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RATINGS: 4058   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 8, 2007
The 22 ounce bottle poured a slightly hazy orange-amber beverage with a full creamy off-white head that was fully lasting and left great lacing on the glass. The aroma presented a huge hop profile with orange peel, grapefruit, and a light herb character. The body was full with a soft carbonation and a smooth creamy texture. The flavor starts off lightly sweet and maintains that sweetness throughout the long finish. The flavors of orange and pineapple are subtle but detectable in the background.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pforei (338) - USA - FEB 7, 2007
Bottle 12 oz. Pint Glass. Rich Amber color. Beautiful hop aroma of citrus/grapefruit and pine. Strong and bitter hop taste is apparent but the slightly sweet malts balances it out perfectly. Very well rounded for an american hoppy IPA. I love this beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dsnutz (71) - dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Stone brewery has impressed me yet again. It pours a dark amber color with a thin white head. This is a great value for such a good IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imanerd (37) - Novi, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2007
A worthwhile ale. Much better balanced than the ruination. If memory serves me right, its rather bold, but not over the top. Bitter, pleasant sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (872) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Dark orange in color with small head. Great sweet aroma and fruity hop filled flavor. Lots of hops but not too bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2007
On tap - Gingerman, Collins, Copperfields, others. NYC perfectly proportioned IPA. Im not sure, but I think I like this more than their imperial (ruiniation). Perfeclty balanced, nice coppe/orange/amber color, beutiful head. Nice citrus overtones followed by nice malt flavors to balance it out. Love it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Pours a healthy and hazy golden amber with an inch or more of rocky white foam. Great head retention, wonderful stick-to-the-glass lacing throughout. Good citrus and floral hop aroma with notes of blue spruce. Quite hoppy up front with bitter dry citrus and fresh juicy citrus at the same time. A bready caramel malt is found well behind the hops, with just a touch of licorice in the finish. The malt is somewhat similar to Arrogant Bastard, though well subdued. A bitter grapefruit hop resin lingers well into the aftertaste. Medium bodied, fully carbonated.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtw (1163) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2007
had this dozens of times but im not sure why i havent rated it yet! 12 oz bottle that oozes biting hops even before decanting anything. an onslaught of american hops in the aroma - the dry hops are powerful and up-front. pine, pine resin, grapefruit and lemony citrus, lightly peppery, and a faint presence of pale malt and grass. a true showcase of hops and without going obscenely over-the-top with alcohol or bitterness, this IPA achieves what an IPA should taste like. the finish could be fuller but no flaws aside from that. excellent!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Working my way through the Stone lineup. This is a very strong/good beer. The flavor is very noticeable and good. With something this strong it is really smooth and no after tastes. The smell was excellent. and look was great. I cant wait for the nest one on my list from Stone Brewing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cohiba73 (11) - Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2007
Hoppy beer with touch of maltiness. Pours golden brown with medium head. Overall good IPA, clean on the palate and crips aftertaste


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