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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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9,336 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,336
Reviews: 2,806
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 273
Gots: 1,294 | 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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4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out a frothy three finger head with excellent head retention. Great thick lacing sticking all around the glass from start to finish. Hazy light orange color with yeast partials floating around the glass.

The aroma is sharp with citrus and pine hops. Biscuit malt, and even a hint of sweet malt.

The first flavors to hit the palate are sharp bitter hops. Hints of grapefruit, orange, pine, and hemp. Biscuit malts pulls through the hop. A touch of yeast with malt sweetness. This is a hop head's IPA but there is a balance.

Medium bodied easy to drink. Finished dry with bitter with hop lingering.

This America IPA is hop head's dream! Classic west coast IPA not for the faint of heart. In your face hops and easy to drink!

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

A- A honey gold color with fair carbonation and a massive foamy head.

S- Pine resin, citrus and hops. Not much malt to be found.

T- Leads with bitter hops and then becomes bittersweet as a grapefruit flavor begins to rush in. Leaves a very good grapefruit aftertaste. I've never been much of a grapefruit fan, but I'm starting to think that beer will make me one. A bit more hops than the average IPA.

M- Medium high body and a carbonation that goes perfect with it. Fairly creamy as well.

D- A very solid example of an IPA. To be honest, it's working it's way towards a double IPA. Very easy to down, and considerably hoppy. Would definitely get it again. More grapefruity than most though.

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4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I shared a bottle of this once before, but now it's time to sit down with one of my own and really see what this beer's got.

APPEARANCE: Pours a somewhat hazy gold into my Stone pint glass. Not much of a head despite a vigorous pour. The head dissipates quickly but leaves a thin collar and large patch of lace.

SMELL: Bitter, pungent hops dominate the nose. Pine, flower, and grass can all be detected. This one smells like it packs some serious bite!

TASTE: Quite tame at first, but the hops aren't far behind. And boy do they show themselves! The same pungent smells carry over into the flavors with the addition of some bitter citrus. The bitterness quickly fades though, and transitions into a very clean finish.

MOUTHFEEL: Light bodied with a nice level of carbonation. This one doesn't leave a sticky film in your mouth like some other IPAs. Very nice.

DRINKABILITY: The clean finish and light body make this one very easy to drink. Maybe I'm so used to Double IPAs that this beer seems like nothing in comparison. But it's certainly far from nothing. This really is a great brew.

Stone comes through again. I've never had a beer of theirs that I didn't love and this is no exception. The hops show off their bitterness much more than their flavor and sweetness, and I can appreciate that. I'm just glad I had my own bottle this time.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

20oz pint poured ice cold at Suspenders, NYC Financial District.

In a frosty pint glass, I couldnt get a great look at this beer but the peachy amber color with rocky head looked nice. Lacing down the glass.

Wonderfully floral and sweet aroma wafted towards me, despite the overchilledness. As it warmed some (it was too good for me to let it last long enough to really get warm), the aromas became more complex, yeasty, fruity, piney, and a touch funky.

This beer is definitely in the running for my favorite American IPA. It is a kaleidoscope of flavor, all manner of hoppy bitter fruity piney flavors, balanced from start to finish with just the right note of sweetness...this is not a sweet beer by any means. It is a fabulously flavorful bitter beer. But sweet notes peek in just when they are needed to provide the perfect balance. Insanely drinkable. Now I know exactly what to drink when I am on Wall St.

Edit: From a bottle the promise is upheld. Notes I didn't mention: the fruit is definitely pineapple and grapefruit. Fantastic beer!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a weak pale yellow/orange color. A finger of beautiful bubbly head gives way to some tear drop lacing.

S- A great strong smell of hops- tangerine, sweet lemon. In the background is some sweet malt as well that makes the beer smell of orange bread.

T- A hops forward beer, with a delicious hop profile. Despite that the bottle warned of overpowered bitterness, I'm finding the taste to be well balanced, with some biscuity carmely malt finding a place among the sweet citrus hops. Not too resinous or sweet.

M- A little light here, as was the color. I could do with some more body, or more interesting carbonation.

D- Overall this is a delicious beer that certainly displays the hops, but in a balanced atmosphere that I truly appreciate.

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