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RATINGS: 3822   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Stone IPA pours much clearer and lighter than the Stone Pale Ale. Pours a light golden peach with a fine tantalizing white head that just coats the entire glass with sheets of beautiful lacing. Fuck, this is amazing. Aroma is dry, crisp, spicy and fruity with pancake batter, citrus flavor and peaches. Obvious dry hopping (I hope) with some other tropical scents. Honey, lemon, wheat grass, grapefruit with a sweet cedarlike finish. This is fantastic! I had never known what wonderful flavors that little hop flower could bring to beer until I tried this. I really enjoyed this!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 Finally came across a STone dealer near Chicago. Thanks Liquor STop! Very nice IPA, a little clearer than Id like, but looks good nonetheless. Citrus and malts in the nose, Nice amber color with thin offwhite head. Now, I like those Piney hops in the taste. An Oh, so, nice IPA. The best Ive had...

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2004
This is a perfectly carbonated pale golden gem of a beer. The vanilla colored head is gorgeous, fluffy, and perfectly foamy. As the head slowly dissipates it leaves and abundance of thick, intricate lacing. This beer looks good! Aroma is strong and hoppy. This isnt a sensitive beer; its a full frontal assault on the senses. Aroma is loaded with big bursts of hops, grapefruit, pine, and sharp notes of alcohol. Flavor starts off sweet with malt, cherry, and berry flavors. Soon pine nut, tobacco, grapefruit, and sharp hops flavors take over. The beer finishes with a mouth filling burst of bitter hops followed by an alcohol KO. Overall, this is one of the finest beers that Ive ever had the pleasure of tasting. I cant get it locally but if I could then Id keep it on hand at all times.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (1244) - USA - OCT 2, 2004
One of my favorite standard IPAs. Pretty strong hop aroma and flavor but not as overpowering as some stronger beers. Surprisingly well-balanced and easy to drink. This is a great session beer in my opinion.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
Pours a clear amber colour with a medium rapidly diminishing head. Aroma of fresh hop flowers. Flavour of hops but nowhere as bitter as expected from the huge hop aroma. Good mouthfeel with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2004
I love stone almost as much as I love a well crafted IPA, and this is a winning combination, deep citrus intensity, layered over a delcious hop presence, this precise layering is what makes me determine this such a well balanced ale, crispy mouthfeel that maintains buoyancy while still holding a string presence, I like seeing a little sediment in my IPAs which is really the only thing this one is lacking in appearance, Ive learned that I definatly need to try more Stone ales

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdcourtney (57) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Good beer, although I am not a big hophead. The hop and malt aroma was great. The beer is crisp with lots of bitterness which lasts way after finishing the beer.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
mobrew (19) - Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2004
Loved the hop to malt ratio, great color and finish was average to long and with the hops they use, it was great

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
jimmydean (10) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2004
Good beer, but not as hoppy as I expected. However, very smooth with no aftertaste. Good enough to try once.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (6378) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2006 Bottle: Big piney and moderate grapefruit hops with hints of peach, apricot, and caramel. Pours a bright transparent amber with a small white head that has fair retention. Quick sweet caramel and apricot up front. Hops in the finish are mostly pine with some grapefruit and floweriness. A very well balanced IPA.


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