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RATINGS: 3929   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Bomber. Pours clear orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit, nicely balanced. Flavor is hoppy but light. Palate just a tad watery. Highly drinkable, a standard against which all other IPAís are judged.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerNeedy (126) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 16, 2009
12 oz bottle Aroma of pine and hops and IPA goodness. Poured a clear deep golden color with a small white head that didnít linger. The flavor and palate were sort of a junior version of big brother Ruination. A superior IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2009
This is my goto sessionís IPA beer. Stone has truely got a great IPA. Almost the epitomy of a west coast IPA. Nothing that well jump out and scream HOPS! but enuff there not to over power you and let you enjoy the other flavors that are going on with this beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
SD Trip, sampler: Hmmm, maybe Iím getting the pales mixed up, that can happen. This is a hoppy, but not overly so, IPA. The best IPA out there, as the community score would suggest, Iíd say no, but itís drinkable and not offensive so it has mass appeal over some (better) IPAs and DIPAs (Hercules). Again, may have been muted by the Sublimely I was also drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhwarfield (125) - USA - MAY 21, 2006
Bottle. Poured yellow with white head that disipated quickly. Nice hops aroma and taste. not a particularly full bodied taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndavidj99 (125) - Dallas, Maine, USA - FEB 14, 2008
Beautiful golden/orange beer with very nice frothy off white head. Floral/citrus hop aroma. Lacing on the glass before I even take a drink! The hops donít overwhelm you like the "Arrogant Bastard" by Stone. It is very balanced and a great drink with a yeasty backbone. Nice bitter finish, but not too bitter. Very "crisp" as advertised. The more I drink, the more I notice a soapy taste and finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2008
Appeared very dark amber in the pint glass with minimal head. It smelled strongly of hops even far from the glass. It felt medium-bodied in the mouth and tasted very hoppy, not too heavy with little bite. It was a very drinkable and great tasting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WSSmiles (124) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Poured from a bottle, working on a cold so might have to re-rate some day. For a orangish amber color beer this one looks pretty darn good. Now I am starting to understand why people like Stone so much. Head was a creamy white that actually held its head well. Again with the cold, I smelled a sweet fruity almost peppery aroma. Flavor had a small bite to it that was enjoyable. Overall a good one from Stone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2004
wow..., great ipa best ipa iíve had. amber,/golden body, small to medium head. great hoppy ipa taste. awesome taste , awesome taste. just great all around. smooth just, awesome flavor, best ipa ive had. great aftertaste and finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PolishHammer (124) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Super hop-bomb....watch out! A lot of bittering hops used in this, but they do seem to mellow a bit as you drink more. Great PNW hop aroma and flavors, complex...good malt backbone. Not the cleanest hop flavor in the world, but a really enjoyable beer from a great brewery.

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