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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

8,917 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,917
Reviews: 2,783
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 244
Gots: 1,082 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

SlipperySean, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

adam5454, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

stvanderwoude, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

22Blue, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

ajfrantz, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 09/08/10. I guess the freshness is pretty good for grabbing it at Giant Eagle.

A- A more yellow take on an IPA than many others. This beer is only moderately clouded by chill haze. A nice, big white head rises up and holds. Lacing is quite intense.

S- Nice and strong smelling. I am catching little wafts of oranges as it sits next to me on the desk. A closer inspection reveals a nice floral note going on. Nice strong pine that is very west-coast/Stone. A nice classic, fresh, hoppy smell.

T- Not too bitter, but slightly more bitter than most other breweries' year round IPA. Mostly pine but there is a lot of orange and grapefruit.

This beer does live up to how good everyone says it is.

MbpBugeye, Aug 20, 2010
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

cathomae, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

mendonza, Feb 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

edfinn, Feb 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

probabilityzero, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

benloho, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Spiral517, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Jsmercer, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

little_star, Apr 05, 2014
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MeisterMayhem, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

StoutIrish, Sep 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got their little 12 oz. 6 pack bottle version. It has all the usual silk-screened Stone artwork, except this one has a lime green square around the kneeling Stone gargoyle. The back has a silk-screened lime green square with the definition of the word gargoyle, information about the beer and Stone's Philosophy. Usually the back of their bottle just has silk-screened gibberish, but this one was kept down to a minimum due to the size of the little 12 oz. bottle.

When poured into a simple mug, the beer was a hazy metallic honey orange with a thin layer of white bubbly foam that was supposed to act as the head of foam. It fizzled away into a small trace of white bubbly rings and lace around the mug. When I first popped the cap, It smelled like I twisted the cap off a bottle of Pine Sol. I didn't know if I was suppose to drink it or clean the floors with it. When it settled in the mug, the strong aroma of Pine Sol was still there, as well as some citrus hops and a hint of citrus fruits in the background. It tasted like somebody started growing grapefruits on pine trees and you took one of those trees and shoved one into your mouth. It was that piney and citrusy! Behind the grapefruit pine tree was a few other citrus fruits, citrus hops, and just the slightest hint of toasted malt at the end. The mouthfeel was very crisp with a strong aftertaste of sharp pine needles and citrus hops. It also completely masks it alcohol content. Pine and citrus hops conquers all! Overall a very good citrusy and piney IPA. I don't think I've had an IPA that was so strong in pine and citrus. I think I should have bought their 22 oz. bomber bottle because this little 12 oz. bottle doesn't go very far. If you like eating pine trees, then give IPA a try.

AltBock, Mar 29, 2007
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

BigD44, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

matthewncover, Jul 23, 2014
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,917 ratings.