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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

9,710 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,710
Reviews: 2,881
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 312
Gots: 1,732 | FT: 9
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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Ratings: 9,710 | Reviews: 2,881
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - This beer pours up golden copper, nearly clear. White head, dense bubbles that pillow out to a thin layer, with extravagant lacing. A beautiful pour indeed.

S - Bright citrus notes, heavier toward lemon and orange, with pine resin, and a slight pepper and grass close.

T - Following the nose, with big lemon and orange zest, leading into citrus flesh as the sweetness of the malts links up. The pine and resin comes out in the middle, and it runs into the close, where the bitterness swells and holds for a while after the swallow. Along with the bitter, there are hints of pepper spiciness and sour lemon.

M - Light, but with a chewy back-end and considerable building dryness. This is not a gentle IPA - it gets in there to do some damage.

O - This is one I've been meaning to try, but it wasn't until the 4-bottle box, when I got a couple along with all the other options (all of which I've bought separately), that I finally tried one. The beer is very good rendition of the style, and well worth the price.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a rich golden peach color with a fluffy, creamy, sticky white foam lace; with very good retention. Decent carbonation. On the nose the aroma of raw hops, and a hint of fruity esters. On the palate there is an intense hop assault on taste buds, sharp bitterness, light biscuit and grain flavor, light malt sweetness, pear, sour apple; fruity esters, and pine. Body is medium. Mouth feel is crisp, sharp/bitter, and smooth. A very good IPA... a hopheads delight.

Photo of sacrelicio
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good, simple, "pure" IPA from the almighty Stone brewery. This IPA pours a light orange/amber color, like a glass of cold apple juice, into a pint glass, leaving a decent off white head. As I consume the beer, a good lace forms on the walls of the glass. The smell is of citrusy hops and not much else. Pure, clean grapefruit and orange. The taste follows the smell nicely with pure citrus and some alcohol. Quite bitter. The mouthfeel is light and adds to the refreshing quality of this beer. This ale is nicely drinkable once one gets used to the hop attack. Overall, this reminds me of my more familiar midwest favorite, Bell's Two Hearted Ale. Like Two Hearted, this ale has a simple, pure, and delicious character dominated by citrus, particlarly grapefruit, rather than a complex, malty profile.

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4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to raider for sharing this tasty IPA at our TB IPA session.

Appearance
A nice golden ale with a decent offwhite head. Low level of finely carbonated bubbles rising to their freedom from this brew. Nicely laced.

Aroma
Big hoppy nose of grapefruit and pine overtop of toasty malts with a touch of caramel.

Taste
Nice balance and contrast between the malts and hops. Bready malts with a toasty touch and an even lesser touch of caramel. Very nice hops with fruity pear and citrus flavours along with some pine. They do their best to pleasantly linger.

Mouthfeel
Nicely balanced bold IPA. Good malt backbone with even better bitter, floral, fruity and resiny hops.

Drinkability
Very drinkable, great session fare. May be too bold for the hop novice, but this is a tasty treat i'd love to drink again.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden color mostly orangey, very nice head that leaves some nice lacing as you drink this beauty

S - Some nice hops, hints of oranges and pears

T - Great Ipa, nothing crazy but perfect in the sense of comparing to other IPA'S. Never let down with stone brews. This one has some citrusy hops and hints of sweet sugar.

M - Nice beer with moderate carbonation.

D - Definitely enjoyed this beer, would like to have it again for sure.

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4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sipping on this cold delicious and warming beer on this hot day, figured I might as well say some words about it.
It is a pleasure, one I rarely anymore so often give myself to where I indulge in this, one of Stone's finest offerings. Sadly, there is so much beer to try and so little time, but today, an old classic reigns in my glass. Frilly lace upon the sides of the caravan as it travels the swivel of my elbow from the table to my mouth. Big time pine in my nose with a little bit of citrus. Drying finish, nice bitterness, subtle malt backbone, just supple enough. This is a classic for a reason. And the reason is love.

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3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, best by 3/16/11, poured into nonic pint

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden-yellow color, with about a finger of white head which subsides to leave a white coating over the beer's surface. Some spotty lacing.

S: Bitter pine hops dominate here, with some citrus accents- particularly from grapefruit. I'm picking up a little of a caramel malty flavor, but its sweetness is hidden behind the hops.

T: Pleasantly bitter; not much balance on the sweet side of things but the hop flavors are so enjoyable that it doesn't matter. Grapefruit really comes out in the flavor, along with a hint of florals.

M: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, a bit of a lingering, sticky finish, which really helps the hop flavors linger on the finish.

D: A good beer and one that's easy to drink, but I'm not sure I'm interested in the flavors enough to look for a second glass of this right away. Nonetheless, a beer I'll be having again.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Amber body, good head with lots of lacing.

S: A huge blast of citrus that I pick up from a mile away.

T: Dominated by lemon/grapefruit citrusy hops. Bitterness stops short of being harsh. Also biscuity malt notes.

M: Medium-bodied, slightly sticky, medium carbonation.

D: An outstanding IPA. A must-try for hopheads.

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4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber purchased at Green's in Columbia, SC, into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy golden with a fluffy white head. Decent retention with some sticky lacing.

Smell is of citrus and pine. I can tell from the scent that this is an aggressively hopped beer. Also some very light scent of sweet malt.

Taste is all hops, but not really bitter at all, which is quite a surprise. Nice dry finish.

Pleasant mouthfeel. Nice and creamy, medium body with good carbonation. The hops were not overly slick or oily, and like I stated before, the bitterness doesn't dominate.

This is just a damn fine IPA.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Into a pint glass:

A: slightly hazy bright gold colored body, the head is an off-white, and lumpy, and dies off in about a minute, spotty lacing with rings

S: pale malts and hops, some floral notes come out as the beer warms, well balanced

T: citrus, becomes balanced well between the hops and malts

M: medium, crisp and clean, sessionable, nothing harsh on the tongue, no aftertaste, piney and malty finish

O: this is a mostly easy drinking IPA. I'm impressed how well balanced everything is in this beer. I would have this again.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,710 ratings.