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

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Reviews: 103
Hads: 284
Avg: 4.31
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 50
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
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Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Westsidethreat on 12-26-2006

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Reviews: 103 | Hads: 284
Photo of MikeSr619
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got a growler of this at Stone a few weeks ago when it was on special and immediately told 2 of my buddies to come over and try this nectar with me.

When we cracked it and started pouring it you could immediately smell the hoppiness just coming off the beer as it hit the glass. And as we smelled it right before drinking it everyone smiled and knew they were in for a treat.

That growler lasted less then an hour...

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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.

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Photo of DonDirkA
4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Citrusy. The hops taste very fresh and very bright. I'm not a big fan of the normal IPA, too basic for my tastebuds, but this was definitely a treat. I had this with a bunch of other Stone hop bombs at the Stone Tap Takeover at 1702 in Tucson, AZ. I liked the double dry-hopped Ruination more than this but I liked this more than the 10th Anniversary Ruination (which is saying a lot).

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Photo of HighOctane
4.92/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this at the World Bistro. Impressive deep golden color with a pungent aroma similiar to the hops close cousin. Taste is a fresh hop blast that doesn't overwhelm the palate. I would drink this over Ruination in a heartbeat. Worth the trip to Escondido.

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Photo of p4lm3r
4.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Nice light-honey/amber. Head stood well, 1-1 1/2 fingers, decent lacing.

S- First poor from the growler was all citrus- lemon, and a little grapefruit. Nice mild pine, not overpowering. Hops are deffinately well balanced.

T- Again, the citrus nose starts the flavor, then there is a mild pine throughout. Finishes very cleanly.

M- medium bodied

Plan on hitting Green's in the morning to pick up a few more growlers before it is gone. Deffinately a great ballanced drinker.

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Photo of Snow81
4.88/5  rDev +13.2%
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!

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Photo of younger35
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Received this brew from PeprSprYoFace after months of waiting for this beauty to come on tap. I'm a big fan of Stone IPA and I can only imagine how much better this beer can get with a couple rounds of dry hopping. Drank from a nice generic mug at Lake Wausau in Wisconsin.

Appearance- Pours a lightly hazy yellowish with a big beautiful frothy bright white head with excellent staying power. About a half finger cap and collar is maintained the entire beer along with a fair amount of thick lacing.
Smell- SO piney and full spearmint and wintergreen. I don't think I've ever whiffed a so intensely smelling beer. The hop character in the nose is unbelievable. So fresh and fruity. Seriously, if I didn't know better I'd say this brew was made with 100% hops, no malt.
Taste- Wow, definitely the same as the original with a super fresh fruitiness that is unbelievably tasty. Mango's galore with hints of peach and grapefruit. A cracker like maltiness hides in the background and is the perfect base for the fruity goodness to sit upon. The finish is SO citrusy and clean.
Mouthfeel- Sort of a light body but a nice frothy carbonation keeps things crisp and clean.
Drinkability- Absolutely amazing beer. Always been a huge fan of Stone IPA but this is above and beyond awesome. I think this is probably the best IPA I've had since Racer X and I'd even take it over Pliny the Younger. The nose is something that dreams are made of. Corey, we need to hook this up again because one growler wasn't near enough. Thanks man!

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Photo of welldigger888
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful hazed out orangish hue that held to the light appears lemon colored, A pillowy white head leaves sheets of lacing.

DANK citrus like piney perfume that leaves one with a wanting of MORE. The chinook hop is the allure hear.Christ I think I am high from smelling this elixer.

GRAPEFRUIT CREAMCICLE for sure, WOW this brew carries the hop well. Balanced with a nice dose of base malt this brew screams I AM BETTER THAN YOU!

CREAMED out grapefruit goodness and a splash of caramel sweet goodness but mostly 2 row WOW.

DRANK DEEP my friend.

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Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a nice opaque golden orange color with a nice 2 finger white head, excellent retention and lacing. The aroma is fierce and huge with an in your face assault of hops, it's beautiful. Citrus and pine and floral and extremely hop forward, to the point that the base malt isn't even in the picture. May be the best aroma I've ever experienced. Terrific. The flavor follows suit though presents the malt base in a more prominent fashion. A biscuit cereal grain flavor as the base from which the hops grow and dominate, actually fairly well balanced and approachable, extremely enjoyable. The hop flavors are outstanding. Extremely good. Medium bitter. The beer finishes with a light 2-row malt flavor and huge hop character. Overall, this is hop-forward and aggressive and excellent. Highly recommended.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Insanely good beer. Made the two hour trip from Anderson to Columbia to make sure I could grab a couple growlers of this while it was still on! Served cold and opened for lunch of Superbowl Sunday!

The pour was crystal clear and a near spot on amber color. Nice two finger head of white rises up gently and settles down just as nice into a small, broken crown across the top of the glass. Light side glass lacing then protrudes. Aroma is what dreams are made up. Such fresh, sticky, citrus hop goodness, it was a wet dream for me. Fresh and bright, huge and sticky, not many words needed to describe it. First sip is clean, fresh, dripping with citrus hop goodness. Fresh grapefruit and ripe orange just ripping through this one. Crisp, clean and super fresh taste. I literally was melting in my chair.

Overall one of the best tasting, if not the freshing and crispest tasting IPA's I have ever, ever run across.

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Photo of guinnessjim
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Delicious...the first Stone DDH i tried. Intensely hoppy nose almost lets you taste the beer from smelling it; Very aromatic...floral, almost pot like. Knew it was going to be great from the first smell.

Tasted like a Stone IPA with an extra hop punch. Good mouthfeel, clean finish. Very much wanted another.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to BS68280 for sharing this and other good times throughout the long wait in line at Sexual Chocolate Day 2010.

Poured a light golden color with some orange-ish hues and a nice white head. The smell is simply fantastic, loaded with fresh hops with unbelievable floral and citrus notes. The taste was quite the same with a tiny bit of pale malt backing it up. The mouthfeel was very nice--medium-bodied with a crisp dryness from all those splendid hops. Phenomenal drinkability.

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Photo of atsprings
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Flying Saucer served in a standard pint glass a crisp bubbly orange with a decent off-white head that diminishes to a thin layer. Aroma is a decent amount of citrud hops. The hops come through in the taste, wonderful blend with the sweet malts. The beer has a smmoth dryness and decent carbonation. This is a wonderfully enjoyable beer.

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Photo of hooliganlife
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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Photo of aerozeppl
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at Cappones.

Let me also say I had double ruination so the comparission must be made.

A: Beer arrived with a finger of white head. Really nice lacing. Nice fairly clear copper color. In short everything you want in an American IPA.

S: Pure west coast citrus. Grapefruit. Tons of hops. Just a really great smelling IPA. Compared to the best examples of the style it was a little bit lacking though.

T: Great taste. The malt was able to balance it out nicely. For a single IPA this had a ton of hops. Mostly west coast citrus but it did have a touch of a piney note. Best of both worlds.

M: Really nice sticky body. Had the perfect IPA mouthfeel.

D: This was a really good beer but in paled in comparison to double ruination. That being said it is one of the best single IPAs that I have ever had. It is a really weird beer. If you rate to style it is massive.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Blind Tiger, 12/13/07.
I'm almost surprised there was still some left the day after their 12/12/12 Stone event.
If you like their IPA then do try this stuff if you can. Anything and everything you like about the regular version is enhanced here. The scents weren't quite all there just because it was served on the cold side and I just couldn't wait long enough for the glass to warm up properly. I was able to let some of it sit in my mouth for a little bit in order to get the temperature up and let the flavor fully develop that way.
Pleasurable layers of textures throughout, layers of hop flavors, both citrus and herbal, that pulse on the palate. The malts are the glue that hold all that hop voodoo together.

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Photo of Brewsmith
4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler fill from Stone on 3/13/10. I already love the regular Stone IPA, and the Double Dry Hopped is even more fantastic. A deep gold color with a nice white head, and a killer pine/citrus note. Hoppy and bitter with a malt backbone without being sweet. A dry finish and if it were not for it's ABV, totally sessionable. It has the aroma of a Double IPA without the strength. Well done.

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Photo of HURTemHIZZY
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WOW. Actually liked this one better than the double dry hopped ruination. Pours a clear amber with a one finger off white head that dissipates in a minute or two. Leaves slight lacing behind. Smell is great, starts with pure bitter and then shows a massive bouquet of tropical fruit followed by more straightforward citrus notes. Pineapple, passion fruit, grapefruit, lemon, orange, and pine are all very noticeable and discernible.

The taste follows through with the set up the aroma provides. Huge bouquet of tropical fruit and citrus, and a touch of pine throughout the notes. Delicious. One of my favorite ipas I've had.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at Barley's in Greeneville, South Carolina during an IPA event they were having. Wow! I loved this beer! A very nice pour. Amber with a very nice head that leaves near perfect rings of lacing after each sip. Smells a bit grainy, but with some nice pine notes becoming more present as it warms. The taste just explodes with pine- very resinous and dry, with a long spicy finish- just awesome. I expected some graininess in the mouthfeel after the aromas, but I was pleasantly surprised by the smooth but firm feel of the beer. A great beer that really shows what dry hopping can accomplish.

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Photo of ToasterChef
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reviewed from my notes. Served in my small Lion's Pride goblet as part of their first annual hop fest. The beer has a big white foam head that leaves lots of lace. It has a slightly translucent appearance with a golden yellow color. There is some carbonation rising within the glass. It looks perfect. There is a big fresh hop aroma, with some citrus notes. It has a clean hoppy taste. It isn't very bitter. I find it to be very balanced and nuanced. There is a great lingering hop flavor. This is an all-around great IPA. The mouthfeel is especially impressive. The coating is not very prominent, but it is certianly there. It's not very sticky, which I like. There is a medium level of carbonation; enough to feel but not distracting. This beer is incredibly drinkable. It goes down very easy and is quite refreshing. I could drink this one brew all night. Definitely worth seeking out.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Big thanks to khiasmus for sending a growler of this my way. Served in my Surly pint glass.

A - Big three fingers of light blonde foam that dissipates slowly to a thick cap and leaves plenty of attractive lacing. Slightly hazed pale golden yellow peach color. If it were a touch darker and more intense in color it'd be perfect.

S - Super hoppy and dank - lots of Columbus and maybe a touch of Simcoe in there - with tons of lemon, bitter grapefruit, and pine flavors as well. I can barely smell any malt in this one - reminds me a lot of the MTH Columbus Pale Ale a little bit - there's just a touch of candy sugar sweetness.

T - Big hop bitterness in this one although there's some light citrus and candy sweetness in the finish. This is just one ridiculously hoppy brew and actually verges on unbalanced for an IPA. There's a good amount of bitterness in the aftertaste, but it dissipates surprisingly quickly.

M - Light thinner body, uber-dry finish, lower carbonation with only a slight tingle. It could use a little more body for a 6.9% brew.

D - This is even more drinkable than the Columbus Pale Ale as it doesn't destroy my taste buds. Everything else screams super-drinkable - it's like chugging hop-flavored water!

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Photo of womencantsail
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Stone this weekend. I love their IPA as it is, so this one is a must try.

A: Much like the "regular" Stone IPA, the pour is a golden straw color with a small amount of white foam.

S: As if the regular version wasn't "dank" enough, this one really kicks it up. The aromas are incredibly strong grapefruit, lemon, and pine with almost no malt.

T: A real kick of bitterness from the pine and grapefruit flavors is the first thing I notice. There are actually some nice tropical fruit flavors as well, such as pineapple, which I wasn't expecting.

M: This is a very crisp beer with a dry finish and some lingering bitterness.

D: Taste-wise, this is very, very similar to the original version. There are a few differences, but not much. The thing that really gets you hooked is the insane aroma. Wonderful use of dry-hopping.

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Photo of Deuane
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Big thanks to kkipple for hooking me up with a growler of this west coast nectar!

A-Brilliant, clear golden copper with a medium off-white head that reduced to a thin cap and left nice lace.

S-Fresh floral hop pop with lemon zing and minor pine notes as well. Sweet biscuit malt notes are a minimum.

T-So....Simcoe hops, I thought Amarillo but Simcoe is close...a touch of cat box, lemon zest and pine. Biscuit malt sweetness is an afterthought and kept at a minimum.

M-Medium light bodied, dry and crisp. Good lingering bitterness that melds into a spicy kick the more you drink.

D-BAM! Take an already solid IPA and then ramp it up with not one but two rounds of dry hopping! My kind of IPA, light, dry and sharp....so freakin' easy to drink. An absolute winner from Greg and the Stone crew!

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Photo of TucsonTom
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.

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Stone IPA (Double Dry Hopped) from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.