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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9,363 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,363
Reviews: 2,810
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 274
Gots: 1,325 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An average pour delivered a finger of lovely near white head. Body is yellow-orange with a lot of bubbles rising to the top. A bit of sediment is noted near the bottom.

Nice hops! Floral and sweet citrus hops work extremely well together for a very fresh nose with a slight spicy bite. There is also a bit of breadiness and malt in there to flesh out the diverse but not overpowering nose.

There is a faint citrus zing up front, then the floral hops come cascading through. This is followed by a teaser of malt. Ends with spiced bread and a bitter lingering taste. I love it!

I have to call this one light bodied. It just rushes over the tongue so fast, and the carbonation definitely makes itself known. Bitterness that is pleasant and not overpowering stays with for a while. Dry finish.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light yellow with a frothy white head that fades quickly. The smell is dominated by a floral aromas of hops. This one is dry hopped to give the added aroma to the beer. The taste is not as hoppy as the smell but still very large. The taste starts sweet and hoppy and is followed by the bitter taste, which isn't very strong considering the amount of hops in the smell and taste. A decent amount of carbonation and a great balance make this beer an easy drinker for any hop head. A great brew from a great brewery, check this one out! Enjoy!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sits an opaque gold in the glass with a good amount of head. Lacing is great, leaving a trail of your Stone experience like rings in a tree trunk. A complex hop profile greets the nose. It's earthy, citrusy, floral, and light with some bitterness. Pale malt meets the tongue first, tasting fruity with higher temperatures. This fades to bitter with hints of earthiness. The bitterness is a kick, but not overwhelming. There are some yeast flavors in the brew if you're looking for it, which speaks to the delicateness of this beer. The mouthfeel is balanced. Lots of carbonation, but it isn't harsh on the tongue or throat. Stone sure picked their yeast carefully. It feels a bit too malty at first, but it lightens up due to the carbonation.

This is a model IPA that should be followed, if not replicated, by other breweries. Many say that Stone is too bitter or hop crazy, but when you compare this IPA to others (such as Lagunitas or DFH), you notice this is much more delicate than its competitors. There are floral and fruity undertones to this beer that you just don't get with others. Now it must be admitted that I'm a bit partial, since Stone introduced me to the wonderfulness known as hops, but I think there is a reason I listened when they spoke. Stone knows what they're doing here, and anyone with taste buds will sit a little straighter and take note. Cheers!

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
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