IPA | Stone Brewing

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IPAIPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The IPA That Launched Generations of Hop Fanatics
First Release: August 1997

By definition, an India pale ale is hoppier and higher in alcohol than its little brother, pale ale—and we deliver in spades. Now one of the most well-respected and best-selling IPAs in the country, this golden beauty explodes with citrusy, piney hop flavors and aromas, all perfectly balanced by a subtle malt character. This crisp, extra hoppy brew is hugely refreshing on a hot day, but will always deliver no matter when you choose to drink it.

Added by kbub6f on 01-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,986
Reviews:
3,095
Ratings:
11,295
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
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Photo of Harrison8
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear dark yellow with two fingers of off-white foam that retains well. Aroma is pine, dank, and resin hops with biscuit malts behind. Hops are biting, but not aggressive. Flavor profile is resin, dank, pine, and orange hops with biscuit and bread malts behind. It's clean, and while the hops bite a little, they are wonderfully balanced and blended into the beer. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a soft, velvety texture that lends itself to joyful sip after sip. Overall, a splendid, balanced IPA that hits traditional West Coast IPA hop notes. Classic, and for a good reason.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16.9oz can.

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Photo of TheBhutanYeti
3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sullymsu
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoppity
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice yellow/gold color. I didn't get too much from the nose. Taste was on the bitter side and probably not for everyone. I didn't have it with food, but could see it working well with some hearty/spicy dishes. Mouth feel is a nice, enjoyable tingle.

Overall I like it and recommend anyone interested in IPAs to try it.

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Photo of ATL6245
2.81/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, clean pale golden color. Fluffy white head with tiny compact bubbles with a moderate head retention.
Aroma of oranges dominates with a hint of pine. Slight grainy malt smell.
Flavors of citrus (oranges) with very low malt sweetness.
Aggressive bitter hops.
Low carbonation on the palate, long bitter and very dry finish.
This is a beer with a narrow audience - those who love very bitter beers. It is on the high side of the bitterness scale and taste for an IPA. Otherwise, it is close to undrinkable for everyone else. So if you love highly bitter IPA's, go for it, this ones for you. If you prefer a more drinkable IPA or one on the lower side of the IBU scale, don't try Stone IPA. Go with a Harpoon IPA or a Sweetwater IPA Nothing against Stone Brewery, they are a great brewery.

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Photo of mschamb1
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClintGoodman
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of elohim
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of agiant
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KevinFinneran226
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bigskyjim
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Tailgators in Hardeeville SC; very good IPA; balanced would be a good term; hops, malts and flavors all well made IPA; 2nd was just as good, so drinkability is very good also

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Photo of PhilFoley
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tzat
4.9/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Swoosl
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pumadog
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looked nice with foamy head. Good smell. Good going down with a dry bitter finish. Loved the first sip. The more I drank the longer the bitterness lasted.

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Photo of peterpunk15
3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of D89f07
4.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Overall This is my favorite IPA, great taste if you like a beer on the bitter side. Strong enough to know your drinking a beer but flavorful at the same time. Great West Coast beer and I recommend anyone to try it.

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Photo of lastmango
3.59/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisFinch
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jyoung538
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ok. A lesser two hearted.

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Photo of Dazka
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of capehaze
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The only thing better than a Stone IPA is a Stone Ruination DIPA.:) Thankfully, Stone beers can beer purchased across the US. Other than Ale Smith IPAs, the Stone IPA is my favorite west coast IPA. Cheers!

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IPA from Stone Brewing
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