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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

8,944 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,944
Reviews: 2,784
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 244
Gots: 1,097 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

zee3are0, Feb 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jaidenjb, Feb 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Danobold, Feb 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

mjohann, Feb 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Jeffreywhite22, Feb 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

somnus, Feb 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Troville1990, Feb 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

beerrooster, Feb 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

gjarvis, Feb 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

dpmacd, Feb 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Rocketman8911, Feb 26, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

denver10, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Goblinmunkey7, Feb 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

steamboatbrewer, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

craftbeer31, Feb 25, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

TheStig, Feb 25, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

BillH200174, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

eaphikap, Feb 25, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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%.

superspak, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

seanmugs, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

LouDogg114, Feb 24, 2012
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abcramer, Feb 24, 2012
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,944 ratings.