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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

8,938 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,938
Reviews: 2,784
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 245
Gots: 1,095 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

blbarnett3, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

C_Roetting, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Rick778, Sep 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

VaTechPhilly, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

TheBoog013, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Skibum211, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of MagicJeff
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into my RR tulip to kick off football watching today. Go Dawgs.

Appearance: lightish old gold. Beautiful head and lacing.

Smell: Tropical citrus and pineapple. Slight toffee

Taste: Orange and grapefruit and lemon. Citrus overload and awesome. Balanced slightly with some malt character--sweet toffee. slight alcohol burn aftertaste in a good way.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, drinks easy enough. Wouldn't want to have more than 2 or 3 of these, very hoppy.

Overall: This probably sets the precedent for readily available American IPA's. Can't believe I haven't reviewed this before--seriously, if you need a reasonably priced IPA to sip on, look no further.

MagicJeff, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

chriscap, Sep 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

swedishmailman, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

oldsailor, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Hergestridge
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Stone IPA is excellent and one of the best IPA's I've enjoyed. Since IPA's are rather new to me, I am still finding my sensory footing, so to speak, needed to adequately rate the astmo chart.
The bitterness is the best I've experienced in the Pale Ale beer quest. The mouth feel is nirvana and my tastbuds sing with thanks to this excellent entry. Well done and Bravo Stone Brewing!!
sMc
Carry on Citizens

Hergestridge, Sep 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

koopa, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

ImpactDan, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

mj81, Sep 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

BigJYoungblood, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

JDM44, Sep 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

IchLiebeBierZu, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of joeworrall
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured from a bottle into a large tulip glass...

I've had this from a can previously and found it to be an easy-to-drink IPA, not complex, but very well balanced and smooth with a lemony-citrus aftertaste.

tonight, I am comparing it with some other IPA's on tap at Whole Foods: Four Peaks Hop Knot, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, Mother Road Lost Highway Black IPA, Dragoon IPA, and the standard for double IPA's Dogfish Head 90.

color and appearance are a lovely dark yellow, almost amber with a head that settles down to about 1/2" thick

smell is nice, very well hopped and sort of piney... not sure exactly what hops Stone uses for this brew, but it was given top marks in Consumer Reports' review of craft beers and it's easy to see (and tast and smell) why.

taste is more hops forward than any of the other IPA's I am drinking tonight

In my search for the perfect IPA, this one is definitely in the top 10!

joeworrall, Sep 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

laceratekane, Sep 28, 2013
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,938 ratings.