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RATINGS: 3982   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
mk70 (64) - New York, USA - JUN 6, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2007 Citrus fruit nose. Very prominent hop flavor and smooth as silk. Alcohol is very well hidden.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenstein (64) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Golden straw color, nice appearence. Nice hoppy aroma. One of the better IPAs out on the market. With out a doubt would recommend.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eells (64) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2011
A good IPA, very simple, might not be 100 percentile good in my opinion. Lacked malt backbone, very good light colored hoppy brew.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Namespayne (64) - - DEC 2, 2014
12 oz bottle into pint glass. Cloudy dark yellow-gold in the glass with a decent foamy head. Smells like the best kind bud imaginable with fruity notes, I say strawberry. Plenty sour, plenty bitter, nice and dry on the palate. Tastes strongly of high quality hops and grain. Extremely bitter but I want to emphasize that it goes down very smooth in the finish. Very pleasant! It's everything I look for in an IPA. If that's your thing, and you like bitterness, I don't think you can go wrong with this. I will consistently come back to this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtnw (63) - POLAND - AUG 12, 2015
Tap. Golden with white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma, grassy, pine. Taste of citric fruits, little caramel, malty. Medium body and carbonation. Great, balanced IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neontb (63) - - FEB 16, 2013
Oh man. Here we go. Its rumble time. Im pouring six IPAs tonight, into two identical tulip glasses so I can compare, with this one going head to head with Two Hearted Ale by Bells. The two american IPAs, both with 100/100 on ratebeer. Damn, this ought to be fun. Stone is No 2/6, Two hearted, no 3/6. This one went head to head with Titan IPA earlier and this was the conclusion: Titan is livelier than stone, stone has more of a malty background while titan is a bit more hop forward, but really tough call. Both are epic. Stone wins on aroma, really nice floral and citrus hop, but titan wins on taste. Both cases barely. As much as it pains me to say so I call a tie. You cant go wrong with either of these. But time for the rumble. Bottle pours on each into identical tulips. Aroma of stone is nice and floral, but Two hearted wins the category. Dont get me wrong, the citrus and glorious honey and hop aroma of stone is great but it has to go up against the two hearted, and two hearteds balanced hop aroma wins. In taste Stone IPA is more hoppy, citrus and floral, but Two hearted is more balanced. Two hearted though just is so unbelievably smooth with all the citrus hops coming through still that I have to give it the category. Two hearteds finish is better as well. Im calling it for Two hearted here. Both are epic, but in a battle of heavyweights the two hearted wins. On to the next!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IPALover (63) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 31, 2002
I love this beer. It has a big hop aroma which leads you into a crisp sharp hoppy elixir which is a feast for all your bitter taste buds. However they wont be able to taste much afterwords :).

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jimrockford (63) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2006
This is the litmus test for SD IPAs. Perfect hop flavor with the malt side of the coin. If I were to make an IPA this is it Orange pour Pnie spice lavender type of hop aroma and carmel balance. Pillar of an IPA

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
steelers37 (62) - little ferry, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2007
almost bronze in color with floral hops on the nose.all hops first piney then fruity nice long finish

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
calivania (62) - USA - MAR 26, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2004 I agree with all those seduced by the smell of this beer: like a summerdress in a field of cornflowers! The appearence is less inspiring, a kind of taco-shell yellow with a sudsy head. The texture is so pleasingly velvet and the flavor kind of reminds me of waffles and oranges. I expect the hops to be overwhelming, given the reputation of Stone, but they are not: generous and fresh and fruity but not overwhelming. Gentlemen, nits can be picked here, but lets face it, this is one of Southern California's most important beers, a very complicated refreshing and exciting beer that surprises with every sip.


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