astringent. Medium watery body with lively carbonation. Strong flavor of grapefruit, pine, toast, apricot and pepper. Refreshing. Very good, although a little astringent. Big thanks to DocLock for sending this to me!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Bottle: Medium amber w/ a lasting white head. Lemony citrus & toasty malt; medium fruitiness, malt also lighly bready, but citrusy hop dominates. Seems to be lightly solventy piney/hairspray aroma when it warms. Well balanced w/ a citrus hop flavor, a little too well balanced IMHO for an IPA, bu t I didnít make it! Light caramel, malty, hop flavored finish & aftertaste. Drier m/f, alcohol a little warming, but mostly well hidden, medium body. Iím still not a hop head, but fully enjoyable for an IPA. Not quite as bitter as I expected, especially from Stone, but still very good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2004
A nice and smooth IPA that has tons on floral hops within. Very drinkable, but not as drinkable as I thought it was going to be.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UNCCTF (495) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2004 Bottled. Clear tangerine color with fluffy white head. This had a very potent hop aroma and a beautiful flavor dominated by hops but also full of fruity notes. A truly awesome IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Pours a cloudy golden-amber, almost similar to a wheat beer, with a nice 1/2íí head. Hops are readily present in the aroma, along with slight hints of fruit. The hoppy flavor may appear overwhelming at first, but is nicely balance out with malt for a smooth, crisp finish. Full boddied, crisp, tasty, and well worth a try.


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