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RATINGS: 3573   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymow (962) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2003
While IPA's are not my favorite, this one was pretty good. Stone seems to make some good beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3483) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
Bronze with off white head and great lace.Lots of hops throughout with long finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JAN 13, 2003
<b>growler</b> Hop flowers and carmel malts in the nose. Nice creamy head that thinned out but sustained. Balanced earthy citrus and creamy carmel malts. Resiny and smooth. Nutty bitter hoppy finish with biscuty malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2003
UPDATED: APR 8, 2003 creamy, lasting head, good lacing. Big, juicy, in your face hop aromas. Impressive medium-full body and viscous mouthfeel. Rich and sweetish malt flavors and a long bitter finish. This is a big IPA and definitely an all-time favorite. Thanks to urbnhautebourg!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2003 re-rate: This is much better than I first thought. It's drier than Stone Ruination, and slightly less bitter, but not a bad IPA by any means! A wide variety of hoppiness fill the flowery/aromatic flavor. Some citrus, like grapefruit, too. The carbonation is just right. There is not much head retention. Very smooth and easy to drink. It reminds me why I love IPA's.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (5234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2003 Re-rate - Expected more hops? What was I thinking? This is perfectly hopped. Huge floral hop nose. Intense flavor, with the perfect malt to hop balance. A great IPA, though slightly inferior to the Ruination. Original, 3.9 - Nice color and lacing. Decent aroma of hops and sweetness. I really expected more hops in the flavor, but it is creamy and mildly sweet, which I find enjoyable. This is a prett good IPA, but 90 Minute and Hop Devil are better. Thanks Racegoer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holdwine (1114) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Granted I’m a hop fanatic, but wow. Strong hoppy and floral notes right up front. You know what you are getting yourself into. I’ll just let you read the other reviews while I have another one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldGrowth (2854) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2003 From the bottle. Great nose. Like smelling fresh hops. Then balanced nicely with the malt. A great overall expeience

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IPALover (63) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 31, 2002
I love this beer. It has a big hop aroma which leads you into a crisp sharp hoppy elixir which is a feast for all your bitter taste buds. However they won’t be able to taste much afterwords :).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaymobrown (1723) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2002
Huge hop nose - flowery and brightly fruity. While the hops are brilliantly exploding from the glass, the taste actually grooves into a sweet sugary cereal flavor. Nice balance and overall drinkability.

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