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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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2931) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Had several bottles of this at a science function in California this week. Big hops in the nose and the taste. Dry, crisp, refreshing bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (700) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 From bottle. Nice, hazy gold in glass. Super fresh. Dank hemp perfume with mango and citrus spritz. Inviting. Like sticking your face into a bag of hop pellets. Taste has plenty of tropical fruits, tons of green hops and a orange grass follow up. Wonderful. Fresh throughout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (421) - South Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2014
A standard-setting IPA, heavy on the pacific hops with a strong but enjoyable bitterness. The appearance was surprisingly golden clear and luminescent, included a solid white head. Smell and taste were both of a strong flavorful intensity. Very satisfying and fresh hoppy flavor, hoppiness seems intentionally out of balance with malty or sweet flavors. Some floral hop accents. Finishes clean and appetizing for another round. Worthy of its reputation, although not my personal favorite IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloshgator (726) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Stone IPA is no doubt a classic craft. Just slight fresh hop aroma coming from this amber pour with a nice head. Taste is big malt character followed by the hops -- mostly pine notes -- and a bitterness that complements the flavor. Not much complexity, just a solid hop character. Finish is nice without a lot of lingering bitterness. Stone IPA definitely blazed a trail, but now have lots of competition. Still it is a nice quaff with dinner.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (3171) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
Pours hazy yellow with a low white head. Aromas of grapefruit, peach, apricot, resin. Taste is peach, apricot, grapefruit, caramel, resin. Mourhfeel is crisp with medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (2095) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle. A: Clear copper color with a thin fizzy white head. Bubbles throughout. No lacing. N: Tasty hop smell: grapefruit, pine, earth, and pineapple. Leaves and some Mary Jane. Cracker and biscuit backbone. T: Sharply bitter with a touch of malt sweetness. M: Resinous and razor dryness. Medium body. O: A much better beer than Ruination. The Stone yeast characteristics accentuate this one, and the hop profile is more pronounced. Im actually surprised.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LBIguard (43) - - JUN 26, 2014
A: nice clear yellow beer with white head and minimal lacing A: grassy nose and piney hops T: a very good IPA. A little sweetness and good bitterness M: appropriate carbonation for the style. I would like a little more to cut through the maltiness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rproff78 (177) - - SEP 29, 2014
Great beer from stone. I love everything they make! A must try for sure!!!!!!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
samzim (404) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Boozy aroma with citrus notes. Clear amber colour. Tropical fruit notes, with caramel flavour; sustained bitter finish. Medium body and lively carbonation. Quite a tasty beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhatton (241) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Brilliant golden color, clear body, with ample fluffy white head. Sticky lacing as I progressed through the glass. Very fresh and aromatic...strong floral and citrus scents on the onset. Slightly peppery finish. Huge pine flavors with grapefruit and other citrus notes. Some bready biscuit flavors as well. Well-balanced with plenty of zip from the hoppy goodness.


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