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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

8,661 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,661
Reviews: 2,765
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 231
Gots: 950 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

theblub25, Jun 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

jbuckley1972, Mar 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

jwill303, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

csmit942, Jun 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Histic, Jun 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

DownWithSocks, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

AWA, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

metalbassist1993, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of loving44
4.65/5  rDev +9.9%

This beer poured gracefully into a Stone IPA tulip glass. Gear froamy head that lasted for quite a while with nice lacing.

Smells of.... HOPS!! Wonderfully fruity wihn hints of citrus. also sweet pine.

Tastes nice and bitter but very well balenced with citrus and malt, leaves a twinge of hop bitterness at it leaves the back of your tounge. A real treat from sip to sip.

Nice light mouthfeel with the finish of a big beer, it coats the tongue.

I could drink a couple bombers easy or tackle the whole six pack if I was so inclined. This would make a great session beer on it's own or paired with the less hoppy Stone Pale Ale, yet is great as a stand alone beer when you just want to sit back relax and have a beer that's truely special.

loving44, Jul 30, 2006
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

A: Poured a nice golden color into the glass with very little in the way of head. Looks nice and crisp, not a bit of haziness.

S: Smell is nice, sweet hops, maybe a little pine thrown in for good measure.

T: Taste is straight up IPA, no frills, no punches. There's a nice amount of hops, but not overly hopped with just a bit of grapefruit tartness thrown in at the end.

M: Mouthfeel is crisp and dry. Carbonation level is good.

D: This is a very drinkable beer. I could probably drink a couple of these on a summer afternoon. It's just plain good.

Nowhereman529, Apr 05, 2009
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4.88/5  rDev +15.4%

pours a wonderful copper with a fairly substantial head. aroma is very pronounced, mostly citrus and floral hops. Taste is bold and hoppy, but just the right balance for an IPA. This beer is a perfect example of the style as far as I am concerned. Will get it whenever possible.

icemonkey908, Oct 05, 2008
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4.3/5  rDev +1.7%

Have to thank Sidd for sending me a sixer of this. Poured into a traditional pint glass and first thing I noticed is the great orange hue and nice white head. Reasonable lacing left on the glass. The smell is very citrusy and floral hop aromas. One of the best smelling IPAs I have had to be honest, as the hop aroma was very evident, but not in the burn your nose hair kind of way. I found the beer to be very malty, semi-sweet, and with a solid hoppy punch on the back end. I though the hop profile was pretty much perfect as it had a great deal of flavor, but wasn't so bitter you were puckering up as you drank it. Has a very velvety smooth mouthfeel. Extremely drinkable beer, and one I just found is available neer me. Unfortunately with a $10.50/six pack price tag, it will be a rare treat. If you have a chance to try this, don't pass it up.

Generik420, Sep 12, 2006
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4.4/5  rDev +4%

Got a bottle of this at East Gate Liquors in Wilmington last thursday. After finishign it off, I was glad I chose it. It poured a light orange, mostly yellow with a thick, creamy head. Lacing was nice and the aroma was great. Seemed mostly piney on my nose. Initial taste was bitter, but mellowed on the way down and was slightly sweet, but not enough to let you forget you're drinking a west coast IPA style beer. Really nice IPA.

awall422, Apr 02, 2007
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

tommyz, Aug 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

tweenDhedges, Feb 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

JmBrkr, Jan 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.1%

wsickler, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Had this tonight over an awesome burger at Red Robin. Pours a beatifully inviting, frothy glassful of welcome. Nose is dominated by bitter citrus flesh, red grapefruit rind, citrusy hops. Taste follows the nose perfectly. Perfect carbonation. Goes down way too easy. Could drink all night.

gregb13, Nov 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

jbweld, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

joshlindquist, Jan 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

hwy395, Oct 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

dpmacd, Feb 26, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +1.2%

Initial strong aroma of hops. Poured with a golden color, and a frothy head that was still a half inch thick a few minutes after pouring. Very well-balanced flavor with a mellow hop bitterness and a good amount of hop flavor that melded very well with the malt backbone. Rich mouthfeel that felt almost creamy from the fine carbonation. The beer coated the mouth for several seconds after each sip. This evolved into a pleasantly ligering aftertaste that was a good mix of bitterness and hop flavor.

BillH200174, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Victor, Sep 26, 2013
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,661 ratings.