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RATINGS: 3466   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Look up "hops" in the dictionary and you’ll see a picture of Stone IPA! "Dry-hopped" for an extra two weeks, this unique process gives our IPA its bountiful hop aroma and rich hop flavor. A full 70+ IBUs (International Bitterness Units) creates this beer’s crisp and refreshing bitter character.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
igneous1 (1498) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2002
copper colored, foamy off-white head with incredibly beautiful lacing, highly carbonated, smells just like a ruby red grapefruit with a slight metallic hint. citrus in the flavor with the bitterness really coming out in the aftertaste. outstanding IPA...one interesting note, the metallic flavor REALLY comes through when you burp!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jajoro (11) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 31, 2002
I find this to be one of the premier American IPA’s. The floral aroma and smooth hoppy finish is what all IPA’s should want to achieve. It is very crisp and clean. Kudos!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2002
Hmmm.Rocky,white,long lasting head.Aroma.Do I need to even comment?Somewhat cold was probably the most bitter taste I have ever tasted.Hops were all over the place.Very little malt.As it warms the malts still seem very restrained. It also gains a spicy,hoppy,alcohol tinge to the finish. The aroma and taste don’t seem to click for me.Ruination is suprisingly much more balnced IMO.In other words this tasted like hop juices to me. Right up my alley but quite a few better IPA’s.Including Ruination.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2002
Jesus! the smell! The hoppiest aroma of all time....pure hops and notes of fresh lawn clippings....cool! Color was orange. Taste was benchmark IPA, all hops little malt.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2006 light amber/peach color. Clear with thin head and lace. Aroma of pine,toasted malt,hint of orange? Medium bodied, huge toasted and citric(orange) malt profile(reminicent of hop devil), piney hops take over leaving a long bitter finish. Very balanced leaving fantastic hop burps to boot! A world class IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 23, 2002
A strong, full-bodied IPA. A strong flavor combines with a hoppy aftertaste. Not as powerful as the Aniversary ales, but no less tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tbissell99 (6) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2002 does not count

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2002
The advert is right, this is a truly hoppy pint! Has a lovely aroma that comes out and bites you, and the flavor is strong as well. Lovely golden/amber color, with a strong head.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2002
Nice golden color with a thick quite head and a good citrusy aroma. The taste is almost nothing but hops, but controlled very nicely. The malt temper it a bit to make for a very enjoyable IPA. Actually, probably the best IPA I’ve had yet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2621) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 19, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2007 Stone India Pale Ale pours out an attractive, brilliant golden color with a hint of amber. Famously citric and piney hop aroma. Flavor is of course largely hop-oriented as well, but it has a decent sized malt backbone as well. Finish is where the brilliantly clear, resiny hop flavors come into play the most, with a nice bitter aftertaste as well. For the amount of hops and all-around bitterness this beer has, though, it is balanced quite effectively by the malt that is present enough here to give it a nice body and a hint of caramel and fruitiness. Quite refreshing on this warm summer night.


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