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

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

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7,442 Ratings

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Ratings: 7442
Reviews: 2704
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%

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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New York

4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Stone's I.P.A. has all the quintessential aspects of an I.P.A., and has a light enough body to appeal to a broad audience. That's not to say that it's not complex. First impression is of peaches, with a follow up of pine. There is a healthy, bitter bite as it finishes. When I poured it, there were massive amounts of head, which subsided eventually. This gave off a sweet aroma. A very refreshing beer.

Overall, this will probably become one of my first choices for parties/BBQs. This is a rather bold I.P.A. with a lot of hops. Still, I think it's well-balanced enough to appeal to anyone who likes the style. Unless hops scare you, you'll probably enjoy this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2007 22:22:43 | More by Contra
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Appearance- Pours a bright medium orange amber. Very clear. Fluffy two finger head that hangs around.

Smell- Tropical notes of orange and pineapple. Quite floral as well.

Taste- Pine and grass notes up front blending quickly into a biscuit malt flavor. The earthy hop finish is pronounced. The bitterness lasts awile for a dry hop wrap up.

Mouthfeel- Slick and moderate in body. Not thin. Ample carbonation.

Overall- A basic IPA that is solid. Not out of this world but a fine creation of the style indeed. The quality Stone puts into their beers is a reflection to this flagship IPA of theirs.

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12 oz brown painted label bottle poured into a stemless white wine glass. Fresh by date printed in yellow just below the neck.

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