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RATINGS: 3960   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Yum. Very good. Not overly hoppy or bitter. Good balance of sweetness and bitternes. Nice finish with bitterness fading into a pleasant aftertaste. huh? Im new at this.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ghunte02 (29) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2006
well hopped of course but not a pucker up ipa. nice aroma of pine, citrus. sharp bite in the finish. nice burnt orange collor w/ soft white head. good brew

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghorsche (48) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 26, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured cloudy honey gold into a tulip with a medium, rapidly diminishing off-white head. Not much lacing and could stand to be less cloudy (though the cloudiness can probably be attributed to refrigeration--this bottle is ~40 degrees F). Nose is wonderfully crisp with citrus and floral notes, some sweetness. Perfect IPA aroma. Flavor is initially bitter with some butterscotch, quickly develops into hoppy pine and floral notes with a little citrus. Caramel malts become apparent shortly afterward. Really excellent balance (Im surprised given Stones penchant for overhopping). Finish is medium-short, bitter and sweet. Bitterness sticks around maybe just a touch longer than I would like. Medium body on the palate, very smooth with light carbonation. Quite crisp. Perfect mouthfeel for an IPA. For 8 bucks a 6-pack I plan to fill my fridge and drink this with every meal!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Pours a gold-orange color with small head. Scent of apple, citrus, pine, and purple haze. Great roasty flavor compliments the hops really well. Pine and citrus balanced out with roasty malt. Well developed palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2006 Poured a slightly cloudy orange colour white a small head. Sweet apple/grapefruit aroma. Bit of a muskyness on tasting. Great bitterness level. Full, nicely rounded palate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2007 Wow! Great IPA. Nice blend of hops, great taste goes well with most food. Great aroma, citusy; a very light lemon/lime hint in aroma and taste, nothing standing out or over powering. Good palate, not overpowering and lingers for just about the right amount of time. Overall this is a well balanced great tasting IPA and one of the ales I can drink all night. Cheers!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2006
SO this is Stone IPA. This was everything that reminds me of west Coast. The citrus, the hops, the cremy flavor, the orange jello color. This was pretty bitter for just a regular IPA but not bad. Very light and easy to drink. Thanks again Shag

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2006
First off, this is a delicious IPA. From the 22oz bottle, it pours a light amber color with a large, creamy, off-white head. Body clarity is hazy. Aroma is of heavy flowery hops, with hints of apple, pear, and honey. Initial taste is moderately sweet as the honey continues to be present. There is also some light bitterness. Finish is both lightly sweet and bitter. Mouthfeel is light with an oily texture and lively carbonation. This is not a beer for hop-haters.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Pale lemon rind yellow coloring with a nice creamy white head. Orange, lemon, and grapefruit color the hoppy aromas. Smooth, refreshing flavor with just enough hoppiness, and not overbearing. A white grapefruit smack lingers for awhile before being replaced by a fresh grassy tinge on the tongue. Fresh, crisp refreshing brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Full of hoppiness. A slightly off Amber color with a decent head that sticks around for a bit. A nice IPA for you to drink.


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