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RATINGS: 3571   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9575) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Hazy yellow color, big creamy white head. Smell fruits, grassy, hops, bitter and very citrussy. Tastes very fresh, very citrussy and bitter. Good carbo, medium body. Nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Poured a deep amber/orange with a large frothy white head. Strong floral hoppy smell with hints of citris and malts. Smooth to drink. Bitterness after taste is almost done to perfection (not too much and not too less).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (9472) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2015
Klare dunkel goldgelbe Farbe, geringe weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, reife Früchte, Citrus, Aprikose. Geschmack kräftig malzig, hopfig fruchitig, leicht trocken, Aprikose und Mango, ok!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2004
This is a new IPA, sporting a gargoyle emblem. A transparent bottle that really shows big bubbles in there. A bit dry aftertaste a surprise but otherwise a nice drink. Can be session starter or go with food. Hops and citrus. However bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2009
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011 1. On Tap at the Falling Rock Tap House, Denver 10/10/2007 Hoppy and fruity aroma. Some carbonation. Amber golden coloured strong in alcohol and hoppy with a grapefruit flavour. Bitter and dry lasting finish. 2. From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010 (As Double Dry Hopped IPA) Big hop aroma. Clear golden coloured very hoppy and fruity with a pineapple flavour. A hint of dryness in a bitter malt finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9151) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Bottle. Found at Tyler’s Bottle Shop. Pours a clear gold with moderate carbonation and a medium, white head. Pretty much all around the Ruination times 0.5. Even though I enjoy it a little less, in terms of everyday drinking this is more palatable. The hops insanity is very much toned down here allowing you to enjoy the citrus aroma a little more. The body is smoother and the aftertaste more neutral in contrast to the Ruination’s twenty minute lingering bitterness. For 70 IBU’s this is pretty sweet and creamy- no hops onslaught like you would expect.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Tasted at the Barrelhouse Brewing Company Microbrew Fest on November 9. I didn’t think this stacked up to Ruination but it is still a contender. Dry, biting hops keep it interesting but it is still easy to drink. Keep ’em coming Stone!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (8917) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2009
Bottle at Henrik Øl og Vinstove in Bergen, shared with Elisabeth. Unclear golden. A few patches on the surface. Sweet and bitter aroma of citric hops. Well blended flavour of grapefruit, lemon and orange shells. Malty sweetness beneath. Decent dry bitter ending. A real pleaser to the palate (18.06.2009).

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 Nice looking orange-golden colour with a thick lasting off-white head. Nice citrus grapefruit, pine, resiny aroma with some spicy character as well. Flavour is surprisingly sweet and fruity with plenty of malt to back up the hops. Some cookie dough character also ends up in here. Nowhere near as bitter as I had been expecting but a fantastic well balanced IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2010 Bottled at The London/Joet Gathering Chez Chris_O. A copper coloured beer with a soapy white head. The aroma is pleasantly hoppy not too aggressive with orange and pink grapefruit notes. The taste is very nice with more hops and orange flavours. An easy drinking IPA. Score 3.7
Subsequent rating also scored 3.7.


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