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RATINGS: 3450   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2003
Pours surprisingly light amber with modest head and light carbonation. Aroma is floral American hops in the citrus grapefruit style. Taste is honey, malt, grapefruit. Nice body. There is a long semi-sweet aftertaste with hops and malt. The hops do not outdo the malt, although the malt is sweet and somewhat thin. The 6.9% alcohol is carefully hidden, I would not have guessed. This is an outstanding beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - AUG 23, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2003 Pours golden with a small head and medium carbonation. Floral, citrisy, grapefruit aroma. Taste pine, grapefruit, woodsy. This IPA doesn't have the malt kick to balance the hops like dreadnaught or dfh 90, but it is balanced by other flavors and its subtle malt end quite nicely. An excellent IPA right up there in the same league as 3 floyds and dogfish head. RERATE 08/31/03--One last comment about this beer. I bought a sixer of it, and I have been noticing a unique balancing act this beer does. After every sip, the hopiness is overwhelming, and stays completely unbalanced until the very very end. Then, a small spike of maltiness hits just as the flavors have all finished. Every sip, every time. This is an outstanding beer. I am upping the flavor and overall by one point

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2003
Golden with white head. Sharp pungent aroma of spicy hoppiness(elements of pine and citrus). This beer is all about the hops including notes of pine, citrus fruit, and earthiness. Leaves a long dry floral bitterness on the tongue. Overall there is a nice balance used to keep the hops from being overwhelming.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2003
This is an excellent IPA. Good balance, excellent flavor and aroma. Not much head, so the picture is a little deceiving, but tasting nontheless.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2003
dep gold, white head. citrus and fruity hop aroma wit some earthiness. nicely balanced with sweet honey and malt flavours, big citrus piney hops and a mild roasty finish. a fine ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2006 Orangey-gold colour. Rich woody nose with orange, toast, peach, kumquat. Long hoppy palate, some biscuity pale malts. Standard issue stuff, moderate bitterness and a bit fruitier and more approachable than most examples.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
verbivore (12) - Sunset Valley, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2003
Way hoppy, nicely bitter, pours a tad cloudy. A good beer to teach that Budweiser swiller what a beer should be.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2003
Pale in color with a definate malt background. Typical c-hop character, Pine, grapefruit, soem floral. I bit bitter for my liking. I would have rather a bit more hops in the flavor and aroma area. Good overall.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2003
Golden in color, light for a pale ale, with a huge head of tiny bubbles. Perhaps the best head I have ever seen. Beautiful floral hop aroma. A very balanced brew. Nice citrusy hop finish. Even better than the Arrogant Bastard Ale.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2003
This is the best IPA I have ever tasted. It is perfectly balanced. Nicely golden and a glorious head. What type of hops do they use? It has a wonderful hoppy flavor, but is not overpowering like most IPA's that try to go over the top. Way better than the other IPA variations that Stone is offering. I just wish I lived near the brewery because a 6-pack cost 10.95 in Mass. Ouch!


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