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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9,364 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,364
Reviews: 2,810
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 274
Gots: 1,327 | 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:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-25-2001)
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear and pristine, but not transparent. A glorious amber color with a thick, creamy white head that eventually dwindles down to a frothy cap, leaving sticky white lace down the glass. I could have done with more lacing, but it's not enough to subtract from the score.

S: Hops galore! Definitely lots of floral hops, with a little pint of pine. A little bit of citric zest peering through, but this one is almost exclusively herbal and floral hops. Very rustic. I wouldn't mind having this scent in a candle!

T: Herbal and floral hops, and LOTS of them. Those pine notes that I detected in the nose come through with some fresh-squeezed grapefruit. Tons of bitterness throughout, but it never becomes too pungent. A little bit of alcohol spice in the finish, but other than that, this one lets the hops do the talking.

M: Oh my goodness, this one is smooth, creamy, full-bodied, a bit on the thick side... Everything I look for in a mouthfeel, essentially. This one would have gotten close to a perfect marking in this area, but I did find the carbonation to pack a little too much of a bite. Other than that, this is a flawless drinking brew.

O: Man, oh man... I'm a fan of dark brews, but this one has my palette-preferences playing tug-o-war! This is without a doubt one of the finest, easiest-drinking IPAs that has ever graced my mouth. My wallet is currently shuddering at the thought of how many sixers of this I'll be buying in the future.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: This IPA pours a 1 finger white head that dissipates to a thin long standing froth. Very nice lacing and a golden to light amber color. Somewhat clear but not crystal. A slight bit of turbidity.

S: This beer reminds me of the smell I get just as I toss my bittering hops into the boil of a batch of wort. An immediately intense hoppy aroma. Nice citrusy, spiciness with beautiful grapefruit character. A very fresh hoppy extravaganza. All the while, the malt sweetness fills in the background.

T: The first thing that you taste is the sweetness of the malt as it rolls across the tongue, quickly followed by a slight acidity from what I feel are the salt additions you would expect in an IPA and the bitter bite from the hops. The sweetness lives on the tongue as the hoppy goodness fills the nose with a complex taste experience. I like that the hops don't attack you too quickly allowing you to enjoy a glimpse of malty goodness, a hallmark of Stone's IPA's in my opinion. After a few seconds you get a moderate bitterness that lingers but in a good way.

M: moderate mouthfeel with a borderline slick feel that probably comes from an abundance of hop resins.

O: A beautiful creation that allows you to find the malt sweetness without missing the hoppy goodness. For me, this beer is a great choice for those who don't consider themselves 'hopheads' . It is definitely a hop forward libation but it gives you a glimpse of the underlying grains that are the groundwork of a good IPA.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A - Hazy amber color, eggshell 2 finger head and long lasting lacing.

S - Piney hops with citrus/grapefruit notes

T - Big hops right off the bat then the citrus kicks in. Hints of malt in there as well.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Well balanced and very refreshing.

O - A very, very enjoyable American IPA. One sip leads to another and another.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a signature Stone IPA Pint Glass.

A - Poured a nice golden color with a creamy like centimeter head. Getting some nice lacing as well.

S - Grapefruit and sweet malt. As it warms the fresh fragrant hop smell fades and the sweetness really punches through more.

T/M -Very first thing that hit me was the sweetness of the malt then shortly after came that juicy citrus feel - Tons of grapefruit and tropical like fruit going on. Also picking up orange. Leaves with a super grape-fruity-pine blast but not one that is overbearing.bitterness definitely sticks around a while...really nice. This is my type of IPA for sure.

Overall, this is a fantastic beer put out by stone( as usual) and is always a constant in my fridge... Reminds me of Ballast Points "Sculpin IPA" but just a tad more bitter. Its the perfect example of a west coast hop bomb. Really glad im able to get this year round as well. If you're a hop head - go out right now and buy this beer.

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,364 ratings.