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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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foosnbrews (145) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Beer poors from a bottle hazy copper with little to no head. Aroma is huge on the initial poor and fades quickly. Piney/citrusy notes are prevalent. Bitterness is strong with a medium sweetness that balances everything out. Palate is bubbly and bitterness lingers in the back of the throat after swallow. Overall beer is a nice IPA and something I would go to for an overall IPA at the house

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Pours golden-orange with a frothy, ivory head that lasts. Sticky lace. Nose of tangerine and pine. Taste of sweet citrus up front with grass, resin, caramel and bread on the finish. This is a solid gateway brew to the hoppy side. Medium bitter finish that lasts, and lasts.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2003
Very, very good IPA. Typical Stone hoppiness (which is awesome!) Delicious citrusy notes in it. Beautiful, creamy head, Nice mouth feel. Very refreshing after a hard run on a hot day. Not overwhelmingly strong, either.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tangentrider (144) - Alabama, USA - JUN 23, 2007
nice citrusy, hop (cascade?) aroma and flavor, smooth mouthfeel; Ill certainly buy this one again

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kurtkosher (144) - USA - MAY 21, 2008
another spectacular beer by the stone brewing company. definitely my 2nd favorite ipa second to ruination

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2003
Golden in color, light for a pale ale, with a huge head of tiny bubbles. Perhaps the best head I have ever seen. Beautiful floral hop aroma. A very balanced brew. Nice citrusy hop finish. Even better than the Arrogant Bastard Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2006
On tap: Appeared classic cloudy amber with nice lacing and head. Expected hoppy notes, very crisp aroma. Starts off with the fruity punch, followed by the hopping senstion. Dry hopped for sure, this is one of the most crisp ipas ive had. Perfectly bitter. Dangerous., but good

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2006
Pours an orange amber with nice lively appearance, good lacing and head. Cheesy, smoky, citrusy fresh hop aroma. Full bodied, smooth and long finish. Flower and perfume. Well balanced and not overpowering. Doesnt show its strength. I like.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mutualaid (142) - Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Pours golden with two fingers of frothy white head; nice lacing. A brief wisp of malt aroma is quickly outgunned by the bouquet of the freshest floral hops; a tiny bit of skunk. Flavor is well balanced between the aggressive hop bitterness and the flavors of malt and evergreen hops. Medium body and a clean finish. This is a great beer and the best thing by Stone Ive had.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2008
A bit light for my taste. Clean, good hops; not much depth. But then, I prefer imperial stouts.


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