Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,236 | Reviews: 2,694 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by brakspear:
4.7/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
An excellent Westcoast IPA. Potent, hoppy, but extremely drinkable.
The body is clear and slightly amber with a fantastic bone-white head that laces well.
The aroma is an explosion of hops, citrusy but still tamed by a sweet malty nose hidden in the background -- beautiful.
The flavor is smooth and well-balanced, from the aroma I expected to be blasted with hop bitterness, but the generous malt background makes this IPA smooth and delicious with a perfect hot bite.
The body is generous making this beer surprising creamy on the palate, but not cloying. This IPA was so drinkable that I kick myself for not bringing another bottle back with me from my trip to the Westcoast.
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2003 03:29:47 | More by brakspear
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4.35/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle with a hazy golden yellow color and a decently foamy white head. Has a very nice hoppy floral aroma. Taste is kind of sweet up front, dominated by floral notes with touches of citrus. The finish is a surprising amount of bitterness that lingers a while. The beer has a nice full body feel with some carbonation. This is very refreshing and enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 03:18:03 | More by brutusmuktuk
4.39/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Light amber to brown in color. A minuscule bit of white head partially covers the top of the beer. A bit hazy with Brussels lacing. Incredibly enticing aroma of pine like hops reminiscent of pineapple greets me. The mouth is a little sticky and the bitterness prickles my tongue. When I take a sip I get a short but sharp burst of pine like hops and then some light malt to back it up. I get a nice gentle bitter fade.
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2014 16:19:41 | More by Franziskaner
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
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