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RATINGS: 3604   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imanerd (37) - Novi, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2007
A worthwhile ale. Much better balanced than the ruination. If memory serves me right, its rather bold, but not over the top. Bitter, pleasant sipper.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JohnCoctosin (37) - California, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Right up there with Avery Dugana, Stone IPA is the perfect IPA. From the first sniff to the last sip, everything about this beer is flawless. The first sip is rich and bitter and dances on the back of your tongue. It’s like tasting a magical plant. The pour is immaculate and the aroma is intense and earthy. It makes you want to eat Stone IPA instead of drink it. 6 packs for $7.99-$9.99 are always worth the price.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KevBrew (37) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2011
Amber/Gold, then white head, a bunch of lacing. Gorgeous looking brew. Citrus - mandarin, candy-apple, slight cloves and some yeasty funk. Sweet with round zingy bitter finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lithp (37) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2012 Poured a dark yellow into a pint glass. Small white head, bout a half inch which lasted through the whole drink. Smell was incredible. Smell of citrus and pine, very strong, very mouthwattering. Taste is very hoppy, very bitter. Citrus taste which is classic with west coast IPAs. Mouthfeel, pretty intense. If you’re a hophead, you will LOOOOOOVE this beer like I did.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Juusto (37) - FINLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Bitter to the max... no, really! :D Medium head with lacing. Amber orange. Palate little dissapointing, but still decent. Aromas of pine, citrus, fruity... Nice "on the glass" printed bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
malika (36) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 4, 2004
The color is opaque, amber, warm. The aroma is of fragrant hop; elderflowers. The taste shows a very perfumed hop and balanced bitterness; at the end the bitterness is dominant. Great.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BustyMcJugson (36) - - FEB 20, 2012
great everyday IPA, slightly off aftertaste. great price, would buy again but I’m not exactly rushing to the store.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
homeslice (36) - , California, USA - FEB 1, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2009 Orange body with gold highlight and frothy polished white creamy top, semi-transparent. Smells like Belium Dubbel ale, white chocolate, caramel and toffee. Tastes like a lighter Double as well with light hops, caramel, and butter. Light midway bite. Expecting more of a hoppier IPA.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
document (36) - USA - FEB 7, 2003
I have not had a better IPA. Stone Ruination IPA may be better in some very rigorous sense of the word. It is like the Platonic IPA -- all others mere reflections, or maybe mixed with a touch of lager. But this isn't intimidating and over the psychotic top like the ruination. It's drinkable any time, requiring no mental steeling, no palate flexing. Deep, slightly cloudy orange. Looks rather like the beer on the cover of Michael Jackson's Ultimate Beer. Beautiful. Piney aroma, modest bitterness, basically, just incredible.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dahatherley (35) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Finally got to try some off the tap after consuming countless bombers. Hazy orange body with foamy off-white head. Full floral nose with plenty of citrus and pine. Hops overpower, but don't dominate the smooth malt flavors from initial taste to finish. The standard-bearer of IPAs deserves all of the praise it gets.


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