IPA - Double Dry-Hopped
Stone Brewing

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American IPA
4.31 | pDev: 8.35%
Stone Brewing
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Photo of maddogruss
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Based on review notes from 2013. Had on draft.
A: pours a gold body with small white he's with nice retention and lacing
S: sweet, lemon grapefruit smell; slight sprite smell?
T: sweet, lemongrass, grapefruit taste with some floral notes and earthy aftertaste
M: light bodied and fairly crisp; not too bad; a little thin
D: nice mouthfeel and taste combo; not too bad

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on cask, not bad actually.

The appearance was hazy, understandable given the double dry hopping and the cask treatment. This was about the best smelling cask ale ever. Not dominated by wood or anything, the dry hopping stood out. Superior to the regular version in every way except for carbonation I guess. Exactly as you would expect, delicious hoppy notes of pine, light malt bill, alcohol there but not overwhelming. Dry toasty pale malts.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a small chalice a nice clear golden dark yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a small off white creamy head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with a slight malt note, nice citrus and piney notes. The taste is very nice, hoppy with a nice blend of malts, with some citrus/pines. Medium body, chewy, with a nice dry/bitter finish, the ABV is hidden very very well. Overall, a very nice brew.

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Photo of chinchill
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the 2014 Most Arrogant Bar Bash (Barleys in Greenvillle, SC)

Pours clear and unremarkable.

Aroma: plenty of bready and caramel malts with hops; sweet.

Flavor: nice hoppy impression but mild and sessionable. Medium/mild bitterniess.

O: a very fine IPA; May not have enough hop wallop to satisfy some hop heads.

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Photo of TucsonTom
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one was double dry hopped with Motueka hops and part of a tap takeover at Tap + Bottle in Tucson, Ariz.

A beautiful haziness and fine, unique taste. Very well balanced and full of flavor, but over the top in hops.

Give it a go. Well worth trying.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at Barley's in Greeneville, South Carolina during an IPA event they were having. Wow! I loved this beer! A very nice pour. Amber with a very nice head that leaves near perfect rings of lacing after each sip. Smells a bit grainy, but with some nice pine notes becoming more present as it warms. The taste just explodes with pine- very resinous and dry, with a long spicy finish- just awesome. I expected some graininess in the mouthfeel after the aromas, but I was pleasantly surprised by the smooth but firm feel of the beer. A great beer that really shows what dry hopping can accomplish.

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Photo of arizcards
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler at the Stone Liberty Station Store last Saturday for $15.74.

Beer poured orange with a nice white head that is leaving lacing.

Nose has hints of tropical fruits.

Taste is liquid bread! Nice bready malt base melds nicely with a mango hop finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, moderately carbonated, and satisfying.

Overall this is a very solid beer, rates right up there with a lot of my west coast favorites!

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.7/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a rather dark copper. Nearly zero head. Nearly zero lacing.

S-Aroma is far more muted than I was expecting. Its decently dank but it doesn't give me the bright citrus I get from normal Stone IPA. It almost seems to be past its prime in the nose. Sweeter than expected too.

T-The flavors depict a similar outcome here, too. Piney, hempy, grapefruity but not as brutish as I was expecting. Its surprisingly somewhat balanced. However, the bitterness does set in quickly and blindfolds the palate a bit. Its almost bitterness without any flavorful expression behind it.

M-Drinks fine.

O/D-Disappointed. This keg could be waning in freshness. If not, then I will take the un-tinkered-with classic Stone IPA over this any day, every day. I do want to come back to this again someday ti double-check and see if my first experience wasn't fresh.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler from FreeBridge.

Hazy orange body, topped by four fingers of off-white very dense foam.

Aroma of aggressive grapefruit orange and pine.

Sturdy semi-sweet foundation. An orchard of juicy fruit. Big bitter bite. It all lingers on and on. Everything you can ask for in an IPA.

Smooth medium mouthfeel, with just the right amount of carbonation prickliness.

Just another fine example of Stone IPAs.

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Photo of harrymel
3.53/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Scored at brewery one week ago.

Nice honey amber ale wit ha couple fingers of soapy white foam and gauzy lace. Excellent clarity. Nose is grapefruit, peppercorn, honey, pine, a hint of mango and some resin. Flavor is nice and bitter with a solid biscuit malt profile and some nice resiny flavors. There is a bit of tangerine and pine in here as well. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a wet, yet cloying finish. Nice beer.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Better Weather Fest at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with a slight herbal hop flavor on the finish. There is a medium hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of oline73
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at Max's. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden amber color with a half finger of white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the pour.

Smell: Fresh citrus peel hops that are mildly grassy. Slightly sweet from the malt with a mild, fruity undertone.

Taste: There is a strong hop punch right off the bat. Grassy with some grapefruit peel in the bitterness. There is a bready, slightly sweet malt note that backs up the hops. The finish is very bitter and slightly floral.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This beer was incredibly easy to drink. I could have put them down all night. The floral note along with the hops was very nice. Definitely a treat to try this beer.

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Photo of Sideswipe
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler poured into a pint glass.

Beautiful orange/amber color with three fingers of fluffy white foam. The head subsides leaving delicate lacing on the glass. The nose is huge citrus. Fresh orange blossom and mango predominate. Taste follows the nose with flavors of orange, tangerine and grapefruit forward. A biscuity malt profile melds seamlessly with the hops making for a nicely balanced beer. Orange peel bitterness takes over on the back end. The finish is dry with a bitter aftertaste that lingers a bit. Feel is medium. Carbonation lends a creamy quality to the beer. Overall this is a really enjoyable brew from Stone. I prefer it to the unleaded version which is available everywhere. If you see this one on tap order a pint and enjoy!

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Photo of DonDirkA
4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Citrusy. The hops taste very fresh and very bright. I'm not a big fan of the normal IPA, too basic for my tastebuds, but this was definitely a treat. I had this with a bunch of other Stone hop bombs at the Stone Tap Takeover at 1702 in Tucson, AZ. I liked the double dry-hopped Ruination more than this but I liked this more than the 10th Anniversary Ruination (which is saying a lot).

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a 10 oz pint glass

Appearance – Served a nice golden color, with a thin white head. The head fades fast to give a very light amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is a nice mix of caramel, bread and a blend of citrus hop. Mixed with these aromas is a nice pine and floral hop aroma as well. Wonderful!!

Taste – A sweeter caramel and bready flavor meet the tongue. Soon after the initial taste flavors of citrus hop meet the tongue. The citrus is somewhat sweeter at first, but gets more bitter as the taste moves on; transitioning from a more orange to a more grapefruit flavor. More toward the end floral and pine hopes then some to the scene and meld with the citrus hop and malt quite well, in the end leaving a pleasant bitter sweet flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The beer has an above average creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both the creamy body and the carbonation suit the tastes and hop flavors of the beer well. It is quite enjoyable and makes a delicious feel.

Overall – A delicious IPA with a great hop profile as well as a very nice look, feel, and aroma. Overall a good IPA.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Tribes Alehouse & Grill - Mokena, IL

Pours a golden-amber color with excellent clarity; fluffy white head holds excellent retention and leaves all kinds of chunky lacing in rings down the glass. Aromas are sweet and fruity with grapefruit dominating the nose. Toasted grain and floral hops are present also. Tastes are sweet and floral hops up-front followed by toasted and biscuity grain, lingering piny bitterness on the finish with a slight spice from the hops. Great balance. Mouth-feel is medium bodied, smooth, and creamy with modest carbonation. Overall, Stone IPA is one of my favorite IPA's out there, and to try this was just awesome!

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Photo of One2Remeber
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Crystal clear. Golden pale yellow body. Bubbly white head, thin yet lively.

S: Hops: Check! Huge pine notes with dank/herbal undertones.

T/M: Light, refreshing mouthfeel lets the hops show. For an IPA it is hardly bitter, the hop flavors are extreme. Slightly gummy mouthfeel makes for a savory sip.

O: Everything I would want in a "double dry hopped" IPA. Tons of hop flavor, enjoyable malt body and a nice balance between straight forward flavor (Stone IPA) and over the top bitter (Ruination).

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Photo of jaasen64
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Salty Pig in Boston (if you live in Boston and love Stone this is a great place to go- it seems like they always have something fairly rare on tap from them). Bartender said this was just tapped last night. Served in a tulip glass.

A- Pours a translucent slightly brownish gold with a tiny bit of haze. About 3 fingers of white bubbly and fluffy head that comes out of the glass and slowly recedes down to just about no head. Average carbonation. Leaves decent layered lacing.

S- Sweet Lemony Hops, a little bit of grapefruit, spices, and some other citrusy fruits. Above average aroma strength and very appealing.

T- Sweet lemon hops, some grapefruit but definitely more lemon, some light spices, and some other citrus fruits. Finishes a little bit better but not too much.

M- Medium bodied, average carbonation, just right for an IPA, abv very well hidden, pretty much no alcoholic burn, smooth to drink.

O- This was another great IPA from Stone. Had a nice pleasant aroma. It also had a very nice sweet lemon taste that wasn't too bitter and was very easy to drink. I've had a lot of really good IPAs and this definitely ranks among some of the better ones. I wish they had this available more often. Definitely a must try.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a nice opaque golden orange color with a nice 2 finger white head, excellent retention and lacing. The aroma is fierce and huge with an in your face assault of hops, it's beautiful. Citrus and pine and floral and extremely hop forward, to the point that the base malt isn't even in the picture. May be the best aroma I've ever experienced. Terrific. The flavor follows suit though presents the malt base in a more prominent fashion. A biscuit cereal grain flavor as the base from which the hops grow and dominate, actually fairly well balanced and approachable, extremely enjoyable. The hop flavors are outstanding. Extremely good. Medium bitter. The beer finishes with a light 2-row malt flavor and huge hop character. Overall, this is hop-forward and aggressive and excellent. Highly recommended.

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Photo of portia99
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

64oz growler courtesy of Mjmoon15 in a great recent trade. Poured into a Duvel tulip. Been looking for this one for a long, long time. Hope it lives up to my own internal hype.

A - Pours an absolutely clear medium amber and orangey color with two fingers of rocky off-white head that leaves nice webby lacing on the glass from top to bottom.

S - Right on the opening of the growler could smell this across the room. Lots of grapefruity citrus mixed with aq strong portion of pine...touches of floral/perfumey hops too...nice mix. Malt is quite subtle and barely perceptable.

T - Flavor is right there with the aroma. Nice blend of citrus up front with some floral hop flavors...pine comes on in the middle thru to the finish. As with the aroma, malt is mild, definitely perceptable though with a soft sweetness, bit of dry biscuity grain. Hop bitterness is rather low but firm and crisp giving a dry finish and a bit of resiny aspect.

M - Light to medium body with a smooth medium level carbonation. Dry and resiny, full of hop bitterness and flavors. Very smooth.

O - Came into this with high hopes and expectations and largely didn't disappoint. Definitely not an over the top IPA, but one full of hop flavors and remaining well balanced. As expected, more hop aroma and flavor than the standard Stone IPA. Glad to finally get to try this one...was beginning to think it would never happen.

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Photo of Gmann
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I believe this is the version that I had at the Pony Bar on 12/15.

Poured a cloudy golden color with a big pillowy white head, impressive for a cask.

The aroma was of floral and perfumey hops, perhaps some light grapefruit.

The taste also was of floral and perfumey hops. More grapefruit in the taste which also had a touch of pine. The malt body is very light, just there to support the hop flavor.

The beer had a moderate body with soft to little carbonation. Lightly bitter and dry on the palate.

Good IPA with a light malt body.

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Photo of welldigger888
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful hazed out orangish hue that held to the light appears lemon colored, A pillowy white head leaves sheets of lacing.

DANK citrus like piney perfume that leaves one with a wanting of MORE. The chinook hop is the allure hear.Christ I think I am high from smelling this elixer.

GRAPEFRUIT CREAMCICLE for sure, WOW this brew carries the hop well. Balanced with a nice dose of base malt this brew screams I AM BETTER THAN YOU!

CREAMED out grapefruit goodness and a splash of caramel sweet goodness but mostly 2 row WOW.

DRANK DEEP my friend.

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Photo of Nugganooch
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Stone Brew

11-05-11 – Bitter Saturday
*16oz tulip

A: Pours a clear and light caramel copper color with some off-white foam head and spotty lacing. Carb very evident.

S: Smell is a touch sweet – candied citrus fruits and some pine oils. Some real danky fresh hop aromas.

T: Tastes a bit tangy with citrus rinds and lemon zest flavors that settle nicely on top of a bready cracker malt base. Dry hopping evident with resinous bitters across the palate. Slight sweetness. No alcohol flavs. Great balance.

M: Real light and creamy texture. Slight sticky tongue coating. Nice dry crisp finish that is accentuated by the puckering dry hop effect.

D: Take Stone IPA and add some more hops – voila! Very drinkable actually. Nice hop flavors with a great overall balance.

Have had many times and I must say this one held its own amongst all of the great IPA’s sampled today.

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Photo of far333
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Copper colored with a thick and firm white head that lingers long, even after many sips. Aroma of bright floral and citrus hops. Luscious flavors of floral and citrus hops, moving to a piney finish. Subtle malt flavor provides a good balance. Hops dominate without lending too much bitterness. A very flavorful beer. Even mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a tingly finish.

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Photo of david18
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I recently had a couple of glasses of this at one of my favorite pubs. This is one of the better ipa's I've had in a long time and a little less extreme than what most have come to expect from this brewery.

Appearance is a cloudy copper color with lots of carbonation activity and a big frothy head.

Aroma is very strong with citrus hops, some pineyness and malt that also comes through.

Flavor is also very hoppy but not too extreme. The hop flavor is there but very well balanced, not too bitter and very drinkable in general.

I hope to see this beer, or beers like it, again soon because it was great.

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IPA - Double Dry-Hopped from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 295 ratings