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RATINGS: 3505   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
Light straw color, small head. A very hoppy beer, dry and crisp. Distinctive hop aroma. Beer is ‘dry hopped’ for 2 weeks. A 60 IBU beer. Finish is clean and crisp. A nice bitter IPA. Good beer, etched beer bottle.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2002
Great nose to this beer. The hop flavor really makes this beer, and gives it a lasting feel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - OCT 3, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 10/3/02: Over the top HOP-HOP-HOP. My intro to IPAs. 8/16/03: Golden color, light white head. Flowery hop aroma. Flavor is malt, grapefruit and pine. This was once the benchmark for west coast IPA’s, but AleSmith has raised the bar! 5/10/06: Green Flash has raised the bar again. 10/26/06 But I still pick up a bomber every now and again. 10/21/11: My go-to-beer at Valley View Casino.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
joet (2228) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 1, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2004 A hop explosion of aroma and flavor with a bit of mint and vines without any any heavy tobacco or dust. It snaps crisp on the tongue and is very drinkable. A model West Coast IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
Amber color with a thick creamy white head. Flowery citrusy, junipery, Cascade hop aroma with a hint of maltyness. Strong citrus, tea, hop flavor bitterness and uncharacteristically but not unplesant subdued malt flavor for a Stone beer. An outstanding beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2002
Mmmmmmmmmmmm....this is really really good. The dryhopping is very apparent and adds a lot to this extraordinary IPA. This is the best IPA I’ve had. Actually modestly bitter in my opinion (reguardless of its IBUs) but just incredibly flavorful. The hops are prominent here but very well balanced and presented. My first 4+ IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3452) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2002
Large olfactory presence. Rich, citrusy-fruity, & juicy malt characteristics. Well balanced and very tasty. Mouthwatering hop flavors complement the malty aroma. Malt flavors reminded me of some IPAs I had in Canada; had a round, "fruitiness" to it. Lingering sweetness plays in the mouth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2002
Sweet, floral, citrus aroma. Sweet, hoppy flavor at the start, tastes and smells like unfermented wort. Crisp, bitter, hoppy finish. Not as good as the Ruination IPA, but still better than most others.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Very hoppy, although surprisingly not too much that it is overpowering. Citrus/floral aroma and citrus and hop flavor with a nice bitter finish. Malts were still somewhat detectable as not to make this too one dimensional.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2002
Holy Hoppiness Batman! Sit down and hold on if your cracking open a beautiful bottle of Stone’s India Pale Ale because your palate is in order for a rude awakening. Definitely citrusy/flowery taste..defined best by my friend as "liquid weed." I’m not much of the hop craver myself, but this was a nice treat for my taste buds. Wonderful aroma, striking taste, and long lasting aftertaste. A good IPA to pick up if you have the time!!!


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