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RATINGS: 3982   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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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4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rybowen (105) - Los Angeles 90039, California, USA - MAY 27, 2006
Incredible. When I want an IPA, nothing will scratch the itch like a Stone IPA (well, maybe Stone Ruination IPA). Simply incredible. I wish there was a way to mainline this stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - MAY 25, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2006 An excellent beer, mint/pine/sweet aroma, very nice. Hits hoppy and bitter, pine, but then bitter and sweet finish. Only fault is a lack of body, but a damn good, very drinkable, hoppy IPA.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2007 Pours golden w/ full, semi creamy, spattered froth. Hangtime is good reducing to a partial dusty canopy w/ a few spattered islands. A nice fluffy ring is persistant. Aromas of brisk flowery hops and just slightly malty. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers creates a semi creamy texture. This brew is bold, sharp, and forthcoming yet very well blanced. The hop profile is so fresh and inviting yet slaps me in the face as I walk through the door. Very brisk and free like a savage butterfly. The malt component is like a wallflower. It just blends in beautifully. Big citrus rind lingers on the finish turning to asprin and digging in deep. Overall: this IPA is amoung the elite. Brisk, fresh, clean, and leaves a lasting impression. Highly recommended.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2006
Robe dore trs claire surmonte dune mousse blanche paisse en dentelle qui persiste. Armes de houblon herbac, dpices, dagrumes et de sucre. Saveurs de malt caramlis, de houblon herbac et dagrumes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhwarfield (125) - USA - MAY 21, 2006
Bottle. Poured yellow with white head that disipated quickly. Nice hops aroma and taste. not a particularly full bodied taste.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Blackbarrel (116) - new york, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2006 Hoppy as can be. Reminded me of ginger, pepper, lemon grass. very rich and drinkable. Have to add a caveat to this beer: because of its extreme hoppy-ness, your breath will smell "beery" for much longer than you think, as I found out even after a very thorough floss and brushing!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Just pure bitterness. A bit thin and uncomplicated. If what you want is hops you get it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2006 12 oz. bottle: pours a golden yellow with a good inch and a half of head. aroma was a full floral bouquet of hops with some malt. Flavor is full of hoppy goddness, cirtus, pine, with some malt character balancing, but this one is on the hoppy side of ipas. Really enjoyable. had with hot wings, palate was oily. Awesome brew Draught: golden color with about half an inch of head. The aroma was still or floral hops, however I felt like this batch was stiving more for balance than for hoppiness. Im not sure if it is the beer or if my palate is just used to heavier hop content. Lots of citrus flavor that heads to earthy notes as it warms and finishes. Palate is slightly oily. This is a very nice IPA

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Pours a very hazy amber color. Beer has a mild hoppy taste to it, also has a very well balanced malty aftertaste to it. The hops in this brew have great flavor, with grassy, pine undertones. Also has hints of citrus in it also. Very good!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mumpu (46) - USA - MAY 15, 2006
Pours hazy amber with tan head and trace lacing. Dont know what happened to the IBUs -- this beer is dominated by the hop aroma but I found the bitterness somewhat lacking. Citrus and pine flavors are dominant but the aftertaste reminded me of pickles (and yes, maybe a touch of strawberry). I found the beer to be quite overcarbonated which does it a disservice by bringing out some of the less pleasant aftertaste notes.


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