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RATINGS: 4074   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2006
pours clear orange with a white head. great head retention. massive floral/citrus hop aroma with a hint of sweet malt. big hoppy flavor with just enough sweet caramel flavored malt to balance things out. medium bodied. lovely refreshing carbonation. finish long bitter and hoppy just like it should be. another great beer from stone.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Bottle - Pale yellow with medium foamy white head. Aroma is very hoppy with hints of citrus. Medium palate with a good bit of carbonation. Taste is extremely hoppy with nice grapefruit bitterness on the follow-through and a good crisp biting finish. This is an excellent IPA. The gargoyle most definitely does his job!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (4182) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Bright amber-orange with a thin gold tinged head. Aroma is hoppy with ciyrus and pine notes. Flavor of sweet and bitter hops, with a mildly hoppy finish.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bartzilla (622) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 3, 2006
This is my go-to beer. So damn good. Not much more I can really add that hasnt been addressed here already. I buy a lot of this beer in bottles, in bombers, in pints and in pitchers. In fact, I wish I had one right now. It doesnt matter when you read this, I guarantee you that I wish I had one right now.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAY 3, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2006 12 oz bottle from Kahns. Smell of floral and grapefruit. Palate was smooth and hoppy. Very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
isamublue (21) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - MAY 2, 2006
12 oz bottle. Excellent amber color. Floral and hoppy aroma. I found the floral overtones a bit too overwhelming. Not my favorite IPA, but still a darn good beer.

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.


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