1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

8,518 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 8,518
Reviews: 2,754
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 220
Gots: 882 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) Alström Bros
Ratings: 8,518 | Reviews: 2,754 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Balvenie
Balvenie

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-22-2012 20:02:42 | More by Balvenie
Photo of cosmicevan
cosmicevan

New York

4.33/5  rDev +2.4%

cruising around the hotel in vegas and saw this on tap so I braved a pint. classic semi transparent color with a finger plus of filthy white foamy head. visible bubbling could be seen and nice lacing on the plastic pint glass. smells of dank west coast hops. taste is also a hoppy bouquet of happiness and the finish is soft bitter. really solid aren't ipa. tastes pretty fresh. nice treat in a hotel where everything seems to be BMC.

05-22-2012 19:43:14 | More by cosmicevan
Photo of Dual45s
Dual45s

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-22-2012 10:21:36 | More by Dual45s
Photo of FrankK
FrankK

Alabama

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-22-2012 05:28:05 | More by FrankK
Photo of wesley14
wesley14

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-22-2012 02:38:04 | More by wesley14
Photo of SickNukes
SickNukes

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -29.1%

05-22-2012 01:26:11 | More by SickNukes
Photo of sansho
sansho

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-21-2012 20:29:42 | More by sansho
Photo of jaay
jaay


4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-21-2012 18:56:54 | More by jaay
Photo of mattaps
mattaps

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -76.4%

05-21-2012 12:30:30 | More by mattaps
Photo of baybassboy
baybassboy

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-21-2012 04:20:36 | More by baybassboy
Photo of vichy
vichy

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -6.6%

A - small head that slowly dissipated, trails of lacing on the glass, straw/honey color

S - pine, slightly floral, but intense

T - refreshing initially, bitter/hoppy finish, but not overwhelmingly so

M - extremely smooth, full bodied

O - easily drinkable IPA, not over-hopped, excellent mouthfeel, light, crisp, refreshing

05-21-2012 02:09:09 | More by vichy
Photo of Stockfan42
Stockfan42

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-21-2012 01:08:01 | More by Stockfan42
Photo of pogoowner
pogoowner

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-21-2012 01:01:49 | More by pogoowner
Photo of ElGato33
ElGato33

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-20-2012 22:44:03 | More by ElGato33
Photo of Everton
Everton


4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-20-2012 22:05:02 | More by Everton
Photo of VncentLIFE
VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -3.5%

Actually knocking off the beers of fame. #77

Pour is a super clear straw. One inch white frothy head is just clinging to the SA pint.

Wow ok. Grapefruit, lemon zest. and slghtly resinous. Powdery malt. Smells intense for sure.

Upfront bitterness, slick from the alpha acids. I get much more pine resin than on the nose. Grassy notes flash, then disappear leaving just a hint of lemon zest behind.

Feels slick and low on carbonation.

Slick and drinkable. I like it.

05-20-2012 20:19:43 | More by VncentLIFE
Photo of MaddGeneral
MaddGeneral

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-20-2012 07:32:01 | More by MaddGeneral
Photo of Melikeydahop
Melikeydahop

New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +8.3%

If you would like to know how this beer tastes, looks, or smells please feel free to read the 2500 reviews that came before mine. What I can say is that the only beers I keep in my fridge with the exception of some Hoegaarten (for my wife..she likes it with lemon) are APA's and IPA's. Me likey me ales pale and hoppy. I'm no expert but I've tried many of them and I know what I like and what I do not. And I like Stone IPA. For you IPA newbees don't be scared off by the 6.9% abv, it's pretty much unnoticeable.

I'm a huge proponent of putting APA's and IPA's in the freezer for about 15 minutes before drinking them. There is just a crispness with these type of beers that is accentuated by drinking them very very cold. However, by the end of the beer, when it warms up a bit you really know what you have. Lesser quality APA's and IPA's tend to lose that crispness as well as show their alcohol content once the beer warms. So if it still tastes good and not so boozy when it warms you have yourself a real winner. And that's what you have with Stone IPA. Super delicious when ice cold..still pretty darn good when piss warm...can't say that about many beers. If you haven't tried it and enjoy hoppy beers, get on it my good people, you'll be glad you did. Good thing about this one is that you can find it at almost any liquor store. Which, in my book certainly adds a notch or two to the rating.

05-19-2012 18:09:34 | More by Melikeydahop
Photo of MaChiNe
MaChiNe


4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-19-2012 15:28:03 | More by MaChiNe
Photo of robmorgan4
robmorgan4


4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-19-2012 04:50:03 | More by robmorgan4
Photo of erha2
erha2

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-19-2012 01:12:20 | More by erha2
Photo of nstroup
nstroup

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-18-2012 06:12:41 | More by nstroup
Photo of excruciating_pastry
excruciating_pastry


4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-17-2012 19:43:57 | More by excruciating_pastry
Photo of MFauver35
MFauver35

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-17-2012 17:19:34 | More by MFauver35
Photo of Disease
Disease

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-17-2012 05:36:26 | More by Disease
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,518 ratings.