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RATINGS: 3592   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hophound (23) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2003
What a great beer. Stone IPA presents with a golden amber color and a slight haze.An obvious hops aroma was present the minute the beer was poured. Despite the vast amount of hops this beer is incredibly well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkenLooser (22) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
I prefer the Ruination, but this is quite excellent. Decent hop flavor. Expensive in my area though.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LJBrewing (22) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 15, 2005
This is a good american IPA. The aroma is very nice and I love the orange-tint to color. It just looks like it will taste good. A funny thing on my first bottle, I could have sworn a slight diacetyl flavor(butterscotch) in the background. I tried the second bottle (which is what I am rating today) and it was not there?? Maybe a faulty batch on the first one? Otherwise this is a good IPA from Stone who usually mucks up beers with bravado and stupidity (see ruination and arrogant bastard ales)

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beanwiggin (22) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2006
nice taste and a great finish! this stone is exceptional for all occasions and may be a reasonable substitute for those picnic days when everyone else is drinking, dare i say, light beers.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JasonBMoore (22) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Beautiful golden ale with a big, rocky white head and light aroma of perfumy, orange hops. Sparkling dry flavor, strong carbonation and loaded with hops. Finish was short and somewhat tart. The 6.9% ABV is masked quite nicely. An excellent IPA, I like it even more than the Arrogant Bastard.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NextBestThing (22) - Westtown, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Pours a clear brilliant orange with zero sediment. Medium head. Citrus hops with possibly the best finish on any IPA out there, at least any I have ever have ever tried. Beautifully, actually perfectly, blended IPA with just enough malt backbone to distinguish it from unnecessarily overhopped brews. I love this stuff. Glad it’s so easy to find. Bravo.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Title_10 (22) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Wow. If you like hops and thats all you like, than this is the beer for you. It’s a very nice golden color with heavy white head that lasts. The aroma and taste is nothing but hops and pine. Very true to the cascade hops, however, it lacks on the complexity of the taste. While I love hops, there still needs to be some undertones of citrus which I’m not getting at all. Not overwhelmingly bitter, but what you could expect at 70 BIU’s. Overall, a very good cascade hops IPA and definitely worth trying.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PintPiner (22) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2010
1" pure white thick head that lasts for ever with very thick lacing, that lasted at the top of the glass when the glass was empty. Crystal clear golden-ornage color. Citrus, particularily orange, and pine aroma. Lots of hop flavor with a good malt backbone. Medium-light mouthfeel with good carbonation, nice bitter bite on the back and outside of my tongue. I like this beer a lot though its not my favorite IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ink3dm0m (22) - Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2011
Beer like this one is turning me into an IPA loving gal. No cat piss smell - tart and yummy!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yisratomp (22) - Aguascalientes, MEXICO - OCT 20, 2012
Una de las razones por las cuales cruzar de México a Estados Unidos el mejor IPA que he probado sin contar el de fullers, mi primo dice que Ruination es muchas veces mejor, así que espero probarlo algún dia.


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