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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

8,169 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,169
Reviews: 2,735
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 186
Gots: 684 | 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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monkeybeerbelly

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-02-2014 21:51:30 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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Invictus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-01-2013 01:12:22 | More by Invictus
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Sycodrummer

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had from the bottle at Sunset Cantina in Boston, Ma. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass yielding a small barely there white head atop a dull yellow haze colored beer. No lacing throughout the sample.

Smell was very hoppy and fruitty. Strong citrus frangrances of orange, grapefruit, and tangerine.

Taste was very hoppy and with a crisp, strong (but not over-powering) bitterness to every sip. Some citrus to the taste; but not any one fruit overpowering the other flavors. Similair in taste to Smuttynose Finest Kind IPA but without the grapefruit. My main reason for not being crazy about Smutty IPA was the grapefruit and this Stone IPA delivers all of what the Smutty did without the grapefruit which makes it rank pretty high in my book.

Light on the palate with ample carbonation.

Drinkable for sure but not overly so. I could have more than one in a sitting but would not be apt to push this beer too much. Very enjoyable and as such enjoyed in respectable moderation. All in all, a very good beer and one I'll go to again soon.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2005 03:58:40 | More by Sycodrummer
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +18.2%

07-18-2013 02:03:42 | More by mfl620ks
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-16-2012 20:58:26 | More by Casterbridge
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Zimbo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ah, more winged devils.

A spicy black pepper nose and an aroma which seems to bew to suggest balance. There's a brief dead zone in the aroma department before the spiciness returns accompanied by an orangy liquor nose. Foamy fluffy white head. To the eyes there is beautiful slightly yellow golden glow.

Very hop forward with long firm bitter development through the middle palate and to the end with a long and strong finish.
Supportive body, not heavy, but balanced and porportional. Reminds me of a more refined leaner and fuller Punk IPA. Pretty certain this was BrewDog's inspiration.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2011 19:08:28 | More by Zimbo
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SpongeRuiner

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-07-2013 02:15:09 | More by SpongeRuiner
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RangnaR

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

09-30-2013 19:51:36 | More by RangnaR
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Shawner

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-10-2013 15:59:40 | More by Shawner
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ttylicki

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-20-2014 16:02:18 | More by ttylicki
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mobyfann

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Paid $1.69 for a 12oz. bottle

The appearence looks pretty average on the start with the lager-colored base and small white head, but the beautiful lacing during the drink was quite a nice sight. The aroma was really charming in this one; aromatic blend fruity-lemony and sweetness poured in a pint glass, one of the best smells I've ever had.

The taste is a lot of fruits, mainly acidic fruits also that sweetness is there too, it kind of feels like a little-mixed drink is in the bottle; quite interesting! The mouthfeel is nice on the palette, especially at a 6.9% ABV and the drinkability isn't as high, because it is that fruity, where more probably isn't better.

Final Thought: This was my first IPA ever, my first Stone brew ever; and it won't be the last... ever....

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2004 01:41:40 | More by mobyfann
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xav33

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Stone India Pale Ale
22 oz bomber
Recent brewing, chiseled into 10/06
Medium pour in a tulip glass.


Poured clear amber with a huge frothy white mostly lasting head with excellent lacing.

Smelt of moderate bready cereal malt, grassiness, lemon rinds and grapefruit. Overall soft and inviting.

Flavor was upfront moderate to heavy grapefruit bitterness with light lemony sweetness followed by a slightly harsh pine bitterness and soft clean earthy feel on a long lingering grapefruit finish. Mouthfeel was light to medium, creamy, softly carbonated, with some moderate astringency and slight alcoholic warmth.

Overall, this is an excellent IPA with envigorating hops taste, but it feels like it could have delivered just a bit more on the malt sweetness on the finish to balance out the equation towards perfection.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2006 04:31:34 | More by xav33
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mdvatab

Indiana

4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz. bomber into shaker pint

Aroma: Pine resin up front, followed by fresh cut green grass, and a subtle graham cracker sweetness. Not a highly complex aroma, but very enjoyable.

Appearance: Frothy 2-finger off-white head with great retention. Crystal clear golden color. Good lacing remains on the glass.

Flavor: Grapefruit hop flavor balanced by a touch of honey sweetness. Bitterness appears in the middle and remains well through the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and body. Bitterness clings to back of tongue.

Overall: A crisp, clean IPA with a subtle sweetness. Highly sessionable with no detectable flaws.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2011 23:32:45 | More by mdvatab
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seanwhite

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-14-2011 16:36:57 | More by seanwhite
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benclimbs

California

4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ahhh...good old Stone. These guys just kick ass at just about everything they do, and they are even cocky about it. I just had a Racer 5, and wanted to compare the two to each other. Racer is super great, but I must say I prefer the Stone IPA. It is really really great, can't say its perfect, as i prefer a little more intense nose, but seriously its great! Pours a nice light copper, almost orangeish, nose is a little yeast and piney hops, and the taste rich and varied between bitter hops, and just enough alcohol to taste it, maybe some citrus fruit and light honey.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2008 00:12:54 | More by benclimbs
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SWMeyer4141

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I've been married for 13 days now and my wife finally made her first mistake. I bought a bomber of Stone IPA, put it in the freezer and had to run an errand. I told her in 15 minutes to take it out of the fridge. Needless to say I had a beer slushy, she forgot of course. However, It recovered in 15 minutes and it's ready to go.

Poured into a tall pilsner glass.

Appearance-Body is the color of honey. Pretty hazy with a 2 finger off white head. Lots of sticky lacing, very nice. This may be the first time to have Stone's IPA not out of the bottle, and it looks great.

Smell-Hops aren't coming out as much as I remembered. Some nice grapefruit and lemon aroma, along with some pine.

Taste-Very bitter hops. Pine upfront, spicey and hot. Finish is rather smooth with some nice citrus.

Mouthfeel-Creamy, smooth, refreshing. Medium bodied with perfect carbonation. Very easy to drink. Bitterness does not linger which makes this nice for a beginner.

Overall-Great IPA. The Dry-Hopping aroma doesn't shine as much as I'd like on this bottle, but this is a very nice beer with excellent drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 23:02:44 | More by SWMeyer4141
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BryanK

New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-13-2012 02:18:32 | More by BryanK
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Cooper

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-03-2013 19:30:45 | More by Cooper
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ramblinwreck101

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

10-10-2013 14:21:17 | More by ramblinwreck101
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-02-2013 01:22:15 | More by cwelsh55
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ItsYourBoyBlue

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-23-2014 10:46:37 | More by ItsYourBoyBlue
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rcatalano

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-05-2012 02:00:49 | More by rcatalano
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CaptainIPA

Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P: Served on-tap @ Sugar Maple on 6-27-08 and presented in a pint glass.

A: Pours a pale copper color with a thin, eggshell-colored head with good retention.

S: Subtle hoppy aroma with hints of pine and citrus.

T: Opens with floral hops and spice, followed by a malty middle punctuated with notes of pine and citrus rind. Finishes crisp and dry.

A well-balanced IPA offering, but too subtle in character to be considered distinctive of the style. Not in the same echelon as Furious & Masala Mama.

M: Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated.

D: Good.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2008 14:34:35 | More by CaptainIPA
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mempath

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle. across the board consistency.

a-beautiful deep golden ipa that is quite clear. i love the head...looks like i just plopped some pancake batter into the griddle. thick, white popping bubbles.

s-piney attack in the nose. very resin-y. i love the assertiveness.

t-full, well-rounded ipa i would expect...but there is a crispness that adds points. i almost taste juniper...

m-perfect. thick. thin. thick. thin. neither. both. carbonation is simply where it should be. not flat. not sparkly. where it seems thick, it's fluid....where it's thin, it's heavy, deep...what balance!

d-101%. more sips suggest insane food pairings: calamari, garlic gread, etouffe, oysters and tabasco...throw out the dixie, please...

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2009 01:13:38 | More by mempath
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ejw127

Nevada

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-03-2011 22:18:11 | More by ejw127
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,169 ratings.