IPA | Stone Brewing

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IPAIPA
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4.21/5
Exceptional
11,238 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:
#1,066
Reviews:
3,079
Ratings:
11,238
pDev:
10.69%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
483
Gots:
3,266
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 11,238 |  Reviews: 3,079
Photo of dbrown456
3.15/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gmcb_5
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of puck1225
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My son got me a bomber for Father’s Day. Poured into a tulip glass.cloudy golden yellow color with a fantastically fluffy head and lovely lacing.

Strong pine smell. Tastes of bourbon, grapefruit and orange. Very warming for an IPA. Enjoyed it very much! Thanks, son!

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Photo of rudiecantfail
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Slightly hazy, rich golden color. Nice head that had decent retention and left excellent lacing.

S---Pine & citrus. Sweet.

T---Pine is definitely present, but without the bite I was expecting from the smell. Grapefruit is the most obvious taste, but there are also floral notes present.

F---Medium with excellent carbonation. Not as quenching as I was expecting.

O---This is an iconic IPA that I was trying for the first time, so I had high expectations, which might not be fair. All-in-all it was excellent and met those high expectations.

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Photo of Clearlyme
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Claytonham34
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of h4ger
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chloe_Priss
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rhgonzalez28
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of detgfrsh
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 12oz bottle best by 7/26/18. Pale orange color with a finger of white head. Smell is muted - some citrus and malt in the background. Medium feel. Juicy citrus up front with some malt and piney hop bitterness to finish. Nicely balanced.

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Photo of PuffySAJ
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of webb017
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AleManDan
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A true West Coast IPA classic. Still a wonderful beer despite it being crowded out by so many different hop forward ales. It’s got the fruit forward hoppiness with a great bitter taste but plenty of malt to bring it into balance. Now being sold in 24 oz cans! I buy one about once a month. I love cans!

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Photo of Snickrot
4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tlock
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonBoy23
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BillTheCat4Pres
4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ben_tries_brews
3.38/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

i’m not sure this is as exceptional as others seem to think but it’s a good ipa that’s virtually universally available (i can pick a single up at my wal-mart any night). it’s reliable and i’ve had many of them to close a rough night so it’s rather dear to me.

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Photo of drstalker
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jdurey
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks lighter than other IPAs, orange-yellow. Smells of orange and grapefruit hit the nose right off the bat. Citrus is there but subtle in the taste. Love the bitterness. A bit more carbonated than I would like but 6.9%abv means I’m not complaining. A good beer but I prefer the offerings from Ballast Point (esp Big Eye).

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Photo of akirakcat
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thick golden color with a 1-inch head and good retention. Grapefruit, orange, herbal, and pine aromas.

Citrus quenches with a puckering hit right up front--but not an overly strong one. On tap I feel like this grapefruit, citrusy taste tends to dominate, but out of the bottle the deeper pine notes and sweet bready malts are more noticeable on the back end. I prefer the former, though I wonder how much of that has to do with freshness (no date printed on this 6-pack).

Smooth, crisp, and slightly dry finish. A reliable classic.

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Photo of lemonox
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,238 ratings