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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

8,234 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,234
Reviews: 2,738
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 196
Gots: 722 | FT: 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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HoppyHomo

New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I overlooked stone for a pretty long time. Stone IPA was kind of like that chick in High School, who was cute but wasn't the most popular.Your captain of the football team and shes the trumpet player in the HS band. One day you decided to approach and shoot the shit and to your astonishment it goes pretty well. You invite her back to your place and the next thing you know your pants are around your ankles and your mumbling thanking some lost Babylonian god.

Thats stone IPA.

It has a smooth orange pour with a moderate amount of head. It feels really smooth in your mouth. You can really taste the hops along with the bitterness. Honestly i feel like ive been tempting my palate a lot lately and while most beers have fallen short this one definitely has not.

IMO this is just an amazing beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 03:26:19 | More by HoppyHomo
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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.

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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.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,234 ratings.