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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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9,488 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,488
Reviews: 2,832
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 286
Gots: 1,485 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-25-2001

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -23%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out with a wheaty head- not much lacing to speak of. Smell is very floral. Taste is grapefruit and pineapple. Medium carbonation with a refined moutfull- smooth malts and that great fruit hops. Aftertaste is all hops.

All in all this is a class leading IPA. I could drink this the rest of my life and be a happy guy. Too bad the closest distriution is a several hundred miles away.

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4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a cloudy dark yellow. With a small white head that dissipates quickly. 3.5

S-grapefruit dominates the nose. 4.0

T-hops up front providing a nice grapefruit flavor. It finishes with a nice malt backbone and a leaves a bitter after taste.
M-nice mouthfeel with the right amount of hops.
D-very drinkable ipa, definitely a session beer.4.5

Overall a Very nice ipa that I would recomend and drink again.
Re-reviewed on 3-19-11
A-Pours nearly the color of honey with a white head that keeps a layer of foam throughout and leaves some amazing lacing up and down the entire glass.

S-Hoppy, grapefruit dominating with a hint of malt as well.

T-Grapefruit and citrus notes with an herbal hint just before the malt backbone.

M-Pretty thick, but has a good amount of carbonation to even it out.

D-I could drink this beer all day every day. Though slightly high on the abv. it is still very sessionable.

Overall, I first didn't properly appreciate this beer and now I am a true fan. I will drink this often. The review stats reflect this review session.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

*In celebration of my new (and first) salaried job*

Served chilled with chilled San Pellegrino on the side.

Aggressively carbonated with a beautiful mousse on top, Stone IPA looks like the perfect pale ale.

The nose is citric and tropical in the tradition of west coast pales, tinged by an intriguing and mouth watering spiciness, with complimentary notes on the palette that open up to grain and a surprisingly balanced bittering. The finish is all mangoes, soon to wash out, with the bittering mysteriously missing.

It's unsatiating to get a beer from Stone that isn't so torturously bittered. This is, however, very much to style. The malts supply ample body, sweetness, and grain, but are a touch too concentrated for the hops. I'm picking hairs, however, between greatness and perfection.

Among American-style IPAs, this is one of the finest, but I would have liked to have seen more from the hops than the simple (and expected) fruits and less from the malt. More to the point, there's a paradox in this beer -- a touch too malty on the mid-palette, yet too thin on the finish.

But Stone IPA is only an interpretation of a style and to hold it to strict standards is foolish. Above all, this beer is confident -- more confident, I'd say, than their bigger beers because it is so true to form, so willing to rank itself against other IPAs. And that kicks ass.

Relax, relax.

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4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on tap poured into pint glass

a: amber hue, nice stickey head with awesome retention,

s: nice piney and earthy hop notes

t: piney hop followed nicely with a nice malt backbone. slight citrus finish this is a very nice IPA

m&d: medium bodied with good carbonation. clean.


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4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer was tasted in a pint glass from a 22oz bottle.

This beer pours a pale orange with a frothy white head that holds for a good amount of time amd laces nicely as well. The smell is all piney and cirtrusy hops with some sweetness. Its almost like smelling right into centennial hops. The taste echoes the smell. The hop flavor dominates the taste. Its almost ke drinking hop tea. The mouthfeel is just the right body with a good amount of carbonation. OVerall highly drinkable, a great IPA. I wish I could always have this.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 22 oz bomber.

A- Golden yellow color. Big, rocky, dishwater head. Slow rising micro-carbonation.

S- The hops are very fruity smelling. A slight dry/bitter smell towards the end.

T- Bitter to start with lots of piny taste that blooms into a warming citrus taste for the end. I like when IPA's start bitter and end sweet versus the opposite. This is great.

M- I like the mouthfeel a lot. Lots of taste and complexity but not the lip-puckering resin taste like a lot of medium to strong American IPA's have that I've tried. Easy to drink.

D- A nice treat for a few that enjoy good IPA's. The price controls how much of this slightly stronger beer you enjoy.

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3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brilliant yellow, and I mean yellow snow yellow. Chill hazed with a cakey, puffy white head. Sheets of lace that are quite pretty and a sight for sore eyes. Ring solid lacing.

What I smell is not extreme that's for sure. Floral with solid citrus backbone. Lemon and grapefruit. A little mowing, fresh grass cuttings.

Citrus rind and piney bitterness. Fairly one-dimensional but done well. Mirrors the nose. A fruity, honey'd finish. the bitterness hits more up front and it finishes sweeter with not much lingering bitterness. Apricot, green apple.

Velvety soft. Not much carbonation feeling on the tongue.

A bomber is tasty, I'd come back to it if I knew I was buying very fresh beer. This seemed like it had too much age on it for an IPA.

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,488 ratings.