IPA | Stone Brewing

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4.2/5
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11,450 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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,288
Reviews:
3,127
Ratings:
11,450
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
490
Gots:
3,385
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 11,450 |  Reviews: 3,127
Photo of StonedImmaculate
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrc1093
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 2/25/19

Pours a slightly cloudy orange-copper body topped with a finger or so of taut, off-white foam; good retention results in an expansive distribution of webby lacing, a light cap, and a frothy, bubbly collar.

Aromas of raw, deep pine, evergreen, and a subtle but immovable foundation of flaky crisp malt; slight dank earth hangs in the background along with some tropical undertones; forest personified in a beer.

Taste profile is evergreen and pine needles, with grapefruit zest coming in to even out the advancing, raw earthiness of it all; bits of herbal weediness follow in tow; bitter hops and a building malt punch mature with the profile as a whole.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a moderate, dry carbonation; vaguely bitter; coats the palate tactfully with a smooth, herbaceous grit, while simultaneously, a juicy pop grows throughout and culminates near the finish.

Stiff but deceptively approachable paragon of old-school hops. I can’t speak of this beer before the Virginia expansion; I just know what I’m drinking now is one fine, expressive IPA, and I’d like to drink more of it.

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Photo of PederBe
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Erikal66
3.64/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeIquiades
3.81/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MackT
3.64/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz. bottle into a JACOBI mug. Decent headage, lacing like those Christmas lights people hang from their eaves, supposedly depicting icicles.
Aroma is citrusy, but not too much. Taste of aforesaid citrusy hoppage. Malty backup, ABV of 9.6 is a plus. Aftertaste lingers in the pallet, in a good way. A good beer for AA minor league snobs.
Have, and would buy again.

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Photo of Kyle_willett
4.8/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing west coast IPA.

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

IPA | Stone Brewing. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this has a three finger thick off-white head, solid lacing, and a translucent deep gold body.

I smell sourdough bread malts and very oily "dank" hops.

The sweetness of the malts holds it down while hops reminiscent of pine, citrus, and cannabis give an appropriate bitterness.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll choose rate IPA | Stone Brewing with an overall 4.5

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Photo of GatorB
3.67/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Heftklammer
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bkeeb
4.92/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Satsuma
3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mizx
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lainee
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Carmack
3.67/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WunderLlama
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Bottle

Pine aroma

Pine hop taste is hops over malt base

Hop taste lingers, doesn’t bite but Nibbles . Malt is also present

Good beer

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Photo of jguzman718
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Excellent!!!

Wow, that's a nice beer! Probably one of the best IPAs out there. Ballentine's IPA (Brewer's Gold hops) will always be the best, but Stone IPA is a close second! Full bodied. Nice floral, slightly spicy bitter hops. At 6.9% - good session brew. Doesn't get much better than this.

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

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IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 11,450 ratings