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RATINGS: 3604   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
iskirwan1 (66) - monument, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2006
oh my god this good beer probley the best ipa I have ever had the pleasure of drinking pours a deep gold with a off white head rich hop aroma taste is hoppy but just right lingers for a while ohh and did I mention it complents food very well

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poolboy (66) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Good in the bottle. Better on tap at the brewery. Tastes of grapefruit and hops. Head with plenty of white foam. Orange color.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sudsmeister (66) - Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Stone is consistent. I have been drinking their IPA for many years and cannot notice any change. There might be one or two brews out there to offer a challenge, but for the price, this is my staple IPA. Pour, head, aroma, fllavor, mouthfeel, finish are all top notch. I sure am glad somebody can make a beer this good, regularly. Thanks, guys!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
roborb (66) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2009
Bottle poured into a regular pint glass this beer produced a hazy orange/gold color with a 2 finger head. There was some nice lacing present. The smell consisted of pine, hops, and citrus. I found the taste to be a bit of a let down as the malts far outweighed the hops. It was, however, very easy to drink and was still enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
overtheline (66) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2015
12fl oz bottle pours a clear mid amber with a good off white head that lasts. Aroma is tropical fruit syrup, grapefruit, mango and pineapple. Mouthwatering nose! Taste is great with over ripe pineapple and big honeydew melon and some sticky caramel. Lovely, surprisingly thick mouth feel and a big hoppy, resinous, pine sappy, bitter finish. Excellent IPA.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
uncben87 (65) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle to tulip. Pours a crystal clear golden amber with a white head. Aroma is of grassy and citrus hops with an undertone of caramel malts. Taste is very much the same, with the addition of some grapefruit. The malt undertone really comes through in the taste, and balances the hops nicely. The MF is smooth and clean, a very easy drinking beer. Overall this is a great readily available IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leo2x4us (65) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Light copper appearance with a medium head. The taste is of grapefruit with medium bitterness for an IPA. Also has a higher malty flavor. One of the better IPA beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcfishler (65) - USA - DEC 1, 2006
Clear bright amber, with a small offwhite head that dissipates before long. Big blast of hop aroma - green herbs with sweet spice. A little fruit is there in the background too. On the palate, the hops hit right away, with pine, herbs, and grass. Carbonation is a little coarse, but mouthfeel is rich. Malt contributes body but not overt sweetness...I like that quality a lot. Delivers most of the character of the Ruination IPA for a lower price point. In fact, I prefer the balance of this brew to the Ruination. A must for fans of grassy hops.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Fantastic. Dry-hopping gives incredibly fresh, floral/citrus aroma, one of the more pleasant IPA aromas around. Light malt foundation could be be slightly richer for my taste, but that is a very small qualm. Hop bitterness, flavor and aroma are all outstanding. Extremely clean character - killer IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - JUL 8, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2009 Re-rate: Stone IPA is good, but O’Dell’s (Boulder CO) is better. Stone: Hoppy, yes. Balanced, no. A little thin across the middle of the palate, and overly astringent. Love the hops, but needs some beef as well.


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