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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

8,006 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,006
Reviews: 2,733
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 178
Gots: 599 | 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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axisjones

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had the honor of being poured a glass at the Stone Brewery straight off the bottling line.

Pours a yellowish gold with a stately head that holds the whole way. A sight to behold.

The smell is hopporific. A nice mix of pine and herbs coated on a citrus base. There is a hint of malt in the nose as well.

This is an IPA all right. Damn is it ever! While no where near the intensity of Ruination, this is more hoppy and bitter than your standard IPA fare. For a west coast IPA, Stone departs from the bunch while still maintaining the character and quality control of the region. This is not as outright piney and juicy, but has alot of hop flavor and a lingering bitterness. The pine is there as well. While this beer is more hoppy than most IPAs, it is remarkably balanced with solid malt complement, giving it a biscuity finish.

For my money, one of the better IPAs around. Great for singles, great for sessions. This is a great example of how to make a beer with more character, but perfect balance. Cheers to Stone!

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2005 09:35:45 | More by axisjones
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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,006 ratings.