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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

9,153 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,153
Reviews: 2,794
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 258
Gots: 1,193 | 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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Photo of kels
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Recently had an opportunity to try this on tap with dinner at the Cock & Bull in Cincinnati.

Appearance: The beer pours a lovely bright golden yellow with a short, quickly fading white fluffy head. Slight lacing and loads of carbonation in the clear liquid.

Smell: Not very much to tell at all. Hints of crispy malts, grains and slight hops come through, but not what I expect in an IPA. Really mild and not very hoppy aroma.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Little hints of the alcohol come through light toasty, crispy malts and piney hops. The balance is very good while still allowing the bitterness to remain the focus. The feel is great - really full and rich and really enhancing the overall taste of the beer. It is bright and very well carbonated. Little aftertaste, and a fairly clean feel remain on the palate.

Drinkability: Very high. This is a really enjoyable, basic IPA.

kels, May 31, 2009
Photo of jpmclaug
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Amber color with a thin white head. Bubbles are running up the side of the glass

S - Sweet citrusy hops with a hint of pine. However not the most fragrant beer around.

T - rather balanced for an IPA, especially one from stone. Good mix of biscuity malt with citrus hop flavors up front. Finishes with a lingering piney bitterness. Solid flavor profile.

M - spot on mouth feel. Enough carbonation without being overwhelming, medium body with a hint of stickiness that I enjoy in my IPA's.

D - Pretty easy drinking IPA. I enjoy this one and would drink it again but wouldn't go crazy trying to find it.

jpmclaug, Jun 05, 2010
Photo of allforbetterbeer
5/5  rDev +18.5%

allforbetterbeer, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of goschool
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's about time I review this IPA, and it's a good thing too since there are only 478 reviews to date. The color is clear copper with a two-finger white head. Aromas are floral and sweet with notes of pines and grapefruit. The taste is hoppy, although this stuff tastes pretty subtle compared to Stone's monstrous line-up, with citrus and sweet malts. Not a huge beer, but a superb everyday treat.

goschool, Sep 14, 2005
Photo of Dougwillhike
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Dougwillhike, Jan 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

wiscokid920, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of dbrelsfo
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

dbrelsfo, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of kinger
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a 22 ounce bottle from my favorite store and let it chill for a week. Opened it and poured my first glass. Beautiful dark golden/light amber color with good carbonation and a very nice looking head. Took a big ol' wiff and HOPS!, HOPS!, HOPS!....the hop aromas were jumping out of the glass, so I took a taste and MORE HOPS. Good character for this beer, Stone has a knack of brewing their beers to the maximum potential of the relative styles they make and this IPA delivers. Fresh tasting ale with complex hop flavors that seem to kick you at first but soon come together into one damn good beer.

kinger, Jul 30, 2008
Photo of teromous
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy golden straw colored beer. Huge lucious white foamy head that lingers and leaves lots of lacing.

S: Nice bold hop aroma with citrus of tangerine and grapefruit peel. Smells very inviting.

T: Fairly mellow citrus rind bitterness. Not a whole lot of flavor going on aside from that hop flavor that tastes like citrus rind. I don't get any grain flavor or any other hop character. It's good.

M: The mouthfeel is just right. Good carbonation and bitterness. Pretty wet finish.

O: I liked it. I wish it had more flavor to it but it was good. No regrets buying it.

teromous, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of Hefewiseman
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Hefewiseman, May 02, 2013
Photo of Cooper
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Cooper, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Spike-likes-beer
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Spike-likes-beer, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of JSBILK
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

JSBILK, May 14, 2014
Photo of russwilliam
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

russwilliam, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of balinor
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

balinor, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of BeanBone
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A slightly hazy, golden-orange colored body with a finger and a half of sudsy, off-white head. Decent lacing.

Aroma: An abundance of floral, perfumy, citrusy hops right off the bat. Beyond the hops, a sweet medium malt base and a few whiffs of booze. Damn, this smells good.

Taste: Up front, tons of grapefruity, piney, and assertively bitter hops lead the charge. Underneath, a solid caramel malt backbone keeps everything relatively balanced. Bright and tasty from the first sip to the last and never too bitter for the style. The aftertaste keeps the resiny bitterness going well into your next sip.

Mouthfeel: A slightly more full than medium body with smooth carbonation and a dry finish. Every now and then, a hint of alcohol burn.

Drinkability: As long as you're into hops, the only thing to slow you down is the almost seven percent alcohol content.

Verdict: As I had imagined, this is essentially Ruination's (relatively) little brother. In all honesty, this IPA is a lot hoppier (and a damn sight tastier) than many brewer's Double IPAs - just what you'd expect from the boys at Stone. Well done!

BeanBone, May 13, 2009
Photo of WeedKing4
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 26, 2009
12oz bottles. Pours a slight cloudy yellow colour. A nice hop punch to it, quite tasty and smooth. Doesn't live up to the hype though. It was very sweet as well, almost a little too sweet. Have had better IPAs, but its still pretty good.

WeedKing4, Oct 16, 2009
Photo of brywhite
3.25/5  rDev -23%

brywhite, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of joegard
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

joegard, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of jbarletto
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jbarletto, May 18, 2013
Photo of Lupe
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy golden-amber color with a frothy white head that leaves sticky rings of lace.
Floral and citrus hop aroma with some herbal notes along with hints of fruit and sweet malt.
Rich flavor with a good combination of hops and malt. The malt peeks out from the hops with, fruit, a hint of caramel sweetness, and lightly toasted bread. Big time hop flavor with citrus (grapefruit and lemon), pine, and grass, with herbal and floral notes. Tantalizing bitterness is not overpowering, but assertive and draws you in for another glup. Alcohol stays hidden. Finishes dry with hops in the aftertaste.
Medium-full in body, smooth and creamy yet also crisp. Highly drinkable and very tasty.
A great IPA.

Lupe, Apr 24, 2004
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3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Hazy golden with a thick lasting off white head and sticky lace.

Aroma is citrus and floral hops with a good dose of caramel.

Flavor is piney, grapefruity hops, balanced with some nice caramel sweetness.

Finish is long and mildly bitter. yum

Padron4KM, May 17, 2007
Photo of beerman207
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Saw this on tap at a bar called "The Pub" near my house so had to finally sample this beer.

A: Wow - Can see through it, the orange hue is fabulous and the skim head left leaves great lacing on the glass

S: Pine hops, very floral, and great citrus tones

T: Hops galore, bitter up front, malt in the backbone to chill it out. Very well done

M: Not overly carbonated - just about right for a an IPA

D: All night long - just fabulous!

beerman207, Mar 13, 2011
Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

VaTechPhilly, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Joel12
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Joel12, Dec 23, 2013
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,153 ratings.