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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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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

7,428 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7428
Reviews: 2703
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%


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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FatBoyGotSwagger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-24-2013 23:19:59 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-16-2014 01:50:02 | More by ToddKehoe
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cgrunin

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-16-2014 01:00:51 | More by cgrunin
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sdm9465

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

04-15-2014 16:11:56 | More by sdm9465
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Sam-VW

United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +12%

04-15-2014 08:55:36 | More by Sam-VW
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Ohiolager

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Stone IPA 6 pk bottles $10.99(OH)

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

pours a dark gold, light amber color. A three finger thick peach white head that lingers for a while. gives way to impressive spiderweb lacing all over the bulb of the glass.

The aroma is that of an IPA. Nice and strong citrus up front. strong grapefruits, a nice lemon tang, followed by a slight piney smell.

Taste follows the nose. A nice citrus grapefruit taste at first, followed by a big hoppy flavor, finishes with a nice piney surrounding that is slightly bitter.

the mouth feel is rather light for an IPA. I have no complaints though, all the tastes cling to your mouth. A medium body IPA. At the end a piney bitterness lingers.

Overall a great IPA however i have had just as good or better for cheaper. Commodore Perry is still my number one go to IPA. Would I buy this again? Probably not. It's not that this IPA is not good. It's just that it's over priced. Commodore Perry is 7.5% ABV, two bucks cheaper and is just as good if not better.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 06:34:44 | More by Ohiolager
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CTbrew32

Connecticut

4.51/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a deep golden amber color with barely a finger of head. The aroma is amazing with a big burst of pine and citrus. This was one of my first ipas ever about a year ago, and it was extremely bitter. After a year of letting ipas wreck my palate this still packs a punch, but it is a much more enjoyable bitterness. Honestly I wish more ipas were still this bitter to me. Besides the bitterness the taste overall is amazing with citrus, bready/caramel malt, and BIG pine which helps amplify the bitterness. Overall, this is a great ipa and one that got me into loving the style. This is the perfect beer for the ipa lover, but if your new to the style the bitterness could be overwhelming.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 01:33:59 | More by CTbrew32
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JoeMcMahon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-15-2014 00:20:32 | More by JoeMcMahon
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ktenneydenver

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +12%

04-14-2014 19:23:11 | More by ktenneydenver
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Rob_Z

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12%

04-14-2014 19:05:11 | More by Rob_Z
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blueinTX

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-14-2014 14:45:46 | More by blueinTX
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ssteakley

Washington

3.78/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Difficult one for me, I have become accustomed to PNW brews and this hangs way over on the citrusy side, from the aroma to the taste I just live n a different part of the world I bought this due to the BA rating so I respect where it comes from but there are just to many better options so I will not return to this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 02:35:31 | More by ssteakley
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-14-2014 00:16:25 | More by DaveMiller
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MaineBrewing

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Decided to do a ruination and stone IPA vertical. I have always had these on separate occasions and failed to really noticed much difference. I was quite wrong.

A - poured a slightly hazy golden orange with one finger frothy head, nice cap of foam remained, and a little lacing.

S - pungent piney nose, bright citrus, almost lemony. Cereal malt notes round it out, slight grain character.

T - hop nose carries over to the taste, very piney resinous and lemony citrus. Very crisp malt character provides a great balance. Finishes with ample hop bitterness, very dry and clean.

M - on the thin side body wise but still has some stickiness, well attenuated and crisp.

O - overall this is a great American IPA, great hop flavor and balance with a nice crisp dry finish. Regarding my verticle with ruination, this doesn't have nearly the hop flavor, or malt sweetness, but provides a little more balance, certainty two very different beers as this is more lighter and crisp.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 23:48:14 | More by MaineBrewing
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Oakengroves

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-13-2014 23:38:32 | More by Oakengroves
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EdTheEdge

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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benloho

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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squezey

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -29.2%

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cutout

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -29.2%

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Robjm1987

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect hoppy, mix of pine and lemon. My favorite IPA by far, west coast has it.

SERVING: TAP AND BOTTLE. I prefer tap.
Appearance: Golden with white top
Smell: Piney, strong hoppy.
Taste: Zesty, with lemon plenty of hops.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, refreshing.
Perfect IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2014 14:15:49 | More by Robjm1987
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Rikdikulous

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-13-2014 11:25:28 | More by Rikdikulous
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tclipse

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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snansel

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-12-2014 17:46:07 | More by snansel
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Noelito76

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-12-2014 13:42:27 | More by Noelito76
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-12-2014 04:32:39 | More by ccurrid
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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 7,428 ratings.