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RATINGS: 3588   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.


2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rowefam3 (70) - kendallville, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2008
This has to be the most overated beer I have ever tasted. Almost no aroma. Looks not much different from a Bud. No body to speak of. Just some late bitterness. Thatís all. Iím thinking that people must really love the bottle or thay havnít had many other choices.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 12, 2010
22oz poured into a pint glass. Color is a beautiful translucent light copper with an unassuming off white head. Hits the palate as if it were my tastebud g-spot, just hard enough. Piney with some subtle herbal and even more subtle citrius hops. Aftertaste is hops with just the right amount of bitterness. Aroma is slightly floral piney hops with a dash of hops. Hops. What can you say that hasnít already been said about Stone IPA, the king, the quintessential IPA, the baseline standard by which all other IPAís are to be judged. I am a complete and total IPA addict and it was Stone that irst got me into IPAís when I moved to California. Since then, Iíve broadened my IPA horizons and my palate is a bit more mature. Still, you can never go wrong with Stone IPA. So simple, but maybe that is what makes it great. When I think of hops, I think of Stone. When I think IPA, I think of Stone.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ColaKid (70) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tommynh (70) - - JUN 30, 2014
Straight from the fridge to a large Sam Adams glass. Pours a nice golden color with a very nice hop scent and great hop taste. They say it's dry hopped for a couple weeks and it gives a great taste. Nice beer, nice aftertaste, a great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NateBarnett (69) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Aroma is caramel, grapefruit and general citrus. Well balanced sweet and bitter flavors. Wish I had paid more attention, but knew it was a fantastic IPA at the first sip.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Khaggerty118 (69) - Olney, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Wow. I consider myself relatively new to craft beer and thought that dogfish head IPAs were the undisputed IPA champs. This beer is damn good. Pours a nice pale amber color. STINKS of citrus and hops. You can taste amazing citrusy lemon as soon as you take it into your mouth (giggity). One of the best upset it took me so long to try this

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 26, 2005
Initial strong aroma of hops that settled down to a more subtle hop aroma after a minute. Poured with a golden color, and a frothy head that was still a half inch thick a few minutes after pouring. Very well-balanced flavor with a mellow hop bitterness and a good amount of hop flavor that melded very well with the malt backbone. Rich mouthfeel that felt almost creamy from the fine carbonation. The beer coated the mouth for several seconds after each sip. This evolved into a pleasantly ligering aftertaste that was a good mix of bitterness and hop flavor. This is an excellent, well-crafted beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2005
Received courtesy of my friend Sal Paradise from hawkeyenation.com This is heaven. Perfect IPA. Two Hearted Ale is the best I can get around here, but this is better. Floral scent. Grapefruit and pine. Wish I could get this all the time here in St. Louis.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhysZac (69) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Bottle at MacNivenís. Waitress poured and snuck down the side, so no head. Perfect golden body with perfect white lacing. Smelled very intense but not overwhelming. Lots of orange grapefruit and some pine. Excellent flavor with orange again present. Good bitterness lingers a moderate time and is very well balanced. Thin bodied, but not watery. A little soft, but not fizzy. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrick820 (69) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Pours orangish, with fluffy head, that falls to a small lasting head, oroma is citrus and pine hops, the flavor is also citrus and pine, with some maltyiness, this is a really good IPA, its not as intense as others, but that can be a good thing


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