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RATINGS: 3589   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LennyH (60) - Delaware, USA - NOV 10, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2007 Bottle. Typical IPA color with a nice, foamy head and good lacing. Very flowery aroma for an IPA. Flavor is fruity and bitter and perfectly balanced. This IPA is well deserving of it’s lofty status. Maybe my favorite beer. Re-rate - This is my favorite beer on the face of this earth, so I have to give it a 5.

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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Bottle. Golden amber color with an oily but small head. Nice aroma of heavy citrus hops and very faint malt. Bold bitterness, and a very very light sweetness. An excellent IPA specimen.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcferc4 (59) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Such a delicious beer. Amazing aroma, full of piney, citrusy hop goodness. The flavor is full power - acidic at first, then a hop-splosion with a caramel-sweet finish. Like making out with a gorgeous chick who’s chewing hop-flavored gum. Nice long, smooth finish. Right up there with Two Hearted, maybe slightly less balanced.

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 (59) - - 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

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
NewCastle1 (59) - Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Very nice golden tan pour, with a nice white, quickly fading head. Aroma is of citrus, lemon and grapefruit. Some pine as well. Tast was mor citrus, and pine then anything. Just a small touch of malt maybe? A little to bitter and spicey bitterness for me. Wnjoyable but not one I will really seek out again.

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.


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