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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9,363 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,363
Reviews: 2,810
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 274
Gots: 1,322 | 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:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-25-2001)
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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

i've been holding off on reviewing this, in order to consume it a number of times, and form thoughts independent of hype. speaking of the hype -- does the beer live up to it? if not, then damned close.

appearance is classy, a pale apricot/brassy complexion, with a fluffy white head and significant lacing. smell is of very fresh, very citric hops, and toasted malts as an afterthought. taste is fresh, and pretty wonderful. the hops are bitter/strong/refreshing, but they don't mask the fact that the ale underneath is of fine quality, with plenty of toasted bread yeastiness. i wish i could try the ale in its early formulation, before getting its hop fix! light and crisp in the mouth.

interestingly, the toasty ale flavors seem to finish on at the front of the tongue, with the hops finishing in rear corners of the mouth. seeing that this is precisely how taste buds work naturally, i think this is a ringing natural endorsement of this beer and its ingredients.

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

IPA has been my beer of choice for any years. I live close to Boston and have sampled many local IPA's. One local Eastcoast beer has been my favorite until now. This Stone IPA has received a 5 star rating because it is a superior beer.

a: Wonderful honey color.
s: Light hop/citrus smell.
t: Well balanced smooth taste.
m: Medium body with no after taste, smooth.
o: Best Westcoast IPA.

This beer does not need any improvement.

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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

Pours a dark golden to light amber color, very clear, wih a small white head that leaves a beautiful, thick lacing behind. The aroma is flat-out amazing... once again, I'm engulfed by fumes of new carpet smell (seems to be something each Stone brew I've had has in common with the next), grapefruity citrus smells and honey as it warmed. As expected of Stone, all tastes were huge as well... really spicy up front, honey-cereal sweet and citrus tangy in the middle and then a solid, dry bitterness that coated my tongue and lasted. Mouthfeel is slightly oily with medium body and carbonation, and overall, it's very smooth. One of the best IPAs I've ever had. Stone hasn't disappointed yet.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
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