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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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8,917 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,917
Reviews: 2,783
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 244
Gots: 1,082 | 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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5/5  rDev +18.5%

SamIam, Jun 05, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange to amber colour with a thick looking white head that has good retention for the alcohol content. The beer also has a lot of bubbles rising to the surface.

Pine and floral hops from this one along with a solid malt base that work well together. There is some mild citrus and a touch of lemon along with some stronger grapefruit notes.

Much the same as the smell with a fair helping of pine hops and grapefruit that is quite bitter. There is a lot more citrus than with the aroma but not too much. It is rounded off with some earthy hops and light caramel malts.

Medium bodied beer with a smooth body and a lot of bitterness from the hops although it did seem well balanced despite this.

A very enjoyable and flavoursome IPA, very much of the style that I had been expecting from this one.

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Kaydogg, Jun 03, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip.

A: A striking amber body, clean and clear, gives a vibrant impression right away. A rocky white head unfortunately leaves us very quickly but is nice enough to leave behind some beautiful lacing.

S: There are some subtleties tot his aroma I can't quite make out beneath the surface of your standard IPA scents: hops, citrus, pine. Maybe a faint malt or some more citrus is the responsible party, rounding out this scent. Though I wish it was a bit stronger.

T: Let it rest on your tongue. You'll detect beautiful citrus and malts that compliment the hops and pine very well. But as soon as you swallow, be prepared for an onslaught of hops. True to the Stone ethic, it's an intense taste, not for the faint of heart.

M: Very well carbonated and given an appropriate medium body, the feel is vibrant and robust.

O: A great sipping beer that grabs you and doesn't let go. It demands your attention and rewards you for it. Subtlety behind intense flavor.

mmva321, Jun 03, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The logo for this San Diego brewery is a gargoyle, those eerie stone creatures one sees perched along the roofs of great cathedrals, where they serve as rain spouts. Why? This is unimportant; what is important is that Stone produces great craft brew; this IPA is one of the best.

It begins in a luxuriant froth, spongy and shimmering, and slowly subsides beneath the glass rim, forming a sudsy crown atop a cloudy pool of gold. The nose detects faint whiffs of apple supplemented by myriad notes of butter.

However, the action occurs on the palate; there is an initial citrus explosion, containing various shards of lime and orange, which fades in a quick, but intense, bitterness provided by the generous dry hopping. Pleasant well-balanced mouthfeel brings to close a satisfying quaff and an important reminder of how great craft brew should taste. Still, you gotta love them gargoyles.

jjboesen, May 31, 2012
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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
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