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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

8,441 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,441
Reviews: 2,746
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 209
Gots: 835 | 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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adam5454

Alabama

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-13-2014 15:54:05 | More by adam5454
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stvanderwoude

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-07-2013 14:29:20 | More by stvanderwoude
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-20-2011 07:07:22 | More by twelveinches
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22Blue

Kansas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-20-2013 18:39:50 | More by 22Blue
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ajfrantz

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-20-2011 01:46:51 | More by ajfrantz
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

Best by 09/08/10. I guess the freshness is pretty good for grabbing it at Giant Eagle.

A- A more yellow take on an IPA than many others. This beer is only moderately clouded by chill haze. A nice, big white head rises up and holds. Lacing is quite intense.

S- Nice and strong smelling. I am catching little wafts of oranges as it sits next to me on the desk. A closer inspection reveals a nice floral note going on. Nice strong pine that is very west-coast/Stone. A nice classic, fresh, hoppy smell.

T- Not too bitter, but slightly more bitter than most other breweries' year round IPA. Mostly pine but there is a lot of orange and grapefruit.

This beer does live up to how good everyone says it is.

08-20-2010 03:11:44 | More by MbpBugeye
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cathomae

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-03-2014 19:41:41 | More by cathomae
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mendonza

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-27-2013 03:40:28 | More by mendonza
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edfinn

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-07-2012 21:11:56 | More by edfinn
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-19-2014 23:03:25 | More by SitkaSteve
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probabilityzero


4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-16-2014 03:00:48 | More by probabilityzero
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benloho

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-13-2014 19:36:13 | More by benloho
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Spiral517

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-01-2014 22:53:32 | More by Spiral517
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Jsmercer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-25-2013 02:01:06 | More by Jsmercer
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little_star

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-05-2014 22:01:16 | More by little_star
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MeisterMayhem

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-09-2013 18:19:12 | More by MeisterMayhem
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StoutIrish

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.4%

09-23-2012 23:16:46 | More by StoutIrish
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AltBock

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

I got their little 12 oz. 6 pack bottle version. It has all the usual silk-screened Stone artwork, except this one has a lime green square around the kneeling Stone gargoyle. The back has a silk-screened lime green square with the definition of the word gargoyle, information about the beer and Stone's Philosophy. Usually the back of their bottle just has silk-screened gibberish, but this one was kept down to a minimum due to the size of the little 12 oz. bottle.

When poured into a simple mug, the beer was a hazy metallic honey orange with a thin layer of white bubbly foam that was supposed to act as the head of foam. It fizzled away into a small trace of white bubbly rings and lace around the mug. When I first popped the cap, It smelled like I twisted the cap off a bottle of Pine Sol. I didn't know if I was suppose to drink it or clean the floors with it. When it settled in the mug, the strong aroma of Pine Sol was still there, as well as some citrus hops and a hint of citrus fruits in the background. It tasted like somebody started growing grapefruits on pine trees and you took one of those trees and shoved one into your mouth. It was that piney and citrusy! Behind the grapefruit pine tree was a few other citrus fruits, citrus hops, and just the slightest hint of toasted malt at the end. The mouthfeel was very crisp with a strong aftertaste of sharp pine needles and citrus hops. It also completely masks it alcohol content. Pine and citrus hops conquers all! Overall a very good citrusy and piney IPA. I don't think I've had an IPA that was so strong in pine and citrus. I think I should have bought their 22 oz. bomber bottle because this little 12 oz. bottle doesn't go very far. If you like eating pine trees, then give IPA a try.

03-29-2007 18:16:51 | More by AltBock
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BigD44

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-19-2011 05:24:16 | More by BigD44
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matthewncover

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-23-2014 20:59:27 | More by matthewncover
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bimholte

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-25-2013 04:54:14 | More by bimholte
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AlvinLin

New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-04-2014 14:21:44 | More by AlvinLin
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FuselGuy

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-25-2012 06:20:49 | More by FuselGuy
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Catlin

Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.4%

10-04-2013 01:05:34 | More by Catlin
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AApparel

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-02-2011 01:42:23 | More by AApparel
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,441 ratings.