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

9,371 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,371
Reviews: 2,812
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 274
Gots: 1,337 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer many times, just now reviewing it and throwing aside all former notes to focus on just this bottle.

Stone IPA fills the glass with a gorgeous golden haze and the bubbling, foamy head sticks to the sides of the glass leaving lace marks the whole way down. This beer looks fantastic!

I smell a lot of orange and grapefruit. A lot. There is a slight pine aroma, but, even though it's an IPA, my nose is upset by the complete absence of any malt; there's no sweetness, no grain character, nothing. Sad. Malt adds so much. Oh well, still smells pretty good! I really wish there was a '3.75' but there's not, so I'll bump it up to 4.0.

Grapefruit and orange still dominate this beer but, unlike the aroma, the malt sticks its neck out to balance this puppy out. Definitely on the bitter end, almost like biting into an orange rind, but delicious. Some pine sneaks its way into the flavor as well. As Larry David would say, "prettyy prettyyyy pretty goood." I have had better, but I still enjoy this thing.

Not a whole lot of carbonation (a good thing), and it leaves a nice bitter taste lingering on the tongue. I'm gonna give this a 3.5 because, while decent, it's not anything spectacular and, once again, I've had better.

TL;DR - Lots of citrus, pretty in balance with the malt, though nothing kicks me in the mouth. Pretty good, but there's better for the money. I still love you, Stone.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,371 ratings.