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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

7,456 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7456
Reviews: 2705
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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Jparker37

Wisconsin

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
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S - Bright citrus notes, heavier toward lemon and orange, with pine resin, and a slight pepper and grass close.

T - Following the nose, with big lemon and orange zest, leading into citrus flesh as the sweetness of the malts links up. The pine and resin comes out in the middle, and it runs into the close, where the bitterness swells and holds for a while after the swallow. Along with the bitter, there are hints of pepper spiciness and sour lemon.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 7,456 ratings.