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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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8,225 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,225
Reviews: 2,737
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 196
Gots: 720 | 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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4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my "Brewery Tours of San Diego" souvenir pint glass.

Solid head brimming the glass with a fairly hard pour, creamy and white with excellent retention and lacing. A hazy golden color, looks thick from a solid amount of malt.

The smell is awesome, herbal and bitter notes hit the nose with and audacity that isn't a characteristic of many beers. I get no sweetness or citrus in the smell, a definite woodiness though, pine for sure.

Love the taste, it's all bitter hop flavor, pine, and herbal references all combining in the palate simultaneously. The bitterness stays with you during the whole analysis and doesn't ever let up, not even at the next sip when you refresh your palate with more delicious brew. Tons of flavor in here, the way an I.P.A should be, this bad boy puts some so called "DIPA's" from other breweries to shame.

Had to go back and specifically think about this one, it's not an in your face quality of the beer like the flavor is but it's there, solid and malty...at least enough to balance the brew and keep you coming back for more. Basically the malt in here=body, but no sweetness which is completely fine with me.

Hell yea it's drinkable, this is my third one tonight! Highly recommended offering from stone if you're looking to grab a sixer of something new or something great.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2010 08:06:09 | More by dwilson01
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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,225 ratings.