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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

9,716 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,716
Reviews: 2,881
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 312
Gots: 1,736 | FT: 9
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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Ratings: 9,716 | Reviews: 2,881
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

BB April 18, 2012

Beer is fairly light orange, slightly amber. A moderate sized white head. Some lacing.

Smell is a bit faint. Some light malt and some citrusy hop scents.

Taste is relatively bitter, grapefruit and a bit of a soapy flavour. The bitterness is strong and the beer is really all hop, the malt presence is pretty mild. A bit simple for me, but what it does it does well.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. A bit oily.

Overall, a good IPA but not up to its reputation in my opinion. The hops are nice and it is a good beer, but I would like more of a malt presence to accompany the hops.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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1/5  rDev -76.3%

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

Appearance - Pours a hazy golden color with a slight orange hue. The head sits 3-fingers thick before settling down to a fine, sticky lace.

Smell - Floral and classic Stone grapefruit-like citrus hops dominant the aroma.

Taste - A hoppy, bitter grapefruit flavor dominates throughout, with subdued notes of sweet malt peaking through from time to time. A bit of orange peaks through as well. Simple and clean, but very tasty.

Mouthfeel - There's just enough malt to give this IPA some body, and the carbonation is right about where it should be.

Overall - There's nothing complex about this IPA, but it's clean and it catches the taste buds just right. I'm a big grapefruit guy, so the flavors in this beer are right up my alley. One of my favorite IPA's; I like it better than their (Stone) Ruination.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Into a pint glass:

A: slightly hazy bright gold colored body, the head is an off-white, and lumpy, and dies off in about a minute, spotty lacing with rings

S: pale malts and hops, some floral notes come out as the beer warms, well balanced

T: citrus, becomes balanced well between the hops and malts

M: medium, crisp and clean, sessionable, nothing harsh on the tongue, no aftertaste, piney and malty finish

O: this is a mostly easy drinking IPA. I'm impressed how well balanced everything is in this beer. I would have this again.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, best by 2/28/2012. Pours slightly cloudy golden straw color with a nice 2 finger off white head with fantastic retention that reduces to a thick cap that lingers. Some nice lacing down the sides of the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, pine, herbal, floral, honey, and a bit of biscuit. Nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, pine, herbal spiciness, floral, caramel, honey, and biscuit. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, pine, herbal, floral, and honey notes on the finish for a while. Very hoppy, but still has a nice malt balance to even things out. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy and very crisp mouthfeel. Very drinkable, with hardly any alcohol warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible IPA. Very hoppy, yet still has great balance; and is very drinkable at 6.9%.

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4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A cellar temperature bottle is poured into a pint glass. The beer is a clear, golden copper colored liquid. The head is modest, about a finger thick, and is made of white foam. Good lacing is left behind.

Lots of citrus hops greet my nose as I inhale this beer's scent. It is mostly grapefruit and lemon, but there is also a minor malt sweetness present.

This is a fine tasting West coast IPA. Lots bitter hops throughout the flavor. The malt backbone is hardly tasted. What is there is a hearty bread flavor, but it is small compared to the hop oils.

The beer has a medium body and a perfect level of carbonation that complements the bitter tingle of the hops. A slight coat is left behind that has some hop residue.

This is a top notch IPA. I don't think I can find any fault with it.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,716 ratings.