Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,249 | Reviews: 2,738 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Cobrito:
4.79/5 rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Not sure there's much point in rating a beer that already has more than 5,000 reviews, but here goes for my faithful reader(s).
Bottle with enjoy by date of July 17, 2013.
I find that Stone IPA's excellence sneaks up on you. The appearance and head are fine but nothing dramatic in terms of size or museum-quality lacing or anything. The aroma is somewhat tightly wound, at least coming from the bottle, and it is subtle though nicely complex--dank hops with with a surprising, orangey-grapefruit fruitiness that tells me this beer was made by people who have a sense of composition and desire to combine flavors in an at least somewhat out of the box way. So then I drink. And drink. And it goes down so incredibly easily, but the complexity of the nose is still there in the palate, and the finish on the back of the tongue, while somewhat short, has a pleasant bite, and it is so tantalizing. Can I do that again? And again? In part because of the company's over the top ad copy, there is this sense that Stone is bad ass, but this standard IPA seduces slowly but completely. The Billie Holiday of IPAs?
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2013 22:46:34 | More by Cobrito
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4.38/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle into tulip glass.
A - Bright clear amber with a thick white head.
S - Pleasant hop aroma. Pine, tropical fruit, spicy hops.
T - Strong hop flavor and bitterness. Piney, spicy, and herbal hops. Delicious. Bready caramel malt lends a bit of sweetness.
M - Smooth, crisp, medium bodied. Somewhat creamy.
O - An all around exceptional IPA. The hop aroma, flavor, and bitterness level are all quite pleasing.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 01:30:15 | More by mooseo
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,249 ratings.