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Look up "hops" in the dictionary and youll 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 beers crisp and refreshing bitter character.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2003
nice strong ipa. good flavor, touches of malt. Not really as oppressive as some ipa's. if this is the best IPA's have to offer... i'll keep my stouts :)

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2003
A good hoppy IPA. Lovely sweet aroma mixed with the bitterness that any good IPA should hold. A touch of honey blends with the heavy (but not too heavy) hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2005 Bottle. Quite hoppy and sticky, with some lychee pine and peach, with a touch of alcohol in the finish, palate is full-bodied and sweet and then bitter. Soft floral hops in nose and flavour, nice.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3691) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2003
Very nice aroma--grapefruit and a touch of orange and other citrus. But the flavor disappoints me--less rich and more acidic. There are plenty of UK beers that are better drinking experiences than this because they achieve a better balance, although this one charges mightly at the malts too. Good palate, carbonation but not oppressive, smooth. Good head though plain color.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - JUL 26, 2003
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date, but none needed, as it doesn't last long on the shelves around these parts. Poured out a hazy orange-yellow color. Stayed cloudy throughout the experience. It is an experience every time I have a new Stone beer. A wonderful experience, for the most part. Thick white head left chunky bubbles in the glass. Aromas of fresh hops, sweet malts, and some caramel also. Bready, yeasty aromas as well. Tastes great. Finishes clean, with a tangy hop afterbite to it. Try some for yourself.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
snowdog (6) - USA - JUL 19, 2003 does not count
Stone Brewing has yet to fail to impress me. This is probably the best IPA that I have ever had. An in your face kind of hoppiness that you rarely find, even in other IPA's.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 18, 2003
The Stone brewing company in never disapointing. This is a great IPA. It is a bit more hoppy than most IPA's but that's the way Stone makes beer. Too the extreme.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaBeer1972 (1342) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2003
This seems to be a very competetive category - the IPA. Stone IPA? The best word I can think of to describe the taste, without being too techincal, is "flowery"!!! It tastes like someone dunked a bouquette of intense lilacs into my beer! However, I will admit, unlike some other IPA's I have tried, (again this is not my favorite style of beer), it's definately drinkable. -At 6.9% ABV, it's got a little KICK too. Definately Unique stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2003
Dark in color with that fantastic Stone bitternesss. Nicely well balanced with great malts that blend extremely well wiht the tooth enamel stripping hops.Great mouth feel

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2003
Very light amber color almost an orange like color to it. Beautiful nose of citrus and hops. The flavors are intense and complex . Starts with citrus flavors and a slight hint of carbonation and growing into an outrageous burst of hops. The payoff is long and smooth.


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