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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

8,029 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,029
Reviews: 2,733
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 179
Gots: 613 | 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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moromero

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

07-09-2014 01:23:54 | More by moromero
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ghstrp


3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-09-2014 00:02:39 | More by ghstrp
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yarnanimal

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-08-2014 18:13:32 | More by yarnanimal
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

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

There may be no other IPA that so confidently displays what it means to be "west coast". Its premier and dedicated focus on hop bitterness is supported by the perfect type of barley malt- the nonexistent type!

Its nose-piercing scent of hops take center stage with the strong presence of white grapefruit, tangy orange peel, fresh-cut grass and an overall aura of resinous pine. And upon the first drink, the mouth dries and waters at the same time; contending with the full brunt of hop flavor and yearning for refreshment.

The middle offers up a malty-dry taste and texture that's of faint caramel and thin honey, but with a wafer-thin light bread texture. As the palate acclimates to the tongue-sweating hop dominance, its floral and fruity periphery show fleeting glimpses.

As the bottom falls out of the malts, its sweetness recedes quickly and allows the hops to develop into a smoothly resinous bittering, that intensifies to the proportions of freshly torn pine needles, bark and sap. Still, its pithy citrus sharpness ensures a high level of refreshment and drinkability as the ale concludes with resolute dryness.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 18:12:57 | More by BEERchitect
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Mealhouse

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-08-2014 14:05:29 | More by Mealhouse
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LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-08-2014 03:45:49 | More by LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers
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AyeMito

Maryland

4.71/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

To me, this is what IPAs are all about! Poured heavy into a pint glass from a bottle, it looks wonderful with a deep golden/ amber color. It also has a nice thick foamy head. It has a sweet grassy smell with a slight hint of citrus. The taste is absolutely wonderful! Its smooth and fresh with a crisp bite and smooth notes of pine and citrus. I love how well everything is blended together and lays out perfectly. Truly a world class IPA! Without a doubt one of my new favorites!

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 02:45:08 | More by AyeMito
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BreakfastStout

Michigan

4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damn, what a nice beer! Reminds me of a slightly less hoppy Two Hearted Ale. I could drink this one all night.

Aggressively poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Sticky lacing stays on the glass throughout. Subtle hops on the nose with mild pine behind. Taste? This is where this baby really shines! Smooth drinking IPA, but hops are still present. Far too many IPA’s today lack the subtle balance that Stone delivers with this beer. Love it. Mouth feel is nothing but smooth easy drinking.

Overall? I’m an IPA and IIPA snob and this one moves into my top five, right behind Pliny & Two Heart!

Kudos Stone! Hell yes!!!!

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 01:34:01 | More by BreakfastStout
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Bcritell45


4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-07-2014 21:14:24 | More by Bcritell45
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chosenone23

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-07-2014 20:37:36 | More by chosenone23
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oldbassman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-07-2014 16:20:08 | More by oldbassman
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Beernoobie

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-07-2014 04:30:17 | More by Beernoobie
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BeerPrincess13xo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-07-2014 03:28:08 | More by BeerPrincess13xo
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Oliversarmy1085

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-07-2014 01:13:57 | More by Oliversarmy1085
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Beerbeard

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

07-07-2014 00:46:54 | More by Beerbeard
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ffshore545

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-06-2014 23:49:46 | More by ffshore545
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Bpc24


4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-06-2014 23:07:59 | More by Bpc24
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lakersfan16

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-06-2014 20:56:09 | More by lakersfan16
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JoeSaru

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-06-2014 19:44:39 | More by JoeSaru
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IPAFrEaK888

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Rice_Puddin

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +18.2%

07-06-2014 16:39:02 | More by Rice_Puddin
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styleisking

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-06-2014 15:39:04 | More by styleisking
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SenatorSpaceman

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-06-2014 02:55:36 | More by SenatorSpaceman
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stevedj

Oregon

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-05-2014 23:57:20 | More by stevedj
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Vmaxwell


5/5  rDev +18.2%

07-05-2014 20:23:33 | More by Vmaxwell
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,029 ratings.