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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

9,195 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,195
Reviews: 2,798
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 262
Gots: 1,221 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Hearneator, Nov 28, 2013
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4.07/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

fain12, Nov 28, 2013
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4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

HighGravityMan, Nov 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Bear1964, Nov 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

EvoJoe, Nov 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

greymalkin, Nov 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Westuh, Nov 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

skubas86, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

mani, Nov 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

brurevu, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Bizoneill, Nov 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

loganburgh, Nov 25, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

TheDoctor, Nov 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Zkscharf, Nov 24, 2013
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,195 ratings.