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RATINGS: 3849   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2004 mmmmm...hops. It is a clear rich gold poor with a nice white head. Very nice citrusy, floral hops in the aroma. Oh, but the hops are a powerful (and pleasureable) presence. Slight malty sweetness help balance those oh so lovely biting hops. I really love this one and would have it again in a heart beat.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
njbfr (113) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2009
A sparkling amber with a thick white head. HEAVY citrus/pine aroma. The flavor the hops impart on this beer match perfectly with the sweetness of the malt giving it a really nice, fruity taste. Finishes a little too bitter for me but nowhere near as overpoweringly as Stoneís Ruination. Very, very drinkable which can let the 6.9% sneak up on you. Very, very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCastner (112) - New York, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Pours a light copper with faint white head. Fantastic appearance. Aroma is of caramel, some fruit (esters at play), and plenty of American citrusy, resiny goodness. Medium body. Taste is of several varieties of sweet malt, followed by the flavor of American hops. Notice I didn’t say bitterness. Although over 70 IBUs, the flavor takes center stage. A great example of how flavoring hops should be used. One of my favorites.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
FlyingTaco (112) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Well, since itís been a while and Iíve sampled many offerings since I wanted to re-review my favorite beer, Stone IPA. Text and stats on the original review follows. Long story short...itís still right up there... 12 oz. into Duvel tulip... 2+ finger butter/eggshell head tops a clean and still honey/copper body. Head is slightly meringuish with great staying power and a lot of lacing. What an IPA should look like. Greapefruit is subtle yet strong with slight floral notes and mild caramel malt. Thatís what Iím talkiní about...overall citrus is dominant but not one-sided - aroma has Beautiful Chemistry in spades. Caramel malt comes forward in an even keel. Hoppiness manifests itself in more of a bitter citrus tone than on the nose...with a little warmth thereís solid balance but the citrus and malt do quiet down rather quickly. This achieves almost perfect balance on the palate. Malt is clean but hearty and hops provide ample bitterness and citrus. Finish is strong and even-keeled. Husky but bright. Never gets old. One of the most drinkable beers around in my opinion and my favorite beer to drink all-around. Excellent for all seasons - hearty enough for cold, light enough for warm. Quenches thirst and provides a strong but clean flavor profile.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
birderbeerer (112) - Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Light golden beer with a white, frothy, one finger head. Excellent sticking on the lace. Aroma is all hops. Mostly pine hops with fruit notes and a pungent edge. Bitter overpowers sweet. Taste has a bite. Nice bitter hops. Pine and grassy mainly. Slight hint of pineapple. Little bit of butter/toast malt to back up the hops. Leaves a bitter, dry, hoppy aftertaste. This is a good smacky, sticky ipa. When I imagine a standard ipa, this is what I think of. It isnít a tropical fruity, sweet ipa, and it isnít a high hop, high malt backbone ipa. Nothing overpowers and itís hop dominated. Bitter and crisp.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
phikus01 (112) - New York, USA - FEB 28, 2013
A great IPA, melon citrus hop bitterness balanced by a subtle malt sweetness

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oppear (112) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 31, 2013
This I believe is the most balanced IPA Iíve tasted. Itís not a perfect combo but needís few touches here and there. Pineapples, moss-bitter, cherry-marmalade, carbonated water (briefly). This almost letís You forget about itís faults, critisism and yet few are still found. If this only wasnít so damn expensive...

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tturner (111) - , Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2009
very little maltiness. a clean dry finish. Extremely close to being a double. piny citrusy hoppy. nice froathy head that gives way to lacing. Even if you donít like IPAís this beer is worth buying and just smelling it for hours.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guerinfbfan (110) - Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2012
12 oz. bottle...pours a very nice orange with a very thin white head...aroma was very floral, with nice hints of fruit as well as some pine...flavor was much of the same...one of the best IPAs I have had...was waiting to try and offering from Stone and I am glad I started with this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Pours a clear orange-gold with a moderate white head. Aroma of pine. Properly bitter, lively, good body. A very good, classic, hoppy IPA.


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