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RATINGS: 3893   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle, can, 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.

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4.4
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Awesome. I am a happy little camper. I love an amber colour drink that you cant see thru. i poured the 22oz into a 23oz cup very slowly so i could fit it all in one pour.... this left almost no head. this is an IPA. i wonderful IPA. Take what you think an IPA should be, stick a stone label on it and you have this beer.

3.6
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 6, 2007
friendly little brother of ruination. less character but still a great ipa. hoppy and bitter. perhaps a bit less intense than other stone brews

4.4
mk70 (64) - New York, USA - JUN 6, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2007 Citrus fruit nose. Very prominent hop flavor and smooth as silk. Alcohol is very well hidden.

4.1
brianbuntz (49) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Very solid, very hoppy IPA. Pours a translucent amber. Smells of citrus. The hops lean more towards grapefruit than pine, although pine is there too. Orange rind-like finish.

4.6
JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 Wonderful brew! This IPA pours a clear light orange with good lacing and wonderful citrus aromas (mosty grapefruit). Bursting with hops flavor, perfect blend of bitterness and maltiness, and finishes just as bitter and refreshing. Has a very refined clean, crisp flavor/palate/finish to it, something you’d expect out of a great lager, which makes this tremendous. Great brew, and just as good as the Ruination IPA, in my opinion, but is just plain easy to drink, near-perfect blend and complexity, I really wouldn’t change anything about it. Basically perfect...not many competitors.

4.1
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2008 12oz bottle. Pours a light bronze with notable carbonation. Aroma is divine with the smell of fresh hops - going so far as to remind me of the aroma of some cask ales. Flavour is heavy hops on the piney side. Bold and full hoppy aftertaste. Rewarding. RE-RATE: Just had a fresh bottle. Absolutely outstanding. The fresh hops weren’t as piney as I previously found. Further re-rate: A bottle from a different batch seems to have lesser aroma and warmer piney bitterness. I think it’s the beer, but it could just be my tastebuds.

3.5
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 30, 2007
On tap. Pour was a clean golden copper with a one-finger tall white head that hung around for quite a while. Nice lacing. The aroma was the expected citrus and piney hop combination. Pleasant, although not remarkable. The flavor was dominated by piney hop flavor with subtle citrus hanging around the edges. Super dry, super clean finish.

4
djd07 (15094) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Bottle as shown. Pours a light amber color with a little white head that last with nice lacing. The aroma is very hoppy with hints of wheat grass. The flavor was also hoppy but smooth and a great finish, reallly enjoyed this one.

4.2
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours clear golden color with small white head. Floral hoppy aroma. Hoppy taste with bitter after taste. Very clean finish.

3.3
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2007
Amber, some haze. Bit grassy on the nose, a touch of ammonia. Pleasant bitterness, crisp and clean on the palate, not like my previous experiences with Stone, a little more user friendly!


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