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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

8,433 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,433
Reviews: 2,746
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 207
Gots: 831 | 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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kcopelan002

Texas

3/5  rDev -29.1%

12-31-2011 04:19:40 | More by kcopelan002
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WritersBlock

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-31-2011 03:15:54 | More by WritersBlock
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mikeczech

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-31-2011 02:02:04 | More by mikeczech
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christopheraknox

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-31-2011 00:52:05 | More by christopheraknox
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tjdrewry

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-31-2011 00:49:32 | More by tjdrewry
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-31-2011 00:05:58 | More by kaelingirl
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jordanmiller

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-30-2011 22:10:20 | More by jordanmiller
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lawlerj

Nebraska

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
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daant76

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-30-2011 21:21:54 | More by daant76
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JSkone09

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-30-2011 19:37:37 | More by JSkone09
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mrebeka

Michigan

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-30-2011 07:21:16 | More by mrebeka
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Jamstone714

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-30-2011 03:12:26 | More by Jamstone714
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gadam33

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-30-2011 02:57:01 | More by gadam33
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dlello2

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.1%

12-30-2011 00:27:13 | More by dlello2
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ale207

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-29-2011 06:12:34 | More by ale207
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jsulko

Illinois

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
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MyTBeerDrinker

Illinois

1/5  rDev -76.4%

12-29-2011 03:50:34 | More by MyTBeerDrinker
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

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
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thatdirtymick

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-28-2011 19:47:03 | More by thatdirtymick
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

12-28-2011 15:32:58 | More by Brushkanna
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aficionado

New Jersey

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
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Lantern


4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-28-2011 12:52:08 | More by Lantern
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FriarTuckInLuck

Arizona

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-28-2011 11:37:35 | More by FriarTuckInLuck
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iBeer16

New York

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
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andyschaps

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-28-2011 04:09:05 | More by andyschaps
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,433 ratings.