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RATINGS: 3480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Look up "hops" in the dictionary and you’ll see a picture of Stone IPA! "Dry-hopped" for an extra two weeks, this unique process gives our IPA its bountiful hop aroma and rich hop flavor. A full 70+ IBUs (International Bitterness Units) creates this beer’s crisp and refreshing bitter character.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8110) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 Light golden color with a full head. Smells like apples, little like peaches, almost like apple cider, very sweet aroma. Wow, so bittersweet, very dry, with very full and enjoyable hop flavors. Not as sweet as it smells, but more balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7983) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2003
(draught) Pale gold. Rather dense, slim head, yellowish. Nose like a freshly opened bale of hops. Unrefined, lager-like malt under harsh metallic hops-taste. Medium bodied. Aftertaste is again - just more hops. This is not bad, but, by Jove, beer has to be more than just hops on steroids.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7974) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2011 Lawnmower clippings blowing over honeyed malts...Floral fruitiness surfing grapefruit rinds into a portentous wooden, resinous bitterness...This is a very good IPA, a super clean and very drinkable example of the West Coast’s finest...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (7942) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2011 First rating.
Sampled from 12 fl oz bottle courtesy of Marsiblursi.
Clear orange color, tan head. Very hoppy scent, sweet sticky with a hint of alcohol. Big mouthfeel with fairly low bitterness (for this type). Hoppy and sweet taste, bitter aftertaste.
8-3-7-4-13=3.5

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Bottle at The Rover, Göteborg. On December 20, 2008.
Cloudy orange color, white head. Fruity and hoppy scent. Fruity hoppy taste. Full mouthfeel, high bitterness.
8-3-8-4-16=3.9

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12 fl oz bottle at 3 Små Rum, Göteborg. On October 2, 2009
Hazy golden color, fluffy lasting white head. Hoppy, acidic, floral, citrus, perfumy, bitter scent. Bitter, sweet taste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.
7/4/7/4/15=3.7

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Draught at Moeder Lambic, Brussels, for the Stone beer festival. Sampled on September 16, 2011
As "Stone Double Dry Hopped Ruination IPA"
Hazy yellow to orange color, small white head. Sweet, malty, caramel, hoppy, citrus, tropical fruits scent. White pepper, fruity, hoppy taste. White pepper and hoppy bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.
8/3/7/3/14=3.5

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Draught at Moeder Lambic, Brussels, for the Stone beer festival. Sampled on September 16, 2011
Hazy yellow color, fluffy white head. Sweet, caramel, hoppy, citrus scent. Sweet, caramel, hoppy taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
8/4/8/4/16=4.0

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (7934) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2007 Oct 2007. Lightly hazy orange body with a modest creamy off white head. Modest resiny hop aroma. Moderate bitterness throughout, light resiny character, very muted citrus notes. Smooth average to medium palate. Hops are pleasant but surprisingly muted. May have sat in the cellar just a bit too long. 7/3/7/3/15. <P>May 2004 Rerate - Hoppier aroma and a lot more resiny than the previous sample. Upped the aroma and overall 1 pt each. <P>May 2004. Thanks for bringing this great find Radek! (and Tim for the wee bottle I took home with me) Golden yellow colour with a solid white head. Nice hoppy aroma and plent of hoppy bitterness but not nearly as much of either as I expected. Fairly well balanced which I was not expecting either. Very drinkable, and a very nice beer but a bit disappointing. I will likely re-rate with the bottle in the fridge and a fresher palate.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7919) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2004
Pours dark gold, with a nice white head and great lacing. I swear I saw the Taj Mahal in my lace! Very hoppy aroma, with some citrus. Tastes very hoppy, with a dry, bitter hoppiness. Finishes very smooth and complex, with a creamy, hoppy, great mouthfeel. A delicious IPA, and worth seeking out. One of the best, as usual, from Stone.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (7904) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
Bottle 650ml
Pours cloudy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus and grape. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Beautiful beer, a hefty golden color. Just barely cloudy. Pours with a small rocky white head that goes completely away. Good lacing. Smell is heavy if not harshly hoppy with pine and grapefruit. Also a myriad of other smells, rasin, raspberry or cassis, apple, a little oak and some honey. extremely refreshing taste. Starts bitter and ends with a sweetish note (for an IPA). Average duration. Palate was light, dry, and a bit metallicy, but only enough to stimulate the senses, still a joy to take down. Soft carbonation, very enjoyable brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7804) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle. Pine and grapefruit peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with nice head. Sweet orange and strong bitter grapefruit peel and pine flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (7608) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
12 oz bottle, enjoy by 05.03.10, I wish they had the bottled on date since it is an IPA. Pours into my american pint glass with a nice gold color and a foamy and rocky white head that takes a bit to recede leaving gobs of lacing. It has a decent smell though not overly intense. It is very citrusy and zesty with also some herbal grassiness. There isn’t much malt to the scent of this beer. It is smooth and hoppy with a good amount of biscuity malt backing and a nice bitter finish. Luscious but insanely drinkable. This is the quintessential quaffing IPA. The mouthfeel is nice and medium bodied. This stuff is so easy to put back, it is like drinking water, far higher drinkability than a light beer especially when it is nice and warmed up. Overall a great pick for American IPA if you want a superb quaffing beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-26-2010 02:27:58


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