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RATINGS: 4008   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   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.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
breichow (17) - USA - DEC 25, 2006
Out of 12 oz. bottle in pint glass. Nice deep yellow color. Nice hop flavor, very bitter. Semi-long finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
urlacher (1) - USA - DEC 21, 2006 does not count
I started drinking beer about 15 years ago, considered by many to be the most influential years in micro/craft brewing. Over the years I have enjoyed many a brew, but have discovered my true passion to be with IPAs. Among the myriad of india pale ales sampled along the way, Stone IPA is Numero Uno. Bar none. Go to your local grocer and invest in a sixer. Thanks for your time, and ERNEST ANASTASIO FOR PRESIDENT IN 2008!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2006
On tap @ coles Buffalo NY. Along with Racer 5 my favorite IPA. Great color with thick beautiful head. Huge hop flavor & aroma with citrus presence. Great IPA

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2006
pours amber with an ungodly beautiful head thats thick and foamy, revealing a thin film of lace. on the nose, i get hella hops and bitter orange and maybe some mango too; split the difference and call it tangerine. the taste is smooth and complex; a lot of pine and spruce, followed by a grassy finish. also, offensive bitter finish...i love it! this beer covers the spectrum of the palate. so much could be said about this beer, and im sure many have said it before me. this is a damn good beer!!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
USCMustangman (41) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Bottle. Pours a deep gold color with a smallish white head. Aroma of fresh hops. Taste is very hoppy with a strong pine presence. Very fresh taste. Slighter thick palate. The flavor of pine lingers for a long time. A pretty good beer and a great example of an IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber-orange color with a large off white head. Aroma is huge floral hops, grapefruit, orange, pine. Flavor is much the same hops, grapefruit, hints of orange, pine, apple. Palate is a crisp and medium bodied, lasting bitter finish. Beautiful is an understatement.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Bomber courtesy of secret santa! Pours a cloudy orange, with a finger of off white head. grapefruits, orange, piney, hoppy smell, could sit and smell this one without even drinkin it, but thatd be stupid. Tastes very similar to the smell, strong orange after taste, and the almost 7% ABV is just not there. Very well balanced and Delish, yet another winner from stone.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BakerStMuse (19) - USA - DEC 9, 2006
great hops, fruity, smooth, sumptuous aroma. as near perfect a representation as i can conceive of what is becoming one of my favorite styles (IPA)

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bru (3) - USA - DEC 5, 2006 does not count
Amazing IPA! Perfect amount of Hops (a lot), and a great combination of citrus/floral/etc. Perfect amount of bitterness. By far, this IPA along with their Ruination IPA are my favorites. Buy one and enjoy, you will not be disappointed.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2006
pours clear and light amber. Average rocky white head. Aroma; nothing other than cascade hops. Grapefruit and pine. I smell no malt or yeast. Flavor is lightly sweet and heavily bitter again the grapefruit dominates. Finish is long, infact I can still feel/taset it hours later. Light to medium bodied creamy and softly carbonated. Every time I drink a stone beer I wake up with a massive headache. Dont knowif thats normal of not. If you like sour grapefruit then you love this stuff.


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