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RATINGS: 3589   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2003 There was a really nice sweetness in the aroma. Good golden brown color. Nice buttery hoppy taste. This was very good, but had been travelling along with Greg across upstate NY, so I will re-rate this when i get a fresher bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2003
UPDATED: APR 28, 2005 Clear deep golden body with moderate carbonation and a snow white head. Hoppy, tropical fruit aroma suggesting mango and papaya with a toasted biscuity malt underbelly. Great balance and great depth of character. Nice hop kick, but not overpowering or one-dimensional. Pairs very well with food, better than most IPAs. A sentimental favorite of mine and probably the best beer available for the price in my area.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2008 Golden body topped by a thick white lasting head with good lace. Sweet hoppy aroma wtih a lemony character. Great aroma. Sweet and fruity hop flavor with a slight lemony character. Medium bodied and slightly dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (6041) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2005 Rerate Still a damn good IPA, just did not blow me away this time- call it sophmoric excitement from the first time I encountered a Stone affecting my high rating. Original 4.5 Deep dark golden color upon pouring. Head was smaller than expected - but leaves a bit of lacing. The aroma improves as it warms - starts off with a blast of sprucey hops but settles into a warm fruit like nectar. The beer is constantly active in my glass with massive amounts of bubble action. The flavor is initially hoppy and sprucey with a nectar sweet undertone aftertaste. Probably the best IPA I have had to date - does not assault you with hops and leave you hanging without a few malty notes to even it out. Looking forward to the Ruination and Arrogant Bastard that I also picked up at Bacchus in Chattanooga.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aurelius (4603) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2003
My first Stone's and without a doubt, the best AIPA that I've had. A very mature, hoppy, candied-yam aroma. Beautiful bottle, painted label, apricot-colored beer. Hop and pepper character, followed by a fruity sweetness. West coast hops are my least favorite, but this was obviously done with a lot of attention and craftsmanship -- without being ham-handed last minute dry-hopping. Long, sawing hop finish, which fights with the sides of your tongue. A man's beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deprogram (115) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2003 12 oz. bottle Stone scores again (surprised?) with this fist-sized cousin to the beautiful 22 oz. works of art we all know and love, or should. Don't make the mistake of drinking this out of the bottle, though - there's a big beer inside of there, with an assertive hop character and brilliant, clear golden hue. A worthy IPA, and less intimidating than it's brethren.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2004 Much lighter than Ruination, this beer will get you by. You can easily drink 6 of these and feel ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Solid head. Hoppy, aromatic nose. The bitterness is sturdy and crisp. Hopheads every where rejoice. I've had a few of these beers over time, and it definitly holds up. Another outstanding beer from Stone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2003
I'm still a big fan of Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, but this is a fine beer. I'm becoming a "hop convert" after all, where I previously preferred maltier brews. Rich, amber color. Bold, knock-you-on-your-ass hops. What can I say. Hops, hops, hops!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2003
Nicely, crisply hoppy but balanced by malt presence. I tried the Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA recently, and Stone IPA holds up well. Smooth and refreshing, Stone IPA is a nice example of the style. Although, for the record, I do believe diversity and original interpretation is tough to come by in an IPA.

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