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RATINGS: 3539   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RealPoser (40) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Pours pale golden with monster head. Nice retention and great lacing. Nose is predictable... Citrus, pine, resin and dry hay. Flavor is pleasant. Orange peel, vegetable greens and roasty wood finish. Thin on the palate. Solid ipa, but not the revelation I was expecting

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jnelson_22 (118) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2010
Picked up a bomber of this while I was home in Texas back in August... Nose and mouth exploded with huge citrus, piney hop profile... It was hard to find the malt, but it was there in the background, burried somwhere under all that fresh hops... At the time I found it almost unbearably bitter, but would love to revisit it now that I have a better appreciation for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - 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 (3959) - 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 (879) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bomber from Binny’s. 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 (401) - 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 (694) - - 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 it’d 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. Didn’t kill my tastebuds either. Was smooth to drink, good malt balance to the hops. Wasn’t an overwhelming tastebud bitch slap. Solid beer.


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