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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

9,352 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,352
Reviews: 2,808
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 275
Gots: 1,308 | 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: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Re review of a beloved classic. Being over a year since I've learned to love the IPA, I figured it was time to revisit one of the very first IPA's that gave me a newfound love of the style.

A: Pours a transparent light copper. And I mean transparent. Two fingers of fluffy, ever so slightly off bleach white head. Retention is high, with excellent lacing as well. Carbonation appears subdued, with tiny little bubbles lazily floating to the surface. Lacing is superb, with flecks of head dotting the wall of the glass.

S: Touch of malted caramel, grapefruit, notes of tropical fruit (papaya, mango), whole grain and a bit of straw.

T: Subdued malt sweetness, not quite caramel, but more like a cereal or grain like sweetness. Hops are that of prickly bits of grapefruit, evergreen. Mid palate of tropical fruit. Substantial bitterness and finishes completely dry with herbal and lemon peel notes.

M: Amazingly light bodied and refreshing, especially considering the alcohol by volume of this beer. Finish is extremely dry, akin to a quality pilsner, but with more of a citric undertone.

O: Probably the best California IPA in the broad market. No other beer so dynamically combines explosive flavor with smooth refreshment.

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had at a stone beer tasting

smell and color were fine

taste ... appropriate amount of hoppiness for an IPA ... but there was a slight after taste not so much to my liking. slightly metal.

overall: good, not my favorite IPA, and not my favorite stone brew. prefer the grapefruit notes in the stone self-righteous ale (similar hoppiness).

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,352 ratings.