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RATINGS: 3467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Look up "hops" in the dictionary and you’ll 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 beer’s crisp and refreshing bitter character.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2004 Pours a light amber, filtered, with a bubbly off-white head. Flowery, citrusy aroma. Slightly bitter, tastes of citrus...almost grapefruity...and flowers. Very dry and crisp. Overall, delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2004
This is a new IPA, sporting a gargoyle emblem. A transparent bottle that really shows big bubbles in there. A bit dry aftertaste a surprise but otherwise a nice drink. Can be session starter or go with food. Hops and citrus. However bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imbockinsxtx (81) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - APR 25, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2004 Nice Rocky Head. Amber in Colour. The Flavour is of Hops in the IPA tradition. The Head dissipates slowly.WOW! This packs a Hop Wallop. The Alcohol is present as the flavours of Malt, Caramel, Grapefruit and Tangerine Prevail. This is one Creamy Concoction with Hops in Abundance. Prepare yourself to enjoy this brew with great Vigor. Salud!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tycho (13) - USA - APR 23, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2006 Very hoppy, with citric overtones. The bitterness is prevalent but well balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2004
Pours dark gold, with a nice white head and great lacing. I swear I saw the Taj Mahal in my lace! Very hoppy aroma, with some citrus. Tastes very hoppy, with a dry, bitter hoppiness. Finishes very smooth and complex, with a creamy, hoppy, great mouthfeel. A delicious IPA, and worth seeking out. One of the best, as usual, from Stone.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2004
Boy this smooth. Its hoppy but the finish is rather abrupt. Mouthfeel is excellent. A little on the floral side which is a negative to me. Nice malt understones. This went down way too fast for a 6.9%er.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2006 Golden yellow. White head. Lots of hops. Aroma and flavor are dominated by them, of course. Very good IPA. Gotta get it fresh.

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 it’s 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 (6858) - 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.


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