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RATINGS: 3813   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Wow--a truly unique, refreshing brew. Pours a remarkable golden color. Aroma is strong and citrusy, and quickly permeates a large room. The initial taste is one of amazing character--an obvious bitter taste of hops, but also combined with a distinct maltiness and a spicy citrus flavor. The body is medium, as advertised, and the finish is smooth, citrusy and very long-lasting. The alcohol warms the stomach intensely. If you can withstand the bitterness, this is a beer with amazing character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2004
Best before 9-2-04.Aroma is a perfect balance of pale malts and a tease of crystal with some nice earthy hops,very little citrus or grapefruit compared to say the Smutty IPA.Nice deep gold with a somewhat short head with some good lacing.This beer is all about balance and overall quality.Lots of hops with the same amout of malt to make this one hell of a session IPA.Very nice but like many hyped beers,I wanted more hops.Maybe next time?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6536) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2012 Even after all of these years this is one of my favorite IPAs .+++ Sampled from a 12 oz bottle this fine brew pours a clear orange color with a medium sized yellowish head. There is a strong hop aroma with both flowery and grapefruity elements. The flavor is heavily hopped with much grapefruit coming through but there is also a strong malt presence that balances this beer far better than their Ruination.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 19, 2004
The head vanishes almost instantly but the crisp bitter bite of this brew makes up for any set backs in its appearance or aroma. You got to give it up to Stone brewers for creating these damn good recipes and expierments they do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Best IPA Ive had to date...no question. Pronounced hops but not rough on the taste buds. Beautiful deep gold color and thick head. Citrus flavor with little aftertaste. The above average acohol content gives it a warm feeling on the way down. Well done stone. Ill have to try the rest of the line.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2004
Pours a deep golden colour with a thick head. Standard I.P.A. aromas ie. citrus hops, malts. The taste is a knockout punch. Big hops,pine, citrus, grapefruit, some peaches strong malt backbone, nice mouthfeel. A great I.P.A.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Thanks to Lord Gorlock for this one. Pours a amber/golden color with fairly active carbonation and a rocky, dense head. Aroma is wonderful, fruity hops and not much else. Flavor is very tasty, but lack balance. Of course, this is an American IPA, so what did I expect? Hop flavor is exceptional, and mouthfeel is smooth. Great lacing in glass. Id definitely like to try more beers by this brewer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 19/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 9, 2004
poured a light golden color with a thick whte with impressice retention. Flavor was mildly sweet with a good hoppy bite that was not to overpowering just right for the other flavors in the beer. I could detect a skight lemony presence in aroma and flavor. good ipa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjg74 (2953) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Pours a nice light copper color. Very aromatic. Smells very hoppy with some sweetness. Power hop flavor. They did it with this IPA, very hoppy but so well balanced. Little alcohol kick at to give it a nice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2004
Poured bright orange with a thin short lasting head...smelled a little sweet with strong earthy undertones...a little malty and first on the tongue and then very very hoppy...finished crisp and warm...great IPA

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