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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

8,556 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,556
Reviews: 2,756
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 223
Gots: 900 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-25-2001)
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mick92627

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Outstanding everyday go-to beer. Hoppy and bitter. GF hates it.

08-21-2014 20:20:29 | More by mick92627
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ham413

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Amazing IPA.

08-19-2014 19:32:29 | More by ham413
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clingy

Maryland

5/5  rDev +18.2%

One of my favorite go-to beers.

08-19-2014 18:59:28 | More by clingy
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.63/5  rDev +9.5%

Stone IPA is a real looker. Gauzy medium amber with a large, eggshell colored, slightly lumpy head that has good retention and leaves copious rings and sheets of lace.

This is the most amazingly fragrant beer that I've ever smelled; it hit with both barrels as soon as I popped the cap. Its room-filling bouquet even elicited a comment from my wife. The nose is abundantly citrusy, with grapefruit zest leading the charge. So this is what hops smell like!

The flavor is out of this world. Is this what people mean by a 'wow' beer? Grapefruit, lemon and pine, with a tantalizing hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is ultra-smooth and is full and rich without being heavy. Drinkability is superb. Oh how I wish that I had easier access to this amazing IPA.

It was with some trepidation that I popped the cap on this bomber of Stone IPA today. I've been reading on this site about how it's an incredibly hoppy, bitter beer and that beginners (namely me) should tread carefully, perhaps starting with more gentle, less hoppy styles. I think of bitterness as something unpleasant. Well if this is bitterness, give me all you've got.

Far from being unpleasant, this is the best beer of any style that I've had yet. I struggled with whether to assign such high scores since there aren't too many craft beers under my belt at this stage of the game. In the end, though, I have to go with what I feel. I can't imagine that anyone brews a better IPA, or that there are many other beers (of any style) that are better than this. And so.... a hophead is born.

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I'm not going to re-review, but I am going to re-score now that I have quite a bit of IPA experience to reference. The taste score--I really hate to do this--falls to 4.5. (5/21/04)

12-03-2003 16:29:06 | More by BuckeyeNation
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.7%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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David_Menendez

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.6/5  rDev +8.7%

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California

3.96/5  rDev -6.4%

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Metamusal

New York

3.6/5  rDev -14.9%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Nevada

3.88/5  rDev -8.3%

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New Jersey

4.8/5  rDev +13.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Missouri

3.84/5  rDev -9.2%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Ontario (Canada)

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Pennsylvania

4.84/5  rDev +14.4%

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,556 ratings.