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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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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

8,173 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,173
Reviews: 2,735
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 188
Gots: 688 | 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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troysoy2

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4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ah, Stone IPA. We meet for the first time.

It's pretty. I have to admit that. No flaws here. It has the color of the "ideal" IPA. Bubbles rising to the top to form a beautiful head that refuses to die below the point of covering the surface.

The smell is... well, let's just put it this way: it's hoppy. And that's all it smells like. Simple, strong, and unashamed.

The front of the taste is almost indescribable. Just the essence of bitter. Towards the middle of the taste, actual 'flavors' start to come into play. Still, it takes until you swallow for there to be anything to say about this beer other than "HOPS". And even then... what can I say? Pine? Awesome?

The mouthfeel is what I've been looking for in an IPA. The right balance between frothy carbonation and sticky resiny goodness.

The only negative thing I'll say about this beer is how single minded it is. "Let's see how hoppy we can make an IPA". Not sure if this is exactly what the people at Stone Brewery had in mind, but I have a feeling they wouldn't mind me saying that. Thank you Stone, for brewing interesting beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 04:34:22 | More by troysoy2
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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,173 ratings.