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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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9,485 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,485
Reviews: 2,832
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 285
Gots: 1,482 | 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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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

6pack, 9.99, best by date on bottle neck. poured into pint glass

a- pours a lively orange, half inch of white head with some large bubbles, nice lacing.

s- smell hit me as soon as i opened it. grapefruit, orange zest, and hint of lime. honey undertones and even more slight yeast.

t- hops all the way. citrusy- like it smells. very bitter, complemented with bit of caramel/honey.

m- crisp, light body, super-drinkable, light-med carbonation.

o- great beer, i'd like to try again soon.

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4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a mug.

A - Pours a very hazy dark orange, with a touch off white head. Big lacing.

S - Grapefruit and citrus hops, a touch of pine, and a decent malt backbone round out the aroma. Maybe even a bit astringent.

T - The bitter hop flavors more or less follow the nose, but the malt backbone comes on stronger in the flavor. Finishes with a blast of piney hops.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a bit sudsy feeling. The carbonation level is perfect.

O - Overall, a fantastic beer - I actually enjoyed it much more than the Ruination IPA. I will have to try to get some of this back to Nebraska.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

Pours a clear golden color with a large slightly off white head that lingers.

Smell is very grapefruity with some pine lingering in the background

Taste is slightly sweet with a piney finish.

A very solid west coast IPA.

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Brilliant example of an American IPA.

Hazy orange amber with a decent head and pleasantly oily mouthfeel. Aroma of caramelized malts and citrus. Taste is well balanced and a beautiful combination of sweet caramelized malts, "west-coast" c-hops and a lingering bitter finish.

An excellent beer that I would recommend to any hop lover.

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12/2 Bottle date ~ Consumed 12/24

Frothy white, pillowy foam atop a clear yellowish gold body. The lacing is ridiculously high.

Freshly picked pine cones, bitter pine sap, concentrated orange zest, puckering white grapefruit drizzled with caramel, and a subtle sweetness from bready malts. Very West Coast indeed.

Quite balanced for an IPA, yet still inherently bitter. Crisp, refreshing, easy drinking. Aromas and flavors match, but the flavor is slightly better.

Like PtE, when Stone IPA and Ruination are older than 3-4 weeks after bottling, the quality goes significantly downhill. After 4 weeks, Stone IPA still enjoyable and drinkable, but not as stellar as it once was. You don't get that blast of pine; instead, you get more malty fruity citrus notes.

The price is way too high for a sixer ($12), but this would certainly be a go-to IPA if I could always find it fresh for around $8.

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,485 ratings.