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Stone IPA (Double Dry Hopped) - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone IPA (Double Dry Hopped)
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272 Ratings
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.58%
Wants: 51
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Westsidethreat on 12-26-2006)
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Reviews by TucsonTom:
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one was double dry hopped with Motueka hops and part of a tap takeover at Tap + Bottle in Tucson, Ariz.

A beautiful haziness and fine, unique taste. Very well balanced and full of flavor, but over the top in hops.

Give it a go. Well worth trying.

TucsonTom, Jan 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Matthew342, Jun 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Callmecoon, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

Britton, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of Billolick
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap today in NYC as part of the Blind Tiger's 12/12/12 Stone brewery event. Mike/Grover, Slander and I all agreed this was the one to start with. It arrived in a Belgian style tulip, near clear, slightly orangy. The head is medium in height, tiny bubble, off white and then leaves plenty of fine, well webbed lacing. The nose is intensly hoppy, gobs of amarillo/pineapple fruityness and resiny goodness. Fairly light in body, the expected load of fruity/spicy amarillo laden hop goodness. Easy drinking, pleasant and snappy on the tongue and easy on the entire package of beer apreciation sensors. Loved it, could drink this one all night.

Billolick, Dec 12, 2007
Photo of Pat_McWilliams
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Pat_McWilliams, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of ehammond1
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

A hazy, golden orange with amber edges and a moderate white head that sticks around. Leaves rings of lace down the glass with every big sip. This beer could be on a magazine cover!

Grapefruit and lemon and orange rind in the nose. Strong and pungent citrus aroma. Extraordinary.

An exceptional spectrum of flavors including: initial bitterness, hoppy citrus, and then a bready and biscuity flavor near the end.

Smooth yet full and rich mouthfeel. This beer invites you to drink more of it.

Very close to a perfect IPA. I feel lucky to live a "Stone"'s throw away from the brewery.

ehammond1, Jun 19, 2011
Photo of far333
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Copper colored with a thick and firm white head that lingers long, even after many sips. Aroma of bright floral and citrus hops. Luscious flavors of floral and citrus hops, moving to a piney finish. Subtle malt flavor provides a good balance. Hops dominate without lending too much bitterness. A very flavorful beer. Even mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a tingly finish.

far333, Sep 19, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably one of my favorite, if not the favorite casked ales. I think I had this at both Hopfest and the Bistro IPA fest.

Dry hopping sets the casks apart in my mind. too often they are dominated by the kind of wood used in the cask. This one was just right. Looked nice and hazy golden, taste was just fantastic. Crisp dry hopping mixes with the wood very nice on this one. Kind of hurts, makes the regular ipa seem pedestrian, this one comes off more complex.

Stone seems to be my favorite brewery casks, but boy are they rare to find.

Beerandraiderfan, Nov 28, 2009
Photo of chinchill
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the 2014 Most Arrogant Bar Bash (Barleys in Greenvillle, SC)

Pours clear and unremarkable.

Aroma: plenty of bready and caramel malts with hops; sweet.

Flavor: nice hoppy impression but mild and sessionable. Medium/mild bitterniess.

O: a very fine IPA; May not have enough hop wallop to satisfy some hop heads.

chinchill, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of OStrungT
4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a very attractive golden color with a thick, fluffy white head. The head fades slowly, leaving a thick sheet of lace.

This beer has a very floral aroma. I like all the double dry hopped beers from Stone. It smells citrusy. I detect some lemon, and some grapefruit. It also has a slightly piney aroma. A very subtle grassy aroma is present as well.

This beer tastes much like it smells. It tastes quite floral. Almost like drinking a flower. It has a citrus taste also. Mostly grapefruit. A slight piney flavor is present. It has a subtle malty backbone however. This beer is very well rounded.

This beer is quite crisp and refreshing. It goes down very smooth, leaving a floral aftertaste. This beer is perfectly carbonated.

I think this beer would make a great session beer. I love Stone IPA, and this beer just takes that one up a notch.

Overall: Great beer by a great brewery. A must have for any Stone lover or any IPA lover.

OStrungT, May 13, 2007
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

MFauver35, Jul 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

ste5venla, Jul 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jun 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Slimpo, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of Snow81
4.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Very light orange, looks nice and malty

Head: Small white head

Smell: Light citric with a sweet malty backbone

Taste: Big hop, almost of a tropical fruit with a heavy malt notes

Weight: Light to medium body with low carbonation

Finish: Big citric sticks around forever and stickiness on the lips

This might be the best beer that has ever hit my palate!

Snow81, Apr 06, 2011
Photo of WoodBrew
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

WoodBrew, Sep 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

fthegiants, Mar 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

Nickfellow007, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of mikey711
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my main suitcase carrying man!

A: Cloudy and light amber in color. Nice head with ok lacing. Head retention is not great.

S: Huge herbal grassy notes. very clean and fresh smelling. a touch of green tea and honey notes as well.

T: Again very herbal grassiness. Some sweet honey notes that remind me of green tea. Mild citrus notes

M: Extremely smooth and easy to put down.

D: Overall, this is a great offering and has a unique herbal quality unlike most other ipas. i really enjoyed the sweet honeylike taste and green tea herbalness. A little more citrus would have been nice but this was one beer i am very happy to have been able to try

mikey711, Mar 01, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Hessian257, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow. This might be one of the best IPA's I've ever had. Got a growler of this last week. Cracked it open today.

Pours a perfect clear golden color with a very nice sticky white head with nice lacing down the glass.

Aroma is tons of hops. Citrus, pine grapefruit hops. Smells awesome.

Taste is awesome. Very hoppy but alot of hop flavor too. Not just bitter. It got slightly oxidized in the growler after a week but I won't dock it for that. Not the best IPA I've ever had (Younger gets that award) but maybe 2nd best. I wish I could get this often.

Mouthfeel is nice and carbed. Little lighter than the tap version I would imagin but not bad for the growler.

Overall an amazing IPA. Good thing km only sharing this growler with 1 other person.

PeprSprYoFace, Apr 27, 2010
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4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pour was a light hazy golden yellow with a light foamy head.

very hop forward with a massive onslaught of citrus and bitterness. tons of orange and grapefruit with a hint of pine. light sweetness.

super juicy and hoppy. almost like drinking fruit juice. tons of sweet grapefruit, tangerine, orange, and a light pine bitterness. tons of resin and earth. light malt body was overpowered.

a bit light malty body with a nice slight easy to drink feel. nice moderate to light carbonation.

this was the highlight of the night for me, so delicious in every way.

hooliganlife, Apr 22, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler shared by bring. Wow, this is great stuff. The "other site," as of now, lists this as an alias for Stone IPA. This is not correct. Stone IPA this is not - it's a different, awesome animal.

A - Nice bright clear golden color with a medium white head.

S - Hop explosion. Really fresh and floral, with some citrus and pine notes as well.

T - Citrus and pine hops - simcoe I'm told, which is one of my favorites. Very grapefruity. Some pale and caramel malt as well.

M - Dry and crisp on the palate, and somewhat light-bodied, which is good for those who don't like their IPAs too syrupy (I'm on the fence here).

D - Really, really drinkable. It's just so damn tasty that you keep lifting it to your mouth...and like that, it's gone...sort of like Keyser Soze.

nickd717, Aug 24, 2009
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Stone IPA (Double Dry Hopped) from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.