Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.55/5 rDev +7.6%
Poured from a bomber into a mug.
A - Pours a very hazy dark orange, with a touch off white head. Big lacing.
S - Grapefruit and citrus hops, a touch of pine, and a decent malt backbone round out the aroma. Maybe even a bit astringent.
T - The bitter hop flavors more or less follow the nose, but the malt backbone comes on stronger in the flavor. Finishes with a blast of piney hops.
M - Medium bodied, smooth and a bit sudsy feeling. The carbonation level is perfect.
O - Overall, a fantastic beer - I actually enjoyed it much more than the Ruination IPA. I will have to try to get some of this back to Nebraska.
12-30-2011 21:53:00 | More by lawlerj
4.5/5 rDev +6.4%
Bottle poured into a tulip glass
Pours a clear golden color with a large slightly off white head that lingers.
Smell is very grapefruity with some pine lingering in the background
Taste is slightly sweet with a piney finish.
A very solid west coast IPA.
12-29-2011 05:03:40 | More by jsulko
4.33/5 rDev +2.4%
Brilliant example of an American IPA.
Hazy orange amber with a decent head and pleasantly oily mouthfeel. Aroma of caramelized malts and citrus. Taste is well balanced and a beautiful combination of sweet caramelized malts, "west-coast" c-hops and a lingering bitter finish.
An excellent beer that I would recommend to any hop lover.
12-29-2011 01:17:28 | More by hopsolutely
4.28/5 rDev +1.2%
12/2 Bottle date ~ Consumed 12/24
Frothy white, pillowy foam atop a clear yellowish gold body. The lacing is ridiculously high.
Freshly picked pine cones, bitter pine sap, concentrated orange zest, puckering white grapefruit drizzled with caramel, and a subtle sweetness from bready malts. Very West Coast indeed.
Quite balanced for an IPA, yet still inherently bitter. Crisp, refreshing, easy drinking. Aromas and flavors match, but the flavor is slightly better.
Like PtE, when Stone IPA and Ruination are older than 3-4 weeks after bottling, the quality goes significantly downhill. After 4 weeks, Stone IPA still enjoyable and drinkable, but not as stellar as it once was. You don't get that blast of pine; instead, you get more malty fruity citrus notes.
The price is way too high for a sixer ($12), but this would certainly be a go-to IPA if I could always find it fresh for around $8.
12-28-2011 15:00:42 | More by aficionado
4.28/5 rDev +1.2%
Enjoyed in a pint glass
A- pours a nice golden color with about 2" of a nice creamish head that when resides leaves a very nice lacing behind.
S- scent is of fresh piney hops with some citrus aroma as well, possibly orange and grapefruit
T-starts off with intense piney hops. Also shows a strong taste of citrus, both orange and grapefruit. Finally finishes with a fairly sweet malty flavor while still remaining bitter from hops
M- caronaton is not too much or too little, takes mouth for a ride, hoppy, sweet malts, and finishes bitter from hops.
Overall, fairly hoppy, piney and citrus hops mixed with the gentle sweet malts. I like this one.
12-28-2011 04:50:12 | More by iBeer16
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,433 ratings.