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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

8,701 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,701
Reviews: 2,769
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 232
Gots: 974 | 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 -5.4%

craftbrew502, Feb 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Brinks, Mar 12, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass at 45 degrees; a cloudy golden color with a thin 1 inch head.

S - Hops punch you in the nose, but the smell is very well-rounded with a grassy/piney background.

T - Starts with a dry, piney feel, but quickly gives way to a grapefruity-hoppy body. Finishes with a wonderful balance of hoppy-bitterness and, again, grapefruits.

M - Medium-feel with a good amount of carbonation.

D - Top-shelf IPA thanks to the classic Stone bitterness. This was my first Stone experience, and I enjoyed it before I knew how big the beer world really was. A very good introduction to the Stone taste and a wonderful IPA!

JohnnyM2002, Sep 26, 2006
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Justinbshelton, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

sblanton83, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

sjstraub, Nov 14, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

jimmygord, Aug 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

bigeyedfish89, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Jmick28, Aug 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

HugeBulge, Feb 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Greasy, Aug 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

BrahptimusPrime, Jun 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

milkbone_underwear, Sep 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Cooper, Mar 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

PaulsBrew, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of cameraman
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When it is poured in the glass it is a lite amber color with hint a hint of yellow at the bottom. A nice head forms, an inch high, and dissappates slowly down the glass. A nice aroma of hops hit the nose with earthy, piney, floral aromas. The taste surprisingly starts with jolt of malt, then the hops begin to take over, with that bitterness one expects for an IPA. In the mouth it feels a bit thin, but it coats the palate evenly, and has nice dry finish. This is very drinkable beer, a hop heads stand by beer. I am just glad I have another one to enjoy, this is an excellent beer.

cameraman, Jun 26, 2006
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4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly orangish, golden color. A little lighter in color than most IPA's. Nice thick white head that has good retention and leaves a ton of lace. Aroma is hops. Citrusy grapefruit and pine lead the way here.

Taste is very hoppy. Grapefruit peel is very strong here. Its not pure hops though as some bready malt along with a touch of caramel help balance things out. Lingering bitterness on the palate. Mouthfeel is nice, smooth, pleasant carbonation level. Well worth seeking out while I was in Las Vegas a few weeks ago. Unfortunately its not available in MO, maybe sometime soon it will be. Great beer.

hckyfn9999, Mar 16, 2008
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4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

Look: There's a slight haze in the copper, straw colored beer with a pretty huge slightly off white head. The head leaves behind great lacing and retains very well.

Smell: One of the best smelling IPAs I've had. There's a huge floral hop character in the smell with some hints of citrus and grassiness. There's a little sweetness in there but its pretty much all hops all the time. Incredible.

Taste: Follows the nose very well. There's some toasted malt in there but its mostly the floral hops and the citrus hops in the taste. There's some pine taste towards the end of the taste. I'm surprised to see that its 6.9% alcohol because the taste doesn't give this impression at all.

Feel: this is medium bodied tending towards light. There isn't that much carbonation but just enough. Again, you don't taste the alcohol at all considering that its just shy of 7% ABV.

Drink: very drinkable. I got to the bottom of my glass a little quickly. Its just too delicious and its not something you have to sip. I could easily see drinking this as a session beer, even with the 6.9% ABV.

Overall, one of my new favorite IPAs. This along with Smuttynose's IPA are going to be my go tos for the style. I'm surprised I took so long to try this out given that Ruination IPA is one of my favorites. Definitely do yourself a service and give this beer a try!

SkunkWorks, Sep 28, 2010
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

GoGators, Apr 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Dbrag, Mar 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

NickSMpls, Jul 12, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If you've been to D's in Pittsburgh a couple times Im sure you've met Mike, hes a regular there and he recommended this to me early tonight. This IPA gives an exceptionally strong floral fragerance with a hint of citrusy scents. Head is white, fluffy, and disapates rather quickly. Its color is lighter than that of other AIPA's such as HopDevil. Flavor is very hoppy. First sip just smacks your face with the taste of hops and lingers throughout the bottle. Very hoppy beer. Taste is slightly bitter but very pleasant and tasty. A hophead's beer...Im gonna have to try arrogant bastard soon, which was characterized to me as 'similar to this but on steriods'

allboutbierge, Jan 09, 2003
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4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clarity. A wonderoulsy liquid orange matter with pudgy bubbles that lollygag their way toward impact at the surface. An appetizing dollop of head perched atop said matter.
Lace giraffes and dragons and parachutes are etched on the sides of my guzzler.

Smell: Luscious malty sweetness and hop perfume. Smells like a sweet slice of paradise. Fresh and crisp. Snappy as all get out. Biting fruity stingers.

Taste: This one makes me want to sing. Excellent base of sweetness with just the right bitterness descending towards the finish line. Wonderfully vivid in all aspects. Citrus florals for the palate. Great hops presence with a nice solid sweet backbone. Did I already say that? A great balance of powerful accessories. Pure and moitzi.

Mouthfeel: Great texture here. A sugary thickness makes this amazingly clear beauty feel so right.

Drinkability: I am so thankful I had the opps to snatch this in Indiana. I so wish we had this stuff in the Mitten. Delicious brew. I wish I were able to to put its drinkability to the test as well!

SupaCelt, May 16, 2005
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

jlogan7, Nov 19, 2011
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,701 ratings.