RateBeer
overall
100
100
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 3618   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (5254) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Aroma has pine and citrus on the head. Pours golden clear with good lacing and head. Finishes with light bitterness, but not terribly complex. Some sweetness in finish as well. On tap at Blue Monk.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1435) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours a lightly hazy gold with thick foamy head. Aroma of oranges and hops. Taste of bitter with a slight citrus that lasts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (683) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Appearance: very clear gold color, pours with a very thick and dense white head that retains very well and has average lacing Aroma: all hops, grass, pine, citrus, could be stronger Taste: citrus, grass, pine, some malt back bone, bitter Palate: average c02, light mouthfeel, some froth, bitter aftertaste Overall: a good bitter IPA, I was a bit let down by the lack of complexity, it does have a good mouth feel

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (1962) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liinis (1716) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2014
Very tasty and delightful hoppiness. Pleasant mouthfeel: not so light. Only a hint sweet so well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 336 337 338  339  340 341 342 » 362


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50