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

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

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

9,626 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,626
Reviews: 2,863
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 303
Gots: 1,644 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-25-2001

No notes at this time.
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a top tier IPA along with 90 minute and Racer 5 to name a couple. A perfectly crafted IPA that doesn't try too hard nor does it cut corners. What I love about this IPA is that it is incredibly accessible and relatively well priced, all things considering. In any case, worth every penny.

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3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I love Stone brewing, don't get me wrong but they could have done much better with this one. It lacks on almost all fronts. Stone is known for being cutting-edge and over the top. This one is a safe bet. It's not a bad beer, but it just lacks that Stone-esque edge that we know and love. The taste is good, not great. Bitterness is there, nothing else really. Nose is decent, earthy, piney and floral with mild citrus. I wish they would have tried harder with their year-round IPA. Middle of the road, at best.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottel from the local shop. Did not find the Enjoy By date, and I'm thinking this is a bit out of date. That's a shame, and will have to get a fresh bottle some time.

Pours a nice cloudy golden with small head. Smell is pine and lemon citrus zest. Taste follows with piney hops and strong fresh lemon presence that lingers on the palate a bit. Crisp IPA with slick medium mouthfeel. Medium to high carbonation. Very nice.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a lovely light copper with a one finger head that disappeared quickly.

I really wanted to see what notes this beer would release if I let it sit and warm up for a few minutes. This turned out to be a good idea.

Aroma: Immediate hops, grapefruit on the front; warmth reveals pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, light malty finish.

Taste: BITTER, right into tropical fruits, light maltiness, then into a lingering hoppy, crisp, bitter, astringent, maybe a little spicy or cereal finish.

I was finally able to sit down with this one for a review. Quite a tasty West Coast type IPA; I was pleasantly surprised with the tropical fruit aromas and flavors, but this batch, at least, tends to stay on the bitter side. Definitely something to keep around the house.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,626 ratings.