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Stone IPA (Double Dry Hopped) | Stone Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Westsidethreat on 12-26-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#851
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
294
pDev:
8.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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56
Gots:
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jaydoc
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev 0%
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stone gives a resiny facelift to the ever-sturdy IPA by infusing more hops- more bitterness, more flavor, and more aroma. It's everything you like in a world class IPA, just more.

The double dry-hopped version reveals a more cloudy than usual golden-orange hue due to the extra hopping. But also, the fluffy white head character is much more dense, stubborn, and laces ideally.

Pungent aromas of pine, rich grass, leafy, and with the vegitation that's usually associated with wet-hopped beers. Very fresh aromas of citursy hop oils and its freshly separated pedals. All this hop character with only the faintest bready-caramel malt hint suppressed far behind.

The sharp citursy flavor is evident with the very first sip, but it continues to grow until the resiny bitterness reaches the highest level imaginable in a beer. The bitterness is accomapanied by flavors of freshly grated grapefruit and oranges, along with the herbal flavor of fresh cut grass and straw. Lightly pungent with the flavor of fresh picke vegitation (hedging on light must). Sticky and sappy with the hop flavor as it weaves into a brutally dominated malt breadiness and tepid sweetness.

Creamy and medium in mouthfeel with the malt richness falling off very quickly allowing the minty hop dryness to take hold early and only strengthen as the beer fades into the resiny bitter finish. As expected the snappy hop finish leads to a long bitter linger with a hint of cracker-like maltiness late.

There's absolutely no room for balance in this beer. Hop dominance is its thing and it makes absolutely no appologies!

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

Appearance: Arrives with a clear light amber color with a frothy head that drapes the lace

Smell: Floral citrus with a touch of biscuity malt

Taste: A bit of the biscuit up fronmt, and then an assault of citrus fruit; after the swallow, the flavor profile is juicy and citrusy, with a bit more thjan a touch of residual sweetness

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; not as sticky as some other Stone beers

Drinkability: Perceptably refreshing; nothing like a fresh dry-hopped IPA

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4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of largadeer
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1L growler hauled back from San Diego by bring, thanks Barry.

Appearance: Golden-orange with perfect clarity and a finger of head. Retention is solid.

Smell: Big centennial/simcoe aroma of grapefruit, orange, cut grass and wildflowers. Malt? Not really, maybe a hint of sweetness. The extra round of dry hopping did wonders to an already very aromatic beer.

Taste/mouthfeel: A little sweeter than the nose led me to believe, with mango-like tropical fruit sweetness supporting the citrusy, floral hop flavors. Light bodied, crisp, and refreshing with a dry, mildly bitter finish. For my palate, this could use a touch more bitterness, but it's excellent all the same.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.94/5  rDev -8.4%
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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4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to BS68280 for sharing this and other good times throughout the long wait in line at Sexual Chocolate Day 2010.

Poured a light golden color with some orange-ish hues and a nice white head. The smell is simply fantastic, loaded with fresh hops with unbelievable floral and citrus notes. The taste was quite the same with a tiny bit of pale malt backing it up. The mouthfeel was very nice--medium-bodied with a crisp dryness from all those splendid hops. Phenomenal drinkability.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikesgroove
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Insanely good beer. Made the two hour trip from Anderson to Columbia to make sure I could grab a couple growlers of this while it was still on! Served cold and opened for lunch of Superbowl Sunday!

The pour was crystal clear and a near spot on amber color. Nice two finger head of white rises up gently and settles down just as nice into a small, broken crown across the top of the glass. Light side glass lacing then protrudes. Aroma is what dreams are made up. Such fresh, sticky, citrus hop goodness, it was a wet dream for me. Fresh and bright, huge and sticky, not many words needed to describe it. First sip is clean, fresh, dripping with citrus hop goodness. Fresh grapefruit and ripe orange just ripping through this one. Crisp, clean and super fresh taste. I literally was melting in my chair.

Overall one of the best tasting, if not the freshing and crispest tasting IPA's I have ever, ever run across.

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Stone IPA (Double Dry Hopped) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 294 ratings
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