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RATINGS: 3553   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 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 IPAís, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
joet (2290) - 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.

   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.

   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 Iíve 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3481) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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 Stoneís 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." Iím 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!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2002
A pure citrus and hop amalgamation wafts over a crystal clear golden amber lake. The foam scribes angry dragons and monsters down the glass. Encroaching malt sweetness harmonizes with a brazen bitter. This is a classic. I keep coming back to it, and never tire of the senses it spins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2002
Strong, citrusy. Some sourness in the aftertaste. Some pine thruogh the nose as well. Could use a little more carbonation out of the bottle.

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