Stone IPA (Double Dry Hopped) | Stone Brewing

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4.3 w/ 294 ratings

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Westsidethreat on 12-26-2006

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
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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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
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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4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
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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4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
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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Stone IPA (Double Dry Hopped) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 94.9% out of 100 with 294 ratings
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