Stone IPA
Stone Brewing

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From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #119
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,961
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 10.71%
Ratings:
11,713
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 05, 2022
Added:
Jan 25, 2001
Wants:
  505
Gots:
  3,470
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Stone IPAStone IPA
Notes: One of the most well respected and best-selling IPAs in the country, this golden beauty explodes with citrusy flavor and hop aromas, all perfectly balanced by a subtle malt character.

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.
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3.99 by Slyde180 from Texas on Jan 05, 2022
 
3.53 by 1509er on Dec 26, 2021
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4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by hankp59 from New York

Pine cone resin in a glass. A nice golden color with a rich head. The malt is there. The hops are solid but one dimensional. If you like bitter the sides of your tongue will hold that bitterness for a while. I prefer grapefruit to pine so not my cup of tea but we’ll made and enjoyable for the style.

Dec 25, 2021
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3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Seejae from Ohio

Pours a clean rusty orange. Not too much on the nose, a bit of pine and some malty sweetness. Upon the tongue, a definite old school IPA. The malts are at play here. They mince nicely with the malts and that’s probably the idea. Personally, I prefer the hops to win out. The feel is very clean, too clean for me. I get this more of a macro appeal. It definitely accomplishes that. No complaints, but not special.

Dec 25, 2021
 
4 by minstrelwb from Indiana on Dec 21, 2021
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4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
by BigGinge from New York

Appearance: Clear light copper color, rocky bone white head. Spotty lacing. Rocket ship carbonation.

Smell: Dank, pineapple, orange, lemon candy.

Taste: Bitter. Refreshing. Bone fucking dry. Citrus fruits, aspirin-like bitterness. Pine needles come to mind. I'm trying to remember if I chewed on some when I was a kid. I'm gonna say pine needles. Malt is almost toasty, not sweet at all. Nice balance.

Feel: Perfect for an IPA. Just shy of medium bodied, dry and well carbonated.

Overall: Very good beer. My neckbeard should come in nicely after drinking this.

Dec 20, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Peach63 from New York

Light amber with a 1/2" white head, which lasts. Moderate lacing.

Aroma is floral, piney, grapefruit, grass.

Taste is pine, grapefruit zest, orange, resinous.

Medium body, moderate carbonation. dry, resinous finish.

Stone knows how to do IPA's. Excellent.

Dec 17, 2021
 
4.9 by Germanchavez from Texas on Dec 08, 2021
 
4.57 by eatsluggs from Oregon on Dec 07, 2021
 
4.21 by Meddwol from Michigan on Nov 12, 2021
 
4.1 by rpw from New York on Nov 06, 2021
 
4.25 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on Nov 06, 2021
 
4.49 by hopley from Massachusetts on Oct 17, 2021
 
4.02 by Rhetion from Florida on Oct 07, 2021
 
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4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by morrisseywilde from New Jersey

Folks, simply put, if you are a hophead, this is what you want. It may not be the cool new and exciting thing on the block, but it is a classic for a reason - the Led Zeppelin IV of IPA’s. I’m a little tired of all these 16 ounce 4 packs of hipster IPA’s with their arty packaging that are usually pretty meh. All sizzle with little steak. I am also way tired of hazy IPA’s. I am West Coast all the way, and this one right here is just perfect: lemony, bitter, clean, refreshing, chewy, and all the hops you could ever want - hops that stay with you for awhile after each sip. It’s not expensive, it’s easy to find, and it is the prototype of what a WC IPA should be. Those young bucks with their 4 packs need to recognize. This is the real deal Holyfield.

Sep 20, 2021
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4.73/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by soxfanben from Illinois

It gets better the more I drink, and isn’t that the sign of a great beer? It’s very hoppy. Hoppy. Hoppy is a weird weird. Say it like 50 times in a row and you will start to question whether or not it is even a real word. Hoppy. The only reason I know it’s still a weird is Siri says it’s a word. I never met my grandfather. No, the other one. Pairs well with broken dreams and the frustration that comes with realizing that the perception of any progress is quickly dissolved into the endless sea of society and reality and life. A beer review is not the correct place for a cry for help, they said.

Sep 16, 2021
 
3.96 by Daniel_Mott from Sweden on Sep 15, 2021
 
3.59 by Blitz23 from Pennsylvania on Sep 11, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HardCider from Pennsylvania

This beer poured a clear, golden amber color with a significant white head. It is quite effervescent and has good head retention with nice lacing. The most notable aromas are fresh hops and pine. The taste is quite bitter and dry. As with the aroma, the most prevalent tastes are hops and pine.

Sep 08, 2021
 
4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Sep 07, 2021
 
3.81 by Chipwells from Georgia on Sep 05, 2021
 
4 by nasharm from New York on Sep 01, 2021
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4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by laketang from Arizona

Crystal clear copper and good head and retention. Very nice lacing.
Floral notes to the nose.
Bitter pine and some malt balance.
Outstanding bitterness to the palate.
What a classic west coast style here!.

Aug 28, 2021
 
4.9 by Buannaich from Colorado on Aug 10, 2021
 
4 by adosen01 from Minnesota on Aug 07, 2021
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4.79/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by BILLyATX from Michigan

Good taste...smell seemed off.

Jul 07, 2021
 
4.15 by zhrike from Pennsylvania on Jun 27, 2021
 
4.16 by Filiep on Jun 19, 2021
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3.41/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by HoppyMick from Ireland

A little less wow factor for me. Nice balanced IPA but slightly lacking in flavour profiles that I am accustomed too. Still a lovely beer.

Jun 17, 2021
 
4.03 by AmatuerSurgeon from Missouri on Jun 11, 2021
 
4.22 by Hopweiser from Korea (South) on Jun 10, 2021
 
2.32 by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania on Jun 08, 2021
 
3.5 by KT3418 from Colorado on Jun 08, 2021
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4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Grubetube01 from Illinois

Medium bitterness that is well balanced against a pine and grapefruit flavor.

I’m not normally a huge fan of IPAs but this one hits the mark and stands out. I’ll certainly be returning to this one again.

Jun 07, 2021
 
3.5 by pidus from Massachusetts on Jun 05, 2021
 
4 by misteil from Ireland on Jun 03, 2021
Stone IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 11713 ratings