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RATINGS: 3619   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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GDSlimSlam99 (3) - California, USA - JUN 12, 2001 does not count
Sorry to be giving another perfect score, but I’m new here, and looking up the beers I love, and this is one. Happy hoppy flavor with a kick. Look for their Anniversary brews of this beer, and if you are in the SD area, look for Stone’s annual Anniversary party, it’s a blast every year.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2002
This beer is the definition of IPA. No uncharecteristic flavors like the Maritime IPA, just liquid hops. What is particularly lovely about this brew is the enourmous hop-nose: I spent 5 minutes just SMELLING the glass! Obviously a lot of dry-hopping, but hops is the main ingrediant at every level of this beer. The flavor backs up the hops with a strong enough bite and carbonation to distinguish it from Tree’s IPA, which has no body behind the hops. I had the Full Sail IPA the night before, and almost poured the bottle out for lack of hops. God bless Stone Brewing for this perfect beverage!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kevinconaway99 (9) - USA - JUN 12, 2002 does not count
One of my all time favorite beers. Tastes wonderful almost like licorice!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerbaby99 (4) - California, USA - AUG 10, 2002 does not count
over the top

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dermis (20) - Monona, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2003
Pours a light amber with nice head and constant bubbles though the end. Very nice hops aroma. Tingles the tip of your tongue at first, then comes a wonderful blast of hops all over and, finally finishes with bitter on the back sides. Being a prodominant fan of Weissebier I was very impressed with this beer. It has renewed my opinion of IPA.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gyruss77 (3) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 7, 2003 does not count
If you've never tasted this beer, you, my friend, are in for a real treat. It has a very crisp taste to it. You need to try it very, very cold-almost freezing, to bring out that awesome taste. Stone Pale Ale, I.P.A. and Arrogant Bastard Ale, are quite simply the finest beers in the world. Haven't tried Double Bastard yet. It's hard to find, because it's a seasonal brew. Looking forward to it though! : )

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2003
In my humble opinion this is the IPA against which all IPA's should be measured. Crisp, clean, flavorful and refreshing it is everything an IPA should be. Hats off to the Stone Brewing Company for giving us such an outstanding ale.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2003
This is the best IPA I have ever tasted. It is perfectly balanced. Nicely golden and a glorious head. What type of hops do they use? It has a wonderful hoppy flavor, but is not overpowering like most IPA's that try to go over the top. Way better than the other IPA variations that Stone is offering. I just wish I lived near the brewery because a 6-pack cost 10.95 in Mass. Ouch!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
micheller (14) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2003
This is the best hoppiest beer you will ever find. Thanks HH. This is truly a good beer. Long live hops :-)

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
michelleduh (1) - Lake Elsinore, California, USA - SEP 4, 2004 does not count
GOOD BEER--- BUUUUUURP . Thank You sir may I have another and another and another.... has a little kick and a lot of taste. one of my personal faves....


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