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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

8,025 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,025
Reviews: 2,733
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 179
Gots: 611 | 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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Ratings: 8,025 | Reviews: 2,733 | Display Reviews Only:
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morehops


1/5  rDev -76.4%

04-17-2012 19:18:35 | More by morehops
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iam5043

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -76.4%

10-01-2012 05:16:50 | More by iam5043
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Jmcdermit


1.25/5  rDev -70.4%

04-05-2014 20:30:50 | More by Jmcdermit
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trocketsauced

New York

1.5/5  rDev -64.5%

10-19-2013 02:30:12 | More by trocketsauced
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TammyC2164

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -64.5%

05-10-2013 22:11:14 | More by TammyC2164
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squezey

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -52.7%

04-13-2014 18:24:21 | More by squezey
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Razr86

New York

2/5  rDev -52.7%

11-15-2012 18:02:17 | More by Razr86
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rshepard

Colorado

2/5  rDev -52.7%

10-09-2013 23:10:31 | More by rshepard
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jasonreinike

Illinois

2/5  rDev -52.7%

06-06-2013 01:44:48 | More by jasonreinike
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Bobbydigi

Kansas

2/5  rDev -52.7%

09-08-2013 01:55:29 | More by Bobbydigi
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spoonhawk

Iowa

2/5  rDev -52.7%

08-19-2012 01:54:17 | More by spoonhawk
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dave39

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -52.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

How does this get a rating of 99? I wish "the bro's" could have had some of the six pack I got today, because this was awful. No way in hell they would drink my specific bottles of this and agree that it is world class.

WOW, I have had this beer before and it was decent then, but this time when I am reviewing it, it is horrible. Way too grassy for me, and not alot of pine and citrus that seems to characterize some of the other Stone's. Maybe it is a bad batch? I tossed the rest of the 6 pack out after I drained poured this one. I don't get it, this doesn't seem to have any hops at all.. Bottle date says to drink by 8/18/2014. It is June, so lack of freshness certainly isn't an excuse. What I got here is just completely uneventful and disappointing.

I found the hop characteristics that epitomize Stone beers to be completely non-existent with this specific 6 pack. I actually did a drain pour with a Stone beer (go figure) and am saving for the Sculpin IPA bomber I picked up at Whole Foods. I really dislike this beer. Have no idea what the deal is with this six pack I picked up, but will not be getting it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 19:55:12 | More by dave39
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harrylee773

Illinois

2/5  rDev -52.7%

08-20-2012 11:44:16 | More by harrylee773
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prisoner1572

Illinois

2/5  rDev -52.7%

05-10-2012 18:42:16 | More by prisoner1572
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justinbrown

California

2/5  rDev -52.7%

03-17-2012 18:36:06 | More by justinbrown
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plato

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -52.7%

12-30-2012 03:01:46 | More by plato
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matty

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -52.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Hazy gold colored ale with an aroma of pine.Taste is pine and malt.This has an "A' with over 1200 reviews???This is one of the 10 top worse tasting beers I've ever had.It reminds me of the Pine Sol my grandmom used to clean the house with.I don't get.Can you say overhyped??

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2008 04:24:41 | More by matty
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scm2787

Texas

2/5  rDev -52.7%

08-24-2012 05:04:04 | More by scm2787
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cjtwigger

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -52.7%

02-04-2012 04:53:26 | More by cjtwigger
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kp29

Arizona

2/5  rDev -52.7%

04-13-2013 05:32:18 | More by kp29
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Arsenal11

Illinois

2/5  rDev -52.7%

06-24-2014 02:17:47 | More by Arsenal11
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Zzigg92

California

2/5  rDev -52.7%

06-22-2014 15:39:29 | More by Zzigg92
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cwok1980

California

2.17/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Drinking from a cold bottle 22oz. Decent aroma, with a hint of fruit. crisp mouthfeel, but than the full flavor and aftertaste comes in, and it ruins it. This beer has a somewhat insipid fruity taste mixed with hops. I don't like beer that tastes fruity, and this ruined this for me. wanted to like it but like most ales for me, it leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2007 03:55:28 | More by cwok1980
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industrialswill

Washington

2.23/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

This bottle was bought at a local supermarket with a best by date of 6/15/10.
Poured into a beer glass with a big, thick head.
Had to do some emergency sipping to prevent a spill over.
My first impression of the smell left me very eager to take this encounter to the next level and take a gulp.
I've heard so much great stuff about Stone products, so my expectations coming into this session are very high...but OMG, this stuff is sour. I might detect some clove, if so, that would explain this reaction I'm having. There is some citrus note struggling to present itself , but it keeps getting slammed back by the taste of turpentine and who knows what gawdawful spice that dominates.
Either I got hold of a bad one, or we just have "a failure to communicate" going on here.
I'll go back to drinking my Torpedos in ignorant bliss, I guess.
In retrospect, the letter grade that this reviewer gives this brew is higher than my overall impression of what I just drank...the difference is how BA assigns value to aspects of the beer [like appearance]that do not count at the end of the day, but helped to jack up the score here.
I would personally rate this beer a solid "D-" if all there was to consider was what I just drank.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2010 20:00:17 | More by industrialswill
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RyFikes

New York

2.25/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

It makes me feel like a pussy because Stone prides themselves on having aggressive tasting beers, but this one is not for me. It has no balance whatsoever. It seems like Stone purposefully made it unbalanced so that it would be as hoppy and bitter as possible.

Maybe I got a bad batch, or maybe everyone else is playing follow the leader with this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 16:45:23 | More by RyFikes
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,025 ratings.