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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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9,621 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,621
Reviews: 2,862
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 304
Gots: 1,636 | 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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Photo of angrybabboon
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review adapted from notes taken 9/2/11

Appearance: Mostly gold with some orange - nice white head with impressive retention, sticky lacing

Smell: Hoppy, with lots of orange and orange zest - some sweet tangerine, with nice herbal notes - beneath the hops, there are pale and toasted malts

Taste: A lot of orange, grapefruit, and some pine - overall, a very nice hop profile with some quality citrus and herbal qualities - a nice malt profile, too - pale, nicely sweet, nicely dry - a notable amount of bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium body, crisp, nicely balanced and highly drinkable

Overall: A prime example of this style

I had a bottle of this years ago, and I thought it just tasted like oranges. Hundreds of IPAs later, I finally gave it a second shot and I realized that Stone IPA is remarkably solid.

Update (March, 2012): I have had this a few more times since reviewing, and I am bumping up my taste score. This is the definition of solid.

Photo of colforbin73
4.62/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

can't believe i haven't reviewed this already. this is an exceptional IPA. you could take it for granted, forget about it... and then when you rediscover it, BAM! really? i can buy this 7 days a week?

pours a perfect clear orange-golden honey with a crisp white head, leaves decent lacing. the aroma is bursting with mandarin orange, spikey: all hops and dry grain.

the taste is bitter and oily and coats the palate. drinking this after a St. B.abt12, i can't even imagine moving on to a Ruination -- a beer i have also downed whole-heartedly in the past. this beer coats your mouth and throat in warm hoppy goodness.

bought it many times, will buy more in the future. one of the defining "west coast IPA's".

it's like,

1. Pliny the Elder
2. FW Union Jack
3. Stone IPA
4. Ballast Point Sculpin
5. O'dell's Myrcenary

give or take...

Photo of demgoth
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  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Dave1999
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Came in the glass a cloudy yellow colour with a small white head.

Smell was very faint I could get hops along with grapefruit.

The taste with pretty bitter with some hops and malts.

Felt very smooth in my mouth with very little carbonation.

I tried this right after drinking a bear republic racer 5 for the first time and thought the racer 5 was slightly better. I want to try this again on a fresh palate.

Photo of msarver16
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of nate714
4.92/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

served in a 22oz bottle.
A: a nice copper color. a finger and a half of white foam top. very nice.
S: hops and more hops! a hint of grapefruit is present. what all ipa's should smell like.
T: bitter and a lil fruity. more on the bitter side,but, very smooth.
M: very smooth and a great non lasting taste for an ipa.
O: not many ipa's can top this one. if im in the store and i want to have a good night, this is my go to beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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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  rDev -5.2%

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,621 ratings.