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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

8,719 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,719
Reviews: 2,771
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 235
Gots: 983 | 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 shroompod
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a hazy straw orange. Small head , slight lacing.

Smell is citrus , slight pine.

Of course this is hoppy , with citrus, grapefruit and bitterness coming through. Slight sweet maltiness is in the background.

Mouthfeel is medium , hops leave a residual aftertaste. Decent carbonation.

Overall i nice beer I recommend.

shroompod, Mar 10, 2008
Photo of czechsaaz
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big nose of citrus hops, grapefruit and lemon peel. Not much other aroma characteristics can fight through it. After a few sips I do get a little bit of base malt.

Gold, pretty cloudy with a great pillowy lasting head.

Tip of the toungue, some sweet malty flavor. Then the hops kick in. Very fresh hop tasting with more of the citrus-type hop flavor. Higly bitter but not overwhelming. On the back end there's a really nice malt profile that tastes a little like bran flakes. Theres also a nice fruity yeast flavor mixed in. Overall a nice flavor profile between malt and hops.

Medium-full bodied. Very nice carbonation level that is lively in your moth without adding more bitterness effect.

Overall, one of my favorite IPAs. It's not insanely hoppy so it keeps me interested with the other flavors. Goes down pretty easy and pairs really will with spicy food.

czechsaaz, Oct 05, 2006
Photo of roblund
4/5  rDev -5.4%

roblund, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of craftbrew502
4/5  rDev -5.4%

craftbrew502, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Brinks
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Brinks, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of JohnnyM2002
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass at 45 degrees; a cloudy golden color with a thin 1 inch head.

S - Hops punch you in the nose, but the smell is very well-rounded with a grassy/piney background.

T - Starts with a dry, piney feel, but quickly gives way to a grapefruity-hoppy body. Finishes with a wonderful balance of hoppy-bitterness and, again, grapefruits.

M - Medium-feel with a good amount of carbonation.

D - Top-shelf IPA thanks to the classic Stone bitterness. This was my first Stone experience, and I enjoyed it before I knew how big the beer world really was. A very good introduction to the Stone taste and a wonderful IPA!

JohnnyM2002, Sep 26, 2006
Photo of jimmygord
3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

jimmygord, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Justinbshelton
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Justinbshelton, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of sanitarium16
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

sanitarium16, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of earlholman
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

earlholman, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of sblanton83
4/5  rDev -5.4%

sblanton83, May 29, 2013
Photo of sjstraub
4/5  rDev -5.4%

sjstraub, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

bigeyedfish89, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of Jmick28
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Jmick28, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of NickSMpls
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

NickSMpls, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Greasy
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Greasy, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of jordanimal
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

jordanimal, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of BrahptimusPrime
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

BrahptimusPrime, Jun 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

milkbone_underwear, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of Cooper
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Cooper, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Donkster46, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of cameraman
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When it is poured in the glass it is a lite amber color with hint a hint of yellow at the bottom. A nice head forms, an inch high, and dissappates slowly down the glass. A nice aroma of hops hit the nose with earthy, piney, floral aromas. The taste surprisingly starts with jolt of malt, then the hops begin to take over, with that bitterness one expects for an IPA. In the mouth it feels a bit thin, but it coats the palate evenly, and has nice dry finish. This is very drinkable beer, a hop heads stand by beer. I am just glad I have another one to enjoy, this is an excellent beer.

cameraman, Jun 26, 2006
Photo of hckyfn9999
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly orangish, golden color. A little lighter in color than most IPA's. Nice thick white head that has good retention and leaves a ton of lace. Aroma is hops. Citrusy grapefruit and pine lead the way here.

Taste is very hoppy. Grapefruit peel is very strong here. Its not pure hops though as some bready malt along with a touch of caramel help balance things out. Lingering bitterness on the palate. Mouthfeel is nice, smooth, pleasant carbonation level. Well worth seeking out while I was in Las Vegas a few weeks ago. Unfortunately its not available in MO, maybe sometime soon it will be. Great beer.

hckyfn9999, Mar 16, 2008
Photo of jlogan7
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

jlogan7, Nov 19, 2011
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,719 ratings.