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RATINGS: 3573   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdp (59) - Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Had this on draft back on 11Jul2007. It was the cask version specially hopped with Simcoe Hops. Nice golder/copper color. Nice hoppy smell. This beer had great hop flavor but an almost surreal hop sweetness (unlike any other beer) and smoothness. I could drink this version all day long. Bottle the Simcoe version please. I’ve had the regular bottle version of stone IPA and it is good... but this is awesome.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CitrusP (59) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2013
Pours a clear golden/dark orange with a soft looking finger of white head. Aroma of very fresh hops, strong lemon and grapefruit, bursts out of the glass. Taste follows through with more the same, bitterness is sharp but dissipates fairly into softer grapefruit, increasing the drinkability. Fresh and clean on the back palate, tingly bitterness lingers on. Hell of an IPA, these guys know what they’re about and this beer nails it.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Msdrbeat (58) - - JAN 9, 2015
Not a bad ipa but not my favorite. Very biting and grassy in taste. Okay. Not super impressed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SFtaster (58) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Not a huge fan of the style; but if I had to choose one, this would be in my top 5 (along with Lagunitas, Russian River, Victory, and Ninkasi). Pours nicely from 12 oz bottle with golden body, citrus aromas, and pillowy head. As advertised, the beer is aggressively hopped to deliver ample citrus notes and tangy a flavor profile. The genius is that Stone’s version is not overwhelmingly bitter as many ’unsophisticated’ IPA’s tend to be.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2002
This beer is the definition of IPA. No uncharecteristic flavors like the Maritime IPA, just liquid hops. What is particularly lovely about this brew is the enourmous hop-nose: I spent 5 minutes just SMELLING the glass! Obviously a lot of dry-hopping, but hops is the main ingrediant at every level of this beer. The flavor backs up the hops with a strong enough bite and carbonation to distinguish it from Tree’s IPA, which has no body behind the hops. I had the Full Sail IPA the night before, and almost poured the bottle out for lack of hops. God bless Stone Brewing for this perfect beverage!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MolsonMan (58) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Pours a copper color. With almost no head. The beer itself, has a nice cirtus kick and is very hoppy. Very tasty and enjoyable beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tlitt2 (58) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2005
220z from shopper’s village. Pours a medium orange with yellowness. A mdecent sized head, not fluffy but a nice dense head. Aoma of pine, citrus. Flavor of hops, citrus, maybe grapefruit. Palate is wonderfully rich. Seems very balanced in terms of hops/ malt to me. I think this is really only my second IPA, next to Goosse Island. Still, one can’t not be incredibly impressed with this beer. Enough sweet to balance hops, and complexity balanced by drinkability. Fantastic. Oh yeah, and this is my 50th beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Touche (57) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2007
10 dollars for a 6 is the only downside but certainly worth the price for this delicious hoppy beer. Refreshing and with a slight bite which leaves the palate searching for more. The bite is not overwhelming, dare I say it is slightly smooth? yes. I’ve enjoyed everything i’ve had by stone and this is one of my favorites.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
monkeyman (57) - Alabama, USA - AUG 10, 2002
A real pretender. Pretty, silk-screened bottle, that’s just about all. Case said bottled in July. However, had classic symptpoms of heat or light damage: caustic bitterness, uneven malt presence. I find this shocking -- We get bottle-conditoned Anchor Liberty out east, and its flat out superb up to 6 months after bottling.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icarus (57) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2003
Top 'o the hop pops up with a piney woods sap smack. Get it Jack? Orange, bitter, very drinkable.


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