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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

8,911 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,911
Reviews: 2,783
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 244
Gots: 1,078 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic pint. Clear amber color with a thick, lingering 3 finger cream-colored head which eventually receded into a fluffy layer on top of the beer. Left abundant lacing as it was consumed

Aroma is classic IPA- pine-y hops and floral undertones, bright and invigorating.

Upfront the taste has just a quick dash of malt sweetness before that is overwhelmed by a tsunami of hops- resinous pine and grapefruit tart Cascade hops. Finish is very dry, almost astringent. The massive bitterness of the hops will linger on your palette for some time, so if tasting with other beers, I'd definitely save this one until the end.

Mouthfeel was excellently balanced- refreshing but substantial enough that you won't think you're drinking bitter water. Carbonation is on the light side.

Overall this is a prototype California-style IPA. I personally really have to be in the mood for IPA, and when I do partake I tend to prefer the east-coast styles for their more apparent malts (Dogfish Head 60-Minute, for instance.) However this beer's reputation is well deserved, and I could definitely see myself enjoying this again.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,911 ratings.