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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.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikkos (306) - - MAR 13, 2013
Pours golden, amberish, with a big head lasting a while. Aromas of fresh hops, floral, fruity, pineapple, pine. Awesome. Taste is similar, hoppy and fresh, fruity and refreshing. Long lasting bitterness follows. This really stands out of the IPAs I’ve drank this far. Great.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PugUglyBrewer (135) - - SEP 24, 2016
The quintessential west coast IPA that defines everything great about the style. The appearance is translucent orange tinted gold. The head is creamy white. Super dank aromatics of pine and citrus. Apricot, grapefruit, lemon and tangerine dance around with fresh cut pine tree. The tasting treats the pallette to slightly toasted malt, refreshing citrus with a long dry pine finish. Clean, balanced malt bill let Stone’s talent for hop aggressiveness shine through. A brew that keeps me coming back for more and more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
humpah (131) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2016
German can version. Golden colour with small head. Aroma of pine, citrus, some tropical fruits, slight caramel, hoppiness backed up by malts. Quite bitter taste, mediumish body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Speko (220) - DENMARK - SEP 23, 2016
Can 0,33. Pours orange with medium white head, nice lacing. Citrus, pine, flowers, hops, well balanced. Full body and average carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dermi (1109) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2016
33 cl, canned. Pours clear orange-tinted yellow with a medium white head. Aroma: Citric fruits, zest. Malt, biscuits. Taste: Somewhat sweet, notable bitterness. Zesty tones, balanced malty flavours. Grains. Palate: Medium body, average carbonation. Dry finish. Solid IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mambossa (289) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Original recipe rating : 4.1

Rating v1.1 now.
Delicious impeccible gold pour, admirable head.
More tropical-heavy nose of papaya, grapefruit, and tangerine, hints of pastel candy and floral notes, much less emphasis on the pine compared to the last version.
Flavor, again, presents a profound tropical bottom end, papaya, soft mango, sweet flowers, lime rind, canned tangerine, highly floral and, admittedly, beautiful complex linger with lime rind.
This, ultimately, is a step up from the original recipe, yet the absence of piney-ness has been replaced with hoppy resin (which is similar yet sometimes interchangeable).
This new version presents more tropical fruit than the other. A much more "ripe" flavor, but still wields the bitterness well and dryness too.
Impermanence is the beauty of life. I was skeptical of this "new version", but it’s still well balanced. I just miss the pine!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mesjasz (998) - Lodz, POLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Aroma of citrus fruits, some flowers. Taste is medium bitter, dry. Flavor of rasin, citrus seeds, herbs. Aftertaste is long, tanin like, bitter.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
konungen (461) - - SEP 19, 2016
Klar mörkgult med vitt skum. Riktigt god epa som känns färsk. Tropisk frukt, citrus, krispig. Grymt god!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
phillybass (114) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2016
A bit rough on my stomach but a damn delicious IPA. not too extreme. Well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moolesen (477) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2016
Can 33cl. Yellow/orange with a nice white head. Hoppy/malty aroma, pine tree. Flavor of mandarine, malt and plenty of bitter hops. Long bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AnG_BrgNor (505) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2016
Aroma of caramalts, pine and some fruity notes. Taste id bitter with citrus, grapefruit, pine, grassy hops. Medium thin body with good carbonation.


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