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RATINGS: 3674   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2004
Aroma: Citrusy, grapefruity hop over caramel/toffee malt. Appearance: Darker gold color, low head retention. Flavor: Grapefruity and flowery hop flavor. Nice malt backbone and flavor. Well balanced flavor. Mouthfeel/Palate: Nice and assertive bitterness,which gives way to sweet maltiness. Medium mouthfeel. Overall: Straightforward IPA, but good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2004
big robust hop nose.. piney, a little cirtusy... pours clear and golden witha big fizzy white head. Head leaves pretty quick.. lotsa hops.. hops hops HOPS. great taste, clean crisp in the mouth. Cut right through the curry I was eating. Fantastic brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
warriorx99 (85) - USA - JAN 28, 2006
Bottled. This beer pours a nice copper color and has a very bitter hoppy taste with a dry finish. The aroma is that of hops with strikes me as a somewhat fruity hint. I canít admit to being a fan of really hoppy dry beers and this one certainly didnít change my mind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wickster (85) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Maybe I just expect too much from Stone, but this one I found to be a very run-of-the-mill IPA....if anything a bit lacking. Overall there are way better IPA options in the $10/6pack area for my tastes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tipsytoad (85) - JERSEY - OCT 29, 2008
Beautiful hop aroma, like lemons squeezed on freshly mown grass. Lovely bitterness and good malt backbone. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PaulHegedus (85) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle. This is golden orange in the glass with a half inch white head, medium carbonation. Thereís loads of pine in the aroma, fresh pink grapefruit, sliced apricot, lime juice and zest. The body is medium, coating, slightly oily. There are waves of lacing on the glass. Malt and hops are really well balanced in this. I taste lots of pink grapefruit, pine, wood, fresh sliced avocado in the hops; the bitterness is strong and inviting. Finishes fairly long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kenko (85) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Clear golden yellow topped off with a modest frothy white head. Aroma is largely of grapefruit, pine and sweet caramel malts. Thick, toasted, caramel malts upfront; heavy, aggressive bitterness in the finish; strong notes of a) grapefruit and b) pine; medium bodied with a creamy, crisp mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamhorror (84) - USA - APR 3, 2013
Light cooper and hazy body. Excellent head but diminished to a ring around the glass and after each sip a big lace was left attached to the glass. Aroma is crisp, pine, citrus such as orange, and lemon-lime Taste is very bitter, piney, and slight citrus. Palate is crisp pine, hints of lemon-lime, very bitter with earthy tones. Possibly the best IPA I have tasted next to AleSmith. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigred22 (84) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 6, 2011
It is just solid all the way through. It is floral, but not overwhelming. Malty and bitter just like it should be. Not quite as floral as some others Iíve had, which is why it only gets a 3.8. I love Stone beers, but the IPA is not any better than some others Iíve had.

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