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

9,971 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,971
Reviews: 2,946
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 336
Gots: 2,028 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-25-2001

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Ratings: 9,971 | Reviews: 2,946
Photo of Jeff412pgh
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very solid IPA especially for the price.

Photo of Zaktcc
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a semi-opaque dark golden color. Fluffy, 3 finger head, with good retention, a lot of lacing present.

S - Bitterness and hops are the main aromas of the beer. The bitterness is not to overwhelming and is mitigated by the sweet malt presence; well blended. A blend of citrus and various other fruits appear present; most dominantly grape. Hints of coffee aromas present as well. Very interesting, complex scented beer.

T - Very fresh, smooth and fairly straightforward tasting beer. A solid blend of hops and coffee notes finishing with various spices.

M - Light to medium bodied beer, averagely carbonated. Fresh and crisp finish with a mild hop aftertaste.

O - Great beer overall from a great company. A solid, bitter IPA that pairs well with a steak or burger.

Photo of srumbolt
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I may have actually given this one better reviews, but Stone is one of those breweries that I hold to a higher standard. This is a good beer, but not nearly as good as most of stones offerings.

Photo of bakoebel
3.29/5  rDev -22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Weird smell, but very good taste.

Photo of Dynobolt
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent IPA. Nice head, lacing, smell, and very drinkable. Had it on draft and taste so much better then bottle. Impressed with this drink and I'll defiantly try it agian.

Photo of mkeith14
3.57/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This IPA embodies the American style IPA. It has a definite hops flavor to it giving it that nice bitter IPA taste. It's a very stripped down IPA so if you're into the sweeter IPA's or the stronger citrus notes there probably not going to be found in this beer. Overall a really good IPA.

Photo of daygleaux
3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Less bitter than I was anticipating based on other's descriptions, but this beer is certainly not lacking in piney, tangy hoppiness.

Photo of tasteology408
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bold ipa. Expect nothing less from stone. Can't go wrong with this any day.Warningfor hop heads only. Buy it if your not a girl

Photo of jackb112
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Stone IPA is a work of art. The perfect go to.

Photo of stevoj
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hops at the forefront, in both aroma and taste. Piney aroma on top of hazy golden body with medium, creamy head. taste is astringent and bitter, and stays on the palate. Some lemony citrus notes are in the background. Excellent.

Photo of Lahoi
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow. This brew did not disappoint. I can't add anything that other rave reviews haven't already stated, so I won't bother trying. Great beer.

Photo of alfascencio
4.66/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is what an IPA should be.

Photo of Davidstan
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Across the board great beer. Couple I like better but solid. Slight malt and perfect blend of hop character. Not bitter at all on the finish. Overall a great Stone classic.

Photo of Vinnygny
4.88/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great IPA. I prefer Ruination better, but this is a solid beer

Photo of HoppyBastard
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "enjoy by" date 6-25-15.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, dark golden color with one-finger white head that quickly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, there is a moderate amount of lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: flowers, sweet honey, citrus/grapefruit, pine, bread, very pleasant to the nose.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet honey and citrus then an assertive piney hop profile that really lingered.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is my second beer from Stone, the other was pale ale and I disliked it so much I avoided all their other beers until now. Clearly, that was a mistake, this is a very good IPA, it's more assertive than most but would appeal to anyone who enjoys the style, I would have this again for sure and will try more from this brewer.

Photo of Godfatherbob
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I get it, it's very hoppy.. I'm an IPA person, but once you peel back all the hops from this there really isn't much there. Don't get me wrong, I love Stone and will drink these all night, but it's just not a particularly tasty beer.

Photo of 11BIRD11
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Initially it is overwhelming, but that is what they are going for. Feels like I'm drinking a pine tree. After the first one, they are delicious. Just as any Stone beer is.

Photo of toronadotornado
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Delta Shuttle from LAX to SFO - 12 oz bottle (beers offered free on these flights)

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found this at the Four Firkins in Minneapolis. The best by date suggests it's still good for another three weeks. Poured right from the fridge into my pint glass.

L: Pours a warm honey amber with about an inch-and-a-half of white, dense head that sticks around for a nice bit and leaves some cling on the glass. Clear, with lots of specks of particulate and moderate carbonation visible.

S: Pine hops are the prominent notes in the bouquet, along with some grapefruit and orange/tangerine. Some bready malt notes lingering underneath it all. Not a huge aroma to this one.

T: Assertive pine hop notes right out of the gate, with the caramel and bready malts working to keep things in check. A bit of citrus as the taste moves to the middle--some orange and grapefruit. There's also a bit of clear alcohol as it moves into the back. The close is probably my favorite part about this beer: there's nice resinous pine and much more assertive grapefruit rind that have a little stick and carry the aftertaste for a good long while.

F: On the heavier side for a single IPA, this one makes you feel like you're drinking a substantial beer. It's got smoothness/creaminess, but that quickly turns bright/bitter by the back end, leaving some substantial bitter on the palate. The carbonation is spot-on.

O: I wasn't sure if this one could live up to the hype for me, but it definitely did. This is an expertly crafted IPA that has beautiful straightforward hop flavors that really hit the tongue hard. For all of the big flavor, it still manages to deliver some complexity. I will definitely revisit this one again when I have the chance.

Photo of BlazinPhoenixLeopardLexy
2.75/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

At least you get a buzz!?

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear amber color with a two finger high, white head.

Nose: Citrus, pine grass and grapefruit.
Taste: Caramel malt, pine, grass, grapefruit and lemongrass.
Body: Medium body and carbonation. Long, bitter finish.

Great IPA!

Photo of Jasonboerner
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer. Citrusy and crisp. Enjoyable beer.

Photo of DuffDaddy
1/5  rDev -76.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

50 cent single from Winter Haven ABC

Photo of Randy92592
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The gold standard for IPA's, IMO.

Photo of slyme
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look- exactly what you expect from a miraculous ipa. Dark golden in color, lacing down the glass, and a medium thick pillowy head. Very inviting.

Smell- smells baseline. Underlying citrus but primarily floral, hoppy notes. To be honest, as spectacular as the taste is, isdexpect a more intense, piney smell. That being said, it smells like an ipa.

Taste- this is where this beer becomes legendary. When you order an ipa, you have certain expectations. Strong flavor, beautiful bitterness, and a smell that utters "buckle your seatbelts, this is about to get real." Stone ipa reminds you of why you avoid domesticated beers, and thrive for artistry. This beer, my friends, is one that you can consider one of the "royal ipa's"

Feel- Incredibly intense floral notes, yet this beer is incredibly light, and easy to drink. High carbonation, relatable to a cold soda on a hot day. This may not fall under feel, but this beer takes me back to my first ipa experience and caresses me at all the turns it first took me on.

Overall- Great beer. If you're new to the ipa realm or a well travled ipa veteran, Stone IPA hits on all the qualities you want it to. Expect nothing but greatness from Stone!

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,971 ratings.