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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

8,037 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,037
Reviews: 2,734
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 181
Gots: 614 | 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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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

04-16-2012 14:45:16 | More by cclark67789
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SlamLord

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-08-2013 04:11:50 | More by SlamLord
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

09-27-2013 04:34:29 | More by famous_mortimur
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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - slight haze, very light orange, billowy white head, leaves some ok lacing.

S - clean citrus and pine, tropical sweetness,

T - explodes with citrus and tropical hop flavour to start, but still a decent malt backbone in there, firm with a balancing sweetness, but it's quickly overcome in the finish with bitter grapefruit. Bitterness is not huge, but still no complaints in that department.

M - Creamy, but with a mild hop astringency, finish is dry and lip smacking, no alcohol presence, med body and carbonation.

D - a well executed IPA, though I'd expect a touch more bitterness for it's size.

Any complaints here are minor quibbles really, but this beer just doesn't have the intensity of their Ruination IPA, even though it's not that much smaller. I'd order the Ruination over this anytime, but it's still a very good second choice.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2009 21:56:00 | More by markaberrant
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uustal

Rhode Island

4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big Citrus Hops smell. The taste follows. Citrus hops, mostly grapefruit and orange. A hint of malt mixes well with the hops. Finishes with nice big hop kick and a tad dry. A lot of flavor here and a very well done IPA, one of the best I've ever tried.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 00:19:42 | More by uustal
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-14-2012 18:03:10 | More by jsilva
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Kevlee722

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-01-2011 04:20:34 | More by Kevlee722
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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-02-2012 20:34:06 | More by olympicgatorade
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-22-2012 16:28:48 | More by YobroitsJoe
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dumptruck81

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-28-2012 17:59:56 | More by dumptruck81
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

09-23-2012 22:18:14 | More by milkbone_underwear
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jurbanik

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-29-2012 02:42:39 | More by jurbanik
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dubmax

Kansas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-07-2013 13:54:47 | More by dubmax
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-01-2014 14:57:36 | More by Mack
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-05-2014 23:23:37 | More by RummyRedbeard
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russwilliam

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

08-28-2013 23:59:42 | More by russwilliam
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-20-2014 02:18:25 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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nasty15108

New York

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 1pt 6oz bomber into a pint glass.

A - Golden color with slightly darker hues. Thick white foam with good lacing.

S - Hoppy, loaded with hops. Hints of citrus and spice. Very floral, smells a little like perfume.

T - Hops galore, crisp with slight hints of citrus. Dry spicy finish.

MF&D - Thin to medium bodied IPA. Spicy and flavorful finish. Highly recommended. Paired extremely well with a spicy bowl of turkey chili.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2008 00:09:07 | More by nasty15108
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DioS

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

08-28-2012 17:45:22 | More by DioS
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-29-2014 02:46:41 | More by kybeerdrinker
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ninner00

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-28-2012 22:32:38 | More by ninner00
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jivex5k

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-08-2013 20:37:41 | More by jivex5k
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Leftofthedial

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-17-2011 22:49:04 | More by Leftofthedial
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bkrbdan

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-01-2012 18:45:22 | More by bkrbdan
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sfr26

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

10-30-2013 05:10:43 | More by sfr26
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,037 ratings.