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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

9,351 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,351
Reviews: 2,808
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 273
Gots: 1,309 | 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 Innocentexile
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12.oz into A Pint glass

A-Light amber and pretty hazy. little head that fades

S-to me, its got a real piney earthy smell. maybe like an air freshener. It's got character

T-reminds me of a grapefuity kinda taste, then comes the pine taste, then as it goes down your throat-hole, its got a nice bitter aftertaste. very smooth with little carbonation.

O-excellent, i love this brew. i recommend it, its totally worth it

Photo of KevBearcat529
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of a_sh0pping_cart
3/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of Ajbradsher
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Integritous
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Cejohantges
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of RichJamz
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of CGiusti23
3.32/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Lard_City
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Floral nose. Typical West Coast hoppiness. Even so, very easy to drink.

Photo of DrRei
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of JIMMER
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of JasW
3.8/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Pintwacky
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of caljzy
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Mac_McNelis
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Deconstructionis
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is probably my favorite IPA. I tend to prefer APA's which seem generally more flavorful and satisfying but this is a world class beer by any standard.

A deep amber with a substantial head for the style it smells of crisp hops and and slightly caramel. The taste is of course very hoppy but better balanced with rich malt flavor than are most IPAs. The qualilty of the ingredients and skill of the brewer is unmistakable. It's a surprisingly light bodied beer with moderate carbonation and just the slightest of alcohol warmth in the mouth. Despite it's very bold presence it is a beer you will want more than one.

Photo of tcfishler
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear bright amber, with a small offwhite head that dissipates before long.

Big blast of hop aroma - green herbs with sweet spice. A little fruit is there in the background too.

On the palate, the hops hit right away, with pine, herbs, and grass. Carbonation is a little coarse, but mouthfeel is rich. Malt contributes body but not overt sweetness...I like that quality a lot.

Delivers most of the character of the Ruination IPA for a lower price point. In fact, I prefer the balance of this brew to the Ruination. A must for fans of grassy hops.

Photo of thatruth
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

picked up a sixer on sale from the Safeway near Alaska Junction in West Seattle for 8.99. can you believe that? poured 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

pours a 1/2" light-tannish cream head with a slippery, mediocre lacing. body's a bright amber with a warm darker middle, this beer had quite a bit of sediment.

scent of hoptopia, odd soapy smell, raunchy banana, and lime. bready and citrus aroma.

tastes like someone spiked the punch. again, citrus and hops brigade on the taste buds. 6.9% hidden very well by the smells and flavors, and not at all in a bad way.

mouthfeel is wet for an IPA. roomy in the mouth and bright. citrus infused hops - at least what they seem like - linger on. like bud light lime had a wet dream of what it could be.

a badass IPA. I really can't believe I found this brew for so cheap. it could easily go for twice as much.

enjoy by date: 10/11/11

Photo of peck95
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this beer pours a golden color reminiscent of a wheat beer. There is an excellent head and good retention.
I love the aroma of this beer its a perfect blend of pine and citrus.
hops, spices and a slight pineapple taste, very good
a good body pretty smooth with a slight detection of alcohol
there is a slight malty after taste that dissipates after several drinks, this beer also lingers in the mouth reminding the brain of how awesome this beer taste and forcing the drinker to take another drink and then causing sadness when this beer is all gone.

Photo of ROBORB
3.55/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a regular pint glass this beer produced a hazy orange/gold color with a 2 finger head. There was some nice lacing present. The smell consisted of pine, hops, and citrus. I found the taste to be a bit of a let down as the malts far outweighed the hops. It was, however, very easy to drink and was still enjoyable.

Photo of Prostman81
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Finally, after years of waiting, got to try Stone IPA after a buddy picked up a sixer at the local store. This one definitely didn't disappoint. I had already been lucky to try the regular Stone Pale Ale, and was a little surprised by this one.

The apperance was a nice gold color; the PA has a deep, almost blood-color to it, and I was expecting this to be just a hoppier version of that. Sure was wrong. Stone, in their brilliance decided to really make this a beer of it's own, rather than just defaulting to an existing grain bill.

Poured a nice 1 and a half finger head that stuck around. Was expecting a little more aroma than what was presented, but still was good.

Taste is where it's at. The grains used provide a very sturdy backbone to the beer. A bit of hop oil seems to stick on the tongue, and overall the hops do not dominate this, but rather mix nicely for a combo of citrus, floral, and spice.

Goes down very smoothly, although I did start to notice a little alcohol note towards the bottom of the glass. Not enough to put me off, but enough to give me pause and respect for this. Not something I would pound two or three of down in a sitting, but a good opener beer for something a little more sessionable. Just a well crafted IPA from a brewery that I keep discovering really has their sh*t together. I'm so glad this one will now be a regular option at the store.

Photo of MortarPestle
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear and golden on color with a thick white head that provides good lacing.
Aroma: A lot of hops aroma here, citrus and dry grass/hay.
Taste: The hops are front and center; fruit, grapefruit, and grassy. The malt is well balanced, but not as well as in Levitation. Nice grain and bready flavors keep your palate from a hop overload.
Texture: Mouthfeel is well balanced, not too dry.
Drinkability: Although the hops are big here, they do not overpower the taste and make this brew very drinkable.
Presentation: 12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

Photo of beerrooster
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of raycoll
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of kpoole25
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle to glass. Clear yellow-orange, soapy head, lacing is great. Smell is good, juicy fruit and some spice. Taste is much heavier in the hops than malt, but not too off balance. Bitter finish makes you want another sip to get the malt back for a couple seconds. Very drinkable, well done.

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,351 ratings.