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Look up "hops" in the dictionary and youíll 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 beerís crisp and refreshing bitter character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2002
UPDATED: APR 8, 2004 Wow wow. Massive flowery, hoppy nose. Lovely creamy texture. Big, fruity hops, plenty of lemon and orange. Love the massively hoppy aftertaste. Glorious IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 17, 2002
Well, I didnít hate this beer, but it definitely wasnít my favorite IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 13, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2004 22OZ bottle: There is a super amount of cascade hops that is put against a strong malt backbone. A new #1 IPA in my book. Too bad I canít buy this where I live, but thank goodness for VintageCellar.com.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2503) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2006 Draft: First beer from this keg. dense and creamy head that is very sticky. aroma is floral, citric, touch of caramel, sweet, kind nuggets, nutty, pine sap. flavors of ripe oranges. like biting into a ripe, juicy orange, hop burp...something i hadnít had in a beer before this. palate is very round and soft, juicy, extremely fresh and refreshing, yet very complex.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DamnGoodBeer99 (13) - Shingle Springs, California, USA - MAR 5, 2002
I had just decided earlier that IPAís available in 12 oz bottles were probably dominated by the great tasting Bridgeport and Big Daddy (Speakeasy). Then, I had Stones IPA.Great Stuff from the first to the last sip and a íHopí saturation that I found very satisfying. I also liked not being able to single out the alcohol (like some other hopped-up Ipaís and Double Ipaís). Iíd actually give this a í20í but then Iíd probably never buy any other. Even the bottle looked cool. Congratulations Stone, on a terrific IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
msutequilaman (84) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2002
Wow. Good stuff. Cloudy caramel color. Very hoppy, without any bitterness. I smelled and tasted sweet oranges and other citrus. Iím a big fan of IPA, and this may be the best I have tasted. Bravo! I think Iíll have another.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2002
This is my favorite IPA so far. Great hoppy flavor and aroma without the bitter aftertaste. A must try if you are an IPA fan.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BillKismet (3340) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2002
Modest orange in appearance with a frothy head topping this blissfully hop-aromed beer. A label on the beer states ínothing but barley, hops, yeast, and waterí--what could be more simple?--Is this really all it takes to make a great beer--then why havenít more brewers caught on?! Relatively smooth hoppiness that saturates all parts of the mouth, leaving a pleasant, but slightly metallic, hop aftertaste. A wonderful all-around IPA with well balanced hopping. One of the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleAvenger99 (1) - USA - FEB 21, 2002 does not count
Inconsistent, oxidized notes, lacks complexity and balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TChrome (1420) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2002
Excellent. Best brew Iíve tasted since Harpoon IPA, maybe better. Very hoppy. No bitter aftertaste. Highly recommended.

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