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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

9,170 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,170
Reviews: 2,796
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 261
Gots: 1,204 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

IPAaDay, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of threeviews
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle (Best By Date: 09-11-12) into a Corsendonk logoed tulip glass...

A- Pours a crystal-clear yellow/orange with a beautiful 2-1/2 finger white, soapy head.

S- Piney resin and sweet tropical fruit (mango, papaya, pineapple) in equal amounts. As the head subsides (and as the brew warms), the sweet tropical fruits tend to dominate while the piney and resinous aroma plays second fiddle.

T- Wow...for an American (single) IPA, that is quite bitter! While the citrus is secondary on the nose, white grapefruit rind pummels the palate and continues right through to the dry and tacky finish...malt is nowhere to be found. Nothing left to do but take another sip!

M- Abundant carbonation allows the bitterness to infiltrate your palate while increasing the refreshing qualities of the brew. There is no question as to why this may be considered Stone's flagship beer (argument could be made for Arrogant Bastard as their flagship).

O- For an American IPA clocking in at 6.9% ABV and ~$10 a 6-Pack, I don't think you can find a better beer for the money...the exception being Union Jack from Firestone Walker. This is great stuff and should be a staple in every hop-lovers 'fridge...but be sure and get it fresh!

threeviews, Jul 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ABokononist, Jul 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

TLA, Jul 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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gamecock74, Jul 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Jasoncpace, Jul 14, 2012
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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  rDev -5.2%

trentet, Jul 13, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a big IPA guy, but this is the epitome of the style. Great pour, retention, and lacing. Huge pine-scented nose. Light malt for the base, that balances the moderate hop bill well. Hops do not overpower, but provide a solid kick. Great weight for sessioning. Could throw a few back and feel great, while still getting the great flavors.

boilermakerbrew, Jul 13, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Medium body, very strong tasting for a single IPA. However, it is very smooth once your palate gets used to the hops they use in the beer itself. For first timers, this is one that I highly recommend trying, and its priced just right. You can pretty much find this anywhere (depending on where you are located). Always recommend trying it in the 22oz bottles before buying 6 packs.

IPApadawan, Jul 13, 2012
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,170 ratings.