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RATINGS: 4058   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2006
Bomber. Golden amber color. Nice head. Hops are everywhere in both aroma and taste. Not the hoppiest IPA I have had, but still very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2006
12 oz bottle. Golden with slight orange haze with quite large white head. Mine had pretty good lacing. Might be my favorite IPA yet. Had a lot of piney and flowery hop aroma. The flavor was not as bitter as i was expecting and did not have as much citrus taste as some IPAs do. I could drink this one quite often.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2006
22 oz bomber. Light golden body with a huge, fluffy white head. Aroma is hoppy with grapefruit and lemon. Flavor is quite mild, though hoppy with some sweetness. Finish is bitter & hoppy, vintage Stone. Very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerczar69 (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2006
Wow,what a great tasting beer.Poured like pure gold,beautiful white head Great smelling beer.Stone brewery is one of the best.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerlover82 (240) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2006
Deep golden color with small, off-white head and minimal lacing. Hoppy aroma and flavor, YUMMY!!!! Medium-bodied. An excellent delicious sweet beer. I would definetley want this again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2006
[Tap Blooms & Brews, Silverton Oregon]
(Oregon Craft Brewfest at The Oregon Garden) Very floral, hoppy aroma. Quite strong, will curl your toenails. Mild hoppiness compared to what I was expecting after the aroma and drinking. Still very hoppy, dont get me wrong though. Quite tasty fro a IPA. Good Job.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2006
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 Lovely fine cream head, well-sized. Iffy clear yellow colour(I much prefer darks), fine sweet pine smell, emphatically not Mr Clean! Delicate yet strong-minded flavours of pine and florals. Fabulous.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdjuice (500) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - APR 28, 2006
Very floral, hoppy aroma. Quite strong, Im in for it now. Surprisingly mild hoppiness compared to what I was expecting after the aroma and drinking Ruination. Still very hoppy, dont get me wrong though. Quite delicious for what Im guessing is one of their flagship beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigbish (711) - California, USA - APR 27, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2011 A great IPA. Excellent balance between hop flavor and just a touch of malts. Would buy any day of the week.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2006
A west coast treat for this craft beer deprived Florida boy. Gorgeous pour revealing a slightly hazy bright orange-gold hue under a thick, tight white head. Aroma of freshly squeezed grapefruit and orange juice into one glass, backed by a faint nose of lemon, pine needles and caramel malt. Palate shows a fine and mild spritzy carbonation with a medium body which was perfect for the style. No mistaking the big hop additions in the flavors; lots of citrus and pine in tune with the delicious aromas. A touch of sweetness from the caramel malts are noted mid-palate, but the finish is a crisp and bitter hop contribution; nice and long. These guys are good!


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