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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

8,924 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,924
Reviews: 2,783
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 244
Gots: 1,085 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Xandrose, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

edhizdeid, Oct 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Loco_Joe, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Petegrieco, Jul 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Rwalford74, Jul 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

NickSMpls, Jul 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

waston, Aug 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

jrand2621, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of lstokes
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Attractive, great-smelling, very tasty American IPA. It's orange with a head that fell pretty quickly but left nice lacing, and smells of wonderful citrusy hops. It tastes of them too, although the finish gets a bit piney/spicy, and has a light, clean mouthfeel with vigorous carbonation that you can't help but enjoy. This is a reliable beer, nothing particularly unique, but perfectly crafted and a must-have for IPA fans.

lstokes, Oct 03, 2010
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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into pint glass. First thing I notice is the color, a crystal-clear golden orange. Excellent thick head with great retention, leaves behind tons of lace. Almost "ring like" as each sip it takes there is a ring left to mark the previous level. Smell is of piney hops (cant distinguish much more with a slight sinus issue). Taste is terriffic. One of the best IPA's I've had. Hard hitting hops, piney and crisp. Smooth going down and leaves a bitter and dry aftertaste. Also something I really havent noticed in some other IPA's which I guess must be the hop oil. A somewhat "slick" feeling present as well. Good carbonation leads to a light mouthfeel making this an easy drinker. Overall a great beer!

bunnyhustle, Oct 23, 2007
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

FatBoyGotSwagger, Jan 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

pcsnyder, May 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

cofeeguru, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Jmick28, Aug 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Pinche_Oso, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy orange. Nice two-finger white foamy head. Awesome lacing.

S - Big piney hops and a good amount of grapefruit and orange peel.

T - Just like the smell - big citrus and big hops. Some bready malts are present in the backbone.

M - Medium carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Hops create a nice bitterness that lingers on the tongue.

O - Great readily available IPA. Highly recommended.

TreyIsWilson, Nov 02, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft at Frisco's Grille & Cantina, Columbia, MD.

A- Pours a deep gold with a thick snow-white head of foam.

S- very floral hop aroma, citrusy, and inviting. A true West Coast IPA through and through.

T- Very refreshing, a very strong citrus-grapefruit flavor the hops are strong, but not astringent. Overall, very well balanced.

M- Medium to thin in body, well carbonated.

D- A fresh, hoppy beer, that is a welcome flavor. The alcohol and flavor aren't so strong as to prevent enjoying this beer all evening.

cichief, Oct 16, 2007
Photo of ark57
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a bright orange color with a slight haze and a thin head. There is some decent lacing. The aroma has a lot of hops and some fruity grains. The bitterness is up front. The medium body is slightly grainy and sweet. It finishes with alingering dry bitterness. One helluva IPA.

ark57, Mar 26, 2004
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

jlogan7, Nov 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

dlello2, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Steve_Oldrati, Jan 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Moose90, Jan 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Duvel, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of vtfan77
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Nice deep golden color with a big, frothy white head. Much sticky lacing as well.

S- Hops aplenty. Piney, floral, citrusy hops. Pretty much every aroma that can be associated with hops is in here. If I try real hard I think I can make out some sweet malt, but not much. The aroma is all about the hops, and it is outstanding.

T- Signature Stone flavor. The hop profile is the highlight here, but with more of a spicy, floral flavor than citrus. Malt is surprisingly noticeable, with a bit of toastiness and sweetness coming through in the end. Bitterness is present, but not at all overpowering. In fact, the bitterness combined with the lingering hop and malt flavors makes for an extremely pleasant aftertaste.

M- Maybe a little thin, but that makes the beer all the more drinkable.

D- The malt provides just enough balance to make this beer very pleasant and dangerously drinkable.

Fantastic, one of my favorite regular IPA's. I absolutely love Stone's use of hops. This beer is unique, which is great in a world with so many similar IPA's. Highly recommended to anyone who likes hoppy beers.

vtfan77, Jul 01, 2006
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,924 ratings.