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RATINGS: 3572   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 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fantomasus (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Can’t believe I’ve never rated this before... Stone being one of my favorite breweries. Also can’t believe I couldn’t 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 (1056) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rgf001 (184) - München, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2013
On tap at ACL festival. Faint pine, dank smell and nothing else. Poor serving quality most likely ?! Light foam that stays forever. Taste of resin, grapefruit, spruce, citrus. Light body with perfect carbonation, dry finish with piny, resiny aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tambrico (50) - New York, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Dat lacing. Pours a hazy straw color with a nice white head. Brilliant lacing n the glass. I love it. Fruity estery aroma along the same lines as Ruination. Taste is mostly hops - resin is strong and pine is in there. Mild citrus flavor peaks through as it warms up, but not enough. Good beer, but doesn’t feel very balanced. I prefer a little more malt character in an IPA. I think this beer’s big brother Ruination hits the nail on the head in terms of balance.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
oops (211) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 7, 2013
Guys. It’s too much. Aroma - shit, really shit. Then you let it be for 1-2 minutes. Really different. Sour, hoppy and "not ready for you" is coming up. Pours- light amber with small white top. Now you’re getting closer to arome a well, smells a litle sour and I would say kinky. Taste now - first taste is like Stella with some added water, then you get the hops, then taste varieties and aftertaste .... uugh Not easy. Dry taste. Need more..... and some more for the taste after the first sip.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
petewhitley (372) - JAPAN - DEC 1, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (768) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Fairly standard IPA. Amber. Hoppy. A touch of mustiness in the nose. Floral hop notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2507) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Clear golden colored pour. Big white head. Plenty of lacing. Slight hoppy aroma. Citrusy. Not much else. Taste is a bitter bite up front followed by a bit of hop flavor. Some caramel notes follow it.


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