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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

9,192 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,192
Reviews: 2,798
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 262
Gots: 1,219 | 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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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Nightrain87, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

hpthebull, Nov 20, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

crob3888, Nov 20, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

AlexChillton, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of jlogan7
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

jlogan7, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

VikeMan, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of pudoo
5/5  rDev +18.5%

pudoo, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of tbeckett
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A bottle from my friend who got it in Florida. From notes.

A - Poured a slightly hazy darkish blonde mild carbonation. Fluffy one finger head. Great thick lace with a half finger of retention.

S - Nice citrus, clean. Great grapefruit with bread and very strong citrus hops.

T - Not overpowering. All the typical IPA elements are there that follow the aroma. Slight bready notes and a sweet start procede into a strong hop character with a powerful citrus punch.

M - Good carbonation. Medium body. Nice bitterness.

O/D - Incredibly drinkable. Very solid and nice. A well constructed IPA that puts so many weaker ones to shame. An excellent example of the style that stays balanced while showing off it's hop profile in an admirable manner. I miss it already.

tbeckett, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Deiley
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Deiley, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Coriander
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Coriander, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Geno78
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Geno78, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of TheBronze
4/5  rDev -5.2%

TheBronze, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

CoryR, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of dav
5/5  rDev +18.5%

dav, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of inbierveritas
5/5  rDev +18.5%

inbierveritas, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of jegross2
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewing the original Single IPA from Stone Brewing Company.
Score: 93

2011 vintage bottle served in a Sam Adams glass. Forgot to snap a pic, so I am borrowing the one from the Stone website.

Appearance: Hazy golden-orange color. Pretty translucent. Pours one and a half fingers of foam that sticks around a while with some lacing on the side of the glass as well. 4/5

Smell: Very herbal, tart-citrus aroma. Lemony fresh with nondescript spices. 4.5/5

Taste: Very hoppy and citrusy. The carbonation makes the lemon/fruit-citrus bitterness quite zesty. Quite piney too. Lasting hop finish. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. 3.5/5

Overall: The golden standard of year-round single IPAs.

Recommendation: An absolute must try single IPA. If you have not yet had the pleasure, you must. Even casual beer drinkers should be able to appreciate the quality of this brew, though hop haters might need to avoid this one.

Pairings: Hamburgers.

Cost: $4.99 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle or $10.99 for a six pack.

jegross2, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

DaveONan, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of BilbosNuts
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy orange/dark golden color. It appears to have a minimal amount of carbonation, with only a few scattered bubbles rising occasionally. Its small, white head fades quickly to a small ring over the top.

S: Basically what you'd expect from a good IPA. There is a nice hop profile, it has orange and lemon citrus aromas accompanied by some other fruity esters. Herbal and floral notes also make an appearance.

T: There is a bold dominance of hops that contribute to the tastes present. These include a citrus and fruitiness, herbal and floral flavors, and a nice lingering bitter finish.

M: This is a medium bodied IPA with just the right amount of carbonation to disperse the bold hop flavors. It has a sort of dry finish and a crispness that allows the flavors to linger on the palate.

O: This is a fine IPA. Stone's regulars are all pretty solid and this one is no exception. This is a readily available, well above average IPA. Very much recommended.

BilbosNuts, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

10MoBeers, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

touchmeimsac, Nov 18, 2011
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3.35/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good for the style, just a little too much for me. High marks for quality, low on drinkability. Pour is a slightly cloudy hay yellow. Thin crown dissipates quickly. Alpha hop is strong and forward, not the balance I enjoy in singles.

Another good Stone offering, just marked aggressiveness for a single-IPA.

tylerss20, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

soriondee, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

victory4me, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Brew33
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Brew33, Nov 18, 2011
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,192 ratings.