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RATINGS: 3926   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2006 This beer pours a rich golden amber with a medium white head that leaves lacing down the sides. What a great citrusy floarly hoppy smell and BOY does this taste awesome... nice hoppines that lingers a little, but not overly hoppy! This is a well crafted beer. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mule (4) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2006 does not count
Superior IPA. Intense floral, citrus and a slight grassy aroma. I love this beer with its sweet character and balanced finish. Strong for the style though, carefull...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2007 A great aroma, and a nice taste, but it always leaves me with a headache. Ultimately, a little too sweet -- if you can believe that!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Awesome text book IPA. Hoppy and bitter, but balanced just perfectly within the two. Very strong on the citrus hops, floral hops are in there too. I wish I could get this more frequently over here. If you’re just getting into beer drinking and you want to know what an IPA is this is about what I’d hand you.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2006
This brew is in my top 5 IPA’s of all time. I work at a store called Beverages and More, and go through about 8 cases a week!! By far my best selling IPA. The aroma is very floral, just how I like it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Krausen (102) - USA - MAR 1, 2006
Slightly hazy golden brew has a sharp citrus aroma, strong grapefruit note. The light body finishes with a sharp but clean bitterness that is a wash with fresh hop flavor. This is a nice west coast IPA that is hoppy with assertive bitterness but still well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Yum. Very good. Not overly hoppy or bitter. Good balance of sweetness and bitternes. Nice finish with bitterness fading into a pleasant aftertaste. huh? I’m new at this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ghunte02 (29) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2006
well hopped of course but not a pucker up ipa. nice aroma of pine, citrus. sharp bite in the finish. nice burnt orange collor w/ soft white head. good brew

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghorsche (48) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 26, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured cloudy honey gold into a tulip with a medium, rapidly diminishing off-white head. Not much lacing and could stand to be less cloudy (though the cloudiness can probably be attributed to refrigeration--this bottle is ~40 degrees F). Nose is wonderfully crisp with citrus and floral notes, some sweetness. Perfect IPA aroma. Flavor is initially bitter with some butterscotch, quickly develops into hoppy pine and floral notes with a little citrus. Caramel malts become apparent shortly afterward. Really excellent balance (I’m surprised given Stone’s penchant for overhopping). Finish is medium-short, bitter and sweet. Bitterness sticks around maybe just a touch longer than I would like. Medium body on the palate, very smooth with light carbonation. Quite crisp. Perfect mouthfeel for an IPA. For 8 bucks a 6-pack I plan to fill my fridge and drink this with every meal!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Pours a gold-orange color with small head. Scent of apple, citrus, pine, and purple haze. Great roasty flavor compliments the hops really well. Pine and citrus balanced out with roasty malt. Well developed palate.

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