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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

9,344 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,344
Reviews: 2,807
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 273
Gots: 1,299 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Whenever I think Stone, I think big bold strong, sometimes bitter flavors.

This IPA contradicts that. While beers like Ruination and Arrogant Bastard do everything they can to hit your palate, this one is rather subdued and lets the classic flavors of an IPA play on the palate. Not so much a citrusy hop than a piney grassy one, with a very mellow bitterness on the backswing. More of a plain malt on the front. A really good mix of flavors from beginning to end.

Overall, maybe not an iconic IPA, but definitely a good benchmark. I'd like to think of this as an introduction to Stone, because its still a pretty strong hoppy-flavor compared to other IPA's I've had, and this is the weakest of their stuff I've had so far, relatively speaking of course.

Worth a try.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is a clear, golden color with a head that pours very thick and dissipates quickly. Even thought the head was thick in the beginning, it was present for the entire time at about a quarter of an inch.

The smell is hoppy with citrus notes, but not too powerful.

The taste is a strong, classic hop flavor. Not too piney, not too much citrus, but right down the middle of all three flavors. The finish is bitter like a medium strength IPA should be (or is expected to be) but not over powering.

The mouthfeel is just fine. It is not carbonated, not thin, and goes down smooth.

Overall the beer is a solid IPA. It is smoother than most IPA's but has all of the excellent aroma and flavor qualities of a classic IPA. Try it, it is worth it!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Idle Hands in New York, NY

A: Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with light amounts of visible carbonation. A two finger tall foamy off-white head is present and there is excellent head retention with about 75% of the head remaining throughout the drinking of the beer. Significant lacing is also observed.

S: The aromas I typically associate with a west coast IPA, citrus and pine hops and a lot of it.

T: Wonderful hop flavor to this beer and a lingering bitterness in the finish. Lots of citrus and pine notes.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp.

O: Easy to drink and very refreshing on this unseasonably warm evening in early March in NYC. Definitely a session drinker and one that I enjoy - and plan on having again in the future. Great flavor and a lovely aroma.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,344 ratings.