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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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denver10

Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev -7.1%

Pours a cloudy orangish copper with a slight white head. Nice aroma and flavor citrus, some piney resin, and a touch of bready malt. Some bitterness throughout but balanced with the rest of the flavor. A crisp mouthfeel. Good drinkability to this and while I am not much of an IPA fan I did enjoy this one.

02-25-2012 23:17:25 | More by denver10
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

Appearance: Slightly hazed bright gold. Seriously bright. Head is bright-white and drops to a thin ring at the edge of the glass. Specks of lacing dot the glass.

Smell: Pale malts and orange juice. Fresh squeezed. A nice floral component over some bready malts. Lots of orange. Some zest. Marmalade.

Taste: Pith and orange zest mingle with a fresh juicy orange flavor. Nice punch of grapefruit prevents it from slipping too far to orange. Lingering bitterness. Malts are chewy and throw
fresh bread more than anything. Very clean.

Mouthfeel: Decent mouthfeel. Leaves a little to be desired in terms of body. Carbonation is nice and helps the hops disperse.

Overall: Easy drinking IPA and then some. Lots of flavor, but easily drinkable in quantity without experiencing fatigue. Solid with a hop profile that manages to hit citrus without Cascade.

02-25-2012 23:06:05 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

02-25-2012 19:18:14 | More by steamboatbrewer
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craftbeer31

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-25-2012 18:46:34 | More by craftbeer31
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TheStig

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +4%

I think at some point, a consistently exemplary beer garners a plethora of nearly identical reviews that can do more to share insight about the reviewer than the beer. You know, everyone picks up "grapefruit" and "citrus" and "hoppy bitterness"-- except for a few people who pick up different scents and tastes.

I can't say I noticed anything vastly different than the horde of other reviewers, except that the finish left a lingering taste of roses and hibiscus in my mouth and nose. Objectively speaking, I'm just not that impressed with the appearance. There's nothing about its appearance and presentation that's exceptionally noteworthy. Oh well.

Yes, everybody else is quite appropriate to laud this beer. It's a fine IPA.

02-25-2012 18:21:02 | More by TheStig
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BillH200174

California

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%

Initial strong aroma of hops. Poured with a golden color, and a frothy head that was still a half inch thick a few minutes after pouring. Very well-balanced flavor with a mellow hop bitterness and a good amount of hop flavor that melded very well with the malt backbone. Rich mouthfeel that felt almost creamy from the fine carbonation. The beer coated the mouth for several seconds after each sip. This evolved into a pleasantly ligering aftertaste that was a good mix of bitterness and hop flavor.

02-25-2012 16:10:50 | More by BillH200174
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eaphikap

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-25-2012 15:19:11 | More by eaphikap
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superspak

Michigan

4.48/5  rDev +5.9%

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, best by 2/28/2012. Pours slightly cloudy golden straw color with a nice 2 finger off white head with fantastic retention that reduces to a thick cap that lingers. Some nice lacing down the sides of the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, pine, herbal, floral, honey, and a bit of biscuit. Nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, pine, herbal spiciness, floral, caramel, honey, and biscuit. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, pine, herbal, floral, and honey notes on the finish for a while. Very hoppy, but still has a nice malt balance to even things out. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy and very crisp mouthfeel. Very drinkable, with hardly any alcohol warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible IPA. Very hoppy, yet still has great balance; and is very drinkable at 6.9%.

02-25-2012 07:10:06 | More by superspak
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seanmugs

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-25-2012 00:08:27 | More by seanmugs
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LouDogg114

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-24-2012 22:49:05 | More by LouDogg114
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-24-2012 22:25:49 | More by abcramer
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Sdesenberg

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev -10.2%

Picked up a sixer at a local liquor store for about 12 dollars. For that price I expected something really spectacular and the 95 overall ranking made me think "oh boy, this is going to be great!". If I'm honest, it just isn't. It's TOO bitter. It tastes like what I imagine grapefruit peels to taste like. If you puréed them with some pine needles. Hopslam is way better for my palate any day of the week. Ugh.

02-24-2012 21:19:05 | More by Sdesenberg
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

02-24-2012 21:14:46 | More by HamGlade10
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eljeffebrown


4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-24-2012 19:52:36 | More by eljeffebrown
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Cookierachas

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-24-2012 19:52:10 | More by Cookierachas
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jcomp21

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-24-2012 18:27:05 | More by jcomp21
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AJD1201

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-22-2012 02:05:07 | More by AJD1201
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Archimedes

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-22-2012 01:53:20 | More by Archimedes
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PIGuy9

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-22-2012 01:33:50 | More by PIGuy9
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tweenDhedges

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-22-2012 00:48:08 | More by tweenDhedges
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marct

Nevada

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-22-2012 00:36:10 | More by marct
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jag21

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-21-2012 23:12:08 | More by jag21
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bullywee

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

02-21-2012 06:19:55 | More by bullywee
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dominic4beer

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-21-2012 02:41:44 | More by dominic4beer
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-21-2012 02:04:17 | More by Goldfishman
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,504 ratings.