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

9,963 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,963
Reviews: 2,941
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 336
Gots: 2,021 | 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: 9,963 | Reviews: 2,941
Photo of kevinlater
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at bar hop. welcome to ontario, stone. lightly tropical aroma consisting of mango, pine, and some grapefruit. taste follows the nose with a solid bitterness on the back end. hops are the showcase. not getting much malt flavour. medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation. a bitter and unbalanced but hoppy and delicious IPA

Photo of chaseparker9
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Great west coast IPA and is highly available at least in Southern California. It will put you on your ass

Photo of snelson438
3.25/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Good beer Enjoyed it a lot

Photo of Broadway
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer. Especially good from the tap.

Photo of Gajo74
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: nice golden and amazingly clear brew. It starts of with a decent fingernail length head and dissipates into a frothy thin lice that retains throughout.
Smell: initially did not detect much of an aroma. However, after a few sips I became aware of a sweet aroma that becomes more and more pronounced as the drink warms. Lots of fruity esters, particularly pineapple, bannana and pear.
Taste: the taste is, for me, quite a contrast to the aroma. Hardly any of the tropical fruit sweetness, instead, the bitterness of the hops hits you upon first taste and retains throughout. The finish is bitter and yeasty. There are also herbal, spicy and piney elements to the taste. If you are a hops head, this is the one for you. The only thing that I would have liked to see was for the sweet aroma to be more prominent in the taste and provide some balance to the hops.
Feel: smooth, creamy and drinkable.
Overall, a kick ass brew that I will seek out when I am specifically seeking hop bombs with little to no sweetness in the taste.

Photo of buckslayer50
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really good and solid IPA, will definitely buy again, can't wait to try more from stone

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

My first go-to choice of IPA

Photo of Jrhockney
4.79/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Few regular IPAs are as angry as this one. A Pine hop citrus monster with not alot of sweetness but usually very refreshing. Its not always consistant on tap, but its more consistant than most. If O'Dells IPA and Firestone IPA are running too sweet on tap for my mood, I'll usually end up drinking this. If it's stone, its going to be hoppy or alcoholic.

Photo of Boileripadrinker
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awesome ipa, smooth, delicious, tasty

Photo of BeerBob44
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Burst of hops to both nose and palate. One darn good IPA.

Photo of faolwolf
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hands down, the king of all beers. This is a wonderfully crafted beer.

Photo of Safa1
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I drink it too fast. Tastes awesome.

Photo of JBraz
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Tawny-yellow, straw like. Thin lacing, that fades quickly.

S: Oily hops on the nose. Not much else.

T & M: Moderate body with a bitter hop bite. Very well balanced.

O: What I consider a true representation of the style. A solid offering and go to beer for me.

Photo of frankie818
4.84/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is everything an IPA should aspire to be. One of my favorite. Light yellow appearance and a crisp , ultra fresh taste. The price and lower abv makes it a perfect "everyday" IPA or the go to after a stronger beer.

Photo of InkedinRi
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I need to grab a fresh bottle this was a little outdated. And it was still pretty good.

Photo of brureview
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a very clear copper color in a Speigelau glass with a 3F head which quickly resolved itself in a few minutes. Carbonation bubbles from the bottom of the glass.

Aroma: lemon, grassy, and strongly floral. Not overdone- just right.

Mouth feel is very hoppy.

Taste: wonderful lemon and grapefruit with a hoppy, spicy finish.

Overall: excellent IPA. Lots of character in a relatively low ABV beer. I especially like its floral, spicy, and hoppy character. Often, IPAs miss out on a strong floral notes. This beer is very well done and balanced just right for hop and citrus flavors.

Photo of Truebluenbrew
3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite IPAs.....

Photo of Giesch
2.09/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Okay could be better however. Dry-hopped

Photo of Patrik274
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice and smooth with a perfect blend of Hoppiness and taste.

Photo of mluchies
4.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The best IPA from the "King of IPA's"!

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.38/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: apricot 1 1/2 finger foam lacing till last drop
S: grapefruit grapefruit grapefruit zest little hop
T: grapefruit, hops , little pine
F: nice creamy
O: taste like grapefruit I personally likr the black ipa better

Photo of LJTate
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Much better now that I've had some fresh product.

Photo of Johnroby
3.15/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not sure why this beer is rated so high tastes like any offering from any other brewer

Photo of mulvey847
3.02/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not terrible but not great. Middle of the pack IPA.

Photo of tumblingpenguin
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is far too bitter. I love bitter but this is bitter beyond reason. Still pretty good, however.

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,963 ratings.