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RATINGS: 3849   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Pours an opaque amber-orange with a rocky off-white head that fades to a cap. Aroma is surprisingly balanced: grapefruit and pine resin are kept in check by a strong malt presence that lends sweetness. Same cannot be said for the taste: slight alcohol hit, but tons of grapefruit, pine, a bit soapy but not distractingly so. Not surprising for Stone to turn out a hop bomb here. Long and lasting bitter finish. Not exactly balanced ...might even be more malt presence in the Arrogant Bastard. Good none the less - aggressively hopped and bitter, even for an IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear bright copper with a lacy white head. Aroma of pine and grass with a tiny trace of skunk - the hoppy variety, not the lightstruck variety. Light to medium with medium carbonation. Taste starts sweet with bread and fruit followed by a mostly piney finish and a resinous aftertaste. A smooth and refreshing IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1746) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2007 The pour is a tanned shade of golden yellow with a good rocky head. Butterscotch, lemon and pine aromas hint at the perfect balance this brew strikes: juicy peach, grapefruit and cool leafy bitterness give way to a smooth caramel sweet finish. A flawlessly rounded rendition, to be sure. If it had a bit more of a gritty bitter edge it would be unforgettable.

Updated. On tap at the Dominion Brewhouse. Aroma is fairly dull with mild flowers and sour citrus. Tastes of white rice with honey and a touch of soy, some oyster crackers and salt. Strange. Overly smooth in the mouth and somewhat lifeless. It’s either the bottom of the barrel or a dirty line, but this one was done in.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
screigh (628) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Poured lighter than I would have expected. Hazy macro color. On the virge of a white. Nice white head that died down but provided nice lacing. Centennial hops in the aroma. Sort of thin watery mouthfeel with plenty of hop flavor and bitterness. I agree with other people that I probably like this more than Ruination.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9498) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2008 Hazy orange with a tight white head. Very woody, piny aroma. Massive hoppy character, mostly resinous and woody, slightly floral, but not very fruity at all. Pale biscuity malt takes a backseat. Very bitter finish. I like my IPAs with a little more fruit and a little more sweet malt character. Still very good though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4206) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2007
Bottle. [Blind tasting session @ Sk8viking] #13 Average fizzy white head that was mostly diminishing. Good lacing. Clear sparkling body with an orange hue. Aroma was flowers, grass, grapefruit, citrus, caramel, licorice. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and a dry texture. Flavor was moderated bitter with licorice and caramel sweetness. Nice dry and slightly licorice sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
littlecarp (135) - Redding, California, USA - APR 2, 2007
Very sweet and sour aroma, dominated by citrus. Taste very similar to grapefruit...sweet and bitter. Not as smooth as I would prefer, but not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4827) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 6, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 Burnt orange, slightly hazy with a smallish head that lasts and leaves a wet kiss of lace. Aroma is dominated by pine-citrus hop, but sweet malt body is noticeable enough to make a nice counterbalance. Slight banana-soap aroma is a bit out of place here though. Body is light-medium, a little too fizzy and watery. Flavor is strong hop citrus and resin, but malt backbone is almost big enough to balance and then fade slowly into the background as the woody-tea leaf finish and aftertaste take over. Nice, but overrated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dra19 (89) - holland, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2007
One of the better IPA’s out there. Golden color with minimal head. Lots of hops and pine in the aroma and taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 6, 2007
friendly little brother of ruination. less character but still a great ipa. hoppy and bitter. perhaps a bit less intense than other stone brews


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