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RATINGS: 3675   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rudolf (2345) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Ahh, hops. Candi sugar, green floral and grassy hops. Grapefruity. Lemon pez. Floral, bitter finish. Really lemon pledgey.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 17, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2004 Pours a bright golden orange. Nice sized white head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops, a little whif of alcohol and malt too. Flavor is full of hops. Palate is happy, wow, might be my favorite IPA to date. Thanks to SHAG for this tasty brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ncreep24 (1) - USA - NOV 14, 2004 does not count
The first word that comes to mind when imbibing this wonderful beer is power. Everything about it screams "more". Its hard to believe a beer that is so hoppy can be so well balanced and malty. The mouth feel is incredible as each bite, er...umm. drink is absolutely filled with richness and delight. A true to style IPA that could only have been made with an American Flare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Pours a deep gold with a thin, yeasty head. Aroma is strong and hoppy with a firm backbone of malt. Very hoppy flavor as well, with the sweet, fruity malt coming in on the back end leading to bitter hop finish. An excellent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2005 This is a damn good IPA. IPA’s are soon becoming one of my favorite styles of beers. This ale starts out with a stong aftertaste, but once you taste buds get acclamated then its smooooth sailing from here on in. This beer has a crisp beginning with a mildly bitter after taste. For the money there is no IPA better than this one. Go out and get it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mfullerene (27) - USA - NOV 11, 2004
slightly dry,sweet, and fruity, initial hoppy bite with a nice lingering maltiness. an awesome ipa!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2004
Aroma: Citrusy, grapefruity hop over caramel/toffee malt. Appearance: Darker gold color, low head retention. Flavor: Grapefruity and flowery hop flavor. Nice malt backbone and flavor. Well balanced flavor. Mouthfeel/Palate: Nice and assertive bitterness,which gives way to sweet maltiness. Medium mouthfeel. Overall: Straightforward IPA, but good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 Classic American IPA Light and hoppy aroma belies what comes with your first sip. First impression makes you do a double take, glorious hoppiness. Very fresh tasting hops with hints of fruity sweetness. Thick refreshing finish focusing on the malty/floraly finish as the bitterness fades. Makes you want even more. Golden-orange appearance, finger amount of head that fades quickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1039) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2008 A really pretty orangey apple juice clear pour with a short soapy white head. Slow moving carbonation. Clean fruit, pine and flowery aroma. Relatively straight forward for Stone. Herbal with fresh grapefruit. Mild toasted to a charred flavour. Lots of minerals. A malty caramel and soft peach flavour kicks in near the end. Nicely balanced. Very tastey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pootzboy (1673) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2004
12 OZ bottle (thanks Sam). decants a golden-orange color with a big sticky white head that laces the glass... minimal carbonation...scents of plumbs, musty caramel and ample floral hopping. Starts mellow with a nice whack of fruit laden malts....THEN the hops take over and make a complex floral/grassy/bitter mixture from those northwest cones melding with the ample cramel malts gives a buttery peach impression...finish is surpisingly thick with the bitterness restrained by the maltiness plays long on the aftertaste as a lingering bitter fruit impression. A big beer for the style.

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