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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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8,667 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,667
Reviews: 2,766
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 231
Gots: 955 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.4%

RyanTheLion13, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Fitze, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of MmmIPA
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.

MmmIPA, Aug 14, 2006
Photo of flannelman808
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.

flannelman808, Mar 19, 2008
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

athomasPSU, Nov 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Hefewiseman, May 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

jordanmckell, Dec 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Rwalford74, Jul 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

gutbuster, May 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Andonato, Oct 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

waston, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

BeerGreg, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Stoneman78
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!

Stoneman78, Jun 05, 2007
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

Sinewave, Jan 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Dougwillhike, Jan 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

3Hops, Aug 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

DLS168, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Drinkerofales
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.


Drinkerofales, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Psychmusic, Sep 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

jrand2621, Jul 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

green_plastic, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

John_Beeryman, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

woodchipper, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of obywan59
4.83/5  rDev +14.2%

12 oz. bottle.

A somewhat tentative pour gave me only a finger and a half head and only moderate lacing. Golden in color and slightly cloudy but transparent. On the 2nd pour I went for broke and had to pause for a minute till I could get the last 2 swallows into the glass. 3 1/2 finger head in my pint glass.

A blast of hops after popping the cap that's almost as good as sex. Wonderful piney herbal aroma. Every now and then, a whiff of faint popcorn or coffee.

Nice, light sweetness, but the hops predominate. Noticable citrus early on. Long-lasting bitterness in the end. Aftertaste 2.0 kicks in with every burp, bringing the herbal vapors of the hops back to the fore.

Moderate body. Very biting early on, but mellowing out the more you drink. Slightly sticky. Nice burn down the throat.

A great drinker, but I'm finding the 6.9% ABV is slowing me down a bit.

I had thought that AB was the first Stone brew I had tried, but after reading the notes on the label concerning the gargoyle, I realized it was this beer. My feel at the time was that it was an inpressive brew, but I wasn't sure that I really liked it all that much.

Having sampled a number of Stone brews since, I have now become an official hop-head, and can accept this as the truly great beer that it is. In fact, I revel in it.

obywan59, Mar 21, 2010
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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.

gkunkle, Dec 21, 2010
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,667 ratings.