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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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9,347 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,347
Reviews: 2,808
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 273
Gots: 1,304 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber

Pours a cloudy gold with a one finger head. Smell is highly sweet with a touch of lemon. Flavor seems somewhat light but thick with personality at the same time. Starts off slightly in citrus and delivers a high level of bitter into your mouth. Gets smoother as time goes on. Smooth, but a bit strong on the mouthfeel. Highly drinkable.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Good India Pale Ale. Similar (I think) to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a medium amber with a significant and persistant head in a standard pint glass. You need to be patient if you need to wait for the head to finally settle.

S: Spicy hops dominate the aroma. There is some fruit sweetness present as well.

T: As strong as the hops are in the nose, it's nowhere near as strong it tastes. It's surprisingly hoppy, even for an IPA. While there's a mild malt backbone, it's still a tad unbalanced... not a bad thing.

M: Not as thick as a DIPA, it's still pretty thick for an IPA.

D: I doubt I could have more than two of these. The tastebuds get a real workout with this beer.

Stone IPA is a fine example of the style. It may not be at the top of my list for IPAs, but it's close.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I will have to be more careful when I scoop from the singles bin: this one was best before May 17, 2009 (about four months ago). Regardless, it turned out to be a very good beer just the same, just not a high spirited IPA I might have otherwise have enjoyed. Poured a hazy, orange-tangerine gold with a half finger white head. A cloudy centre remained with a good ring, spotty lace. Smell of citrus hops, sweet and fruity, bit of rind in the mix. Taste is still hop forward although grapefruit affect muted for the most part; still there is a discernible citrus taste with sufficient bitterness and plenty of biscuit malt in the finish. Mouthfeel still has a lot of liveliness, hoppy but with an even, balanced acidity and nice texture. Very drinkable. A nice IPA even though its' best days were behind it, love to try it again fresher sometime.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,347 ratings.