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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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9,483 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,483
Reviews: 2,831
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 284
Gots: 1,474 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-25-2001

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

Perfect IPA

appearance: golden amber hues, almost red

smell: loaded and more loaded hops, very plesant for a hop head

taste: like hops of course, this beer is loaded with it. I think this is one of my fasvorite IPAs.

mouthfeel: thin not thick. good carbonation and very tasty

drinkability: very easy and smooth. and goes great with spicy snacks or meals.

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

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On draught, poured into a shaker style glass. Pour is about a finger’s worth short of a pint, even with the head. I know from experience that’s a way bars can extend the life of their kegs. Sneaky!

Straw/golden color, clean and clear, with tiny bubbles rising up and releasing all sorts of floral, delicate hoppy aromas. Yum! This is a beer to inhale at your leisure.

Of course you can drink it, which is what I prefer. The beer dances on the palate. There’s a definite hop bite to it, with a clean, sharp finish. Great carbonation. A little maltiness to balance the sting. More floral than piney hops, although I get a sense they’re in there too. (Again, I need to work on my hop education.) A standard bearer, and not just limited to the west coast obviously. Yum. I really enjoy this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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

The beer pours a beautiful pale yellow that is crystal clear. this is the color that I try to get my home brewed ipas to look but never do. there is a thick white frothy head

the smell is incredible, there are lovely hop notes in both the smell and taste, and a nice amount of bitterness in the finish

the mouthfeel is nice and light and crisp, and the drinkability is high this is an awesome ipa

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle (Best By Date: 09-11-12) into a Corsendonk logoed tulip glass...

A- Pours a crystal-clear yellow/orange with a beautiful 2-1/2 finger white, soapy head.

S- Piney resin and sweet tropical fruit (mango, papaya, pineapple) in equal amounts. As the head subsides (and as the brew warms), the sweet tropical fruits tend to dominate while the piney and resinous aroma plays second fiddle.

T- Wow...for an American (single) IPA, that is quite bitter! While the citrus is secondary on the nose, white grapefruit rind pummels the palate and continues right through to the dry and tacky finish...malt is nowhere to be found. Nothing left to do but take another sip!

M- Abundant carbonation allows the bitterness to infiltrate your palate while increasing the refreshing qualities of the brew. There is no question as to why this may be considered Stone's flagship beer (argument could be made for Arrogant Bastard as their flagship).

O- For an American IPA clocking in at 6.9% ABV and ~$10 a 6-Pack, I don't think you can find a better beer for the money...the exception being Union Jack from Firestone Walker. This is great stuff and should be a staple in every hop-lovers 'fridge...but be sure and get it fresh!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,483 ratings.