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RATINGS: 3356   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2003 Reddish-orange, mostly clear (filtered?), disappearing head and light carbonation. Aroma is equal parts sugary malt, sort of like pound cake, and citric hoppiniess that is lightly acidic. The flavor profile is dominated by a pungent, sharp bitterness. There's a bit of malt sweetness here I think, but more in the needle-in-a-haystack sense. Rather harsh and reminiscent of bile. The aromatic hops are quite nice, and I'm pleasantly reminded of the Arrogant Bastard, but I find this too acidic and bitter to be all that enjoyable. I actually prefer the Ruination to this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Aroma was hoppy with some citrus. A hoppy flavor with a touch of caramel when warmed. It has a hint of pine. The color was golden with a small bubbly head. This is well balanced, but I have many IPA I enjoy more.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2003
A good hoppy IPA. Lovely sweet aroma mixed with the bitterness that any good IPA should hold. A touch of honey blends with the heavy (but not too heavy) hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4886) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 26, 2003
This bottled brew poured a large head of white colored fine to medium sized long lasting bubbles that left behind a slightly hazy carbonated light yellow brown colored body and a good lace. The aroma is all hops and the mouthfeel is tingly and stongly hopped with a lingering hop presence. It has a hoppy flavor with more hops for added flavor to go with the hop that are in the flavor next to the hops that were added to add more hoppy flavor to this very hopped brew. Did I mention that it had hops in it?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2004
A good IPA, and by the ratings, seems to be one of the best. You'll like it if you like bitter beer. Impressed, though I just wish it maybe had a sweeter start, with the existing close.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 Orangey amber, white head, PNW hops. Nice mouthfeel, citric, piney, mildly sweet, nicely drinkable. RERATE 5/14/04: I keep coming back to this one. Of the four Stone beers that I’ve tried, this one is the nicest. RERATE 11/07: Sort of watery, kiss of caramel and maybe butterscotch, piney Centenials. Refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5469) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2004
Bottle Grassy and piney hop aroma. Amber, low carbonation, lowish head. Hop base, malt still detectable, but the balance is evident. Medium to light body, sparkly mouthfeel. Bitterhop aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2005
bottle from brickskeller. color: pale gold. aroma is hoppy, but more herbal than most american IPAs. flavor is fairly hoppy, still piney despite the aroma’s indication. a little light on the malt for my taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1662) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2010 Is this beer really that good? Don’t get me wrong, a very pleasant highly hopped and modern style but just not mind blowing. Hops show good complexity with metallic hardness, aniseed and a grainy farmyard character early. The best showing I have seen and clearly this bottle was in better nick than a Purvis-sourced sample from 2008.

April 2008 (3.2)
Funny beer. Nose shows some faint hope sweetness and a funky, dirty fruit note. Not really hoppy at all in terms of aromas, at least in the traditional sense. Mild palate weight with elegant fruity notes before a harder metallic-like character kicks in.

May 2005 (3.1)
As can be expected from the marque a full flavoured in your face interpretation. Mild herbal nose with some fruity ale traits. Very similar early in the palate before giving way to some full throttled hop action. Long, strong finish, but just a touch too abrasive at the end. Served by the bottled at RFD in Washington

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - JUN 6, 2005
bottled, amber color w/ off white head. rich hoppy nose mixed w/ orange and hops. full bodied, hoppy as expected. bitter aftertaste.


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