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RATINGS: 3743   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
demondeacon09 (59) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2012
12 oz bottle poured into a short wine glass. Aroma is of pine and citrus. You can just smell the hops bursting out of this one. The color is a light orange and the head is medium to light. This beer is one of the best tasting IPA's I've ever had. Grapefruit and citrus with a long lasting and deliciously smooth palate afterwards. Love this ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neontb (59) - - FEB 16, 2013
Oh man. Here we go. Its rumble time. Im pouring six IPA’s tonight, into two identical tulip glasses so I can compare, with this one going head to head with Two Hearted Ale by Bells. The two american IPA’s, both with 100/100 on ratebeer. Damn, this ought to be fun. Stone is No 2/6, Two hearted, no 3/6. This one went head to head with Titan IPA earlier and this was the conclusion: Titan is livelier than stone, stone has more of a malty background while titan is a bit more hop forward, but really tough call. Both are epic. Stone wins on aroma, really nice floral and citrus hop, but titan wins on taste. Both cases barely. As much as it pains me to say so I call a tie. You cant go wrong with either of these. But time for the rumble. Bottle pours on each into identical tulips. Aroma of stone is nice and floral, but Two hearted wins the category. Dont get me wrong, the citrus and glorious honey and hop aroma of stone is great but it has to go up against the two hearted, and two hearteds balanced hop aroma wins. In taste Stone IPA is more hoppy, citrus and floral, but Two hearted is more balanced. Two hearted though just is so unbelievably smooth with all the citrus hops coming through still that I have to give it the category. Two hearted’s finish is better as well. Im calling it for Two hearted here. Both are epic, but in a battle of heavyweights the two hearted wins. On to the next!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pfhyde (59) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
This is now my standard drinking IPA--it doesn’t flag in crispness and potency, and has a proven record of satisfaction over time. If you want a reliable IPA that won’t lose its appeal over time, here’s a place to stop. Ruiniation is also excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oly (59) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 Grapefruit and resin in the aroma. The pine and resin come through in the taste, with the bitter grapefruit bringing up in the rear. The perfect amount of malt balance. Just a fantastic IPA.

   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!

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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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