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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

8,504 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,504
Reviews: 2,752
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 220
Gots: 874 | 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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bosox1120

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

04-29-2012 00:40:51 | More by bosox1120
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GoGators

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-28-2012 22:44:59 | More by GoGators
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hayesjw

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-28-2012 17:11:37 | More by hayesjw
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sennin

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-28-2012 16:22:52 | More by sennin
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JCTX


4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-28-2012 03:48:29 | More by JCTX
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Njstoutlover23

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-28-2012 03:42:32 | More by Njstoutlover23
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jeff_hare

Oregon

5/5  rDev +18.2%

04-28-2012 02:41:42 | More by jeff_hare
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mrskunk

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-27-2012 19:41:25 | More by mrskunk
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devastator

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-27-2012 02:00:50 | More by devastator
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Rau71

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-27-2012 01:16:51 | More by Rau71
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TimPell

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-27-2012 01:09:58 | More by TimPell
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countchunkula


4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-26-2012 18:59:25 | More by countchunkula
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flayedandskinned

California

3.8/5  rDev -10.2%

Best before date 7/16/13
Poured into the Sierra Nevada/Dogfish IPA glass.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear straw yellow with some orange highlights. A voluminous, 3 fingers tall pure white head forms slowly as the beer is poured into the glass. Amazing head retention and the head leaves absolute curtains of lace as it slowly recedes.

Aroma: Some faint juicy grapefruit, spicy notes of pine and a dark, earthy onion note before you're greeted by quite a substantial, bread-like maltiness with noticeable yeast esters to round off the surprisingly low key aroma(for Stone, that is) This smells like somewhat of a traditional English IPA made with American hop varieties.

Taste: Right up front your palate is greeted with some classic American hop characteristics; juicy grapefruit, orange, and spicy, resinous pine, but just as their flavors start to grow stronger and stronger, a sizable, very bready and biscuity malt backbone rises up and helps lesson the bitter bite from the hops. The beer finishes dry with a strong, assertive bitterness with lingering notes of pine resin, grapefruit rind and even more breadiness left dancing on your palate.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: Stone takes the malty English IPA style and marries it with some in-your-face American hops(Cascade, Chinook and Columbus). I wish the hops were a bit more bright and aggressive, but the hops that really showcase those ripe, juicy characteristics that most 21st century hop heads crave weren't bred during time that Stone came up with this very balanced and dry IPA recipe. I haven't drank this IPA in quite some years, but I am certainly happy I revisited it.

04-26-2012 00:56:17 | More by flayedandskinned
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acat25

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-25-2012 22:10:11 | More by acat25
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zahara15

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

04-24-2012 22:56:25 | More by zahara15
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server222

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-24-2012 17:58:14 | More by server222
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Gabany


4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

04-24-2012 17:45:17 | More by Gabany
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Momar42

Maryland

4.23/5  rDev 0%

12oz bottle poured into New Belgium Globe glass

A - clear, amber/yellowish color. Mostly clear with a slight haze. Pours with a small clean head. Small in size, it vanishes quickly. Small persistent pool of foam in the middle (thanks to the glass). Very light lacing early.

S - piney w/ slight citrus undertones. Not overwhelming but very spot on for the style.

T - tastes like it smells. Still amazed I hadn't tried this touchStone beer from Stone (bad pun intended). Perfect amount of hops for an IPA and balanced with the alcohol. Finishes clean and refreshing. One drink begs another and another.

M - light on the palate and finishes clean. Smooth throughout. Crisp.

O - Stone is a great brewery and that reputation is made through their perennial beers like this one. An IPA very true to the style. Will definitely be a go to beer for me from now on. Still prefer the IIPA but this is a fantastic IPA.

04-24-2012 15:06:34 | More by Momar42
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n00blar

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-24-2012 13:43:45 | More by n00blar
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s35keith

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-24-2012 02:26:58 | More by s35keith
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cjac

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

04-24-2012 02:13:26 | More by cjac
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pentasyllabic


4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Deivos


3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

04-24-2012 01:58:23 | More by Deivos
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station815


4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-24-2012 01:50:59 | More by station815
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jayp82

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-23-2012 19:05:19 | More by jayp82
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,504 ratings.