Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,016 | Reviews: 2,733 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by KKB:
4.6/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A – A gorgeous hazy orange-yellow with a very large, very nice eggshell head that leaves just beautiful lacing. She’s a looker this one.
S – This is one of the best smelling IPAs I have ever smelled. Really, one of the best smelling beers I’ve ever smelled. Clean and super-hopped with a fragrance that just explodes into your nostrils. The hops smell juicy and biting, citrusy and fruity and highly floral.
T – The flavor is idyllic. This is just a model IPA, grapefruit and lemon, grass and pine, and a lovely bitterness that just makes you want to stand up and give an ovation. Just a glorious IPA, bravo Stone.
M – The mouthfeel is medium in body and the carbonation gives it a silky smooth aspect; it is lightly sticky as well and dwells on the tongue and palate for a moment before going down. Great mouthfeel. Playful, fluffy, lush, dry finish.
O – This just so completely wonderful. One of the best IPA’s I have ever had, and, in my opinion, one of the standard bearers for IPAs. I love stone. I love this IPA. Go beer!
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2012 23:25:12 | More by KKB
More User Reviews:
4.59/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served from 22 oz bottle into a pilsner glass.
A - Straw-colored, slightly hazy body. The head is thick and white. This is the way an IPA should look!
S - Orange, grass and spring flowers. Just a hint of pine and hemp.
T - Much like the smell, but more pungent. The orange and floral notes work in perfect harmony, with the semi-sweet crackery malt keeping everything in rhythm. The finish has more hoppy flavors and some assertive, but refreshing, bitterness.
M - A smooth mouthfeel to go with a medium body. Carbonation is near perfect.
O - A fantastic IPA. When enjoyed fresh, it's one of the best widely-distributed single IPAs around. If the six-pack weren't $12, this would be my go-to beer without a doubt.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 11:47:09 | More by hail_seitan
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,016 ratings.