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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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8,934 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,934
Reviews: 2,784
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 244
Gots: 1,091 | 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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5/5  rDev +18.5%

OleLouIPA, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stone IPA - -

A - Hazy golden yellow…awesome creamy-froathed head…sticky lacing…

S - Not sure the age on this bottle…but if I get close to the head it smells like what it would smell like to be in the middle of a hop garden on a hot and humid late summer evening…beautiful flower hop aromas…dank, grassy, pine resin, and some citrus…superb…

T - Like chewing on fresh hops in the best possible way…a lingering bitterness…truly superb hop utilization!

M - Creamy medium-full bodied almost cask like quality!

Ovearll - A masterful IPA that sets the standard for the aggressive end of the IPA spectrum…In my dream pub I would have this on fresh on CASK 24/7. Please try this IPA…no matter your tastes…as long as you get it fresh…this should be a highly enjoyable experience!


Note: Don't you just love hoppy burps?!?!?!?

HopHeadRyan, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Mauidan, Feb 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

doucmehu, Feb 17, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I do not see a bottle date.

Hazy light coppery color with a fluffy bone-colored head. Quite stunning lace/stickage. Also, remarkable retention. Looks like an IPA, and I'm about to find out that it smells like one, as well.

Fresh pine needles, grapefruit, saltwater, meadow grass, and lilac. A very sea-breeze smelling IPA. Some quaint floral notes behind the heavy pine make for great complexity.

Big yellow grapefruit hop rush, out the gate. Also, some woody pine notes that blend nicely with the citrus. Background floral suggestions create imagery of a spring seaside garden. Pleasant saltiness in the back of the throat in the finish. No off-flavors detected. Just a beautiful, clean, and refreshing libation. Medium-high bitterness is long-lasting and semi-dry. Faint hints of lemon and ginger. Outstanding.

Assertive carbonation that isn't abrasive. Medium bodied and wet and surly. High on the 'drinkability' factor'.

Holy smokes! Been awhile since I've last had one, and I have no idea why. When I started getting into IPAs and hoppy beers, I always proclaimed Stone IPA to be favorite of the style and most appealing to me. This may still hold true after all these years... I mean, it definitely sits in my Top 5 of the style.

thecheapies, Feb 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.78/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a room temp pint glass.

A- has the signature hazy golden orange color typical of a great IPA. This pour had a white one-finger head with outstanding lacing as the level lowered.

S-A floral punch in the nose teamed up with a blast of citrus.

T-Citrus tang with a touch of pine and malt backround. Definately hop forward just as I like it.

M-medium body and good carbonation right to the end. Slightly stickey-sweet, then a great bitter hop finish. Cool and wet.

O-An outstanding IPA.

NiceTaps, Feb 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,934 ratings.