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RATINGS: 3619   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2003
These guys do like their hops. But I still feel as though I am worthy of their beer. Very hoppy but they don't skimp on the malts either. This is a great beer before bedtime.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2003
Orange in color. Bitter bitter bitter. Very complex, sweet, sour, fruty. An amazing aroma. My second brew from Stone.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2007 A splendid IPA. Big on the hops aroma and flavor, but the bitterness is not overdone. A little weak on malt character, but who said this was supposed to be a "balanced" beer? The dry hopping gives it that "fresh hops" smell that is simply not present in most IPAs; it smells like hops fresh out of the bag.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2007 Hands down the best IPA I’ve tried yet. Fruity and amazingly complex aroma (IMO) for an IPA. Pears, honey, hops oil. Foamy white head on hazy dark amber beer with lacing down the whole side of the glass. Medium-heavy body with low-medium carb - great mouthfeel. The balance of sweet/tart malts/hops is incredible. Very fruity and huge hops finish with light bitter/fruit after. Clean and crisp - really perks you up.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
This beer is awesome. The aroma is lightly floral, with some citrus notes. It pours a clear golden color, with a small cream head. The palate is wonderful, It is soft, rich, somewhat buttery as well. It is hopped just right. It is fully bitter, and the finish is nice and dry.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2003
Wonderful aroma and a big, thick puffy head to match. Bitterness well balanced with malt and extreme citrus sweetness. Really great to drink and deserves its high rating.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymow (1039) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3561) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
Bronze with off white head and great lace.Lots of hops throughout with long finish

4.2
   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.

4.3
   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!


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