IPA | Stone Brewing

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IPAIPA
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4.2/5
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11,359 Ratings
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:
#2,094
Reviews:
3,102
Ratings:
11,359
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
489
Gots:
3,332
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 11,359 |  Reviews: 3,102
Photo of DavidD3
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A pretty delicious beer, but one I feel like I've had before. Maybe other IPAs I've had are just imitations of this really popular (and rightfully so) beer, or I'm just too late to the IPA game to appreciate this classic before its influence was spread. Either way, very hop forward, fruity, and piney with a really nice bitter backend. Definitely a worthwhile buy, but not something I think I'll come back to often.

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Photo of antihero404
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of orcafella
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustCamIt
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shenk87
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of roan22
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I haven't had this beer on tap in a decade, but its on tap at the Chadds Ford Tavern, and it was tasty fresh. Clear IPA with the familiar west coast bitterness, great with food.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.04/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gmale9000
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jsalz21
3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jjl329
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMC43
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewsome
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Edy-Cantarero
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DerAudi
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wildforager
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KMcGrath
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My 285th IPA, finally(!) getting around to drinking the IPA with the 4th-most ratings on BA. This may be brewed in Richmond but it's basically the perfect West Coast IPA - a nice hoppy, piney, citrusy bite well-balanced with a caramel malt backbone (with very little sweetness). This classic beats the pants off the vast majority of new-school IPAs (whether NE-style or not).

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Photo of onewayboogie
3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nightmare1972
3.63/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pstone530
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MoreBeer4me
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Its okay. Nothing I would be doing back flips over. Its just another decent IPA in a gigantic sea of IPA's. If you have some, drink it. If not, no big loss. Just drink another IPA.

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Photo of mothmanscott
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes 4/1/12: Pours a hazy burnt orange producing a 1.5 inch, long lasting beige head that leaves super lacing. Aroma is hop heaven with caramel malt and resinous tones. Taste is up front various hop flavor, bite and bitterness with subtle caramel malt and a dry finish. A solid IPA.

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Photo of J10Murphy
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tottel
3.47/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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IPA from Stone Brewing
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