Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,231 | Reviews: 2,738 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by freed:
4.53/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This IPA followed an even hoppier one, though the virtues of this beer were obvious. The bright citrus color, the beautiful golden color, and the saliva abating qualities of an IPA ring true. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit, but didn't realize what a kick it had until later.
It might have been partly due to the lack of moisture in my mouth, but this made for an excellent sipping beer. I wasn't in any hurry while I enjoyed this. I'm actually starting to salvate again right now. What time do they open?
Serving type: on-tap
02-14-2003 08:38:19 | More by freed
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4.38/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle into tulip glass.
A - Bright clear amber with a thick white head.
S - Pleasant hop aroma. Pine, tropical fruit, spicy hops.
T - Strong hop flavor and bitterness. Piney, spicy, and herbal hops. Delicious. Bready caramel malt lends a bit of sweetness.
M - Smooth, crisp, medium bodied. Somewhat creamy.
O - An all around exceptional IPA. The hop aroma, flavor, and bitterness level are all quite pleasing.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 01:30:15 | More by mooseo
4.36/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured a gorgeous cloudy rich golden color with a slight orange tint and a thin cap of white foam. A very nice looking body, but a slightly disappointing head. Scents of pine resin, lemon zest, melon, earthy hops and a faint hint of biscuit on the finish. A nice overall aroma profile that is very hop forward. Flavor begins highly bitter with strong notes of pine resin and citrus peel, with a little hint of pale malt. This moves into a fairly bitter middle with notes of pine resin, grapefruit peel and pith, some floral and earthy hop flavors and hints of alcohol. Finish is medium-dry with notes of pine resin, grapefruit peel and a faint hint of biscuit-like malt. Aftertaste is dry with Nora of pine resin and grapefruit peel, with a faint grainy flavor. There is also a very mild, though present, pale malt backbone that barely balances the bitter hop flavors. A good IPA flavor profile that fits the classic West Coast mold. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with resinous, oily slick feel with medium-low carbonation. A nice mouthfeel that keeps the overall impression light and easy to drink. Overall this is a classic example of a West Coast IPA. It doesn't do anything new or experimental, but it does provide a wonderfully hoppy and refreshing drinking experience and highlights the general strengths of Stone's recipes and brewers. Quite the nice core offering and highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 07:41:55 | More by Auraan
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,231 ratings.