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RATINGS: 4109   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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2.6
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.

3.9
tcfishler (65) - USA - DEC 1, 2006
Clear bright amber, with a small offwhite head that dissipates before long. Big blast of hop aroma - green herbs with sweet spice. A little fruit is there in the background too. On the palate, the hops hit right away, with pine, herbs, and grass. Carbonation is a little coarse, but mouthfeel is rich. Malt contributes body but not overt sweetness...I like that quality a lot. Delivers most of the character of the Ruination IPA for a lower price point. In fact, I prefer the balance of this brew to the Ruination. A must for fans of grassy hops.

3.8
Fukito (1059) - Santiago, CHILE - NOV 26, 2006
Bottle - November 2006. Pour a deep,clear, golden color wit a rather small creamy white head. Aroma is of grapefruit, citric, resinous, pungen, hoppy and very nice. Taste is piney, grapefruit, tangerines, herbal hoppy but with some malt balancing. Mouthfeel is medium, creamy. Nice aftertaste.

4
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Bottle. Golden pour with nice creamy head that lasts and provides good lacing. Strong citrusy hop aroma. Flavor is very similar to Arrogant Bastard, complex hop profile. Smooth, good aftertaste. Perhaps my favorite IPA.

3.8
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 Golden straw color with nice white head. The aroma is of light malts and big grapefruit citrus, little grassy hops. Light mouth feel. Not too much malt character but it is made up for by the complex hop finish.

3.3
zweiterlinde (6) - USA - NOV 20, 2006 does not count
A good but not outstanding IPA. The aroma is good: hoppy, but not strongly so. The hops dominate the flavor, leading to a crisp finish. The greatest weakness is that it seems rather thin up front; malt richness not present. A little more malt would greatly improve this beer.

4.1
BuckeyeBoy (7510) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2006
12oz Bottle. Pours out an orange amber topped with a cream head. What a great Hop aroma. Very hoppy I love it. Very well made.

4.1
geographylists (26) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Great IPA...of course, to be expected with Stone. Quite similar to their pale ale (also an excellent beer), especially with the grapefruit background flavor. Perfect amount of bitterness, perfect amount of sweetness. Canít go wrong with this beer.

3.4
EValP (30) - Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2006 Great off-white frothy head lasting a good part of the beer. Clear sparkling body but did notice tiny body particles and a thin density. Brilliant amber IPA coloring convinced me to drink.

Heavy hops aroma, slight lemon but more grapefruit/orange; quite like a fruit punch. Light yeast aroma that I thought was a bit meaty, more so as I finishes the glass. Initially lightly sweet and acidic, this IPA finishes with the acidity elevating to a moderate bite and lasts quite short. Fairly full bodied as it is an IPA and a bit dry but has a lively carbonation. This a very good IPA even though it left a slight metallic feel in the mouth.

4
SudsMcDuff (8382) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2006
god this is good : Great smell when you open up the bottle, marmalade orabge colour, small but stable head, lacing = very good , delicous delicous delicous, oh man is it delicous, iím in hop heaven! sampled with barry and he liked it, at least thats what he told me, he didnít like red truck...hmmm


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