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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Nice golden amber color with a fluffy white head. As expected, loads of spicy hops and citrus in the aroma. Flavor is bursting with fresh hops, grapefruit, pine and spice. Excellent IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
As much as I love stone, this beer seems over-rated. Pours a medium amber with small white head. Flavors are of a basic IPA, floral, citrus, a little sour and light on the palate.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6128) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2004
It pours a clear filtered? yellow with a small white head, this could be a pilsner and giving it 3 makes me wonder if I'm too kind just because it's Stone. Aroma is hop essence literally.. with a hint of fuel and quite salty as well together with the more traditional citrus, lemon and grapefruity profiles. A good sniffing which appeals me by its originality. Taste surprises right away being very citric. I simply don't understand how so many people can love it that much since it's so distracting? Neverthless, there's a touch of honey malt and it's very clean. Talking about balance is totally out of place though and it didn't seem particularly pleasant. The body is honest, a solid medium body, but not as mouth-filling as other Stones I've had. Basically, this was totally blown away by the Lost Coast Indica we've had just before. Just altogether way too citric sour for my liking, possibly the tartest IPA I've had to date and while it's a characteristic I truly love in many belgians, it didn't seem to fit here. Thanks Martin!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - FEB 9, 2004
Nice amber appearance and a decent foamy head. Bitter enough for the hopheads and balanced enough for the average person. A solid IPA that is more refreshing than just about any other IPA I've ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Loweeel (6) - USA - FEB 9, 2004 does not count
The best IPA I've tried, and the first I've ever really liked. Beautiful color, although the head didn't last as long as I would have liked. As with most Stone brews, the closer I got to the bottom of the glass, the more I enjoyed it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Bottled. Moderate head with nice lacing. Hoppy aroma. Clean and crisp without being overly bitter. Well balanced with a mellowing presence of malt. It's not as complex as my personal favorite, Victory's Hop Devil, but very, very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 5, 2004
Hoppy aroma. Clear bronze color with a foamy head. Mild hoppy flavor with a touch of grapefruit in the aftertaste. For some reason I felt like it was thinner than it should have been. I have to say, this beer grew on me with every sip.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Nice golden color, with a decent size head that dissolved quickly. Nice grapefruit aroma. Hmm...more mellow than I'd expected, but it has been aging for a while. Think I'm drinking it at just the right time too. Not overpoweringly hoppy, but certainly with that bitter kick to it. Another winner from Stone.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
elsberry (87) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2004
Pours a clear amber shade, with a wonderful head, and incredible lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Great bitter taste that isn't too harsh. A wonderful IPA, that's simple in design, but awesome in results.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2004
Wow what a beer-So good in fact that I found myself making up words to describe just how good an IPA this is. Aroma is wonderful of pine, citrus and those glorious hops. Flavor was so complete that it will be some time before I am able to, with an un-biased opinion, rate an IPA. Beautifully put together . This is a truly magnificent beer...Thanks Shag.


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