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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9,371 Ratings

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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:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-25-2001)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

[Poured into generic tulip glass]

I: I am no stranger to Stone's ipa, but I give my official review today. I wasn't planning on this review, but I had a taste for it when I went by the store, and saw a six pack(my inner hop head crying out).

B: [6.9%(basically 7) ABV, 12 FL. OZ. Bottled. cant make out the date] As you expect, this has stones classic logo, summary, and ingredients("Nothing but Barley, Hops, Water & Yeast"). Nice overall, but not as grabbing as their newer iterations.

A: Orange transparent body with a fully/slight scatter head (moderate dissipation), and decent lacing.

S: Typical smell of a standard west coast ipa. Sweet citrus(grapefruit/lemon) malt and spicy hops.

T: Taste like many west coast ipas, but does stand out with slick citrus malt really coats/runs down your lower tongue. Lingering spicy hops complements the malt.

M: Slick/slight dry/crisp finish, medium bodied, medium carbonation(that feels perfect btw), and a decent presence of alcohol.

O: Stones ipa is between a sweet ipa like alesmith and racer five and a more bold like wipe out. I think this is a damn fine beer, with a great malt backbone. With all of that said... Stones ipa doesn't shatter the earth, but that's not the point. It's an ipa and very good one at that. So yes, I defiantly recommend you pick some up.

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3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A slightly hazy golden brew, an off-white head leaving almost no lacing and small curtains

Smelling of pine resin, honey and grape-fruits.

Tasting toffee, pale bread, and then very quickly bitter oranges and grape-fruit peel.

Little carbonation, soft and a bit oily, a good body and dry finish.

This is a straight and honest AIPA, no fuzz.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Stone IPA

This beer generally pours straight out of the bottle into my mouth.

The smell of Stone IPA is subtle, straight forward, cold, fresh and hoppy.

There are no chocolaty or flowery fruit flavors here, just full uninhibited beer taste with a double dose of biting hops and complimentary malt tones. There are mild hints of crisp apple to me.

A mouthful of this is perfectly balanced and refreshing; it is clean and satisfying with a complimenting aftertaste that leaves you wanting more. Every sip is consistently good.

This beer is my everyday beverage. I think it is the perfect brew.

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