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RATINGS: 4126   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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4.4
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2004
Bottle. Great pale orange color with a nice white head. Smooth mouthfeel, plenty of alcohol kick, and that floral aroma. From start to finish, outstanding.

3.6
jackamackson (127) - USA - MAR 6, 2005
pours a clear orange with a small white head. armoa is sweet and hoppy. taste is a nice grassy hoppy taste but pretty well balanced with sweetness. grapefruit goodness. good somewhat resiny mouthfeel. very drinkable.

4.6
RedXIII (127) - Powell, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2009
Phenomenal stuff from Stone. Pours that golden amber you’re looking for in an IPA but lacks some of the sediment and cloudiness. However, aroma and flavor more than make up for it. Huge hits of lemon citrus and bitter pine assault the nostrils while your tastebuds are just trying to hold on for the ride. Perfect smooth, clovery bitter-hop finish. Amongst the top of the class in IPA.

4.4
orange_3084 (127) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2013
Golden colour with thin-medium head. Beautiful aroma of grapefruit, caramel and grassy notes. Thin oily body. Lovely balanced taste. A bitter finish complements the malt sweetness perfectly. Nothing in this beer is overdone, yet it still packs so much character.

4
BeerNeedy (126) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 16, 2009
12 oz bottle Aroma of pine and hops and IPA goodness. Poured a clear deep golden color with a small white head that didn’t linger. The flavor and palate were sort of a junior version of big brother Ruination. A superior IPA.

4.1
BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2009
This is my goto session’s IPA beer. Stone has truely got a great IPA. Almost the epitomy of a west coast IPA. Nothing that well jump out and scream HOPS! but enuff there not to over power you and let you enjoy the other flavors that are going on with this beer

3.2
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
SD Trip, sampler: Hmmm, maybe I’m getting the pales mixed up, that can happen. This is a hoppy, but not overly so, IPA. The best IPA out there, as the community score would suggest, I’d say no, but it’s drinkable and not offensive so it has mass appeal over some (better) IPAs and DIPAs (Hercules). Again, may have been muted by the Sublimely I was also drinking.

3.9
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Bomber. Pours clear orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit, nicely balanced. Flavor is hoppy but light. Palate just a tad watery. Highly drinkable, a standard against which all other IPA’s are judged.

3.1
jhwarfield (125) - USA - MAY 21, 2006
Bottle. Poured yellow with white head that disipated quickly. Nice hops aroma and taste. not a particularly full bodied taste.

3.9
johndavidj99 (125) - Dallas, Maine, USA - FEB 14, 2008
Beautiful golden/orange beer with very nice frothy off white head. Floral/citrus hop aroma. Lacing on the glass before I even take a drink! The hops don’t overwhelm you like the "Arrogant Bastard" by Stone. It is very balanced and a great drink with a yeasty backbone. Nice bitter finish, but not too bitter. Very "crisp" as advertised. The more I drink, the more I notice a soapy taste and finish.


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