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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

8,169 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,169
Reviews: 2,735
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 186
Gots: 684 | 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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Ratings: 8,169 | Reviews: 2,735 | Display Reviews Only:
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Fitzmke

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-08-2012 22:14:11 | More by Fitzmke
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Arborescence

Finland

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-19-2013 00:22:33 | More by Arborescence
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yokken

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-27-2012 20:30:07 | More by yokken
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PaulUH

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-02-2014 18:47:44 | More by PaulUH
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Abbbp

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

11-17-2013 18:24:57 | More by Abbbp
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balinor

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

07-12-2013 20:17:54 | More by balinor
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-11-2014 23:17:28 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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hyuga

North Carolina

4.95/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a big, impressive froth that almost refuses to settle (which, of course, is a good thing). Leaves nearly enough lace to make it look like it didn't even settle! Copper to orange color. Absolutely beautiful hoppy aroma. Tons of floral and citrus character. In fact, it jumps out at you before you even finish opening the bottle. More citrus-like hop bitterness in the flavor, with some hints of spiciness and great malty undertones. Hops make it very smooth and crisp, and the bread-like maltiness underneath rounds it out quite well. Great balance of bitterness and sweetness as well. Dangerously drinkable! This is one wonderful brew. I'm loving every Stone brew I try with a passion! If you're just starting to love hops, this is a great step up from their pale ale if you're not quite ready for "ruination". And for the seasoned hophead, this is a wonderful treat and an exceptional brew all around! No matter who you are, try this! It will not fail to impress.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2002 00:56:42 | More by hyuga
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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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timontheroad

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-11-2013 00:43:04 | More by timontheroad
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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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dubmax

Kansas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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

California

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

05-29-2012 07:28:52 | More by Mister_Joshy
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sfr26

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

10-30-2013 05:10:43 | More by sfr26
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TheBierBand

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a pint glass to form a perfect 1" white head over a clear golden beer. The head stayed around and left very pronounced lacing all the way down the glass.

The aroma was VERY NICE!.... definately a nice floral hoppy smell with some nice malt to balance.

The taste was milder than expected.... of course it's no RUINATION... It was still nice and flavorful with a hoppy tinge nicely balanced by a toasted malt. There was also a bit of a tangy citrus to add to the complexity.

The mouthfeel was thinner than expected. Appropriate carbonation and a smooth feel to this beer.

Drinkability: Well, I was left wanting more.... I only bought a single 12oz. just to try it.... But this would be good all day long. I do prefer the DOUBLE IPA of Ruination though...

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2007 21:32:51 | More by TheBierBand
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a golden orange color with a little white head.
The floral and citrus fruit aroma was excellent. Notes of orange and grapefruit were mixed in with the floral aroma.
The medium bodied beer with a subtle malt backbone gave way to a citrus hop taste that was neither overpowering or underpowered.
At almost 7% there was a little warmth but the alcohol was not detectable.
This beer was excellent, maybe my new favorite IPA over Pliney and Green Flash West Coast IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 12:37:37 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

02-28-2013 20:59:53 | More by HugeBulge
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

01-30-2014 16:17:49 | More by JLeet
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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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CSO

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-01-2014 06:23:08 | More by CSO
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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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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-03-2012 15:16:02 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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SamN

Colorado

3.63/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 1.5

A- Aggressive pouring leaves an enormous 2-finger head on this brew. It's bubbly, rocky, very light tan and sticky and resiny looking with the tiniest rainbow sheen. Color is a very pretty hazy orange color, bright and colorful. Very good looking beer. Too cloudy to really see any carbonation.

S- Fruity and a little aggressive. Hoppiness, backed with a layered sweetness. Not only fruit, but florals, pine and herbs. Lacking serious depth, but still very nice.

T- Starts out biting with hops, mellows out to a nice balanced pale ale flavor and finishes on almost a licorice taste and strong bitterness. Very hoppy without a lot of counterbalance. It's good, but not my cup of tea. I'm already getting heartburn from the resiny hops cones.

M- This is where this brew shines. This beer almost floats on the palette, it's so smooth and lighter. Dead on carbonation. Perfect feel here.

D- Too hopped out for my tastes, can't even finish one of these bad boys. I might revisit and finish one to get the full Stone IPA experience.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 20:29:50 | More by SamN
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,169 ratings.