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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

9,483 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,483
Reviews: 2,831
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 284
Gots: 1,474 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-25-2001

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Photo of Kenmac19
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dblais
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crc1935
4.86/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jmc181
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Super IPA. Ultra smooth. Personal favorite.

Photo of 716gibbs
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great IPA. Stone has many great offerings and this one is on the top of the list

Photo of Antc2382
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I know this is a fav of many.. It's a
very good IPA.. There are a few that I like better. Still recommended

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bcaputo99
3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Diaper-Daniels
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Irishace9
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of car2052
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to a snifter.

A: Deep orange with slight haze. A thin head forms at the top.
S: Strong smell of orange peel and other bright citrus.
T: Starts off sweet with a strong malt base. Citrusy hops coming in midway. Dank hop flavors peek through, bringing in added pine, grapefruit, and tropical fruits. Finishes dry, leaving an aftertaste for a few seconds.
M: Medium. Aftertaste lingers a little longer than expected.
O: Very nice strong IPA. Reminds me of a weak Imperial IPA.

Photo of Amaeda27
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kaos
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JustinHinote
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of nolefan1983
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mernst1030
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bhoffman_5
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of archyquaffer
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fairly aggressive pour from a bomber into a shaker pint produced about a one inch chunky, sticky head that really sticks to the glass. The beer is a hazy, ruddy golden and moderately carbonated.

It doesn't have a super strong hop bomb aroma- more like a complex, unique blend of floral characters, star fruit, pineapple and citrus. The tropical fruit flavors also shine through in the flavor. Underneath everything is a nice malt base suggesting light caramel. It's medium bodied with a lingering herbal bitterness in the aftertaste.

Even though I complain alot about American IPAs, I sure seem to drink plenty of them. This is a subtle and unique example and well worth a try. This bomber was marked down from about 5 1/2 bucks down to 4 bucks.

Photo of DoctorEvil
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good and balanced IPA...with above avg ABV... I heard they are opening up a brewery in Belgium...wow... I admire the cajones, and I do think it will do well over there... maybe after some initial resistance... there is not much they can pick apart in this IPA if they actually taste it...

Photo of sjrodriguez
3.66/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewskifan55
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Perfect Pint glass. Thanks, John M.

A: Opaque gold with an off-white one-finger head with retention. Curtain-y lacing.

S: Piney hops, grapefruit, light malts.

T: After reading the description, I was a bit leery of the bitter hop action. But this IPA is very smooth and balanced and highly drinkable. Grapefruit and pine slide in with a malty backbone. Citrus-y with some fruity notes. Just terrific. Very sessionable.

M: Medium with medium, dry carbonation.

O: Another gem from the Gorgoyle. Sold, smooth and easy to swallow. More, please.

Photo of kendollkaff
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Naniamania
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,483 ratings.