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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2004
On tap at the brewery:Golden orange with a moderate head and great lacing. Nose is cascade hops, apricot and orange. Flavour is bitter and hoppy but well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aceboxer (15) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Wonderful in every respect, my favorite part has got to be the middle, with its brilliant hoppiness and an almost sweet finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 3, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2009 A great IPA. My favorite. Great hoppy flavor, but still sweet enough. Has a nice thick feel, and is light enough to be very drinkable. I could drink this stuff all night!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2004
22oz bomber...clear copper pour with a large off white head. Wonderfully floral hop aroma. Slight metallic aroma is detectable also. Nicely hopped, easy beginning, building to a rather intense middle and a strong ending. Nice bitterness beckons for another sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 1, 2004
bottled: i have had this a couple of times as many of us have and i really cant say enough. this to me is the standard for american IPAs. its unbelievable. now ive argued the arrogant and double bastard hype...they arent that great but are good. this is stones great beer. one hundred percent over the top hop kick you in the ass style flavor. the golden color on the beer is almost hypnotic, not your typical color and look. just perfection in a glass. more of a floral hops then citrus and vanilla buttery smoothness. i enjoy this to ruination just because its a notch down with a little less alcohol that is very drinkable. this is the benchmark and the goldstandard. lets see someone outdo this. im rarely this kind to beers but this is superb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
celluloiddroid (25) - Hebron, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Beautiful, golden color. Great head. Great tastes, oh the hops. It was bitter, but in the best possible way. I want more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eirikur (378) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - MAY 31, 2004
Looks very nice, mild sweet hoppy taste. Nicely balanced. Overall a fine brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2004 Bottled from Happy Deli NYC-pourd a light golden orange, White head.aroma is hopps and citrus.Taste is bitter but not overpowering,.crisp clean mouthfeel, I could drink this all the time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
desurfer (1262) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Slightly hazy amber body, medium sized frothy white head. Aroma abounds with hops; piney, resiny, delicious hops. Flavor is the same, big citrus notes and lots of sticky hops. This is backed up by a sweet malty backbone and it finishes dry and peppery. Im so glad I finally got my hands on some Stone brews! Even my girlfriend loved it and shes normally not an IPA fan at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Too a trip to Dallas and had the chance to pick this brew that is unavailble to us in Fl. The aroma was as hoppy as I have ever had and the finish is dry and bitter. Good beer if this is your style

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