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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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liinis (1496) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2014
Very tasty and delightful hoppiness. Pleasant mouthfeel: not so light. Only a hint sweet so well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sizzler80 (412) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 27, 2014
Clear amber pour with a decent white head. Hoppy as hell. Pine, grapefruit, hops, slight mango, catty, caramel, hops. Hops, hops, hops. Stone IPA is quite meaty and absolutely palate stripping. Love it.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mililani (20) - - JAN 26, 2014
Stone’s IPA, to me, represents everything wrong with the current beer trend. One day, people will look back at this obsession with hops and realize what a bizarre palate people in this day and age. That’s not to say hops are bad. No. But, excessive bittering hops, without any counter balance, are. And, Stone IPA, to me, represents that extreme. It comes off with this nasty medicinal bittering taste akin to aspirin. There is also this strong after taste that lingers on the palate for days. I couldn’t get rid of that aspirin like linger on my palate even days after finishing off a Stone multipack. It was just nasty, and I vowed to swear off Stone forever. Contrast this with more floral IPA’s such as Pliny the Elder or Simtra triple IPAs. With these brews, there is a more floral, sweet aroma and taste that finishes very clean and dry. Very little after taste. The predominant use of simcoe and amarillo hops gives those beers their characteristic aromatic hoppy smells and tastes that, I think, isn’t emphasized enough nowadays in the single IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AKORN (95) - Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Nice hoppy IPA aroma. Golden in color with a nice head. Crisp, lite citrus, good bitterness and mellow. Not too heavy. Overall a very good IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Awktoberfest (258) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2014
I like...different from my citrus bomb iPas I love... More I don't know... herbal? Spicy hops... Good and I like... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixer006 (8) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2014 does not count
Outstanding ipa, nice colour, crisp bitter finish and the hop aroma lingers. One of the elite.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanan (70) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Very solid, above average IPA, dry hopped as advertised, plenty of hops. If in an IPA mood, can’t go wrong. Love that Costco has a great deal on a 24. Otherwise hard to find it less than $8.99 for a 6r and $9.99 normally. and there are equal or better IPAs for a dollar less.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ColaKid (30) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2014
The year is 2010, an Aussie craft beer novice travels to sunny California with his brother, he tastes Stone IPA, he is first overwhelmed by the crazy hop blast, by the end of the longneck he is converted forever to hoppy beers. Well done Stone, you made a beer wanker out of this Aussie! Perfection.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chadski4 (69) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Very light copper color with a strong citrus aroma. Wonderful hops flavor. Definitely lives up to its rep.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (1705) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2014
On tap at Granfalloon. Pours a golden color with white head. Hoppy, grassy, piney aromas. Quite hoppy, piney, bitter flavors.


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