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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

8,550 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,550
Reviews: 2,756
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 222
Gots: 897 | 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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callmescraps

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -4.3%

Good old Stone. It's been far too long.

Appearance - A light copper color. Plenty of nice foamy head. Very white head, very pretty looking beer. Great lacing.

Smell - Very nice hop balance. Both that nice citrus, with a hint of grapefruit, with a little pine mixed in. Great smell. Not an explosion, but very balanced and nice.

Taste - Very nice hop taste. It's very balanced. That pine comes in as well. With some sort of bread. It's got nice hop on the finish. The hops are there in the beginning and end, but the middle is a little bland.

Mouthfeel - Hmmm. It should be a little better. It's a little syrupy and flat. Just lacking some punch. It'd be nice if it was a little crisper.

Drinkability - Pretty solid. The hops aren't overwhelming so it's got nice balance. The finish is decent, it doesn't pack too much of a punch for 7% abv.

I love the way those hops linger. This is a very nice IPA. The hopping is nicely balanced, so it's quite drinkable. I like this beer an awful lot.

03-20-2009 02:09:53 | More by callmescraps
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ineva

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-17-2011 23:04:09 | More by ineva
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teromous

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev -8.3%

A: Hazy golden straw colored beer. Huge lucious white foamy head that lingers and leaves lots of lacing.

S: Nice bold hop aroma with citrus of tangerine and grapefruit peel. Smells very inviting.

T: Fairly mellow citrus rind bitterness. Not a whole lot of flavor going on aside from that hop flavor that tastes like citrus rind. I don't get any grain flavor or any other hop character. It's good.

M: The mouthfeel is just right. Good carbonation and bitterness. Pretty wet finish.

O: I liked it. I wish it had more flavor to it but it was good. No regrets buying it.

04-24-2014 23:15:11 | More by teromous
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core42

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-18-2014 17:56:34 | More by core42
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StoneBrewFanatic

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +2.4%

BEER Review 100!

A - Pours a light somewhat hazy gold color into my pint glass with about one finger of head moderate retention and very nice lacing.

S - Strong aroma of hops, pine and grapefruit citrus notes as well as sweet malts.

T - To me, this is a great tasting IPA. Sweet malts, followed by a very nice pine and citrus hop fusion that finishes with just the right amount of bitterness.

M - Medium in body, crisp and refreshing.

D - This drinks great as an IPA, and all you hopheads out there like myself remember this is an IPA, not a double or imperial, and for the category it's in it is an awesome beer!

10-05-2010 21:45:05 | More by StoneBrewFanatic
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LaChupacabra

California

3/5  rDev -29.1%

08-08-2012 04:23:29 | More by LaChupacabra
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

03-25-2012 14:16:26 | More by Number3red
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Huffaroma

Montana

5/5  rDev +18.2%

03-31-2012 14:21:51 | More by Huffaroma
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-03-2013 02:01:26 | More by Powderhornphil
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Loco_Joe

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-09-2014 21:16:05 | More by Loco_Joe
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MmmIPA

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

A-Very clear for a ipa.Nice thick creamy head.Alot of bubbles ,nice retention.

T-Nice and hoppy,very Citrusy and a faint aftertaste of a flowery taste.

S-Very flowery and citrus(grapefruit and maybe oranges)

M-Great! Everything I love in a ipa, this beer has.

D-Recomended to anyone that loves a nce no thrills ipa.

08-14-2006 13:45:30 | More by MmmIPA
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flannelman808

California

3.88/5  rDev -8.3%

Good IPA but not up to the fundamental stone standard of bitterness. Or maybe this is their attempt to attract the masses.

It's a light bodied IPA (I would argue a pale ale even) with some citrus character up front. A fresh pour of this is quite good and shows bright ruby red grapefruit with minimal malty sweetness to balance (read as not overly bitter but dry finishing). This is a good intro to IPA beer, A gateway beer if you will.

Also the price is right, and ya gotta love that.

03-19-2008 21:02:07 | More by flannelman808
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athomasPSU

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-20-2013 15:03:31 | More by athomasPSU
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jordanmckell

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-30-2013 00:44:47 | More by jordanmckell
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Stoneman78

California

4.15/5  rDev -1.9%

One of the four "Stone Core" selections. Received from a friend, this is from the older Stone brewery in San Marcos, so it is a little aged. . .

A- Pours a clear light orange hue; large creamy white head that is mostly sustaining; moderate lacing throughout

S- Nose is dominated by citrusy hops and slight pine tones, classic west coast IPA. . .

T- Crisp and smooth taste; subtle hops initially followed quickly by citrus tones; aftertaste is rather short-lasting and the hops are not quite as bitter as similar IPAs; slight maltiness that is nicely balanced

M- Smooth and watery mouthfeel; nice creaminess and lively carbonation

D- This is a great example of a west coast IPA that is easy-drinking and full of hoppy goodness that is far from overwhelming. It falls a little short of its cross-town IPA cohort at Alesmith, but still a great choice!

06-05-2007 03:25:01 | More by Stoneman78
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Sinewave

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-01-2012 23:40:08 | More by Sinewave
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3Hops

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

08-01-2012 23:34:54 | More by 3Hops
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Drinkerofales

California

3.88/5  rDev -8.3%

Pours almost clear light golden, with straw colored highlights. A large almost white head leaves some nice lacing.

Smell is understated with orange citrus, and not much else.

Taste follows the aroma, citrus that is not overpowering, with a hint of pith.

Feel is smooth and easy to drink. Crisp and dry.

I drank this after the West Coast IPA from Green Flash, and let's just say, the Green Flash blew this out of the water like a cheep blow up toy. Still a fine beer, just normal, not special.

DOA

02-19-2012 03:57:21 | More by Drinkerofales
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HugeBulge

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

02-28-2013 20:59:53 | More by HugeBulge
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NW2285

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

01-29-2013 03:32:23 | More by NW2285
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waston

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-24-2013 18:17:55 | More by waston
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russwilliam

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

08-28-2013 23:59:42 | More by russwilliam
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freshflesh

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

11-27-2013 07:35:51 | More by freshflesh
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gkunkle

Oregon

4/5  rDev -5.4%

Pours a hazy amber color with a decently sized white head. It very slowly receded to a foam on top of the beer leaving a little bit of lacing. The nose is mostly hoppy with some citrus as well. The taste starts with hops and grapefruit and finishes with a hoppy bitterness with a little bit of breadiness. It has a medium mouthfeel with average carbonation. The taste is great and this is an enjoyable beer to drink but at 6.9% you should be a little more wary of how much you have enjoyed.

12-21-2010 01:15:59 | More by gkunkle
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scottiethebody

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

08-31-2012 00:34:06 | More by scottiethebody
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,550 ratings.