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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

8,164 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,164
Reviews: 2,735
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 186
Gots: 680 | 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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Ratings: 8,164 | Reviews: 2,735 | Display Reviews Only:
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aeroparrot

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-16-2013 21:38:19 | More by aeroparrot
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jkrug5

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-16-2013 18:33:54 | More by jkrug5
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tosinski0489

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-16-2013 16:02:15 | More by tosinski0489
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swinyeju

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-16-2013 15:53:26 | More by swinyeju
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-16-2013 15:26:48 | More by TheBeeraholic
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adityashekhar

India

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-16-2013 14:15:33 | More by adityashekhar
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stogirelli

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-16-2013 01:23:53 | More by stogirelli
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anson42

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

06-16-2013 01:23:23 | More by anson42
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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-16-2013 00:30:48 | More by Carpentiere
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Hoptron_3000

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-15-2013 22:33:31 | More by Hoptron_3000
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Sarmartay

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-15-2013 21:49:28 | More by Sarmartay
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johnricardo

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-15-2013 16:40:16 | More by johnricardo
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utopiajane

New York

3.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, amber/ orange with a good size head of white foam that fell almost reasonably to a thick cap; leaving some monstrously stubborn lace. Nose is big with lemon, floral and herbal, citrus, lime and a nice soft spice under all the fruit. Not a lot of malt on the nose. Just a hint of bread and some caramel sweetness. As it warms the lemon sweetens deeply and so does the caramel. Taste is colossal. Fruit washes over the palate a bit too quickly and meets a heavy resin for a bitter that starts mid palate. Bread shows up in back with some light biscuit right before an oily pine blast. Finishes slick with a powerful bitter that lasts long into a finish that isn't really dry as much as pithy and sour. Body is thin and while the malt constantly approaches it never rounds out and so this leaves a touch imbalanced Moderate to low carbonation.

This was a strong, beer that grows on you as you drink. I didn't find the same cocky personality in this that I have found in other Stone beers and I think I missed that. I also think that the fruit character suffered in the attempt to make it intensely bitter without provoking it sufficiently first. The malt came out more and more to show that it was indeed stronger than you might have realized. The hop character engaged you more and more as well as the expansive bitter just kept unfolding and at the end of the bottle I was mysteriously satisfied.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 14:08:55 | More by utopiajane
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HoppySailor

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-15-2013 02:40:55 | More by HoppySailor
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WingsInStripes

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-15-2013 01:48:10 | More by WingsInStripes
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CATVDK

Maine

5/5  rDev +18.2%

06-15-2013 00:32:08 | More by CATVDK
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ACB

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-14-2013 22:33:55 | More by ACB
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BEERZILLA

Texas

4.73/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Stone brews are all top notch and this one is no exception.it pours a hazy orange and imo is the perfect example of the styles appearance,nice head that retains and excellent lacing.

It smells of hops and citrus,more lemon oil than anything else.there isnt much in the way of malt but thats fine with me.

Taste is a hop punch in the face,not much malt for balance but balance is over rated imo.lemon is the next thing that hits me after the hops and bitter.

The mouthfeel is spot on to style to me,i would not call this a sessionable beer by any means but thats not what ipa's are all about anyways.If i had to give one knock on this beer it would be that it has a bit to much lemon oil but thats really nitpicking.

Overall, stone ipa is outstanding and is the standard by which all ipa's should be measured.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 04:56:25 | More by BEERZILLA
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jplopez21

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-14-2013 04:37:15 | More by jplopez21
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-14-2013 01:55:40 | More by AOShabaz
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

06-13-2013 21:08:35 | More by doremite
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RCLOHR267

Indiana

3/5  rDev -29.1%

06-13-2013 18:50:06 | More by RCLOHR267
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fluidmotion

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-13-2013 15:20:34 | More by fluidmotion
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Brewman123

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-13-2013 12:18:06 | More by Brewman123
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HopsXray

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-13-2013 08:49:15 | More by HopsXray
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,164 ratings.