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RATINGS: 4056   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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3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sam10 (37) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2005
I really like the beers this company puts out. I tried an IPA before and did not like it. But I gave these guys a shot. I still dont like IPAs. Just not for me taste like I am chewing on a flower. Although this is better than the other I tasted, just not for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (7592) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Ah, good ol Stone, you cant go wrong with these guys. Pours a clear amber with a small foamy white head. Awesome aroma of fresh floral hops. Delicious flavour of fresh citrus hops with enough malt to make the taste very well balanced. Excellent and what most IPAs should strive for. If I could I would always have this in my fridge.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2006 If you really like hops, there probably isnt another beer you should be drinking. It has a very crisp and distinct flavor. The first time I tried it, I wasnt sure it was for me...now...I cant quite get enough.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (26415) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled. Orange golden colour, mediumsized white head. Fruity hoppy flavour and aroma. Wellbalanced flavour, which also has some malts and caramel in it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (17066) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled
Hazy golden color, small white head. Flowery (trefoil) hoppy nose (no suprises here). Flowery with good malt profile, sweetish aftertaste. Well-balanced and enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilsnerrogge (2908) - Finspng, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2005
Amber coloured. Nice head. Hoppy aroma. Clean hop bitterness with notes of raisins. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Golden color tall white head well laced. V big cascade hop aroma w/ touches of lemon and a light copper. Smooth oily palate w/ some light cream. Flavor is a nicely bitter grass and grapefruit w/ a tiny hint of carmel. A very well done IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2005
([email protected] Beer Festival 2005) Pale golden with a small head. Pine and aromatic hops in the aroma, slightly sweet-fruity, scotch-toffeeish, very balanced. Fruity, quite complex and neutral flavor with butterscotch and malt. Long, bitter-hoppy but not aggressive palate. Medium-bodied, low-carbonated, smooth and drinkable palate. A very nicely balanced and drinkable, smooth IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6564) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2005
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and Tupalev, bottle courtesy of yours truly. Last beer of the evening, nice solid brew to wind down with. Poured clear gold with a decent white foamy diminishing head. Aroma is primarily fresh strong grapefruit hops, enough malt to balance it, and some resiny spruce. Taste follows that, finishes fairly bitter but not too aggressive - Im no hop-head, and I quite like this one - a solid, classic west coast IPA - should be a staple in your fridge, if you can get it regularly.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2005
This is not the "aggressive" beer that its brother, Arrogant Bastard is. Less risks are taken with the flavor. But ilts still a fine example of the style. The color of this beer is pretty incredible bright orange gold. The bitter is extremely well-developed and balances nearly perfectly with the malts and the fine barley finish. My favorite IPA to date.


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