Stone IPA
Stone Brewing

Stone IPAStone IPA
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From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #113
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,912
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 10.71%
Reviews:
3,247
Ratings:
11,816
Status:
Active
Rated:
Today at 12:34 AM
Added:
Jan 25, 2001
Wants:
  511
Gots:
  3,485
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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Rated: 4.75 by RomanIPAFreak from California

Today at 12:34 AM
 
Rated: 4.13 by Costa417 from Massachusetts

Feb 12, 2024
 
Rated: 4.35 by webbcreative from Oklahoma

Feb 05, 2024
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Reviewed by dofo777 from Maryland

4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Slightly bitter at the start, but finished a bit fruity/citrus. All around a great IPA. It was refreshing from the start, matched the salty popcorn I was eating.
Jan 19, 2024
 
Rated: 3.5 by Maxxis from Illinois

Jan 09, 2024
 
Rated: 3.61 by Hitchman from Michigan

Jan 01, 2024
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: It pours golden and clear. It has a white head with excellent head retention.

Aroma: There are citrus and grapefruit aromas.

Taste: There are strong citrus flavors with grapefruit at the forefront. There are some floral elements.

Feel: It has a medium body with a strong bitter aftertaste.

Overall: Plenty of citrus flavors make this a classic west coast IPA.
Dec 28, 2023
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Reviewed by LarryV from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This is one of my go to IPA's. Pours a lovely amberish color with a relatively long lasting head. Enticing hoppy aroma with a bit of graininess. I think this is a well balanced beer - it's bitter as an IPA should be, but the malt backbone is substantial enough to balance things out without being sweet or overbearing. Freshness does matter so the fresher you can get, the better. However, I've had this beer as old as 4 months and it's still decent. Stone prints a best by date on the packaging - at least on the 12 packs.
Dec 16, 2023
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Reviewed by OfficerVZdiver from Florida

4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This is one of my “go to” IPAs when I know what I’m getting is good. Love the bitterness with just a little lemon taste, but that hood feels is still there. Stone never disappoints with IPAs.
Nov 27, 2023
 
Rated: 4.34 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Nov 27, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by Nyoder

Nov 26, 2023
 
Rated: 4.35 by Danmooney40 from Virginia

Oct 08, 2023
 
Rated: 4.91 by AndyGG from California

Oct 02, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by akopczyk from Ohio

Sep 21, 2023
 
Rated: 4.05 by Sinister-Palm from Mexico

Sep 19, 2023
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Reviewed by farmerhank from Maryland

4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is my go-to IPA. It has a nice strong bitterness with a good warming resin and malty flavor There is a nice lemon note in taste and smell throughout. I can take this in the can or pour in a glass. Main reason it's my go-to is it packs a nice punch for a nice price.
Sep 10, 2023
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Reviewed by Burrocreek from Arizona

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This classic American IPA starts with bready malt and a restrained note of stone fruit, then finishes with decisive bitterness. An ultra classic rarely improved upon. For a more adventurous brew, Ska’s Modus Hoperandi takes this concept further into parts unknown. For perfection, Bell’s Two Hearted Ale leans in the direction of drinkability.
Sep 06, 2023
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Reviewed by nasal from Illinois

3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Plenty of bitter-acrid hops. Lovely pine-y complexity with the hops here. This is not a beer that is going for balance. Primarily bitter. Of course, it's much better than your average beer - but it's not my favorite IPA.
Sep 03, 2023
 
Rated: 4.23 by ctbeerman1 from Connecticut

Sep 01, 2023
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Rated by 1776Gary from California

5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is the best beer ever. The quintessential So-Cal IPA. Phenomenal. Perfect in every way.
Aug 18, 2023
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