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RATINGS: 3460   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Atheist_Peace (947) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2010
355ml bottle in a tasting between Dogfish Head and Stone IPAs. Big head on a rusted honey pour. Tangerine and chalk on the nose. With big forward tangerine on the palate. Overall disappointing and over-hyped.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SBor02 (67) - Delaware, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Stone IPA poured a hazy gold from the bottle with a decent white head. The hops come through nicely in this beer and I noted scents of pine. There is a balanced bitterness in this beer and as I got further along in my drink I started to pick up notes of butter. This IPA finised smooth with a nice mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3662) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Great and hoppy like most IPAs, this pours in a cloudy but golden color. Little head, but very tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryecatcher (784) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bomber from Binnyís. Solid offering. Great head retention, nice orange-gold color. Light body, piney hops come quick and finish rather quickly, with a slight bitter fade out.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
redpooba (396) - New York, USA - JUN 29, 2012
As one who lived around the corner from Stone for over 3 years, its surprising I never fell in love. I just never found this IPA to be well balanced, sure its bitter, but so is a lemon. If your in Esco keep driving over to San Marcos and hit up a truly exceptional brewery.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zoucrew102 (523) - - JAN 8, 2013
Aroma is very hoppy. Pours golden color with thick head. Starts smooth with a hoppy, dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MWalkerAU (6) - Homewood, Alabama, USA - JUL 13, 2013 does not count
This is a nice blending of Belgian style with a good IPA. You get a nice aroma of fruit then a good taste of hops. Very good overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ccarlin8 (4) - Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2013 does not count
Had the double dry hopped IPA only available in brewpubs (so I was told). Good aroma but not what I expected for the "double dry hopped" version I had. Thought itíd have a stronger aroma. Same aroma as the regular Stone IPA it seemed, so double sounds like a gimmick. Taste was awesome like most of what Stone does, especially the IPAs. Didnít kill my tastebuds either. Was smooth to drink, good malt balance to the hops. Wasnít an overwhelming tastebud bitch slap. Solid beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fantomasus (204) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Canít believe Iíve never rated this before... Stone being one of my favorite breweries. Also canít believe I couldnít rate it higher... Pours a hazy amber straw with a head that dissipates to film. Aroma is fresh and simple: caramel, spruce, dough, and alcohol. Taste is bitter hops, along with the finish, rather one dimensional. A solid, base hit of an IPA. Would buy again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (774) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle into wine glass, clear, dark gold, old brass color. Small head which fades fast. Not the freshest of bottles, probably a few weeks old. Hoppy, light floral, citrus on the nose. Aroma is subdued. Tast is fairly bitter, faint citrus, hoppy, graham cracker taste, nothing stands out. Not a ton of carbonation. Need it fresher, still a solid ipa.


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