RATINGS: 4012   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rusty317 (1) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - OCT 30, 2005 does not count
Had this brew while on vacation in Oceanside from No. California. Very flavorful with a great mouthfeel. The hop aroma & flavor were stupendous. The color was ideal for an IPA, & the nose great. I knew with one smell I wasnt going to be disappointed. Im not often impressed with beers, but this one overwhelmed me. Cant wait to find it up north. May be my second favorite brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Another beer I should have entered a rating for by now. Next Ill find Ive forgotten to rate Hop Devil. Its the malt that makes this IPA for me. Sounds wierd, but the balance is superb, the sweetness and bitterness are matched and intense. Some things Stone does are not appealing to me (see: Ruination), but this beer...I love.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2009 Not to shabby. However, anything form Stone Brewing Co. is always a good beer. A quality micro brew. Just not my type. Goign to have to update, ytou know, Stone is losing quality, its just not as good as i remember.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12685) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Bottle. Pours golden brass-bronze with a foamy off-white head and lined lacing. Pine grapefruit resin fragrant floral hop bouquet with caramel sweet malt background. Acidic bitter rind grapefruit hop flavor with a malt and yeast body. Medium bodied, dry and fizzy crisp palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Pours a dark amber color with a small white head and a lot of nice lacing. Aroma is very nice. lots of hops, pines and some grapefruit. Flavor has a lot of hops (even though I would like more) and some very nice grapefruit aftertast. great beer to drink a lot of!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2006 Pours light amber with a big white head that fades to a light cover. Nice lacing. Aroma is pine and grapefruit, flavor is likewise with a nice caramel malt backbone. Good balance and easy drinking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
lamas (1620) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2005
22 oz. bottle. Enjoy by: 12/07/05. A clear orange body with a thick and fluffy light-tan head at the top. Lots of pine and sap in the otherwise citrusy aroma. Fresh grapefruits, lemons and oranges in there too. Pretty floral. Its just incredibly mouth-watering! Solidly medium-bodied. Fairly one-sided without too much sweetness. Piney and grassy with lots of grapefruits and orange rinds. The bitter hops tingle the tongue throughout. Crisp and clean. A lingering dry finish. I cant believe it took me so long to try this.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hannaugh (10) - Fullerton, California, USA - OCT 18, 2005
This is a great beer. I bought one of their big bottles at Bevmo on a whim. I poured it into my big glass and was immediately intrigued by the hoppy, almost floral aroma. The color is beautiful golden amber, with a plentiful head that stuck around for a while. The flavor was citrusy with some sweetness to it, with a crisp bitter finish and a long lasting hoppy aftertaste. If you love hops, this is a beer for you. The complexity of this beer is what is striking about it. The palate was fairly average, but Im a cream ale kind of girl, Im used to ultra smooth. The alcohol content is slightly evident in the aftertaste, and definetly evident when you are almost done with the beer and you get up to grab some chips. This beer packs a punch. Fantastic overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zeswaft (1731) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2006 This is an outstanding IPA. Better than a lot IIPAs ive had. Huge citrus, grapefruit aroma. Flavor is a lot like Goose Islan IPA. Well integrated malt profile, too. Maybe the best IPA Ive ever had. (Rerate) What an amazingly solid beer. This is the ultimate session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Clear orange body with medium offwhite, bubbly lacing head. Hoppy slight pine aroma with sweet notes. Bitter hoppy flavor with a side of light spice and some light fruits. Bitter hoppy finish.

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