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RATINGS: 4120   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WABeerChick (25) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2004
So, maybe it is because I've been spoiled by the NW Style IPA, but I can't help but feel like this beer is so average. The color was really nice, but the love that makes up an IPA is all filtered out. It smelled pretty medicinal, it tasted bottled, maybe a little old. It wasn't bad, just wasn't great. I think I'll stick with Arrogant Bastard the next time I go for a Stone beer.


4.2
vincentvega72 (757) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2017
Oranjekleurig, licht troebel. Volle witte schuimkraag. Mango, perzik, abrikoos, steenfruit, gist. Hoppig, mild bittere afdronk. Redelijk vol, beetje creamy mondgevoel. Zéér goeie ipa.

3
camay1997 (9) - patton, California, USA - JUL 17, 2017 does not count
Thick white head, golden in color with the trademark haze of a good IPA. It smells of herbs and earthy notes. Quite pleasant really. Butt that doesn’t really translate into flavor. The hops are subtle but allow the flavors of the malts shine through. It’s not really bitter at all and there are some after tastes that make me wish for citrus hops but c’est la vie.

3.3
sebsky (80) - ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2017
330 ml can (Berlin) @home,canned 24/04/2017,bb 19/01/2018. Orange,slightly hazy,quickly diminishing head. Aroma of citrus and hoppy bitterness. Taste is bitter,not overpowering with some citrus in background.

3.7
mabuzzer (842) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2017
Can from ASDA. Clear, golden with a good white head. Malt, citrus and pine aroma, pine dominates the flavour with a little citrus I’m there too. Dry finish

4.4
Acaro (225) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2017
Aroma: Grapefruit and hay. Appearance: Dark gold color with lightly hazy liquid and frothy white head. Taste: Medium bitterness and medium sourness. Palate: Medium body with thin texture and soft carbonation. Sour and bitter grapefruit finish. Overall: Very sour and bitter feeling. Goes great with appetizers or even by itself.

3.7
rodsquad (241) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2017
Can from Westhill Service Station. It’s a clear fiery gold with a decent fluffy white head. Some nice bubbles trails in the glass look refreshing. Taking a sniff and you can smell that bittering pine straight off the bat. There sharp citrus, like lime and grapefruit and a sweetening hint of candy floss. I take a sip expecting full on pine but am surprised when I get lovely caramel notes kicking things off. You don’t have to wait long though before that pine and grapefruit take centre stage. There’s a very gentle warm spice taking the edge from the sting. The beer feels soft, slightly oily with a great sharp, dry sparkle to help lighten the hop load. I was almost hesitant about Stone IPA such is its reputation expecting an overpowering resinous hop overload. Yes the hops slowly dominate the profile but it’s much more balanced than I expected and very drinkable as a result. It’s hefty, there’s no getting round that, but it is a very fine example of the West Coast style IPA.

3.4
artemb (989) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 14, 2017
Clear, amber. Grapefruit, gooseberry, malt. Balanced malty sweetness and moderate hoppy bitterness. Long bitter finish. Good.

3.7
TheJvd (1291) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2017
33 cL Can at home. Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma is a bit sweet with caramel, pine, some fruity hops, citrus and hops. Taste is slightly sweet with malts, pine, some tropical fruits, biscuit and an over medium bitter finish. Medium body and carbo.

3.6
KraftowyJakup (330) - POLAND - JUL 12, 2017
Puszka, 330 ml. W nosie trochę słodkich, przejrzałych owoców, marakuja, grejpfrut, może pomelo, delikatna podbudowa słodowa wpadająca w jasne pieczywo. W smaku odpowiednio wytrawne, jak na west coast przystało, mimo że zasyp dość obfity (obstawiam 16-stkę), słód lekko odczuwalny, ale w tle, zdecydowanie chmiel z przodu.

3.7
ischas (721) - - JUL 4, 2017
0,33 l Dose. Oranges, trübes Bier, cremeweißer, stabiler Schaum, schöne Gardine. Riecht nach Ananas und Karamell. Schmeckt süßlich, fruchtig, angenehm bitter.


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