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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

8,186 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,186
Reviews: 2,735
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 192
Gots: 695 | 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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Ewhite2121

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-21-2014 00:29:30 | More by Ewhite2121
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-05-2014 23:23:37 | More by RummyRedbeard
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JLeet

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

01-30-2014 16:17:49 | More by JLeet
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BrooklynPanch

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-21-2014 05:00:15 | More by BrooklynPanch
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

09-27-2013 04:34:29 | More by famous_mortimur
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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - slight haze, very light orange, billowy white head, leaves some ok lacing.

S - clean citrus and pine, tropical sweetness,

T - explodes with citrus and tropical hop flavour to start, but still a decent malt backbone in there, firm with a balancing sweetness, but it's quickly overcome in the finish with bitter grapefruit. Bitterness is not huge, but still no complaints in that department.

M - Creamy, but with a mild hop astringency, finish is dry and lip smacking, no alcohol presence, med body and carbonation.

D - a well executed IPA, though I'd expect a touch more bitterness for it's size.

Any complaints here are minor quibbles really, but this beer just doesn't have the intensity of their Ruination IPA, even though it's not that much smaller. I'd order the Ruination over this anytime, but it's still a very good second choice.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2009 21:56:00 | More by markaberrant
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SamN

Colorado

3.63/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 1.5

A- Aggressive pouring leaves an enormous 2-finger head on this brew. It's bubbly, rocky, very light tan and sticky and resiny looking with the tiniest rainbow sheen. Color is a very pretty hazy orange color, bright and colorful. Very good looking beer. Too cloudy to really see any carbonation.

S- Fruity and a little aggressive. Hoppiness, backed with a layered sweetness. Not only fruit, but florals, pine and herbs. Lacking serious depth, but still very nice.

T- Starts out biting with hops, mellows out to a nice balanced pale ale flavor and finishes on almost a licorice taste and strong bitterness. Very hoppy without a lot of counterbalance. It's good, but not my cup of tea. I'm already getting heartburn from the resiny hops cones.

M- This is where this brew shines. This beer almost floats on the palette, it's so smooth and lighter. Dead on carbonation. Perfect feel here.

D- Too hopped out for my tastes, can't even finish one of these bad boys. I might revisit and finish one to get the full Stone IPA experience.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 20:29:50 | More by SamN
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uustal

Rhode Island

4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big Citrus Hops smell. The taste follows. Citrus hops, mostly grapefruit and orange. A hint of malt mixes well with the hops. Finishes with nice big hop kick and a tad dry. A lot of flavor here and a very well done IPA, one of the best I've ever tried.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 00:19:42 | More by uustal
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-14-2012 18:03:10 | More by jsilva
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jivex5k

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-08-2013 20:37:41 | More by jivex5k
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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-02-2012 20:34:06 | More by olympicgatorade
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Leftofthedial

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-17-2011 22:49:04 | More by Leftofthedial
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jurbanik

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-29-2012 02:42:39 | More by jurbanik
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Andonato

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

10-17-2013 03:40:45 | More by Andonato
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured into some kind of bell-mouthed pilsner glass. A little bigger than the bottle required, but all I had handy. Color is very close to golden, and slightly hazy. The pour resulted in about an inch of head that disolved relatively quickly and left little to no lacing on the glass.

S - Not as noticable as some others, but it did have the characteristic west coast hops aromas that I really enjoy.

T - More malt forward than I remember my last glasses being, but not in bad way. I guess it just seemed far more balanced than I remember it being. The finish contained more of the hops taste that I was looking for.

M - Silky smooth and delicious. Very light carbonation.

O - Still one of my favorite, go-to IPAs. I'll advocate for Stone where ever I go.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 00:25:55 | More by Andrew041180
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ttylicki

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-20-2014 16:02:18 | More by ttylicki
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nasty15108

New York

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 1pt 6oz bomber into a pint glass.

A - Golden color with slightly darker hues. Thick white foam with good lacing.

S - Hoppy, loaded with hops. Hints of citrus and spice. Very floral, smells a little like perfume.

T - Hops galore, crisp with slight hints of citrus. Dry spicy finish.

MF&D - Thin to medium bodied IPA. Spicy and flavorful finish. Highly recommended. Paired extremely well with a spicy bowl of turkey chili.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2008 00:09:07 | More by nasty15108
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DioS

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

08-28-2012 17:45:22 | More by DioS
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ninner00

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-28-2012 22:32:38 | More by ninner00
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-11-2013 23:58:16 | More by NickSMpls
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JOrtt

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-28-2013 01:00:49 | More by JOrtt
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dbrelsfo

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

11-18-2013 18:26:10 | More by dbrelsfo
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ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-11-2014 20:44:56 | More by ChrisChagnon
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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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trbergman

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

A - Golden orange, turbid with suspended particles, one finger of sticky, fluffy white head. Nice lace.

S - Good toffee malt backdrop, orange zest, pine. Big aroma for a non-imperial IPA.

T - Malt is definitely left behind once this hits the tongue. A little caramel and toffee, with loads of American hop bitterness that comes in waves. Hop flavor is of pine and citrus, with floral - and, at times, vegetal - notes. Finish is pithy, long, and bitter.

M - Maybe it's because I've been thoroughly enjoying Hopslam lately, but Stone IPA seems seriously lacking in body -- I know they're different beasts, but still. Tonight, this basically feels like drinking hop water.

D - It's not quite what I remember - really no match for Two Hearted at this point - but it is pretty good. I don't find myself wanting another right now, though finishing it wouldn't be a problem, but I'd like to revisit it in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2010 03:44:44 | More by trbergman
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
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