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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

8,009 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,009
Reviews: 2,733
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 179
Gots: 602 | 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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DStoked

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-22-2013 13:33:57 | More by DStoked
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-22-2013 13:23:31 | More by SpdKilz
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Kuaff

Alaska

4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle into a tulip glass around cellar temperature.

Stone's IPA has a nice two fingers of a white, frothy head, and the beer itself is a remarkably clear, golden amber color. Such pure clarity... very beautiful.

The smell has strong pine, some citrus, and a little bit of candy-like honey sweetness. This is exactly how I like an IPA to smell.

It tastes much like it smells... great! I get all the classic IPA flavors in abundance. Like the bottle says, it's brewed with simply "barley, hops, water, and yeast." It's amazing how such simple ingredients can be melded together so perfectly. The bitterness is impressive. If you can stand to wait a few minutes before the next sip (challenging as it is), you'll still be able to taste the bitter hoppy goodness long afterwards.

The carbonation is right where I want it, just like everything else with this beer.

Bottom line: this is an outstanding IPA that delivers a plentifully flavorful punch that puts some lesser DOUBLE IPAs to shame. Stone rules.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 09:07:30 | More by Kuaff
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-22-2013 04:17:58 | More by jwat
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gamanley

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-22-2013 03:04:14 | More by gamanley
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-22-2013 02:41:43 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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jmcgahran1

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-22-2013 01:37:57 | More by jmcgahran1
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-21-2013 23:22:54 | More by scoot64
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VirginiaJeff1

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-21-2013 19:29:47 | More by VirginiaJeff1
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New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-21-2013 19:06:30 | More by Beerandboards
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jakecattleco

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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verge

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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RealCoolHand67

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-21-2013 07:52:03 | More by RealCoolHand67
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ericwa1154

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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DarthBeer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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mcaulifww

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

05-20-2013 13:14:04 | More by mcaulifww
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Geno206

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-20-2013 04:07:18 | More by Kmat10
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pheelingIt

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-20-2013 04:02:56 | More by pheelingIt
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RyanTeeter

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: This IPA is gorgeous! A straw color that is dense with flavor so although it is clear it does appear hazy. It carries a great, wonderfully dense head. The head just sits atop the beer, like a billowy comforter on a bed.

s: The smell is the classic citrusy hops common to the American Hops style.

t: The taste is spot on to an American IPA. Nice citrus hops characteristics leave a lingering grapefruit acidity on the back of the tongue. You do get a wince of the alcohol within the flavors however the balance with the grapefruit is perfect.

m: Very smooth....'gives you chills' smooth. Low carbonation allows for this to simply rush down the throat, demanding more.

o: This is the quintessential IPA. This was a pleasure to drink and I would be blessed if there was more in my fridge (there is not). As I am reviewing this beer I am taking sips between every two or three words - I cannot keep it out of my hands. Very positive experience!

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 02:01:42 | More by RyanTeeter
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

05-20-2013 01:53:08 | More by skaboom420
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,009 ratings.