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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

9,328 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,328
Reviews: 2,806
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 274
Gots: 1,292 | 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%

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4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, honey amber colored, slightly orange with a huge fluffy whit head that lingers leaving good lacing, hazy

S: citrus lemons and oranges, honey, malt, pine

T: bitter lemon and grapefruit up front, middle sweetens from malt, finish is dry with lingering hop flavor, floral quality

M: lively carbonation with a lingering aftertaste, refreshing quality, good body

O: a great IPA that is readily available, excellent example of the style

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into a Duvel Belgian Tulip glass

Appearance: A semi-aggressive pour produced a favorable 1/2" clingy off white head with lacing that stuck to the side of the glass with ease. A golden color with a hint of haze. Again, sticky lacing is apparent.

Smell: Citrus pine hops up front, followed by mildly sweet malt. A clean and refreshing aroma that entices the nose.

Taste: Malty sweetness, followed by a distinct and noticeable citrus pine. Tangerine and grapefruit mix is what I sense. Not an overly bitter finish but there is no mistaken your drinking an IPA. I really like this one a lot.

Mouthfeel: Lively carbonation is present for this moderate body beer. All of the flavors blend so well across the tongue. I'm left with sweet malt at the finish when I was expecting the normal IPA bitterness. I definitely prefer the Stone finish.

Overall: In my opinion, this is one mighty fine tasting IPA. Though my favorite IPA is still Dogfish Head 60 minute, this definitely comes in a close second. Another fine beer from Stone Brewing Co.

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4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a translucent apricot gold with one full finger of pure white head. The foam settles quickly, but the lacing is ridiculous. This beer looks great.

S: This beer smells super dank. It's huge pine, mild citrus, and even a touch of onion. I'm kind of blown away by how potent this beer is for a single IPA.

T: I am met with a touch of sweetness and a good amount of piney hops. It's watery and malty in the middle, but it comes back with a nice kick of hops.

M: Light bodied beer. Sweet... to big bitters and spice... to malt... to pine and dry.

O: This is a pretty incredible IPA. I can't believe it took me so long to try this beer. Call it East Coast bias, I suppose with staple like 60 and 90min. But I will drink this beer again, and recommend it to many a new beer drinker.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a modest, yet outstanding IPA. On draft at Silk City in Philadelphia PA.

This beer has a lot of the qualities typically found in DIPA's. Citrus notes and a slight bitter that reminds me of a tasty grapefruit.

I would definitely order this again, and was a perfect pair for my Spicey Asian Tuna Berger.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours dark gold, almost amber with a three finger white head. Left massive amounts of lacing.

S - Pineapple, mango, grapefruit, light toasted malt. Scents are a bit distant.

T - Quick shot of tropical mango and pineapple, slightly malty, and watery in the finish. Pretty on the fence about this one.

M - Medium creamy body with heavy carbonation.

O - Overall, I'm pretty sure that this was an old bottle. No flavors really jump at me. I've wanted this one for a long time and it's kind of a disappointment.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My first review...

Reviewing a new to me IPA from an old favorite brewery.

Appearance: Poured a nice clean 1" of head, very good lacing. Color is slightly darker than honey, mostly clear with a touch of sediment suspended.

Smell: I get mostly pine and citrus with slight floral and malt notes. Smells "West Coast IPA"

Taste: Excellent IPA very true to style, good bitterness up front, medium carbonation malts present but definitely only in a supporting role. Pine, resin and citrus flavors predominate, excellent clean and dry finish.

Mouth: Slightly thick, but very drinkable. Not too heavy.

Overall: Excellent IPA, likely to be the best option in many pubs for that style. I put it in my top 10 for this category.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,328 ratings.