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RATINGS: 3604   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (1877) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2013
Lys brun med hvitt skum. Frisk lukt av sitron, lime. Syrlig og søt sitrus, medium bitter og medium kullsyre

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastmaster (367) - Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Beautiful beer. Frothy head good lacing. Citrus and grass. Almost balanced. Light fruity notes. Sticky mouth feel. Fair ipa, I wish it was fresher.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Pour hazy blond, two finger white head. Smell super big floral hops, sticky, pine needles Taste bitter floral sticky hops Mid body. Think Ruination may be easier to drink Good if you are into being punched in the face with bitter hops, well done

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
COMRADEJOSH (318) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Nice aroma of fresh hops. Taste is hop forward over a crisp ale without being overly bitter or strong on alcohol. I would say this sets the standard for what IPA should be judged from.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Appearance: large white head that diminishes rather quickly, great lacing, golden straw color, slightly cloudy. Aroma: orange zest, resin, grass, caramel, floral. Palate: light body, sticky texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. Taste: slightly sweet, little bit of malts building up to the lasting bitterness that finishes through the taste with the slightest bit of metallic at the end. Overall, solid IPA, but not the best by Stone’s standards; just not balanced as well as maybe it should be.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Creedence (286) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
Keg at Porters. Pours amber, with a white patchy head. Very malty nose, toffee, caramel, hay etc and some yeast. Some lighter hops and pine in the background. Quite malty flavour, nice hoppy finish. Dry yeasty and malty finish, medium body and carbonation. I suspect this keg was neither the freshest nor the most recently tapped, because was not as good or as hoppy an IPA as I expected. Will have to rerate.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARH (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 On tap poured into a shaker. Very strong pine and resin aromas at the start with some subtle grapefruit and other citrus and tropical fruit aromas (maybe over ripe peach or apricot? ). Pours a clear golden color with a white head the subsides to a thin layer, but laces wonderfully. The tongue is hit by medium bodied beer with active carbonation and a heavy piney, resin citrus bitter flavor. A slight caramel sweetness peaks through the bitter about mid sip, but the pine bitterness returns at the finish and sticks around for the dry aftertaste that mellows after a short while.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlimHabib (295) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle pour. Hazy golden with small to medium white head. Hoppy is the only way to describe this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (1222) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Slightly hazy orange hue with white head. Aroma is orange, pine, citrus peel, spicy, straw. Mouthfeel is nice with medium light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness initially followed by a big hop bitterness that extends through the finish. Overall this is a great shelf IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dagimp (815) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle at Bar Liberte in Philly. Drank from the bottle. Pungent, dank aroma. Lots of citrus rind. Mouthfeel is very carbonated and slightly sticky. Taste is grapefruit rind all the way. Very bitter. Nothing subtle about this. Hops are the only thing going on with this beer. No pretext of balance, but that’s OK sometimes. Pretty decent and I’d drink again. But I wouldn’t drink often.


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