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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

7,438 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7438
Reviews: 2704
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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luvND

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

P: A Stone IPA glass from the brewery, Stone IPA tap handle, just tapped from my home beer fridge, aahhhh, a half barrel for summer

A: Light orange color, thick, sticky head leaving rings

S: Hop heavan, oily floral and bursting, they must have dry hopped the hell out of this

T: Sweet at the tip and then bitter all the way, great hop aftertaste lingers. A great balance of malt and hop.

Mouthfeel: Nice, not too thick to drink in summer, not too watery. Very nice.

Drinkability: I could drink this all day (and night).

Notes: By far one of the best if not the best regular IPA in the land. It took 2 weeks to get the keg from CA to PA, but well worth the wait.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2006 02:21:47 | More by luvND
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tegelaar

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-17-2014 03:44:42 | More by tegelaar
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PA-hunter

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured bottle into glass. 6/12/14 Freshness date. 6.9% abv.

Appearance- Pours a bright medium orange amber. Very clear. Fluffy two finger head that hangs around.

Smell- Tropical notes of orange and pineapple. Quite floral as well.

Taste- Pine and grass notes up front blending quickly into a biscuit malt flavor. The earthy hop finish is pronounced. The bitterness lasts awile for a dry hop wrap up.

Mouthfeel- Slick and moderate in body. Not thin. Ample carbonation.

Overall- A basic IPA that is solid. Not out of this world but a fine creation of the style indeed. The quality Stone puts into their beers is a reflection to this flagship IPA of theirs.

Serving type: bottle

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Quattrofiend

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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04-16-2014 23:45:20 | More by SeanPowell22
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04-16-2014 19:31:08 | More by PickwickHopz
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-16-2014 19:04:47 | More by ramrod666
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04-16-2014 18:48:36 | More by kabritz
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04-16-2014 16:59:26 | More by Shandycan
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ToddKehoe


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sdm9465

Nova Scotia (Canada)

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Ohiolager

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Stone IPA 6 pk bottles $10.99(OH)

12 oz brown painted label bottle poured into a stemless white wine glass. Fresh by date printed in yellow just below the neck.

pours a dark gold, light amber color. A three finger thick peach white head that lingers for a while. gives way to impressive spiderweb lacing all over the bulb of the glass.

The aroma is that of an IPA. Nice and strong citrus up front. strong grapefruits, a nice lemon tang, followed by a slight piney smell.

Taste follows the nose. A nice citrus grapefruit taste at first, followed by a big hoppy flavor, finishes with a nice piney surrounding that is slightly bitter.

the mouth feel is rather light for an IPA. I have no complaints though, all the tastes cling to your mouth. A medium body IPA. At the end a piney bitterness lingers.

Overall a great IPA however i have had just as good or better for cheaper. Commodore Perry is still my number one go to IPA. Would I buy this again? Probably not. It's not that this IPA is not good. It's just that it's over priced. Commodore Perry is 7.5% ABV, two bucks cheaper and is just as good if not better.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 06:34:44 | More by Ohiolager
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CTbrew32

Connecticut

4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a deep golden amber color with barely a finger of head. The aroma is amazing with a big burst of pine and citrus. This was one of my first ipas ever about a year ago, and it was extremely bitter. After a year of letting ipas wreck my palate this still packs a punch, but it is a much more enjoyable bitterness. Honestly I wish more ipas were still this bitter to me. Besides the bitterness the taste overall is amazing with citrus, bready/caramel malt, and BIG pine which helps amplify the bitterness. Overall, this is a great ipa and one that got me into loving the style. This is the perfect beer for the ipa lover, but if your new to the style the bitterness could be overwhelming.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 01:33:59 | More by CTbrew32
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JoeMcMahon

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ktenneydenver

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ssteakley

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3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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DaveMiller

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-14-2014 00:16:25 | More by DaveMiller
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MaineBrewing

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Decided to do a ruination and stone IPA vertical. I have always had these on separate occasions and failed to really noticed much difference. I was quite wrong.

A - poured a slightly hazy golden orange with one finger frothy head, nice cap of foam remained, and a little lacing.

S - pungent piney nose, bright citrus, almost lemony. Cereal malt notes round it out, slight grain character.

T - hop nose carries over to the taste, very piney resinous and lemony citrus. Very crisp malt character provides a great balance. Finishes with ample hop bitterness, very dry and clean.

M - on the thin side body wise but still has some stickiness, well attenuated and crisp.

O - overall this is a great American IPA, great hop flavor and balance with a nice crisp dry finish. Regarding my verticle with ruination, this doesn't have nearly the hop flavor, or malt sweetness, but provides a little more balance, certainty two very different beers as this is more lighter and crisp.

Serving type: bottle

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 7,438 ratings.