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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

8,644 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,644
Reviews: 2,763
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 231
Gots: 944 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Outstanding everyday go-to beer. Hoppy and bitter. GF hates it.

mick92627, Aug 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Amazing IPA.

ham413, Aug 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

One of my favorite go-to beers.

clingy, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%

Stone IPA is a real looker. Gauzy medium amber with a large, eggshell colored, slightly lumpy head that has good retention and leaves copious rings and sheets of lace.

This is the most amazingly fragrant beer that I've ever smelled; it hit with both barrels as soon as I popped the cap. Its room-filling bouquet even elicited a comment from my wife. The nose is abundantly citrusy, with grapefruit zest leading the charge. So this is what hops smell like!

The flavor is out of this world. Is this what people mean by a 'wow' beer? Grapefruit, lemon and pine, with a tantalizing hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is ultra-smooth and is full and rich without being heavy. Drinkability is superb. Oh how I wish that I had easier access to this amazing IPA.

It was with some trepidation that I popped the cap on this bomber of Stone IPA today. I've been reading on this site about how it's an incredibly hoppy, bitter beer and that beginners (namely me) should tread carefully, perhaps starting with more gentle, less hoppy styles. I think of bitterness as something unpleasant. Well if this is bitterness, give me all you've got.

Far from being unpleasant, this is the best beer of any style that I've had yet. I struggled with whether to assign such high scores since there aren't too many craft beers under my belt at this stage of the game. In the end, though, I have to go with what I feel. I can't imagine that anyone brews a better IPA, or that there are many other beers (of any style) that are better than this. And so.... a hophead is born.

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I'm not going to re-review, but I am going to re-score now that I have quite a bit of IPA experience to reference. The taste score--I really hate to do this--falls to 4.5. (5/21/04)

BuckeyeNation, Dec 03, 2003
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A: Cloudy; dark gold color; weak head
S: Dank, cat pee, pine, caramel
M: Medium body, dry, low carbonation
T: Pine resin, bitter; aspirin/medicinal linger

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,644 ratings.