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RATINGS: 3495   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arayaga2 (1805) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Clear copper beer with a medium white head . Aroma is sweet and citrusy, but ithe flavor does not follow, only offering hops and water. Certainly better than your average IPA, but easily bested by any of Stone’s other IPA offerings. $2/12oz

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
linkolnlogg (94) - your home, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Bottle to shaker (pounder). Pours out a pale gold colour with a light creamy white head with nice lacing. Scent is light earth and sweet floral hops. The hop is abruptly agressive and then quickly subsides to mild sweet hops. Taste is as above- abruptly aggressive hop elements with a grain element additionally intermixed. Mouthfeel is smooth and the finish is amazingly smooth if not a bit quick. A good brew overall but it unfortunately seems a bit short lived and relative to other stone brews slightly lacking in aggression.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maltdog (619) - Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Clear tangerine, ebullient bubbles terminateing in a lumpy whipped cream head. Magnificent lace. Aroma disappoints with its mild ambiguity… butterscotch, parmesan, bubblegum, pinesol; an inauspicious beginning. I think Stone forgot to dryhop this one. Crackery malt evokes sensations of orange blossom honey and breadcrust, while resiny hops brand a double-edged blade of hot/cold spice: cinnamon and peppermint. Fleeting off-dry finish dosed with lemon pepper. Substantial palate, sensual and lubricatory. Citric, floral, and burnt sugar/cigar ash hop aftertaste. Bitter but not cloying. Decent IPA, though far less flavorful than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2006
I was expecting so much more. Run of the mill IPA for me. FFF pale ale had more hop character than this...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cjginorlando (2) - Clermont, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2007 does not count
I was not thoroughly impressed with this beer, the aroma is there but only after pouring it out of the bottle, smelling it after opening it left me with virtually no impression of the beer. The strong bitter impression I expect from a good IPA just isn’t strong enough, it’s almost too smooth. Perhaps I’ve been drinking too much Dog Fish Head and Great Divide, but this just does not stack up for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
goldbrew (99) - USA - OCT 21, 2007
Poured into standard shaker glass. Very piny and fragrant citrusy aroma full of lemon zest notes and Colorado winter skiing. That was the highlight for me though. Taste is smooth but not enough malt balance a la Dogfish 60/90 Minute IPA. Refreshing but a bit standoffish with the finish. Mouth feels cottony and too dry after sips. If you enjoy the bitter hop finish then reach for this. It was fun to enjoy a bottle but I won’t make extra effort to purchase this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
waolsen (1360) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2008
bottle. light copper with clarity. frothy off white head. lacing. grassy hops, mild citrus, hint of liquorice, and thin malts. tastes much the same. perfume in aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mingo1968 (51) - phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2008
floral, smell to it hazy, orange, color a minimal head, a light taste medium body, average carbonation, bitter, finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (3475) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2009 Pours orange with this head. Smell is fruity and hoppy. Taste is harsh on the hops, more bitter than anything. Crisp finish, mouthfeel is too thin. Pretty solid IPA. Re-Rate: just sampled this next to two hearted. No Contest. Two hearted destroyed this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2008
bottle thanks to metzlers in denton tx. poured a clear gold with a white head. decent retention and lacing was present. aroma was slightly grapefruit and hops were noticable. flavor left me a little disappointed for an IPA. maybe i will try it again.

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