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

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

7,462 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7462
Reviews: 2706
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%


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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Boca-X

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a Sin City Brewing Co (Nevada) pint glass. Light head, faded fast, light lacing, lasted throughout drink. Golden, honey orange...a little cloudy to the eyes.

Slight hops on the nose, orange, grapefruit, lemon, pine...what you would expect from an IPA.

Mellow pine, citrus...a hint of candy cane and dark/burnt coco on the front of the tongue. Extremely smooth. The finish tastes of bitter lazy grapefruit. Bitter finish is fast, then gone...probably why so many people like it?

I've had the Bastard and thought it was very good. This is extremely balanced and smooth, making it very drinkable, if you enjoy IPAs you'll like this. Honestly, it isn't much different from lots of very good beers in this style? I will drink again...it's good...close to great...but...?

I'll come back to it and review it again in the summer...maybe the change in weather will help? I must say I've been drinking a lot of very hoppy IPAs lately, so my buds are all juiced up!

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 22:31:43 | More by Boca-X
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SteveB24

New York

4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: color is somewhere between copper and amber. Pours 2 fingers of sticky white head that retains pretty well. Lots of little bubbles.

Smell: hoppy spice with some strong pine in there too. Touch of mild fruit lurking as well.

Taste: smooth but not subtle spicey and piney hop, a bit of malt backing up the hop notes

Mouthfeel: medium body, medium carbonation, crisp, slightly dry in the finish.

Overall: if you want an IPA, and only a classical, crisp beer that is everything you think of when you think IPA will do, buy this beer

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 19:39:35 | More by SteveB24
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Cfeezy

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Rich copper color with a nice, foamy head with consistent bubbling and moderate lacing

S - Has spicy floral hoppy aroma

T - Strong taste of hops with hints of pine and grapefruit. Some nice bitterness, which is mellowed out by a bit of spiciness

M - A rich, carbonation-filled bite

O - This is an outstanding IPA, top tier, however I still prefer the ENJOY BY IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 20:14:12 | More by Cfeezy
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Flopjack

Michigan

4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle into snifter

Appearance - Golden, orange, yellow, resembles honey in color, half finger white head settles nicely leaving a ring, nice lacing.

Smell - Pungent, tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, grapefruit. A bit of sweet roasty caramel like notes as well.

Taste - Sweet and spicy tropical fruits at the beginning, grapefruit, mango, a bit of piny tartness. Light roast with an underlying sweetness followed by lemon and orange zest toward the end.

Mouthfeel - Refreshing, medium body, medium to heavy carbonation.

Overall - Good consistent beer. Haven't had tons of stone beers but this is one that hasn't ever disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 00:29:17 | More by Flopjack
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lochef81

Michigan

4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

As a huge fan of all of Stones offerings, I am finally getting around to tasting one of their simpler, less in your face ales. Pours a handsome hazy orange with almost notes of green in the light with a slight white head and substantial lacing. The nose is somewhat subtle for a west coast ipa. Floral and citrus hops, some pine and a little malt. It definitely smells very fresh and lively. The flavor is perfect west coast ipa. Bitter and hoppy, tons of pine and citrus. Just a little malt to offset the bitter but not so much to take away from the fresh flavors of the hops. The mouth is light and easy drinking. A little dry on the finish but in the best way. This is the benchmark for west coast ipas. If they all tasted like this the world would be a better place.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 04:05:51 | More by lochef81
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a twelve ounce bottle.

A great appearance to start, with a finger-thick head that's both frothy and chewy-looking. As the head dissipates, it leaves lots of sticky lacing, but some head persists and remains above the liquid. The liquid is golden with amber hues and shows some moderate carbonation. The beer looks filtered, yet still slightly cloudy.

I get lots of citrus on the nose with hints of pine. The beer smells sweet and semi-malty as well. Almost smells like there's an orange just sitting in there.

The taste follows the nose pretty faithfully. The beer is citrusy and bready. I get a lot of grapefruit peel. There's not as much flavor complexity as I'd expect, but this may have to do with freshness.

This beer is crisp, light and easy-drinking for an IPA. There is an intensely dry and bitter finish, but the beer starts creamier and with a thick mouthfeel. Very impressive in this regard.

Overall, a delicious IPA and one easily accessible. Of course, I have La Cumbre Elevated at my disposal so that one will always have my heart. But this is nice for comparison and to drink every once in a blue.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 04:22:56 | More by ONovoMexicano
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SSS

Quebec (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- yellow with a golden hue that is clear and bright as day sunlight
M-carbonation is spot on, lacing is not heavy.
T-bitter backend with a beautiful bouquet in your mouth that dances around and feels fantastic. There is a slight sweet hit right on the start.
O-very drinkable, a wonderful west cost IPA that I can drink daily!

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 23:12:52 | More by SSS
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macher0

Kentucky

4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'm finally getting around to reviewing this beast.

Expiration date of 2.14.14

A. Medium copper color. Poured a one finger egg shell head. Fine bubble and frothy carbonation. Steady updraft of effervescance. Mega laces.

S. Light fragrance. Mostly pine from the hops and light malts.

T. Moderately bitter. A strong hop profile. Mostly pine flavors but some citrus grapefruit. An excellent balance. Minor biscuit notes. Peppery.

M. Very smooth. High carbonation. Light body. A very pleasant tingle from the freshness.

O. This is a very well crafted ale. I assume this beer falls off as it ages so I'm fortunate to review it while fresh. I greatly enjoy the peppery tingle from a fresh ipa. An excellent balance of pine and citrus notes from the hops. I don't enjoy hop bombs so this is right up my alley. Not overly aggressive but a decent amount of bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 23:59:45 | More by macher0
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with enjoy by date 02/19/2014 printed and chipping away on the side of the bottle. I was finally able to get Stone IPA that wasn't out of date, so it's time for a re-review.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a nice bright coppery orange colored body with two fingers of fluffy doughy off-white head. Some nice thin scattered lacing. Looks very nice.

S - Smell is of big fruity hop bitterness - grapefruit, mango, blood oranges. A hint of biscuit malt and some crisp yeast. Floral and tropical smelling. A hint of soapiness.

T - Taste follows the nose: well balanced caramel / biscuit malts paired with resinous pine, grapefruit, blood orange hoppiness. Creamy; slightly soapy. Delicious, and extremely drinkable at 6.90% abv.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy, medium bodied with good carbonation. Some sticky resinous pine and dry bready malt on the palate.

Overall, it is all around drinkable, and delicious. I can definitely say I think much more highly of this beer now than when I reviewed it sometime last year. I can safely say that this is a pinnacle IPA right here. Stone may go over the top oftentimes, but this beer still ranks with the best of them.

Stone IPA ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 02:19:47 | More by mfnmbvp
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kwc017

Arizona

4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Clear and light. Looks so refreshing!

S - Wonderful hop spice. A bit floral. Hop, hop and more hop.

T - Very similar to smell. Spice, floral hoppy goodness. Hop resin lingers and bitterness is just awesome.

M - Light carbonation. Very clean.

O - Just a classic west coast IPA. Very hoppy, not much malt, a little sweet. Hop aftertaste is awesome. I love this beer. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 04:12:52 | More by kwc017
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

4.76/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bought a 6-pack at Total Wine earlier this month. Enjoy by date is a little smeared but it's still well within the suggested timeframe. Poured into my Dogfish IPA glass for review.

Light copper color with fluffy white head, nice carbonation and a tad of sediment which renders the beer somewhat hazy. Smells fantastic with pungent piney hops, whiffs of papaya & mango, maybe some orange and pineapple.

Tastes overwhelmingly hoppy with sweet tropical fruit flavors then a burst of hop bitterness. Piney & citrus resins linger and coat the tongue wonderfully. Definitely a true West Coast style IPA.

Mouthfeel feels light to medium bodied. Think the hop resins make it perceivable more full bodied but this beer is definitely extremely drinkable and a wonderful thirst quencher. No astringency from the amped up bitterness rate. Alcohol well in check and carbonation is fine.

A damn fine IPA overall. I love that Stone prints the Enjoy By dates on their bottles. As a conscious shopper, I like knowing how fresh my hoppy beers truly are after being burned one too many times. This just adds more appeal to Stone's beers. Anyway, this is a really great beer that deserves it's own merits.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 21:04:53 | More by jwhancher
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Caj1

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm tired of drinking stouts, porters and various spiced, sometimes far, FAR overspiced Autumn and Winter beer types, so I decided to ditch the sweater and the liquid bread and go with something a little bit lighter and fruitier this time around (if I have to drink another damn "pumpkin" beer I'm going to puke.) Having had the Arrogant Bastard Ale before (which is damn good in case you weren't aware) I'm going with the Stone IPA.

Bought in a six-pack with the iconic gargoyle printed on the front (thanks for keeping us and the brew safe, ol' pal) this pours a beautiful gold with just a hint of copper-amber to let you know that you aren't just drinking swill. I really can't emphasize enough how crystal-clear and pretty this beer looks. Lots of carbonation, a decent two fingers of head which dissipates into a lacing that covers fully the head of the beer and sticks quite well to the side of the glass.

Smell is standard IPA fare (but in a good way) with a lot of variety between grass and citrus notes, pine-needles and nice esters. Taste is some heavy hops punching you directly in the nose and mouth that as the flavor mellows strikes a nice balance between the malt and the hops. This is crisp, refreshing, slightly bitter but also delicately balanced and a tiny bit sweet, and overall is exactly what I would expect from the folks at Stone. One last note: the 6.9 percent ABV will leave you with a nice little buzz after finishing a glass or three.

So, of all the IPAs I've had so far, this one is particularly hard to beat and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Probably the only beer that comes close so far is the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, which is also quite nice. IPA fans should already have had this beer. If you haven't, you're missing out. Anybody else who hasn't had this beer is also missing out. Just try it.

Cheers, to good health and good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 02:41:54 | More by Caj1
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StJamesGate

New York

4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale bronze with off-white cap that leaves sheets.
Lemon balm, camphor, and fresh skunky cone on the nose.
Sugar cookie up front with lime, candied grapefruit, pine needle and fresh crystally oil.
Lemonhedz finish and loong aspirin linger.
Crisp, halfway between light + medium, slight cling.

Light, lean, fresh, and bright - just enough malt to hold it up yet sparkles of sugar popping through to keep things light, great brightness to the citrus, firm bitterness that doesn't hint at 77 IBUs- so many things to like about this beer. Like Ruination with all the potentially alienating qualities toned down. Funny how, as an old school recipe (1997) it reminds me of another 90s IPA, Goose Island, in the lime sherbet feel.

Definition of a SDPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 20:03:33 | More by StJamesGate
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ThePaintedGrey

Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear and pristine, but not transparent. A glorious amber color with a thick, creamy white head that eventually dwindles down to a frothy cap, leaving sticky white lace down the glass. I could have done with more lacing, but it's not enough to subtract from the score.

S: Hops galore! Definitely lots of floral hops, with a little pint of pine. A little bit of citric zest peering through, but this one is almost exclusively herbal and floral hops. Very rustic. I wouldn't mind having this scent in a candle!

T: Herbal and floral hops, and LOTS of them. Those pine notes that I detected in the nose come through with some fresh-squeezed grapefruit. Tons of bitterness throughout, but it never becomes too pungent. A little bit of alcohol spice in the finish, but other than that, this one lets the hops do the talking.

M: Oh my goodness, this one is smooth, creamy, full-bodied, a bit on the thick side... Everything I look for in a mouthfeel, essentially. This one would have gotten close to a perfect marking in this area, but I did find the carbonation to pack a little too much of a bite. Other than that, this is a flawless drinking brew.

O: Man, oh man... I'm a fan of dark brews, but this one has my palette-preferences playing tug-o-war! This is without a doubt one of the finest, easiest-drinking IPAs that has ever graced my mouth. My wallet is currently shuddering at the thought of how many sixers of this I'll be buying in the future.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 23:45:04 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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slusk

Virginia

4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: This IPA pours a 1 finger white head that dissipates to a thin long standing froth. Very nice lacing and a golden to light amber color. Somewhat clear but not crystal. A slight bit of turbidity.

S: This beer reminds me of the smell I get just as I toss my bittering hops into the boil of a batch of wort. An immediately intense hoppy aroma. Nice citrusy, spiciness with beautiful grapefruit character. A very fresh hoppy extravaganza. All the while, the malt sweetness fills in the background.

T: The first thing that you taste is the sweetness of the malt as it rolls across the tongue, quickly followed by a slight acidity from what I feel are the salt additions you would expect in an IPA and the bitter bite from the hops. The sweetness lives on the tongue as the hoppy goodness fills the nose with a complex taste experience. I like that the hops don't attack you too quickly allowing you to enjoy a glimpse of malty goodness, a hallmark of Stone's IPA's in my opinion. After a few seconds you get a moderate bitterness that lingers but in a good way.

M: moderate mouthfeel with a borderline slick feel that probably comes from an abundance of hop resins.

O: A beautiful creation that allows you to find the malt sweetness without missing the hoppy goodness. For me, this beer is a great choice for those who don't consider themselves 'hopheads' . It is definitely a hop forward libation but it gives you a glimpse of the underlying grains that are the groundwork of a good IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 01:46:34 | More by slusk
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jj139

California

4.69/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A - Hazy amber color, eggshell 2 finger head and long lasting lacing.

S - Piney hops with citrus/grapefruit notes

T - Big hops right off the bat then the citrus kicks in. Hints of malt in there as well.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Well balanced and very refreshing.

O - A very, very enjoyable American IPA. One sip leads to another and another.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 21:55:06 | More by jj139
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Glennlawless

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a signature Stone IPA Pint Glass.

A - Poured a nice golden color with a creamy like centimeter head. Getting some nice lacing as well.

S - Grapefruit and sweet malt. As it warms the fresh fragrant hop smell fades and the sweetness really punches through more.

T/M -Very first thing that hit me was the sweetness of the malt then shortly after came that juicy citrus feel - Tons of grapefruit and tropical like fruit going on. Also picking up orange. Leaves with a super grape-fruity-pine blast but not one that is overbearing.bitterness definitely sticks around a while...really nice. This is my type of IPA for sure.

Overall, this is a fantastic beer put out by stone( as usual) and is always a constant in my fridge... Reminds me of Ballast Points "Sculpin IPA" but just a tad more bitter. Its the perfect example of a west coast hop bomb. Really glad im able to get this year round as well. If you're a hop head - go out right now and buy this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 03:22:44 | More by Glennlawless
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SonictheBeerhog

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First things first! This bastard is the first IPA I can drink! Hops! That is all I get from this. But I like it as a nice sipping beer. It is like I read on a previous comment, "inviting for the next drink".

Overall: this a great sipper for dinner or other formal occasion.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 02:46:25 | More by SonictheBeerhog
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screamking

Ohio

4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into snifter.

Look:apricot, thick off white head, very good lacing.
Aroma notes:grapefruit, orange, mango, pineapple, pine.
Tasting notes:grapefruit, pine, apricot, pineapple, mango juice, hint of mint.
Feel: medium bodied.

This has a great lingering bitterness. It's dank, bitter, and earthy, three great things in a IPA. You can find this one most places and it's at a great price. One of the best IPAs on the market.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 03:15:30 | More by screamking
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anarchia

Oregon

4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Transarent, golden, with a thick & sudsy head that leaves behind a lot of lacing: gorgeous IPA, looks similar to their ENJOY BY. Aroma is more restrained than I expected but very nice: all grapefruit and floral hops but not overwhelming as some IPAs can be IMO. Great malt background compliments the hops which are fruity and assertive but not overwhelming in terms of bitterness. Finishes very dry. One bottle really makes me want another.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 04:09:59 | More by anarchia
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heygeebee

Australia

4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From Warner's . No BB.

A - hazy amber, fine head, lace everyhwere, spotty, clingy.

S - hops, hops, pine.

T - smooth, integrated, grapefruit, mango, passionfruit, lychee, good malt backbone.

M - velvety, smooth, light carbonation.

O - excellent example of style, not harsh, but powerful flavours.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 08:27:18 | More by heygeebee
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HighGravityMan

Kansas

4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours nicely into a glass that showcases the thick, white head and amber color. Head retention is excellent with some cracking visible after a while. Good lacing.

S - I could basque in the beautiful scent of this beer for eternity. The floral, fruity, piney hop nose tantalizes me. This is God's perfume. Clearly some high quality hoppage.

T - Such an introduction is hard to follow. The hoppy bitterness kicks like nobody's business and is shortly followed by the dry hop and malt flavors promised by the aroma and a noticeable alcohol warmth. The taste is best described as a whirlwind fugue of fruit and ester and pine and floral with a slight malt undertone. Every sip is excellent and the flavors further open up as the beer warms.

M - Slick, thick, carbonated to perfection. This feels right, somehow.

You ever try a beer and then dream about it and crave it? That is this beer for me right now. It has opened my eyes to the beauty of hoppy character. Well-balanced and totally worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 05:51:58 | More by HighGravityMan
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brurevu

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Stone IPA is the definition of a West Coast IPA, and it’s all hops! The hops are fresh and citrusy with a slight malty sweetness. It poured a nice golden body with a creamy head. This is an easy drinking IPA which I have no trouble taking down. Very impressive for a standard line-up IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 18:50:31 | More by brurevu
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A:
Pours a crystal clear, orange-tinged straw with a big pristine white head that settles down to a nice inch-plus cap of foam with a constant stream of champagne-like carbonation shooting up from the base of my tulip. Great retention; beautiful gloppy lacing. Nearly perfect.

S:
Crisp and cool, a bit sweet at the beginning and pretty bready throughout. Rich cereals and a touch of warm malt but citrusy hops are the predominate aroma I detect. Very good.

T:
Dry and bitter with a lingering medicinal twang in the back of the throat. Pepper, oats, grass, hops, orange rind.

M:
Clean and bubbly. Good strong carbonation, light-medium body, lingering bitter finish/aftertaste.

O:
Excellent IPA!
Gorgeous to look at, the smell is probably the weakest point of this beer and even it is quite nice and very subdued. The hop flavors are relatively one-note, but they are quite good and manage to dominate the beer without overpowering you. The aroma is much maltier than the taste is; however even the taste has some very strong cereal flavors which kind of form a nice backdrop for the medicinal hop notes at the end.
Would definitely have again; worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 20:36:22 | More by TheDoctor
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.41/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, enjoy by date of 12/23/2013, poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 11/15/2013.

Review #288.

Pours a fairly clear golden-brown body with a decent 1cm white head that dissipates fairly quickly, not much retention. Some lacing. Standard IPA appearance.

Smells fairly hoppy. Some pine and a bit of grapefruit, predominantly pine. Some biscuits and crackers in the malt backbone. Very nice smelling IPA.

This kind of falls short. It's a fairly bitter IPA, but the rest of it is fairly bland. A bit of floral earthiness is there on the backend. But throughout its just bitter, even when it warms up some more. Disappointingly average and uninteresting.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, OK carbonation. Nothing really special stands out. Aftertaste is a floral-pine bitterness that sticks around for quite a while. This is a fairly bitter beer, no ABV here.

Not that interesting to me. They probably used a crapton of bittering hops, but didn't really get a whole lot of aromatic hops on there. Disappointing, given that this is the first time I've actually had it. Average IPA, not worth revisiting again. However, Enjoy By and Ruination are much better efforts by Stone. I'd recommend looking for these instead.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 05:31:54 | More by Stevedore
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
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