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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

8,150 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,150
Reviews: 2,735
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 186
Gots: 675 | 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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cozmohollis

Delaware

4.78/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A: Orange in color with a white head a really good lace.

S: Citrus scent.

T: Orange and other citrus flavors with a good amount of hops from beginning to end. Really clean and smooth.

MF: Medium light body with medium carbonation. Crisp, refreshing, smooth and clean with a hoppy feel the whole time. Drinkable with a light and dry finish.

O: One of my favorite IPAs. I love how there are hops all throughout this beer but it doesn't over power it. A good IPA for any time, even summer.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 05:52:04 | More by cozmohollis
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SwG237

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-24-2013 04:02:43 | More by SwG237
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-24-2013 03:09:11 | More by MN_Beerticker
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-24-2013 03:02:24 | More by LambicPentameter
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Thecasehead

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-23-2013 23:36:50 | More by Thecasehead
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Michael_20P

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-23-2013 23:21:12 | More by Michael_20P
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VaporDome

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

05-23-2013 22:00:51 | More by VaporDome
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-23-2013 21:39:29 | More by DRTBrewster
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-23-2013 21:25:43 | More by jaswilson2
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sjanowiak

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-23-2013 20:17:20 | More by sjanowiak
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visionaries

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-23-2013 17:16:48 | More by visionaries
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pisano

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-23-2013 13:40:04 | More by pisano
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FairyFunBoy

California

4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Straw color with a red hue. White 3 finger head.
S- Burst of pine and sap with a great citrus undertone.
T- Orange, pine, biscuit malt. Overwhelms the palate in the best way possible.
M- for such a great beer the mouthfeel was a little light. Not too much malty velvet like I would prefer. Carbonation wasn't sufficient half way through the pint.

O- this is one of my go to beers. Stone is dependable, their IPA is a great addition to their suburb collection.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 01:57:56 | More by FairyFunBoy
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Cobrito

Georgia

4.79/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Not sure there's much point in rating a beer that already has more than 5,000 reviews, but here goes for my faithful reader(s).

Bottle with enjoy by date of July 17, 2013.

I find that Stone IPA's excellence sneaks up on you. The appearance and head are fine but nothing dramatic in terms of size or museum-quality lacing or anything. The aroma is somewhat tightly wound, at least coming from the bottle, and it is subtle though nicely complex--dank hops with with a surprising, orangey-grapefruit fruitiness that tells me this beer was made by people who have a sense of composition and desire to combine flavors in an at least somewhat out of the box way. So then I drink. And drink. And it goes down so incredibly easily, but the complexity of the nose is still there in the palate, and the finish on the back of the tongue, while somewhat short, has a pleasant bite, and it is so tantalizing. Can I do that again? And again? In part because of the company's over the top ad copy, there is this sense that Stone is bad ass, but this standard IPA seduces slowly but completely. The Billie Holiday of IPAs?

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 22:46:34 | More by Cobrito
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EduardoOrtega01

Panama

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-22-2013 20:56:39 | More by EduardoOrtega01
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BigbROB

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-22-2013 16:09:46 | More by BigbROB
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DStoked

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-22-2013 13:33:57 | More by DStoked
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-22-2013 13:23:31 | More by SpdKilz
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Kuaff

Alaska

4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle into a tulip glass around cellar temperature.

Stone's IPA has a nice two fingers of a white, frothy head, and the beer itself is a remarkably clear, golden amber color. Such pure clarity... very beautiful.

The smell has strong pine, some citrus, and a little bit of candy-like honey sweetness. This is exactly how I like an IPA to smell.

It tastes much like it smells... great! I get all the classic IPA flavors in abundance. Like the bottle says, it's brewed with simply "barley, hops, water, and yeast." It's amazing how such simple ingredients can be melded together so perfectly. The bitterness is impressive. If you can stand to wait a few minutes before the next sip (challenging as it is), you'll still be able to taste the bitter hoppy goodness long afterwards.

The carbonation is right where I want it, just like everything else with this beer.

Bottom line: this is an outstanding IPA that delivers a plentifully flavorful punch that puts some lesser DOUBLE IPAs to shame. Stone rules.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 09:07:30 | More by Kuaff
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-22-2013 04:17:58 | More by jwat
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gamanley

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-22-2013 03:04:14 | More by gamanley
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-22-2013 02:41:43 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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jmcgahran1

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-22-2013 01:37:57 | More by jmcgahran1
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scoot64

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-21-2013 23:22:54 | More by scoot64
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VirginiaJeff1

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-21-2013 19:29:47 | More by VirginiaJeff1
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,150 ratings.