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RATINGS: 3964   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   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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3.8
Mike4686 (120) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2007
This is a wonderful example of an american IPA. great strong hop flavor but perfectly balanced with the maltyness. very easy to drink, great beer, ruination is even better!

4.3
Likerighteous (120) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Gargoyles are cool. Hopped to near perfection. Beautiful amber coloring with huge creamy head. And best of all---behind the obligatory hops galore is a remarkable beer. A mouthful of malty cream that finishes with a distinct bitter edge.

4.3
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2006
Everything great in an IPA, this one has. My one complaint would be that the hop profile isn’t as complex as some other (newer) IPA’s, in that it is really all about the grapefruit with this one, whereas some styles present sweeter fruits (mango, peach) as well. Extra point overall for reasonable ABV for a session beer, minus point overall for relative expense.

4.2
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Nice golden-orange with a good sized head. Very hoppy aroma.Tastes of citrus, pine, and a little sweetness. One of the best IPAs ever.

4.2
PWheatley (119) - , Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2009
650 ml Bottle: Big head, strong hoppy aroma, bitter taste. I love amercian style IPA and Stone Brewing has to be one of the best.

4
Funkatrocious (119) - - DEC 9, 2013
Drank at Thanksmas 2014. Great go to IPA from Stone. Pours dark amber with white head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
DW78715816 (119) - Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Really good but expected a little more with the hype, expected it to be a little bolder, prefer SKA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
CurbDog (119) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
Very balanced between malt and hop. Crystal clear. Gold. Pine and grapefruit. Mostly Pine, blended with citrus to a lighter degree, light caramel, biscuit. Bitterness blended perfectly with the sweetness. Big rocky off white head, nice lacing. Light creaminess, med body, dry finish.

4.3
portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 12, 2007
12 oz. bottle into pint. Pours a bright orange color with a long-lasting white head. Strong smell of hops and tropical fruits. Tastes of heaven! A near perfect balance of bitterness with touch of sweetness to finish. Very light and smooth mouthfeel for being an IPA. Call me crazy, but I perfer this to the Ruination IPA. Will purchase much more in the near future.


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