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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 21, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2005 An outstanding IPA. Very smooth with well blended flavors. Pours an enticing golden color, with a small white head. If you want to introduce someone to IPAs, this is the choice. Does not have as strong of a citrus aroma and bitterness as most IPAs. Also, the bitterness does not kick you in the back of the throat like some IPAs (not that that that is a bad thing, but itís tough for a person new to IPAs to get used to). The bitterness kind of builds slowly to a crescendo, and then slowly fades. Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2005 Re-rate 1/24/05 - Beautiful light amber pour with a small but long lasting head that leaves a good amount of lace. Strong hope nose, pine and floral hop bitterness. Wonderful body, not too thick or thin. Great hop profile, a very smooth hop bite and a long pleasing aftertaste, backed by a great malt body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 19, 2004
Draft, Golden colored beer. Hops dominate the aroma and flavor. But I was surprised by the malt backbone in this one (I know it's Stone, but I thought I remembered less malt). There's also a little creaminess to this. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkenLooser (22) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
I prefer the Ruination, but this is quite excellent. Decent hop flavor. Expensive in my area though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2004
22 oz bottle. Clear off yellow color with a lasting white head. Big hoppy aroma. Flavor is hoppy with a nice hop flavor/bitterness component. Extremely well made and drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2006 Small head, but leaves a fizziness on top of the beer. Body is an attractive gold color which really catches the light. It is very yeasty towards the bottom, so be careful when pouring if you donít want it. Aroma is full of mostly hops and some yeast. Hops aroma is a citrus (grapefruit, orange, and lemon) plus some sort of piney resin thing. Yeast hints are a barnyard/silage type of thing. Taste is very smooth and bitter. Full of lemon, grapefruit, and orange which acts as a sweetener to me. Mouthfeel is slightly lacking, its a little watery and slightly oily. But the flavor is definitely there.
Side note: 12oz bottle doesít seem quite as good (10/7/2004). Another update (1/24/2006), 12oz seems pretty good, but do notice it isnít bottle conditioned like the bomber.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2004 Pale gold brown clear with a medium size and medium lasting head and some real nice lace. Stunning aromatic and floral aroma bursts forth on opening the bottle and pouring this beer. Flavour is like the aroma but with added passion fruit and rosewater/turkish delight. Lingering crisp bitter hoppy finish. It's even good enough to consider changing ones fave style.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
collegebeerguy (9) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2004 does not count
I'm not a fan of hops, but certainly not a fan of this beer --I will say the alchy is up there! ;)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2004
Not for those who do not appreciate hops...hey, it's from Stone Brewing. Deep golden color, hops in the nose and on the tongue. I like hops.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JackLanders (55) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2004
Good fecking Christ! What an IPA. What a beer. Definitely on my top 5 IPAs of all time. So much of everything right in this beer that I don't even know where to begin. It's a benchmark by which to judge all other IPAs.


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