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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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9,171 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,171
Reviews: 2,796
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 261
Gots: 1,205 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -23%

dorf, May 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

robthepenguin, May 03, 2012
Photo of TheSeeker61
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a bomber into a pint glass. The appearance is your typical IPA. Somewhat opaque. The smell is grapefruit hoppy with a hint of malt. The taste is simliar to the nose in that it's a grapefruitty with a hin of malt taste. Love the mouthfeel, medium to thick. Overall it's a really good beer. It's good in the bottle but I've enjoyed it more on tap. Not as dry.

TheSeeker61, May 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

olympicgatorade, May 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

danlo924, May 02, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -46.7%

FriedGold2112, May 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Jamcrae16, May 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

twkirkby, May 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

kylwalsh, May 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

jrt1990, May 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

chickenm, May 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

BillyTWilliams, Apr 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

SlowWideTurns, Apr 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

magsvmi, Apr 30, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

leodarko, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of thegodfather1076
4.98/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was served out of a 12oz. bottle dispensed into a glass....

Presentation - Stone label and artwork are just the coolest. Label is painted or embossed not sure which. Gives it top notch feel and look.

Appearance - Pours out a golden yellow/orange color with surprisingly dense 2 finger white foam head. Head retention is about average, sticking around for about a minute before dissipating into an airy foam covering. Leaves excellent lacing.

Smell - Smell is truly amazing. A HUGE aroma! Smells of strong citrus hops with hints of tropical fruit. IMO, falls more on the Piney hop side than the floral hop side. Very faint hints of malt scent throughout.

Taste - Taste is just as amazing as the smell. A malty start gives way to intense hop flavors. The combination of citrus/piney/sweet tropical fruit-like hop bitterness is amazing!

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Starts off very crisp before turning smooth slightly creamy on the back end.

Drinkability - Smell/taste/mouthfeel combo make this extremely drinkable. Cant just have one!

Best IPA that I have ever had and one of the best beer I have ever had PERIOD! One of the few beer that made me say "Oh MY" when I had the pleasure of trying it. As good as this is out of the bottle, I had the joy of trying this fresh when I visited Stone while out in San Diego in the Summer of 2011 and its even better!!! A real treat! Worth the little extra $$$$ IMO!!!

thegodfather1076, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of jmccraney
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

jmccraney, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of OdinMcHaggis
3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$9.99 a 6-pk and Poured into a schooner
A: aggressive pour, half finger white head, hazy amber, some early lacing.
S: pretty strong hops aroma, peaches
T: peach fuzz or pineapple, hops have a long finish.
M: carbonation is good, crisp, long hops finish on the back of the tongue.
O: a good IPA crisp and bitter, it probably leans a little to much on the hops and I would prefer a little heavier body and malty balance. The peach tones are strong.

I might buy it again but only on sale.

OdinMcHaggis, Apr 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jkara27, Apr 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Irrationalist, Apr 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

bosox1120, Apr 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

GoGators, Apr 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

hayesjw, Apr 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

sennin, Apr 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

JCTX, Apr 28, 2012
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,171 ratings.