Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,230 | Reviews: 2,737 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BigAl723:
4.45/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
On tap at Ashley's in Ann Arbor.
A: It pours a beautiful golden color with a ton of little bubbles racing to the top of the pint glass. A nice one inch head that seemed to linger on for a while.
S: Well, let me first say this is one pungent IPA. Very fragrant and citrus like. Big hops, grapefruit, orange peel, tangerines, sweet hops, pine, all of the above. A real inviting smelling IPA.
T: Such a well balanced taste right from the get go. The hops are very unique in this one. They don't overpower you like Ruination but they certainly aren't weak by any standards. The taste definitely resembles the smell. Lots of big sweet hops, fragrant citrus, pine, orange, tangerines, etc.
M: Medium to medium heavy mouthfeel. Fairly carbonated but nothing out of the ordinary. Overall, a great feel.
D: Outstanding drink on this one. So well balanced. The ABV is perfect, not too high and not too low. I could've drank pints of this all night.
Overall, one of the best IPA's I've ever come across. The only thing that makes me mad is how long it's has been since I've had one. It's a regular again on tap so I'm sure I will be denting the keg quite frequently.
Serving type: on-tap
11-14-2009 15:48:08 | More by BigAl723
More User Reviews:
4.36/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured a gorgeous cloudy rich golden color with a slight orange tint and a thin cap of white foam. A very nice looking body, but a slightly disappointing head. Scents of pine resin, lemon zest, melon, earthy hops and a faint hint of biscuit on the finish. A nice overall aroma profile that is very hop forward. Flavor begins highly bitter with strong notes of pine resin and citrus peel, with a little hint of pale malt. This moves into a fairly bitter middle with notes of pine resin, grapefruit peel and pith, some floral and earthy hop flavors and hints of alcohol. Finish is medium-dry with notes of pine resin, grapefruit peel and a faint hint of biscuit-like malt. Aftertaste is dry with Nora of pine resin and grapefruit peel, with a faint grainy flavor. There is also a very mild, though present, pale malt backbone that barely balances the bitter hop flavors. A good IPA flavor profile that fits the classic West Coast mold. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with resinous, oily slick feel with medium-low carbonation. A nice mouthfeel that keeps the overall impression light and easy to drink. Overall this is a classic example of a West Coast IPA. It doesn't do anything new or experimental, but it does provide a wonderfully hoppy and refreshing drinking experience and highlights the general strengths of Stone's recipes and brewers. Quite the nice core offering and highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 07:41:55 | More by Auraan
3.88/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz bottle into pint glass. Enjoy by 9/9/14
re-reviewed from 11/5/11, coz I like to think I know more now. (Jury still out on that)
Golden yellow with a small white head. Good carbonation & lacing.
Not getting much of anything on the nose.
Taste was a very good blending of the hops and malt, just enough of a hop bite to let you know it's there, with a sweet malt wash throughout the mouth.
Mouth was medium with a persisting sour bitterness on the back of the mouth.
Overall, a good and tasty IPA
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 03:35:58 | More by MikeWard
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
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