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RATINGS: 3435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Look up "hops" in the dictionary and youíll 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 beerís crisp and refreshing bitter character.


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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
VoodooBear (46) - San Juan, - MAY 19, 2013
Presentation: 22 oz. brown bottle with an "enjoy by" date printed on the neck. Served in a Samuel Adams pint glass. Appearance: One finger head goes down eventually and stays there until the end. It has a clear, bright gold color, and leaves some very nice lacing. Smell: The smell is fantastic, with a dominating herbal hop scent and some pine, fruit and spice notes present too. Taste: This beer has a big hop character, overwhelmingly so. Itís very herbal, spicy and bitter. Youíve gotta love hops to really appreciate the details and character in this. If you donít itíll be just another (albeit good) strong, bitter brew. Moutfeel: It feels creamy, full bodied and smooth. It leaves a tingling sensation on the palate thatís quite curious. Overall: An amazing brew in every single aspect. If you love hops, IPAís or just something crisp, bitter and challenging, youíll love this beer. If you donít, youíll probably be put off by the intensity of it all.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtdewa1 (274) - rome, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is grassy, hops and grapefruit. Taste is big juicy grapefruit, hop bitterness and some floral backend. Very good ipa. So well balanced, can drink everyday. One of the best

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (424) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Pour a slightly hazy gold with a thin off-white head. Aroma and taste of citrus, pine and floral hop. Nicely bitter but not the hop bomb I was expecting but still a nice IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsnicholas (78) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle (12 Oz): cloudy golden color. Lots of bitterness throughout. Almost a metallic taste in the end. Good but not a favorite

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmiller54hr (41) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from father and sons. Poured into pint glass. Poured hazy golden with a slight white head. Piney grapefruit aroma. Very floral taste. Very drinkable IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joejames (109) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours cloudy gold, two finger head, light lacing. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, apricot and grass. Taste is very balanced but bitterness is the showcase. Medium body, lots of small bubble carbonation, soapy, resin mouth feel. Finishes bitter with notes of stone fruits, pine and earthy grass like textures. This is one of the best IPAs in the country in my opinion.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FestDecBeet (104) - - JUL 18, 2014
Look: pours a golden straw. White head that fades quickly. Smell: pine. Tropical fruit. Orange. Pineapple. Taste: pine. Pineapple. Orange. Feel: not mouth of a film but there is a slight one. Medium carbonation. Overall: good session beer. Easy to drink. Heavy pine. First drank: Robbie's grill 7/18/14

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tonyth1965 (37) - Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Call me crazy, but this is not the best IPA Iíve had. That said, itís awesome. A good hoppy aroma. With a clean palate, my first taste was the overwhelming bitterness. That probably lowered my overall rating. About halfway through my first beer, though, the malt character caught up, and the bitterness was less pronounced. Itís a beautiful beer in a pilsner glass (my favorite), crystal clear with a nice soapy head. A little pricey here in the Midwest, but Iíll probably buy it again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours amber, nose is toffee, sweet fruit, taste is dry, bitter, juicy fruit.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fanofIPAbeer (12) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2014
The holy grail of the class. There is a challenger noted earlier this evening but yet, this one remains my highest rated pure IPA. Wonderful concoction.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1202) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark golden with a white head, Aroma is orange zest, grapefruit, pine, grass and biscuit. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet, hard bread and orange marmalade. Finish is dry grassy lasting bitterness. Smooth medium body, average carbonation.


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