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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

8,709 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,709
Reviews: 2,770
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 231
Gots: 979 | 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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Photo of allboutbierge
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
Photo of SupaCelt
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
Photo of Joel12
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Joel12, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of KeKeKumba
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

KeKeKumba, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of mvdillman
4/5  rDev -5.4%

mvdillman, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of earlholman
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

earlholman, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Ben7773
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Ben7773, Jan 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

JSBILK, May 14, 2014
Photo of GodOfBeer
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice orange colour with a little creamy head with nice lacing.

Smells delicious, awesome floral hoppy smell, sweet pine and some citrusy fruits.

Very bitter upfront with some citrus and some malt sweetness but mainly hoppy, one of the hoppiest beers i've had, just awesome!

A slightly creamy mouthfeel, a very bitter beer that is suprisingly refreshing and drinkable!

GodOfBeer, Jul 27, 2008
Photo of DesMoinesMike
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Glad to see Stone finally get into Iowa!

I was filled with intrepidation when pouring this into my perfect pour glass. It's a light amber color with 2.5 fingers of foam, almost overtopping my glass. The aroma is definitely hop-centered and strong, but not overly interesting. The flavor I was wather disappointed with. There was the acidity from the hops but not much flavor. I'm use to IPAs that have notes of floral, citris, mellon, honey, but there wasn't much of that at all. It seems the type of hops in there had a singular focus of the hop acidity but nothing else to add any entertainment or side-story.

It's a good IPA, but I've had many that are more interesting. It's not weak, but it's kinda boring.

DesMoinesMike, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of Glibber
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice looking pour with a healthy 2 finger head. Froth settled down, but left quite a bit of lacing. Light yellow amber color with some decent carbination to make the beer refreshing. Has the grapfruit citrus taste up front that I really enjoy. Has a decent hop kick, but not so bitter that you couldn't drink more than a few of these without getting too full. In fact the back end of the taste, it is actually very smooth- the more I drink it the better it tastes.

Glibber, Mar 13, 2011
Photo of Jeeb
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Jeeb, Jul 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

timontheroad, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

MITCHELLMPLS, Feb 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

rmehughes, Jul 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

ramblinwreck101, Oct 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Ewhite2121, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of deanhead
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Brilliant straw color, exceptionally clear and clean looking beer. pours an immense white head that quickly receded to one finger. The head clung for life to the sides of my pint glass.

Smell- Grapefruit, with some hints of pine, and alcohol.

Taste-Citrusy, dank, and bitter, yet not overwhelming. Nice dry finish. Very well balance malt backbone to compliment the hops, or perhaps the other way around. At any rate this beer tastes great.

Mouthfeel- light to medium Mouthfeel, very smooth beer.

Drinkability- this beer is dangerously quaffable. Too high of an abv to be a session beer, but surely drinks like a session beer. I'd love to keep a stash of this in the fridge.

deanhead, Nov 01, 2007
Photo of elniko
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into pint

A: Good looking deep amber, half finger of head with nice lacing. Good looking brew.

S: Wonderful smell, not overpowering with hops. Very fruity, citrusy smell.

T & M: I am biased going in because this is by far my favorite IPA that I have had. Perfect hops concentration, gives the brew the necessary IPA bitterness but also gives some fruitiness quality that makes this brew a step above the average American IPA. Mouthfeel is top-notch, this is a beer that lingers on the tongue and leaves you wanting more.

D: Highly drinkable for IPA, reasonably high alcohol content is completely non-apparent. I have yet to have a Stone beer that left me at all disappointed.

elniko, Jun 17, 2008
Photo of cmq103
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into a Duvel Belgian Tulip glass

Appearance: A semi-aggressive pour produced a favorable 1/2" clingy off white head with lacing that stuck to the side of the glass with ease. A golden color with a hint of haze. Again, sticky lacing is apparent.

Smell: Citrus pine hops up front, followed by mildly sweet malt. A clean and refreshing aroma that entices the nose.

Taste: Malty sweetness, followed by a distinct and noticeable citrus pine. Tangerine and grapefruit mix is what I sense. Not an overly bitter finish but there is no mistaken your drinking an IPA. I really like this one a lot.

Mouthfeel: Lively carbonation is present for this moderate body beer. All of the flavors blend so well across the tongue. I'm left with sweet malt at the finish when I was expecting the normal IPA bitterness. I definitely prefer the Stone finish.

Overall: In my opinion, this is one mighty fine tasting IPA. Though my favorite IPA is still Dogfish Head 60 minute, this definitely comes in a close second. Another fine beer from Stone Brewing Co.

cmq103, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Honus1, Dec 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

balinor, Jul 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Tayloraphilips, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of TheBungyo
4.97/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pablo Piccaso would have trouble crafting a masterpiece such as this. The stiff white cream head finishes off this brew as you'd imagine a master chef with a perfect garnish would. Nose is massive pine, followed by a mix of grapefruit and caramel. I have to be honest, the smell is as devine as any beer lover could hope. Taste is a tour of hops ...pine, graprefruit, lemon, peach and finally caramel. This is probably the perfect IPA. Mouthfeel is suitably creamy and drinkablility is near perfect. A rugged yet sessionable beer that everyone with any sense will respect. Thank you Stone!

TheBungyo, Apr 29, 2006
Photo of dfried
4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden, slightly orange in color. Frothy 2cm off white head. Some sweet malt in the background of the aroma, but its mainly floral and citrus hops, along with some other fruity notes. The taste is very similar to my favorite IPA, Bell's Two Hearted Ale (regionally biased opinion of course.) Just enough pale sweet malty backbone to balance out the outrageously awesome hops. They are mostly floral and perfume-y up front, but with a lot of citrus, orange and grapefruit, as well as some apricot. A few pine-y notes come as the beer goes down. Great silky smooth mouthfeel. Awesome representation of my favorite style? Of course I could drink these all night.

dfried, Aug 07, 2006
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,709 ratings.