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RATINGS: 3619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2003
Amber color with white large head. Aroma is of hops and very strong.Hoppy bitter taste that has a hint of pine to it. Not as smooth as the Ruination IPA but still a solid Hopped up IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Light orange colored and crystal clear with an inviting fluffy white head. Huge hoppy aroma and flavor. Perfectly bitter beer. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - SEP 20, 2003
A hop monster. Possibly one of the best hop aromas I've experienced. They leap out of the glass to destroy my nostrils. Destroy, damn it! The taste....wow, american hops like crazy. Rich pine, woody, floral. Damn! Hops! Who likes hops here? Do you? Then drink this IPA, damn it!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2003
Deep amber color. Small off-white head mostly diminishing. Aroma is strong hoppy aroma (pine). I must admit on the front end that I love an IPA. In this case this is one of the better varieties of same. Strong hoppy, bitter taste but with substantial malt backbone. Full bodied. A good effort Stone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icarus (57) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2003
Top 'o the hop pops up with a piney woods sap smack. Get it Jack? Orange, bitter, very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2003
hazy copper color with a small white head. Very nice pine and citrus hop aroma. flavor is grapefruit, with pine and floral notes,with some malt sweetness leading to a bitter hop finish. nicely balanced and well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 30, 2003
ok....a wonderful appearance, a thin head that dissapates quickly. The beer has an amber color, and a very hoppy smell. The taste is bitter, veryyy nice. Slightly sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2640) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Firm white head, short lived. Hazy orange/gold color. Spotty laceing. Clean, piney, resiny nose. Medium body. Aromas roll over into the flavor dept., with some minimal maltiness backing them up. Finish is dry. I expected more from this brew, top 50 material? I think not. Good brew but the Victory Hop Devil kicks the Stone gargoyles ass! In this case anyway.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6447) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Hazy golden hue with small head but good lacing. Nose is pine and grapefruit with hints of buttered wheat bread and light spice. Oh yes, there be hops here along with twangy fruit and an undertone of sweetness. Dry and astringent on the finish. Almost oily feel. Big and bold IPA, one to put your macro beer drinking friends into hop shock.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EKGoldings (616) - 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.


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