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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

9,169 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,169
Reviews: 2,796
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 260
Gots: 1,203 | 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%

Irish0480, Oct 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Rbroccoli, Oct 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

athegreatest83, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

bushwack, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

gratefulbeerhead, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

mlefebvre7, Oct 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jhartley, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Bwagner1122, Oct 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

greyghost86, Oct 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is another beer that I have to hold myself back from giving 5/5 purely based on principal . This has become my favorite every-day beer, my old stand-by. I keep trying to convince myself that it isn't as good as I think it is - because it so widely available, I guess. But Stone struck gold on this recipe. It has never let me down. Every time I go back to it after not having one for a few weeks, it's always better than I expect. So I have to admit that I really love this IPA.

It is tame enough to be enjoyed at any time, but aggressive enough to remind me not to take it for granted. The citrus flavor is perfect. Sweetness and bitterness are balanced just to my liking. The hops are a little more powerful than is necessary for an IPA, which keeps me coming back for another sip.

I love that I always have Stone IPA as an option no matter where I am in the country. Thank you , Stone Brewery!

Cramletram, Oct 19, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -64.5%

trocketsauced, Oct 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Tertullian007, Oct 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Deckchains, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Barhoppin13, Oct 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

RyanKappler, Oct 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

BelJen, Oct 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

crowsnest, Oct 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Jdra, Oct 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

HoistinBrews, Oct 17, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I take this beer for granted. It is seemingly always available and ive drank it countless times yet failed to review it until now. Draft offering at the Batdorf, served in a standard pint. The brew pours a clear golden with a white cap that fades to a thin white film. Some webby lace hangs on the glass.

The aroma is dank, pine, herbal and citrus rinds like grapefruit are also thrown in there. Grain is hardly an afterthought, this nose is all about the hops.

The taste is bitter with floral hop flavoring. Some herbal grassy and dank aspects. Somewhat pithy to rindy with little to no grain inclusion. Just like the aroma suggested, the flavor too is all about the hops.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. Overall ca crushable IPA that is nicely done and worth throwing a few back.

stakem, Oct 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Rasmon, Oct 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Guitars_and_beer, Oct 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

kpowledge, Oct 17, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Andonato, Oct 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

corysmith01, Oct 17, 2013
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,169 ratings.