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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

9,508 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,508
Reviews: 2,836
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 290
Gots: 1,514 | 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

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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

12 oz bottle best before 12/04/12

A- Gold with a red hue. Light carbonation. One finger of head.

S- Grapefruit and mango. Citrus and musty. With a bit of pineapple

T- Tastes the same as it smells. And it's delicious. Perfectly hopped, nothing over the top as Stone would like us to think. Just a great tasting American IPA

M- Crisp and clean. Lingering hop on the palate. Great carbonation.

Overall- Really good IPA. I mock Stone for their weird collaborations and experimental brews, like Dogfish, but their flagship beers, and especially this one, exemplify the styles and have revolutionized the craft beer movement.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Alextricity
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Deep yellow with particles floating around. The highlight of the look is the head and lacing though, which is absolutely awesome.

Smell: Earthy and spicy hops ... it's a hop bomb in the aroma department. Pleasant to say the least.

Taste/feel: At first sip, I got a hugely bitter taste, but the more I drank it, the more balanced and complete it seemed to get. Definitely huge on the hops (spicy, earthy, even fruity) which is always key for an IPA, and the malt cuts through the bitterness quite well. I do like this beer, but at the same time, I'm somewhat disappointed. The reviews on this site has it ranked among the best in the world, but it's just lacking something. I'm not sure what that something is, but beers like Racer 5 and Two Hearted have it ... this one doesn't. It's still a very good IPA that I'd no doubt have again, but I definitely feel that it's a touch overrated.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great, flavorful IPA that is packed with flavor like a double but still very dinkable. Pours out hazy, thick amber, golden with a touch of orange. Head rolls up and recedes into a thick ring. Stays with you the whole way through. The smell is a strong, but balanced aroma with a very strong hop foundation and a sweet, malty backbone. The Flavor is that of a very strong, floral hop, with a nice crisp citrus finish. Beneath it all a very sweet, but balancing malt character rounds it out nicely. Refreshing carbonation, but with a respectable heft on the mouth. Active but short-lived combination. All around great IPA that's easy to enjoy at any time, and more proof that Stone just makes thoroughly flavorful beers.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This stuff is just wicked. It poors a full golden color with a small immaculate white head, awesome retention, and incredible lacing. The smell is the expected citrus with notes of roasted malt. Mouthfeel is just right, not thick and not thin. The taste follows the nose. I get that familiar grapefruitiness up front followed by those incredible hops on the finish with a satisfying aftertaste. Buy this stuff and enjoy if you have never had it.

(This is the exact same review I gave Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA. They are a lot alike.)

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3.48/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Glad to see Stone finally get into Iowa!

I was filled with intrepidation when pouring this into my perfect pour glass. It's a light amber color with 2.5 fingers of foam, almost overtopping my glass. The aroma is definitely hop-centered and strong, but not overly interesting. The flavor I was wather disappointed with. There was the acidity from the hops but not much flavor. I'm use to IPAs that have notes of floral, citris, mellon, honey, but there wasn't much of that at all. It seems the type of hops in there had a singular focus of the hop acidity but nothing else to add any entertainment or side-story.

It's a good IPA, but I've had many that are more interesting. It's not weak, but it's kinda boring.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,508 ratings.