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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

9,205 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,205
Reviews: 2,799
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 261
Gots: 1,229 | 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 +0.7%

Nick_RobertsM3, Nov 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

FCal79, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of turbotype
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A. Hazy orange. Can see through. finger and a half head, high retention. Tons of lacing. Looks great overall.

S. Hops, grapefruit, pine. Hops. Very aromatic, don't have to put your nose to the bottle or glass. I want an air freshener that smells like this IPA.

T. Just a good mellow IPA. Its right to the point. Not overly bitter. A lot softer than Ruination.

M. medium viscosity. medium carbonation. Better than average, but not quite a "4"

O. Terrific IPA. Not a whole lot else to say other than if you want a place to start, here it is.

turbotype, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of MWolverines66
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

MWolverines66, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Nov 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

cooperla1, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Rast, Nov 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

linnymtu, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of gueuzegossage
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

gueuzegossage, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of 1FatJ
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

1FatJ, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of Chiefy770
4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance: A foam head, about an inch thick, sat on top of a hazy light-orange body. Sticky white lacing throughout.

Smell: Floral extravaganza! The hops stood out, as they should. Notes of citrus and herbs also stand out. Very pleasant scent.

Taste: This was one potent IPA. This beer came off pretty sour after the first sip. Complex notes citrus break through. Eventually the malts come in and attempt to contain the dominating taste of hops. There is a great balance between the hops and malts for this IPA.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, perfect carbonation.

Overall: This IPA seems to get all of the attention. I have enjoyed a number of great IPAs but this one stands out. Drinking one of these is an experience. Definitely a great example of a top-notch IPA.

Bottom Line: I'd recommend this to everyone, but if you are not a hop head, just sample it.

Chiefy770, Nov 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

wooddogg922, Nov 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

dotes_on_dipas, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

obiwan_k3n00bi, Nov 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

DragonHead, Nov 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

HairyToeKnuckles, Nov 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

BanditoJunkie, Nov 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ctwybeerguy, Nov 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

DerrickW, Nov 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

jsf14, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of dexterk1
3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the brewery a few months back and just now have time to give a proper review from notes.
Appearance is slightly dark amber to copper with a good head and pretty nice lacing after the head diminished.
Aroma was hoppy in the form of some citrus/grapefruit as well as some green floral and pine.
Taste was very similar to the aroma with citrus hops being foremost with some green notes and a bit of malt sweetness. Mouth feel was moderately carbonated with pretty smooth. After taste was pine.
Overall, a very good IPA in my opinion. Well balanced. I wouldn't put it up too high on a pedestal, but nearby.

dexterk1, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

jayhunter357, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

golf4collet, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy orange. Nice two-finger white foamy head. Awesome lacing.

S - Big piney hops and a good amount of grapefruit and orange peel.

T - Just like the smell - big citrus and big hops. Some bready malts are present in the backbone.

M - Medium carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Hops create a nice bitterness that lingers on the tongue.

O - Great readily available IPA. Highly recommended.

TreyIsWilson, Nov 02, 2013
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,205 ratings.