Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,234 | Reviews: 2,738 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by russpowell:
4.5/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Had this on tap at Mt. Dragon in snowmass, co last weekend. Very nice
Poured amber to bronze in color with a tight/white 1 finger deep head that stuck around most of the pint, bubbles cling to the side of the glass and dance of the head with every pour. Good lacing
Smell: Fruitiness/biscuitty smells and piney hop odors
Taste: Fruitinesss and citrus and pine hops war for your attention, but in dignified manner. Not as in you face as most stone ales I've had & I appreciated the subtle yet powerful tastes showcased. Dry sweet/piney finish with hints of alcohol as it warms
MF: Extemely well balanced with good carbonation. Smooth and moreish
Extremely quaffable, drinks about 2abv lower than listed. Will get some bottles soon to compare, don't remember it being as tasty. I usually like draft better most of the time
Serving type: on-tap
02-04-2006 03:48:16 | More by russpowell
More User Reviews:
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 8,234 ratings.