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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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8,223 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,223
Reviews: 2,737
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 196
Gots: 719 | FT: 5
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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Reviews by Jparker37:
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4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a perfect pint. Enjoy by 11/30/13

A - Straw golden in color showing good clarity. White head dissipates rather quickly.
Some spotty lacing.

S - Nice oily dank hops. Strikes me as pine heavy, still citrusy as well. Layer of bisquit malt shows some balance.

T - Big piney hop flavors right away and throughout. Very little sign of malt. Bitterness shows up midway and only grows till the finish. Wow that gets bitter, hops are all sorts of oily and just crammed in there. Finish leaves a influx of hop flavor and alcohol.

M - Medium body, medium-light carbonation, bone dry.

O - Classic bitterness profile starting modestly and then just letting the flood gates go. More so than usual, very one sided beer which I am beginning to warm up to more. Aroma pops out but lacks some dimension, flavor is also the same story. That mouthfeel is perfect and should be emulated. A cornerstone of the American IPA style.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 01:09:38 | More by Jparker37
More User Reviews:
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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
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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
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: hmmm. Nice head, with decent retention. Pristine copper to bronze color, with respectable lacing.

S: big hop aroma. The nose is dry and forcasts the hoppiness to come. Not very floral or piney, or even citrus, but full of hops nonetheless.a little alcohol.

T: dry as the sahara desert. No sweet maltiness here. The hoppiness and bitterness is driving this bus and we're along for the ride. Grass, pine, and pith are at the forefront, with some spices in the rear, to bring it all home. This is an IP
A to please those that love IPAs.

M: light to medium, lingering, with a medium carbonation.

O: dry, bitter, and full of hoppy charachter that is quintessential of the style, without being a characiture. This is good to great, but not exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 22:53:36 | More by logicalparadox
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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
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