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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

9,628 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,628
Reviews: 2,863
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 304
Gots: 1,646 | FT: 8
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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty beer - big, creamy, rocky head. Great retention and plenty of lacing. Very light amber color.

Subdued aroma - a bit of fruity esters and sweet bread. The flavor is more impressive with some herbal hops and a touch of pine. Clean dry finish.

Medium body with a zippy carbonation. A solid basic IPA - very drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Dwkasper
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerphan
4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on-tap -> pint
@ Birmingham Bridge Tavern & Smoking Joes, Pittsburgh, PA

Pours a golden oranged hazed yellow with a one inch fluffy head that leaves sheets of lace.

Nose: Even in the bar, you can smell the citrus,mostly orange rind, pineapple, hop bomb.

Taste mimics the nose. Citrus hops dominate. Just a sweet taste of malt, but helps alot lending some balance. Bitterness is tamer than expected, but the hop flavors are all over. Fresh orange juice, pineapple, grassy. Fruity and earthy.

Mouth felt medium and creamy. Excellent.

Super easy to drink. Sampled in 2 different bars and nose was incredible, in both a crowded smokin' spot and an empty lunch crowd.

Photo of MMAJYK
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Bright but hazy, yellow in color but throwing some reddish orange hues when admired. Head is minimal, but sticky and sappy.

S- Really fresh tropical fruits mixed with the typical grapefruits, oranges, and lemons from the hops. The caramel like backing is staying out of the limelight for sure letting the hops run the show.

T- Citrusy again, explained close to the description of the nose, refreshing and light, but piney and oily at the same time; makes a nice compliment for each other and balances the equation. The bitterness is just right blending with the sweetness of the honey malts adding to the effect.

M- Light but oily in the mouth with medium carbonation. Just right for the style.

D- Very nice brew. Refreshing and thirst quenching on a hot summer day. I like the citrus characteristics of this brew a lot.

Photo of baos
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into mason jar.

A: Golden amber with nice 2 finger head.

S: I can tell this is a stone beer. Supper orangey beeswax yumminess.

T: That hoppy orange-beeswax Stone flavor. Super bright. Very hoppy but not unpleasantly bitter. A perfect IPA.

M: Medium body on this yummy lass.

D: A one!

Photo of divineaudio
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottle into a weizen glass. freshness date marked.

pours a standard translucent gold color with a little yellow around the edges. gave me a great big foamy head that rose above the edge of the glass before calming to a thin film. lots of sticky lacing left in my glass too. looks like it should.

big floral hop character in the nose rounded out by notes of citrus, fresh cut grass and lightly toasted bread.

taste is about what i expected. toasty malt with loads of flowery and fruity hop character. strong piney bitterness that hangs on the back of the tongue and a dry finish. nowhere near balanced, though i'm sure that was intentional.

mouthfeel is the lighter side of medium with enough carbonation to fell prickly.

pretty drinkable, but high enough abv that i really feel it after 2 of these. To me the epitome of west coast ipas and probably should be on everyone's beers to try list. i'm pretty sure this set the standard at one point, but there are certainly more exciting examples of the style out there.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter

A- Hazy, golden body, one finger head, moderate lacing.
S- Malts, sweet aroma, hints of grape fruit and citrus, hints of caramel
T- Fresh hops, malts, slightly bitter but well balanced, very similar to the aroma.
M- Medium body, very smooth, easy to drink.
D- Very drinkable, a solid IPA from the west coast. Nice and balanced with all the ingredients. Perfect for a nice hot summer day.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice clear orange/yellow with a nice fluffy white head, leaves some lace on the glass, stays on for 3 -4 minutes.

Nose has grapefruit for sure, smells very fresh and refreshing, some nose of limes as well, no malt smell but good.

Nice grapefruit flavor, signs of limes, refreshing and balanced, not sweet, but little malt to balance the hops. In addition, the mouthfeel is not as heavy as I would like, (see Two Hearted). Nothing wrong, just not great.

Low bitterness so an easy drinker, again very refreshing, would take this over most summer styles, if I was on the west coast I could keep a six pack of this, but Bells and Goose have ones as good so no problem.

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4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber poured into Sam Adams glass. Pours a deep amber with nice fluffy head. Lacing is great. Nice citrus pine hop aroma but fairly subtle. West Coast in your face hop blend is what I live for, but properly balanced (or properly imbalanced for the style) with necessary malty backbone. Nice thick resinous mouthfeel coats the tongue with spicy bitterness cutting straight through to the most hop receptive taste buds.

Overall I'm a big fan of this West Coast style IPA. At $3.99 a bomber (even in Texas) it's hard to beat.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,628 ratings.