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RATINGS: 4036   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCastner (112) - New York, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Pours a light copper with faint white head. Fantastic appearance. Aroma is of caramel, some fruit (esters at play), and plenty of American citrusy, resiny goodness. Medium body. Taste is of several varieties of sweet malt, followed by the flavor of American hops. Notice I didn’t say bitterness. Although over 70 IBUs, the flavor takes center stage. A great example of how flavoring hops should be used. One of my favorites.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
FlyingTaco (112) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Well, since its been a while and Ive sampled many offerings since I wanted to re-review my favorite beer, Stone IPA. Text and stats on the original review follows. Long story short...its still right up there... 12 oz. into Duvel tulip... 2+ finger butter/eggshell head tops a clean and still honey/copper body. Head is slightly meringuish with great staying power and a lot of lacing. What an IPA should look like. Greapefruit is subtle yet strong with slight floral notes and mild caramel malt. Thats what Im talkin about...overall citrus is dominant but not one-sided - aroma has Beautiful Chemistry in spades. Caramel malt comes forward in an even keel. Hoppiness manifests itself in more of a bitter citrus tone than on the nose...with a little warmth theres solid balance but the citrus and malt do quiet down rather quickly. This achieves almost perfect balance on the palate. Malt is clean but hearty and hops provide ample bitterness and citrus. Finish is strong and even-keeled. Husky but bright. Never gets old. One of the most drinkable beers around in my opinion and my favorite beer to drink all-around. Excellent for all seasons - hearty enough for cold, light enough for warm. Quenches thirst and provides a strong but clean flavor profile.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
phikus01 (112) - New York, USA - FEB 28, 2013
A great IPA, melon citrus hop bitterness balanced by a subtle malt sweetness

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tturner (111) - , Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2009
very little maltiness. a clean dry finish. Extremely close to being a double. piny citrusy hoppy. nice froathy head that gives way to lacing. Even if you dont like IPAs this beer is worth buying and just smelling it for hours.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dapierce17 (110) - Pasco, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Pours a golden hue with very small head. Faint citrusy hop aroma. Grassy dank flavor with balanced hop bitterness that isn't overly bitter. Very good IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guerinfbfan (110) - Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2012
12 oz. bottle...pours a very nice orange with a very thin white head...aroma was very floral, with nice hints of fruit as well as some pine...flavor was much of the same...one of the best IPAs I have had...was waiting to try and offering from Stone and I am glad I started with this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Pours a clear orange-gold with a moderate white head. Aroma of pine. Properly bitter, lively, good body. A very good, classic, hoppy IPA.

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.


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