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RATINGS: 3964   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   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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walleye (1102) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2006
got this bad boy from Ross. poured a nice amber with a off white head that left some good lacing. aroma big hops, orange and lemon, grassy, a sweetness that I cannot tell if it is honey or brown sugar maybe it is both. flavor dry hops, grapefruit with no sugar on it, pine, perfume and a slight ash tray taste but not in a bad way as it warms do get some sweetness. this is a good IPA

4.2
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2006
This beer has a great hop aroma.Pours light in color with a big head.Has a good amount of hops with a lot of malt.Has a medium mouthfeel with a great hop finish.One of my favorite beers.

5
LennyH (60) - Delaware, USA - NOV 10, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2007 Bottle. Typical IPA color with a nice, foamy head and good lacing. Very flowery aroma for an IPA. Flavor is fruity and bitter and perfectly balanced. This IPA is well deserving of it’s lofty status. Maybe my favorite beer. Re-rate - This is my favorite beer on the face of this earth, so I have to give it a 5.

4
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Bottle. The smell is amazing, very floral. Head is fizzy white but quickly diminishes. A strong beer, medium body. The taste is floral, piney. Definately a solid choice.

3.7
Sandyneck (5) - Berne, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2006 does not count
Bottle. A small head when poured into a pint glass. Excellent aroma. A bit of bite to it when first sipped...possibly due to the carbonation. High citrus and a bit of pine taste. Very drinkable IPA. Overall and excellent IPA, although not as complex in flavor as Dogfish Head.

3.6
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2006
On tap: Appeared classic cloudy amber with nice lacing and head. Expected hoppy notes, very crisp aroma. Starts off with the fruity punch, followed by the hopping senstion. Dry hopped for sure, this is one of the most crisp ipas i’ve had. Perfectly bitter. Dangerous., but good

3.2
linkolnlogg (94) - your home, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Bottle to shaker (pounder). Pours out a pale gold colour with a light creamy white head with nice lacing. Scent is light earth and sweet floral hops. The hop is abruptly agressive and then quickly subsides to mild sweet hops. Taste is as above- abruptly aggressive hop elements with a grain element additionally intermixed. Mouthfeel is smooth and the finish is amazingly smooth if not a bit quick. A good brew overall but it unfortunately seems a bit short lived and relative to other stone brews slightly lacking in aggression.

4.1
arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2012 This beer smells amazing! My wife said it reminds her of pomegranite. It definetly has the classic IPA citrus/hoppy smell with a beautiful gold-orange hue in the glass. Taste is slightly sweet, lots of hops with a good amount of biterness that lingers for 4 or 5 seconds after taking your first sip. The alcohol content in this one is not obvious at all. One of my favorite beers from Stone.

3.9
brewblackhole (1587) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Citrusy,fragrant hop aroma, big tangy blast of hop taste with just the right amount of malt backing,its your IPA if your looking for all kinds of correct balance and just the right edge of hops, me ,I prefer a slightly stronger hop kick(Tyranena Hop Whore)

4.2
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2006
Light amber color, Just the right amount of bitterness to the taste.It has the aroma and taste of hops . The taste of an almost perfect IPA. It was soooo good.


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