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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

8,459 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,459
Reviews: 2,746
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 213
Gots: 847 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-16-2012 02:25:57 | More by JohnSlaney
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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Tibs

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-12-2013 10:38:51 | More by Tibs
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Caj1

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%

I'm tired of drinking stouts, porters and various spiced, sometimes far, FAR overspiced Autumn and Winter beer types, so I decided to ditch the sweater and the liquid bread and go with something a little bit lighter and fruitier this time around (if I have to drink another damn "pumpkin" beer I'm going to puke.) Having had the Arrogant Bastard Ale before (which is damn good in case you weren't aware) I'm going with the Stone IPA.

Bought in a six-pack with the iconic gargoyle printed on the front (thanks for keeping us and the brew safe, ol' pal) this pours a beautiful gold with just a hint of copper-amber to let you know that you aren't just drinking swill. I really can't emphasize enough how crystal-clear and pretty this beer looks. Lots of carbonation, a decent two fingers of head which dissipates into a lacing that covers fully the head of the beer and sticks quite well to the side of the glass.

Smell is standard IPA fare (but in a good way) with a lot of variety between grass and citrus notes, pine-needles and nice esters. Taste is some heavy hops punching you directly in the nose and mouth that as the flavor mellows strikes a nice balance between the malt and the hops. This is crisp, refreshing, slightly bitter but also delicately balanced and a tiny bit sweet, and overall is exactly what I would expect from the folks at Stone. One last note: the 6.9 percent ABV will leave you with a nice little buzz after finishing a glass or three.

So, of all the IPAs I've had so far, this one is particularly hard to beat and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Probably the only beer that comes close so far is the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, which is also quite nice. IPA fans should already have had this beer. If you haven't, you're missing out. Anybody else who hasn't had this beer is also missing out. Just try it.

Cheers, to good health and good beer.

12-21-2013 02:41:54 | More by Caj1
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Hops4Pops

Texas

4.85/5  rDev +14.7%

Poured into a tulip wine glass. Nice creamy white head that disappeared quickly. Fantastic nose. Notes of citrus are perfect. Very subtle. Very blended and smooth. Lights up my tonque perfectly with small tight carbonation. Perfect level of carbonation. Taste is very sophisticated and smooth. Leaves a nice bitter finish and is not too strong, just right. Very awesome lacing with sticky bubbles "glued" to the side of the glass. No taste of alcohol, very well hidden in the hoppiness. The afterglass on this beer matches the original sip perfectly. How did they do this? This has been on my wish list for a while and I found it at a Whole Foods store. I really like this beer a lot! Will definitely be purchasing more.

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-05-2013 22:33:30 | More by clm9
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RobbDogg

New Hampshire

4.23/5  rDev 0%

At clear honey in the glass, with a thin head, but a good amount of lacing. Smells fresh, and faintly of hops, but not floral, so I'm ready for a sip. Nice carbonation. Hops, peppery spice, and a nice bitter finish. One for the fridge, which I will undoubtedly have many more times as it is now readily available out East.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,459 ratings.