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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 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tbissell99 (6) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2002 does not count

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
snowdog (6) - USA - JUL 19, 2003 does not count
Stone Brewing has yet to fail to impress me. This is probably the best IPA that I have ever had. An in your face kind of hoppiness that you rarely find, even in other IPA's.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Loweeel (6) - USA - FEB 9, 2004 does not count
The best IPA I've tried, and the first I've ever really liked. Beautiful color, although the head didn't last as long as I would have liked. As with most Stone brews, the closer I got to the bottom of the glass, the more I enjoyed it.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
omestes (6) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2004 does not count
This is my favorite beer. The hops, lord this has the best hoppy taste ever, very complicated, multilayered. Head is great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zweiterlinde (6) - USA - NOV 20, 2006 does not count
A good but not outstanding IPA. The aroma is good: hoppy, but not strongly so. The hops dominate the flavor, leading to a crisp finish. The greatest weakness is that it seems rather thin up front; malt richness not present. A little more malt would greatly improve this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redbeard (6) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2007 does not count
Hops and sweet citrus aroma. Flavor is crisp, whispering apples and oranges, moderately acidic with just enough hops punch. Nice creamy, assertive texture. Highly drinkable.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adam7679 (6) - Ringgold, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2007 does not count
This is one of my all time favorite IPA’s. My only other favorite is DFH 90 minute. I love a robust IPA. This beer is hoppy, but not overly hopped like some cheap IPA’s. The aroma, and the head are perfect for a beer like this. Stone certainly lives up to its reputation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kagent777 (6) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2010 does not count
12 oz bottle obtained during travels to S. Lake Tahoe. Poured into a goblet. One finger wide head settles to a thin film over a hazy light golden beer. Smell: Light solvent alcohol, pine, and citrus. My nose is not good enough yet to distinguish which ones. Not as potent as the ruination I had a few days ago. Taste: Just as an IPA should be, this one is hoppy but also balanced with the malts. The balance is very good. The finish is longish with the carbonation perfect, not too fizzy Mouthfeel: This one is probably a great example of how an IPA should feel. The body is not too heavy, and combined with the flavors, makes for a very tasty beverage. Drinkability: If I could get these on a regular basis, I would. This is a very good IPA. Review #2

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bittersbetter (6) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 15, 2011 does not count
What an IPA should taste like, this beer is bitter yet still drinkable. Hops and bitterness throughout with a bitter/dry after-taste that coats the back of the tongue and throat. Great representation of an IPA, one of my favorites.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dasquared (6) - USA - JUN 20, 2012 does not count
Aroma is definitively hoppy with citrus and slight pine. Head is thin but moderately stable with good lacing. Solid amber color with slight haziness. Feel is slightly dry, and flavors start with the citrus and a bit of pine followed by a citrus (orange rather than grapefruit despite the aroma notes) with a dry, pleasantly bitter finish. Will order anytime...


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