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RATINGS: 3895   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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4.2
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2007
(bottle)poured into a pint. darn good IPA. pours a clear golden with full frothy head that sticks. carbonation is present. aroma is of fresh hops. taste is mild hops with a sweet aftertaste. has a loose front, middle, and a sweet finish. very good.

4.9
Funknmilla (746) - WAYNE, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Floral hoppy nose, same with taste...perfect balance... the malt is in perfect harmony with the hops...subtle grapefruit..refreshing..light amber color, pours a fluffy white head that doesn’t last...one of the most perfect IPA’s besides dogfish head 90 minute... lacing is sweet as well....:)

3.9
rauchbier (3902) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2007
Bottle. Gold, thin shortlived white head and moderate condition. Excellent resinous piney hops, orange citrus and sweet malt in the nose, more citrus in the mouth with a resinous hop bitterness, a spicy pepper note and slight sweet perfumed maltiness. Lingering solid but restrained peppery hop bitterness in the finish.

3.9
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2007
12 oz. bottle from de reuze market in grand rapids. very impressive ipa. not as strong as the ruination, but way better taste than most microbrews.

3.6
screigh (748) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Poured lighter than I would have expected. Hazy macro color. On the virge of a white. Nice white head that died down but provided nice lacing. Centennial hops in the aroma. Sort of thin watery mouthfeel with plenty of hop flavor and bitterness. I agree with other people that I probably like this more than Ruination.

3.8
Doctormirk (100) - USA - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: APR 11, 2007 Bottled and tap @ the Brewery. Smells hoppy and lemon grassy. Apearance is of a rich apple cider or juice. Tastes grassy, and of grapefruit. Lasting hop flavor.

3.9
WSSmiles (124) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Poured from a bottle, working on a cold so might have to re-rate some day. For a orangish amber color beer this one looks pretty darn good. Now I am starting to understand why people like Stone so much. Head was a creamy white that actually held its head well. Again with the cold, I smelled a sweet fruity almost peppery aroma. Flavor had a small bite to it that was enjoyable. Overall a good one from Stone.

4.1
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
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.

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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.


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