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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

8,670 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,670
Reviews: 2,767
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 231
Gots: 957 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -35%

hoppyboy69, Aug 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

JackDempsy, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

smogfood, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of DJScroggins
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Orange tinged golden color. Clear. Light carbonation visible. Pours with nice ivory head. Good retention. Beautiful medium thick lacing.

Citrusy smell, particularly orange zest. Certainly some pine here. Mild sweetness in background.

Big rush of hops up front, fades to tart grapefuit in the middle with strong, bitter, piney finish.

Mouthfeel is light without feeling insubstantial. Sits nicely on the tongue. Moderate carbonation. Very smooth beer.

This IPA isn't the most complex of its kind, but it's so eminently drinkable. Certainly one of my favorite go to beers of the summer. Always have wished that the flavors interacted more rather than hitting the palate in distinct phases. But certainly an IPA I recommend for individuals wanting to tread in a more hoppy direction.

DJScroggins, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

McAndrew, Aug 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

iwillhaveanother, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

adamcarlson28, Aug 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

seavercm, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

MaddogOrlando, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of ianmatth
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Yellow-orange, a little cloudy. I could care less about appearance, so unless it's really beautiful or really ugly, it will get the average of the other ratings. Who drinks a beer for appearance anyway?

S - Flowery, citrus, some pine. Dry hopping with high quality hops here.

T - Light malt profile that really lets the hops cut through. Plenty of fruit, citrus, and pine with good bitterness, but not overpowering, very light and clean for such a heavily hopped beer.

M - Smooth and dry, very balanced.

O - This is the standard by which I measure all IPAs, and since I can get it for $9.99 a six pack, it's a great deal too.

ianmatth, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

detrockcitey, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

pchep, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

SuperbikeShaun, Aug 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

beerhast, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

C_S, Aug 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

UncleJamby, Aug 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

mtbdonn, Aug 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

BergBeer, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

gefinley, Aug 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Cooker_stp, Aug 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Thia417, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of kell50
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a 12oz bottle into my OMB tulip. Enjoy by 9-23-13 written on the neck.

A - Pours a clear, amber color with a slight haze. A small head vanishes quickly leaving a small touch of foam in the middle of the glass. Very light lacing holds on tightly.

S - Touch of pine with slight citrus undertones chiming in. Not too overwhelming. I actually expected some more punch from their flagship IPA.

T - Tastes much better than it smells. Perfect amount of hops for an IPA and malt backbone. I'm also picking up some grapefruit rind, ground black pepper and caramel. The alcohol at 7% is pretty masked.

M - Finishes pretty clean and is refreshingly light on the palate, which I don't typically experience with Stone beers. I love how easy this goes down.

O - Stone has created yet another excellent example of a "west coast" IPA. It's very drinkable and very true to the style. I wish I had another.

kell50, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

knephews, Aug 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

jrimmey, Aug 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

remyleboux, Aug 20, 2013
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,670 ratings.