Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 3762   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (12814) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Bottle poured a clear golden yellow with a white head leaving behind brussels lace. Aromas of carmel, bread and a bit of citrus. Good crisp mouthfeel. Flavors of carmel and mildly bitter citrus. Not the best IPA Ive had, but better than their Ruination.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Dark Amber Color, with a small white long head. Smells of cirtus and hops, floral. Medium bodies, Thick texture with medium carbonation and a metallic finish. Hops, Hints of citrus and malt. A whisper of pine. Excellent IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2005 Beautiful orange reddish color with a medium head. Strong citrus grapefruit smell. Has nice rounded citrus like bite from the hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Hey now...I’ve really liked this one for a while. Glad to finally be rating it. Aroma is mostly malty with some hops and a bit of warm alcohol smell to it. I swear that is Fuggles in the aroma but not certain. Tons of hops in the flavor...a little sweet with a bite to it and surprisingly not a whole lot of bitterness...at least immediately. This is a heavy beer but good sippin’ ENJOY!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBunn (2674) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Outstanding! Pours a beatiful amber color with a massive foamy head that laces as it dissipates. Aroma is probably the weak link here--floral, a bit of apple hops, grass and pine, etc, but it is a bit understated. Taste is dominated by hops, but the rest of the elements all come together extremely well. I expected the hops to dominate a lot more and stand out from the rest of the flavor, but this isn’t the case. Everything is so well balanced and blends extremely well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Bomber picked up at Dyess AFB, Texas. I’ve been looking forward to trying this for a while. Pours a nice golden colore with a one finger head that quickly fades to a thim layer, and pretty good lacing. Has a great floral, hoppy, pine and citrus smell, that really makes me look forward to drinking it. I love the smell of a good IPA. Taste is of grapefruit, hops, pine and malt. I was expecting a bigger hop bite to this beer, but this is a well balanced beer with great drinkability. I finished my first glass before I realized it. I hope that I can find some more Stone Brewing beers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2005
This is a very good ipa. It has some excellent undertones that make it one of the best ipas out there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Bottle: Poured an amber color with a nice, creamy, white head that took it’s time to diminish. To aroma was unbelievable. Smells of grapefruit, pine and peppermint. The taste was a nice bitterness throughout with tastes of citrus and flowers. Light to medium body, that went down very smooth. This is an excellent IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Makes me proud to live in San Diego County. Bottle. Pale orangish color with a citurusy aroma to match. Hoppy, but a much more complex flavor than jsut hops. Finishes sharp and clean without any pain. A great brew from a great place!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 15, 2005
On tap at the Falling Rock in Denver. Pale amber with a modest head of fine off white head. Settles fairly quickly, but leaves some nice viscous residue. A wonderful bright citrus hop aroma. So big it almost seems like candy. The maltiness is there too--sweet and honey-like, but blending in seemlessly into the hops. Smells creamy, almost like lemon orange sorbet. A bit of pine. Big lip curling hops. Hoppy as all get out. But it doesn’t leave you with just hop bite. As I exhale the bitterness is relieved with a bready warm maltiness that keeps the hop abuse from being too much. Surprisingly light on the palate, clean finish. This beer makes me understand what all the fuss about Stone is for. Stunningly good IPA.

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