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RATINGS: 3886   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghett0yeti (29) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2005
This is great. It hurts me to say but, Ale Smith is slightly better, but this is fantastic.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ghunte02 (29) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2006
well hopped of course but not a pucker up ipa. nice aroma of pine, citrus. sharp bite in the finish. nice burnt orange collor w/ soft white head. good brew

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Dynamind69 (29) - San Miguel, California, USA - MAR 23, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2007 This is the last IPA I will try ,I hate them,way ,way too much hops,why bother putting in malts? just brew the hops so some idiots can enjoy a super bitter brew to think they’re a real men by drinking it.Just Stupid.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
littlefelix (29) - Santa Clarita, California, USA - APR 20, 2007
Until I discoved the AleSmith IPA, this was my favorite. And sometimes I still choose this over the AleSmith. This diserves it’s famousness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Outchillen (29) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2008
This is my hands down favorite for an IPA. This was the first IPA I liked and helped me to like others. Great golden orange color, great aroma. one of the best. great job Stone’s

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MisterSparkle (29) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
This is one of my favorite brews in the world. I drink more of this one than of anything else out there. It is a fixture in my fridge. Very citrus in taste and aroma. Pours a golden-amber, nice and cloudy from the bottle. Head is a beautiful froth, if slightly less than a finger. Beautifully refined in bitterness and sweetness, dry and light in body. This brew almost singlehandedly redefined west coast IPAs, and continues to excel. It is rare that other IPAs can even come close, and even rarer for a brew to eclipse the high-quality flavor and all-around goodness delivered in a Stone IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrsLuver (29) - Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Great smell of hops, citus and pine. Color is a hazy orange, with a white head. Tastes of earthy hops, pine, citrus and faint malt. Palate is amazing. It has a medium mouth feel that is sufficiently carbonated and goes down very easily. Stone once again delivers, a great IPA. One of my all-time favorites right alongside Racer 5 and Firestone Walker Union Jack.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
High_in_NM (29) - Los Alamos NM, New Mexico, USA - MAY 25, 2013
What else can you say? Simply the standard. Been blessed to drink this regularly for several years now. Piney, resiny nose and taste reminds me of the Ponderosa pines growing right outside my door and never fails to deliver. I occasionally wander off looking for something for something new like we all do, but this is really the gold standard by which all the others are measured. Perfect? Well, for now at least. Maybe a little too malty for some occasions, but that’s really an extremely minor nitpick. This beer should not be allowed to be rated by mere mortals, it’s that good!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maltmisjonen (29) - - JUL 10, 2013
zesty hopiness, lavender, pine, oranges, caramel, vanilla. Nice fruity aftertaste, palate too thin.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBrightside53 (29) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Big bold hoppy beer with a smooth bitter finish. This is a Stone Flagship beer. It defines the style.


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