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100
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RATINGS: 4012   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tdcritch (153) - Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Great hoppy IPA, strong aroma, poured orange with a normal head. Taste is sweet, bitter and hoppy. Overall one of the better IPAs I have had.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Nice head, good lacing, very hoppy aroma, bitter, enjoyed from tap. Not an over powering IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tseo (153) - Athens, GREECE - DEC 2, 2012
Aroma: Sharp, extra hoppy, extra herbal, floral (somewhat like unripe olives), piny and citrusy. Fantastic. Mouthfeel: A solid, smooth body and medium carbonation going on. Taste: Very very bitter, citrusy (lime, grapefruit) and fruity (a combination of peach and pineapple, maybe?). Solid malt background to make this beer round and complete. Finish: Long lasting strong bitterness and zesty tang. I love it. Overall: Top beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 5, 2002
HOPPY - HOPPY - HOPPY. There is a time and place for hoppiness in a beer and certainly an IPA is one of them (no thanks in Stouts and Porters!!!). Im not a huge hop head, but this beer I did enjoy. Deep golden color. Medium head. Crisp, clean and refreshing. Had it on tap. Nice bitter and hoppy finish, sensing pine needles and such. Taste was not dry, but a pleasant bitter just as an IPA should be.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2005
This was the beer that alerted me to the brewing genius that was Stone. Its a fantastic example of everything that an IPA should be, loaded with hops, bitterness and just an amazing flavour that is among the best of IPAs. I actually preferred this to the Ruination, which I thought was perhaps a bit much ambition for it to carry. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2008
Nice west coast style IPA. Honey colored...nice frothy head. Floral/citrus nose. Pronounced hops, but not over the top...well balanced. Grapefruit the most noticeable in the taste. Nice bitter finish, but again, not too much. Solid IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2012 Pour is golden yellow, with thin white head. Aroma is candy, hints of sour fruit, plenty of citrus hops. Flavour is sweet orange and pine, some savoury undertones, finishing with plenty of pine and bitterness. Palate is somewhat dry, yet leaving a sticky residue on the tongue.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
guitartown (152) - SPAIN - NOV 18, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2017 Lata 33cl. No est mal pero un 100 me parece un poco exagerado. Un poco ms de cuerpo y aroma no le vendran mal...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Has a pleasant hoppy aroma. Nice golden amber color, with a little white head. Nice hoppy flavor, kind of bitter. Pretty good body, nice carbonation. Overall, this is pretty good.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 Pours semi-murky gold with large white head, which lingers but has pretty lacing. Aroma is strong floral scent, with pine and citrus hops, very pungent. Pollen and honey scents. Tastes of grapefruit and orange, some subtle pine, with earthy tones like flower pedal and twig. Full bitterness that lingers on the tongue for seconds after. Some presence of malt with caramel and butter. As with all stone brews the palate is perfect, full and silky mouth feel, with carbonation, but not too much carbonation (other breweries brew india pales too carbonated). Overall, the best brew Ive ever had.


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