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RATINGS: 3980   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2007
22oz. $3.49 from Bashas. Now this is an IPA! The Aroma knocks you down as soon as you pop the top. For the homebrewers here it like sticking your nose into a freshly opened bad of hops! Pour was a light golden color and the head was intense....too intense. Stong bitter hop flavor that did not dissapoint!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
troysworktable (109) - Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2007
22 ounce bottle. Damn, this is a great beer! The pour delivered a glass of golden-yellow ale tinged with orange. A thick, foamy white head developed and stayed around. The lacing was very good. The aroma was rather complex. Primary aroma: fruity, citrusy. Secondary aromas: caramel, cherries, hint of cloves, hint of caraway seed. The taste just about knocked me out. There is a very bitter "kick" when the ale first meets tongue. The hoppy bitterness continues and finishes with another "kick" at the end. Primary flavor: grapefruit/orange citrus, that is well balanced between the two. Secondary flavors: caramel, slight lemon, slight floral. I will definitely be having a few more bottles of this in the near future.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mbrandon2w (109) - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2007
22 oz. great hop aroma right from the start. crisp, fresh hop flavor, very citrusy/orange and somewhat sweet. slightly sticky mouthfeel, but smooth overall. One i could drink frequently.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lowgun1212 (109) - Carlstadt, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2008
honey gold color. thin head. nose isnt huge but pretty. flowers and vanilla. flavor is big but balanced. definitely a hoppy ipa but not obnoxious. grapefruit, blood orange, and vanilla is still there. mouth is crisp and light. dry finish whets the palate for more.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nebulor (109) - , California, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Fresh hop aroma of mild pine, grapefruit and other florals with caramel malt in the background. Beautiful apple juice color with a copper hue and sediment particles are suspended. Lots of action with an off white head. Resin flavor of well balanced mild pine and fresh grapefruit with some sweet tea and caramel flavor in the background. Medium bodied, resinous, crisp carbonation, and has an alcohol warming throughout. A session IPA for hopheads very tasty and well balanced overall.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
USCBeerMan (109) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2009
pours golden/amber yellow. nice white head that lasts. medium hoppy nose and pleasant complex floral aroma. this is very well balanced beer. there are so many IPAs out there that arent hopped appropriately.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2012
12oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Enjoy by 05.07.12 date Aroma: Getting hardly anything here. a tiny bit of lemongrass and citrus hops. some malt and caramel. floral hops as well Appearance: light yellowish orange color, very clear and a little bit of stark white head that faded quickly. doesnt lace glass. very few bubbles rising Taste: medium sweet, mild sour, mild bitter. maltiness comes out here. Palate: mild sweet, medium sour, medium bitter aftertaste. average carbonation. medium body and oily/creamy texture. Overall: This just isnt doing anything for me. Couldnt detect hardly any floral or citrus hops. My bottle is a few days away from the best by date. I may re-rate this in the future with a fresher bottle. Not overly bitter. Very drinkable for 6.9%. It is a decent beer but i was expecting much more from the ratings and description from Stone.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Clear amber color with a thick white head. The aroma is pine and citrus with some malt in the background. Taste is right in line with the aroma. Nice mouth feel. Overall this is a great example of a west coast IPA. Hop forward for sure, but with enough malt to prevent it from being too imbalanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Coltrane (108) - South Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2009
Fantastic, especially if fresh. Piney and resiny in the aroma and taste. The ultimate in available west coast IPAs.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sja14 (108) - Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2008 Pours golden with decent head. Hop presence which is well-balanced by malt. Nice lingering finish really rounds out the bitterness. Not as bitter as I thought it would be but definitely one of my favorite IPAs.


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