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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

9,624 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,624
Reviews: 2,862
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 304
Gots: 1,637 | 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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Photo of TheDoak
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of petewheeler
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of orfeu
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber. Golden-honey with a frothy head that dissipates rather quickly but forms a nice cap and leaves sticky lacing (somewhat sparse, but there nonetheless) all the way down the glass. Nose is all floral and fruity hoppiness, very inviting! The taste follows the nose with a powerful bitterness at both the front and the back -- a great achievement in itself. There is a honeyed maltiness and the taste of peaches and flowery esters. The mouthfeel is full and juicy, very satisfying. Great drinkability...too bad this stuff is so expensive as a sixer. A bomber is enough for me, though. And at 6.9%, there's really no reason for more than one 22 oz bottle anyway. Superb representation of the style.

Photo of ghostwalker
4.77/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Mostly clear gold/amber pour. Very little head, (poured from a 12 oz bottle into an Ommegang chalice).

Nice hop nose that let's you know you are in for a treat. Aggressive, but not unwelcome.

Hop fiesta flavor! Nice grapefruity burst, sharp piney flavor also present. Definitely for hop lovers. I can't remember when I have had a better IPA. Probably never.

Sharp, crisp mouthfeel. It begs you to take another sip.

Drinkability is tops! 7% ABV and it goes down insanely easy. I could drink these almost exclusively with no complaints. Certainly will be one of my new session favorites, when I can afford it ($37 a case, $10 a sixer around here).

My love affair with Stone beer continues, too bad they are located all the way across the country. Luckily most of their line is available here in MA.

Photo of WJVII
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My BA friend (cdkrenz) brought this back for me from Vegas.

Poured into a pint glass this brew was a clean gold color that was minimally transparent. Very little head.

The aroma was overwhelmingly HOPS, but in a good way. It also boasted a sweet smell as well.

In taking my first sip I was expecting a very bitter taste, but there was actually a great balance of hops and a sweet maltiness. There was just the right amount of carbonation to give this a great mouthfeel yet leaving it with a clean crisp aftertaste.

This is a very solid IPA. You can tell this beer is made of high quality ingredients. I will look for more from Stone brewery.

Photo of thecarster1
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a- bomber poured into a pint, one inch head, orangey light brown coloring, not overly carbonated, great looking bottle with the definition, really nice.

s- not overly strong, wafts of grapefruit, pine, spice.

t- soo tasty, spicy, tangy, traditional grapefruit rind and pine but kicked up a notch, with a great backbone of caramel malt.

m- medium body.

d- so drinkable, easily one of the best ipa's i've ever had, am definately planning on buying some more to stock the fridge up, i could session this almost too easily.

this is the perfect beer for my 50th review!!!

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - This beer pours up golden copper, nearly clear. White head, dense bubbles that pillow out to a thin layer, with extravagant lacing. A beautiful pour indeed.

S - Bright citrus notes, heavier toward lemon and orange, with pine resin, and a slight pepper and grass close.

T - Following the nose, with big lemon and orange zest, leading into citrus flesh as the sweetness of the malts links up. The pine and resin comes out in the middle, and it runs into the close, where the bitterness swells and holds for a while after the swallow. Along with the bitter, there are hints of pepper spiciness and sour lemon.

M - Light, but with a chewy back-end and considerable building dryness. This is not a gentle IPA - it gets in there to do some damage.

O - This is one I've been meaning to try, but it wasn't until the 4-bottle box, when I got a couple along with all the other options (all of which I've bought separately), that I finally tried one. The beer is very good rendition of the style, and well worth the price.

Photo of cubedbee
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured into a pint glass, this beer is a cloudy golden color with two fingers of off-white head which sticks around for a few minutes. Very nice rings of lace left behind on the glass. Nose is full of flowery and perfumy hops, slight amount of citrus, and a hint of doughy biscuits. Taste starts out with a rather sweet malt and then hits you with loads of flowery hops giving way to a gently bitter finish. Very nice delicate hops meld well with the strong pale malt for a very drinkable balanced IPA. Hop bitterness seems a little too subdued at first, but builds as you make your way through the glass. Medium bodied, medium/low carbonation, and an absolutely silky smooth feel. This is a nice enough IPA, solid and balanced, but really is something you'd rather have in 12 oz bottles than in a bomber.

Photo of gfreed
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice flower blossoms in the nose with a tinge of orange and other fruitiness, and a fluffy white head that doesn't last long but sticks to the sides of the glass. A bit of malt up front offers some sweetness, then there's the giant bite as it goes down. Wonderful! Very dry, quite fizzy. Hugely bitter in the aftertaste with plenty of citrus rinds and pepper. Pretty in the glass, too. Highly recommended.

Photo of unclejimbay
4.87/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A
The appearance of this brew was a standout charaterstic. Copper in color, with an excellent pillowtop head, that reduced to a nice fluffy cap. Impressive lace remains throughout entire beer.
S
Dominant hop aroma on a solid caramel/malt foundation. Floral aromas and tastes are a standout feature to this brew. More floral than most any other IPA I have had to date. My wife is not a hophead and she even defined the aroma and taste as "very floral".
MF
Medium-high carbonation, medium-thin body, light finish.

I very much enjoyed this brew. Hop dominant with floral bitterness and very drinkable. I would pursue it again, and could be the most enjoyable Stone offering I have had to date.

Photo of NeverSettle
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of foxyaardvark27
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Photo of JOrtt
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Tayloraphilips
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of n2pux
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of thegodfather2701
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.
4.5
M-nice mouthfeel with the right amount of hops.
4.0
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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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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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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  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,624 ratings.