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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

9,197 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,197
Reviews: 2,798
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 262
Gots: 1,224 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

krisbee, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Westmi, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

AWL, Jul 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Drumomatic, Oct 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

gmerrick, Dec 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

klythjohan, Apr 20, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -46.7%

mulliwater, May 25, 2013
Photo of Tonmeister
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bottle Poured in a 16oz Goose Island Glass

Appearance: Golden hazy Yellow with a solid thin head. The lacing is maintained when tilting the glass.

Smell: Piney, citrusy, and lemony

Taste: Very Citrusy with a burst of Hops. It is nice and piney with lemon.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied and highly/moderate carbonation

Overall: This is probably my favorite single IPA. It is pretty aggressive with the hops, very explosive, yet it is still fairly well balanced. I like it way better than Two Hearted Ale and any other IPA that I've tried. Stone Brewing company is my favorite brewery; they never disappoint.

Tonmeister, Jun 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

MWilcox20, Sep 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

markmo, Sep 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

beaversfan12, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

bunta, Feb 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

Nemers, Feb 12, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -21.3%

CGiusti23, Nov 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

MilesRaymond, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Gabriel_Vaughn, May 19, 2014
Photo of anthony23cippy
3.06/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A- a medium amber color wih a .5-1 finger head AR- malty with some citrus and some pine T- same as the nose, except slightly more pronounced malt and an orange/slightly alcohol after taste M- medium bodied with a slight creamy feel O- highly overrated, just an average IPA I've has better and I've had worse

anthony23cippy, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Cadyfatcat
3.3/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy straw colour with a nice bubbly and lacey head.

Smells slightly of honey with candy sweet floral hops.

Floral hop flavors dominate the entire experience. Hops are one-dimensional as well. Beer has some soapy flavors going on.

I know I am going against the masses on this one, but I am really not that impressed. I like a more dynamic hop character in an IPA, I found this one rather powerful, yet lacking in complexities. A good beer, but I have had far superior IPA's.

Cadyfatcat, Oct 22, 2006
Photo of NolateM
4.88/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass. This beer pours shimmering clear-orange with a thick frothy white head, some decent lacing.

The aroma is citrusy and hoppy, bright with orange-zest.

The flavor is the definition of the IPA. Just the right amount of hops to put it a little bit over the top, just the right bitterness, just the right amount of more-than-subtle citrusy acidity, just a tiny bit of pine-like flavor. The mouthfeel is perfect, it goes down so incredibly smooth, finishes clean but still lingers just a tiny bit so you don't forget how great it is. It doesn't taste AT ALL like 6.9% alcohol.

This might be the smoothest IPA on the face of the earth. This is what it's all about. This is why I love India Pale Ale.

NolateM, Jul 04, 2006
Photo of rugerj
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours copper in color with a nice 1 finger head that stays, wonderful lacing left in glass. The smell is all hops, sweet citrus, pine, grapefruit; they are all here and blend wonderfully. The taste is mostly hops with the citrus and pine flavors coming through; a touch of sweetness from the malt comes through ever so faintly and adds a nice subtle complexity to the beer. Carbonation was spot on and mouth feel was soft for the amount of hops in this beer.

A wonderful beer and one of my favorites. I can write nothing that has not already been said, a great beer and brewery.

rugerj, Jul 07, 2009
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

BigStein88, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

mattdegroat, Jul 12, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Light amber with about one inch of white fluffy head. Spider web like lacing on the side of my pint glass which holds throughout the life of the beer.

S- Some very earthy hops and a bit of malt.

T- Great IPA. Really comparible to the DFH 60 minute IPA in terms of taste. A nice earthy hop taste balanced well with a bit of malt. No hint of alcohol at all.

M- Does not leave a huge aftertaste. A bit oily, but not overwhelming.

D- Good lord, these go down so easily. I could drink 6 of these and probably be drunk before I realized it.

Love this beer and it will be a staple in my mix of IPA's from now on.

tadowdaddy, Nov 22, 2008
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

MACO, Feb 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

BigbROB, May 22, 2013
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,197 ratings.