RATINGS: 4056   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbomb (225) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Aroma is beautiful; extreme vegetative hops. There is a woody, spicy background in the flavor coming through big time in addition to the strong grapefruit and pine. Carbonation makes for a near perfect biting effect with the hop hit. Palate retains woody, floral flavors; not just straight up bitterness. This stuff is just about #1 for me. If Troegs NN was definitely a double amber Id say this is #1 in a second.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hangover (1129) - oxford, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Slightly dark copper amber pour with an initially large but fading caramel colored head. Hoppy aroma, mainly floral and spruce and I dare say, raisins. TIngly, bitter mouthfeel. Not the hoppiest beer Ive had, but there is a really nice malt backbone in there, delivering a lot of balance as well as some dried fruit undercurrents. Finishes with a slightly resinous citrus. Its not really as agressive, at least to me, as the description maintains, but for an IPA, Ill quote Goldilocks as saying... "Its just right".

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Hops, hops, and more hops. Balanced perfectly with a coplex and deep body. Finishes with a nice bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
apkerga (11) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2006
A hop heavy beer with a strong pine scent along with definate citrus, most prominently orange. Poured a murky dark orange and respectable bitterness that evolved into an outstanding finish flavor and mouth feel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2006 Pours a clear, orange/light copper. 12 oz. bottle. Medium carbonation, small off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is strong citrus, taste is citrus pine and malt, with a strong bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1425) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Pours clear golden orange with 2 finger head, slowly diminishing. Citrus and grass detected in the nose; some cookie malts hidden in this brew as well. Taste is bready (doughy) up front. Hops hit you in the finish, but not overpowering like the Ruination. I dont get the typical grapefruit flavor normally present in this style. Not Stones best offering, but still pretty good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2006 Their standard IPA is hoppier than most. And stronger than most. A solid beer that might be the closest to a session beer for them...which means its still beyond most other places.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tyler*Durden (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2006
Orange colour with a generous, lasting head. This hoppy IPA is really good...floral nose with hops and fruit taste and good bitter finish. Definitely a superior IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2006
On tap at Andys for Stone Promo Night. The dryhopping gives this a serious floral nose/taste to go along with the crushing bitterness. Hop about like a trout in a drought.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
myfriendbubba (40) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Unique IPA spicy not citrus like most very fizzy Clear and Golden tight tiny bubbles crisp clean taste with an excellent hop flavor very bitter in an awesome way...drink...drink and Ill drink some more

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