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RATINGS: 3981   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2007 i was expecting better. probably could have been more hoppy. the flavor just seemed lacking. it seems like it would go really well with food. hides the alcohol well. i guess i had unfairly high expectations for it because it isnt very accessible for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
pandaDH (3) - Oak Harbor, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2006 does not count
I felt that this IPA was not as hoppy as it should have been. It has great apperarance once it is poured into the glass. It tastes a little to fruity and lite for me. It is a good beer but I think it tastes to much like Blue Moon and not enough like a bitter hoppy IPA should.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2006
The hazy peach to orange color is very clear through filtration I guess. Fabulous head retention. The nose is big and complex: lots of pine, complimented by orange sherbet, caramel malts, and pepper. It starts out with assertive grapefruity hops, but as this warms up floral and hops come through alone with silky smooth sweet malts.The alcohol is slightly noticeable, but it doesnt interfere with the drinkability. This is pretty awesome.

2.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
warriorx99 (85) - USA - JAN 28, 2006
Bottled. This beer pours a nice copper color and has a very bitter hoppy taste with a dry finish. The aroma is that of hops with strikes me as a somewhat fruity hint. I cant admit to being a fan of really hoppy dry beers and this one certainly didnt change my mind.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2006 Rerate, 22 oz bomber - For my first rating of Stone IPA, I was going from a small sample and hadnt really developed the taste I have now for very hoppy beers. This time I had a whole bomber to myself, the perfect way to enjoy a Stone brew. Stone IPA pours dark, hazy gold color with a two finger head that laces the glass nicely. The citrus hop aroma is assertive and oh so good. Obviously high quality hops lead the way in the flavor, backed up by some citrus and well balanced maltiness. The light carbonation and medium body is just about right, and the finish stays with you for a long time. Youll be glad it stays though. This ale is an excellent example of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Has a pleasant hoppy aroma. Nice golden amber color, with a little white head. Nice hoppy flavor, kind of bitter. Pretty good body, nice carbonation. Overall, this is pretty good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2006
Bottle. Amber coloured with a thick white head. Very hoppy aroma. Big hoppy taste, with some citrus and a touch of honey. Full bodied. Fantastic IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2006
dark amber in colour with small white head. The biggest hop flower smell ive had in long time. Huge bitter hop taste. mild bitterness. Very well rounded and a benchmark for American IPA. Best $1.49 ive spent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
This beer pours a golden honey color and leaves a very thick white lace that clings to the side od the glass. The floural hoppiness is ever so present along with the citrus, grapefruit, honey, grassy notes and cloves. This beer starts with a grapefruit hoppy bitterness on the palate then slowly takes you to a smooth sweet honey clove flavored finished with a mild citrus squirt. This beer is well rounded and amazing, by far one of the standards for American IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2006
Poured a golden, slightly cloudy color. Had an amber tinge to it. Head was a creamy white foam that lingered before dissipation. Enormous hop aroma. Made with bits of real panther, so you know its good, --> thats the hop smell strength we are talking about. The taste is richly bitter and the mouthfeel is very nice. Very much enjoyed this brew. Wish it was cheaper because im "ballin on a budget" until summer...


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