Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,520 | Reviews: 2,754 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
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.
02-19-2012 03:57:21 | More by Drinkerofales
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
4.16/5 rDev -1.7%
Apx 6,400 reviews-what more can one say?
It's very apparent of the continual excellence this quaff has accrued. Good looking craft having a generous head with staying power. Resonant hop bud release. Crisp and light which can be a relief away from my unsatiable thirst for the Imperials. Problem also for me is that there are too many choices on the menu. Priced right and readily available fresh. Craft that pleases most. Going into my steady rotation. Keep up the good work!
10-06-2013 01:27:26 | More by joeseppy
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,520 ratings.