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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

8,674 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,674
Reviews: 2,768
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 231
Gots: 956 | 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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Photo of Aaron_Ramson
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a plastic "bud-light" cup at a local music club. Great IPA aroma; herbal, citrusy, slightly earthy, along with toasty bready notes. Nice thick head that dissapates into a sheet of lacing (even on a plastic cup) and a fine layer of bubbles that remains on top of the brew. Taste is pure hop bitterness! Herbal hop variety; very piney, some orange pith and grapefruit zest; malt profile is hidden under the hop barrage but very little is to be had in terms of malt complexity or residual sweetness. Very dry and assertive. Medium thin mouthfeel. Overall a very aggressive IPA and the benchmark set by Stone. I much prefer the sweeter, less herbal taste of Sierra Nevada torpedo extra IPA, or even the juicy-fruit bomb that is 'Stone's Enjoy' By line. Just my own personal tastes. Fans of a botanical, earthy, bitter IPA love this beer and rightly so.

Aaron_Ramson, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of sommersb
3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Tasted On: 08-16-2013
Freshness: Best by 08-20-2013
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Teku
Purchased: Single from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

Appearance is a hazy golden colored beer with a nice sized off-white head. Head retention is very good with excellent lacing.

Smells have citrus and piney hops in the forefront, with elements of grapefruit and other tropical fruits, with a slight sweetness. Very pleasing aromas

The taste consists of a sharp hop bite, with bitter grapefruit flavors. I get some alcohol warming as well.

Medium-bodied and highly carbonated, the finish is quite dry and has bitter aftertastes of pine and citrus hops. I get some astringency as well.

Overall a well-crafted IPA except for some issues in the finish.

sommersb, Aug 17, 2013
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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,674 ratings.