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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

8,497 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,497
Reviews: 2,752
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 217
Gots: 870 | 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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pdrake24

New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-18-2013 02:02:30 | More by pdrake24
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-16-2014 18:07:43 | More by kayrex
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-16-2014 16:59:26 | More by Shandycan
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iDrake

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-19-2014 02:32:48 | More by iDrake
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JonBoy47

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-14-2011 06:36:49 | More by JonBoy47
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dsigmon

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

A: blonde in appearance with big head and great retention

S: a little more floral than expected with some sour citrus and bready notes

T: hops bite a little at first but then the bread and citrus come to the rescue and balance this out for an incredible experience

M: very carbonated and dry, crisp and refreshing, not as heavy and oily as i would like

D: i would love to have a six of this after working outside, great crisp/refresing IPA

02-11-2008 21:13:57 | More by dsigmon
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shadowofthereaper_666

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-26-2014 10:45:55 | More by shadowofthereaper_666
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Daveychu

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-30-2011 19:37:48 | More by Daveychu
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Beans11

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-17-2014 02:17:46 | More by Beans11
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ShawnMH

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-19-2013 15:31:46 | More by ShawnMH
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-22-2014 18:00:26 | More by John_Beeryman
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jplopez21

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-14-2013 04:37:15 | More by jplopez21
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littleshamrocks

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12 oz brown bottle with the enjoy by date barely readable on the bottom of the front of the bottle. Served in an imperial pint glass.

Pours a medium amber color with a decent sized foamy, white head. Clarity is somewhat hazy with good carbonation that you have to look very closely to see. Head is mostly diminishing, leaving a thin ring on top and streaky lace down the glass. The aroma is mostly hops, ranging from piney to grassy to citrusy and lesser scents of grainy-bready-biscuity malt. Taste is what you would expect from the smell. Mostly dominated by floral, pine, and grapefruit hop bitterness, with enough of a moderate malt backbone to help with balancing. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very juicy, with lively carbonation and a lingering, chalky, slightly astringent finish.

Overall, this is a tasty, very good example of an American IPA. Some say that American brewers take classic styles an push them too far. I like the fact that Stone specifically set out to make an over the top, not very well balanced, beer with no apologies. Hopheads, this is a brew for you, and I would gladly have many more.

10-31-2007 00:53:11 | More by littleshamrocks
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Buddance

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-13-2014 23:31:31 | More by Buddance
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BryanK

New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-13-2012 02:18:32 | More by BryanK
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-15-2011 02:26:39 | More by TXhomebrewer
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wakajawaka76

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-30-2012 15:31:28 | More by wakajawaka76
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Kal

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-24-2014 19:08:46 | More by Kal
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-25-2012 05:33:49 | More by BigGingDrinker
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

10-26-2013 17:45:26 | More by Hypersomnia
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IPAFan521

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-02-2013 15:35:41 | More by IPAFan521
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wrath98

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-13-2012 20:40:11 | More by wrath98
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Shultzerdugen

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12 oz. brown bottle.

Clear amber with modest white head.

Pungent, herbal hops with a nice caramel like sweetness in the nose.

Medium-light body with subtle carbonation and a nice oily mouth coating. Hops are ever so present, but not over the top. Citric in nature, backed by the signature Stone syrupy malt sweetness.

Not the best IPA I've had by a long shot, and not the best beer I've had from Stone either, but still better than average.

07-29-2005 18:40:18 | More by Shultzerdugen
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bearisprime

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-08-2012 22:41:14 | More by bearisprime
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EnticeMySpice

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-28-2013 15:05:40 | More by EnticeMySpice
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,497 ratings.