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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

8,249 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,249
Reviews: 2,738
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 196
Gots: 731 | 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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Reviews by OttoBomb:
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OttoBomb

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into a Dogfish Head signature glass (August 16, 2010). "Enjoy by 10-13-10" is printed on the rear of the bottle, so this just about two months shy of the freshness date.

Eyes: A very pretty looking beer. Gold-amber in color with decent haze. A nice white colored head erupts under a vigorous pour. Lacing is significant.

Nose: Strong hops, pine, not overly complex.

Tongue: Damn this is bitter. Surprisingly heavy on bitterness and surprisingly light on flavor. I expected a rich flavor profile, but this is dominated by bitterness. Malt is sparing. West Coast IPA for sure.

Mouth: The sharp metallic bitterness leaves it's impression on every sip. Carbonation is good, but doesn't cut through bitterness.

Libation: I like this beer, but frankly I expected a whole lot more based upon reputation. It's a bitter IPA, I get that, but I'm just not getting the complexity that warrants the bitterness. I think there are better options out there in terms of delivering an interesting/complex flavor profile, which this doesn't.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2010 01:02:49 | More by OttoBomb
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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,249 ratings.