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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

7,474 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7474
Reviews: 2707
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Re-review ^_^ 12 oz bottle poured into a regular glass.

A: Pours a faintly hazy golden amber color. The head is a two finger offwhite shade that retains itself nicely.

S: Not really my bag here. It's mostly some earthy dankness, pine cone, mild grapefruit, with a bit of augmenting caramel malt. I prefer big tropical fruit bomb aromas, so it's not the fault of the brew itself.

T: Better than I remembered. The initial flavor is pleasant grapefruit, before giving way to a bitter, dry piny finish. Malts are only vaguely evident throughout. Quite good, even great.

M: Dry and astringent - bitter, too. There's nothing balanced or delicate about the mouthfeel, but it gives the beer impressive drinkability in conjunction with the lighter texture and moderate carbonation. Still, it would be even better if the bitter dryness didn't fatigue the palate so badly.

O: I keep writing off Stone, and there are many occasions when I'm right in doing so. This one, though, I'm thankful I revisited. I wouldn't quite make it a go-to - there's far too big of a risk of getting a stale bottle here on the right coast - but I would revisit this on tap, easily. A good "palate wrecker" IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 00:29:16 | More by ThisWangsChung
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A: Hazy golden straw colored beer. Huge lucious white foamy head that lingers and leaves lots of lacing.

S: Nice bold hop aroma with citrus of tangerine and grapefruit peel. Smells very inviting.

T: Fairly mellow citrus rind bitterness. Not a whole lot of flavor going on aside from that hop flavor that tastes like citrus rind. I don't get any grain flavor or any other hop character. It's good.

M: The mouthfeel is just right. Good carbonation and bitterness. Pretty wet finish.

O: I liked it. I wish it had more flavor to it but it was good. No regrets buying it.

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A - Deep yellow, light white pillow, excellent lacing.

S - Light melon fruit and pine.

T - Nice balanced pine and fruit tones. Bitter enough, but not too astringent.

M - Crisp, light, drinkable. Very refreshing IPA.

O - An archetype of the West Coast style. What more is there to say?

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A - This beer pours up golden copper, nearly clear. White head, dense bubbles that pillow out to a thin layer, with extravagant lacing. A beautiful pour indeed.

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 7,474 ratings.