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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

8,168 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,168
Reviews: 2,735
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 186
Gots: 680 | 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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TXHops

Texas

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

ABV: 6.9%

Mmm—Stone IPA… This was the first non-Arrogant Bastard Stone beer I tried. I bought a boat load of Stone on a trip to Arizona, and drank the IPA first for two reasons—I expected it to pale in comparison with the likes of Old Gaurdian and Ruination and because at the time (March 2003) it was due to be available in Texas within days. Well, it’s mid-June and IPA is finally here! Anyway, I’m sorry I so under-estimated this beer, because it might just be my favorite Stone. The brilliant, clear gold body sports a stylishly-contrasted white, creamy head and a massive aroma of fruity PacNW hops OTHER than Cascades. The nose isn’t one-dimensional either, just like the beer itself. Under the fresh, floral, green hoppiness is a touch of earthy maltiness and a soft, fruity sweetness. The flavor is identical, with the bitterness being far from assertive, allowing the hops to be flavorful, not astringent. The pale maltiness shows even more of the fruitiness in the flavor than it did in the nose. The velvety smooth fruitiness glides effortlessly past the initial hop smack and doesn’t end until a touch of alcoholic warmth reminds me that this is almost 7% ABV. How a beer that’s this hoppy can maintain this kind of balance and still be as quintessential an example of an American IPA as I’ve tried, I honestly don’t know. Masterful brewing, simply masterful.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2003 20:29:30 | More by TXHops
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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,168 ratings.