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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

9,602 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,602
Reviews: 2,855
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 302
Gots: 1,621 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-25-2001

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of bstave
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle (enjoy by 4/18/12) poured into Dogfish Head tulip pint glass on 3/25/12.

A- Pours a straw gold with a nice fluffy white head and nice sticky lacing. Very good looking brew.

S- Smell is big citrusy hops and mild malt backbone.

T- Taste is clean with bright citruss hops and balanced very nicely with its malt backbone. A very easy drinking IPA.

M- Clean smooth mouthfeel. Good carbonation. Very easy drinker.

O- This has been one of my go-to IPAs over the past 6 years. I recently revisited this beer and am reminded of how good it is after having many other IPAs. Great IPA.

Photo of harrisjohnson
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Davit
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of LaPlaya
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Number3red
5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of GuidedByVoices
5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of terence
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of sweisel80
3/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of Hopstimatic
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of KyleBatten
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of ericalexander
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden orange with a 1"+ head of off-white foam holding it down. Great lace and a thick film remain.
Smell is hops, citrus and bubblegum. Hints of malt and vanilla hiding way back.
Taste is hoppy, citrus, cardboard and some light malt and pine.
Warming from the get-go, almost full-bodied, smoother than expected, not a heavily hopped either. A good brew.

Photo of Talz420
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of mwhite444
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of raynmoon
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It looks really nice in the glass, a soapy sort of head however.

It smells very inviting though. It has a nice amount of malt backbone I can already tell. A little fruity, but more pine and lemon/ orange notes than anything. Maybe I'm picking up a coriander type smell, it has a little punch to it. Maybe that is the alcohol coming through.

The taste is sort of the same for me. Lots of hops up front, kind of spicy, but probably from the alcohol, but very drinkable.

I'd buy it again.

Photo of Forb
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle...

Appearance: Beautifully clear golden body with a deep fluffy froth of a head. Sticky lacing lathers the glassware with every sip.

Smell: Strong pungent aromas of both piney, freshly cut grass bitterness and citrusy sweetness.

Taste: This is where the beer proves its reverence. Amazingly clean on impact with an explosion of the aromas found in the smell. Malt comes forth first with it's slightly nutty foundation only to be built on by the complex hop flavors of fruity sweetness and piney bitterness; the latter maintaining through the finish.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation with a nice creamy body that goes down deliciously smooth.

Overall: Probably the best session IPA I've had the pleasure to drink. Recommended.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,602 ratings.