Stone IPA
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Stone Brewing
California, United States
American IPA
Ranked #114
Ranked #2,912
4.2 | pDev: 10.71%
Nov 27, 2023
Jan 25, 2001
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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Reviewed by OfficerVZdiver

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
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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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Reviewed by whitro17 from Florida

4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look - golden, clear, solid white head, lacing was minimal
Smell - piney, citrus, lemon peel
Taste - piney, resinous, citrus, lemon peel
Feel - medium body, moderate carbonation, piney resin bitterness lingers
Overall - I've had this many times and it's still a damn good beer. If you love west coast IPA's then you'll love this one too. Pine resin, citrus, lemon peel and good bitterness that lingers. This is the brew that put Stone on the map and kept them there for good reason. The bitterness was hitting so good tonight so I paired her up with Stone Cold Crazy by Queen.
Aug 16, 2023
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Reviewed by shadwg from Arizona

4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
look- liquid gold
Smell- strong, piney resin, and lemony zest
taste- pine resin, lemon, and bitters with very tame and subtle malt
feel- crispy and refreshing
overall- one of the most refreshing, bitter-hoppy, and satisfying ipas on the easily accessible market
Aug 06, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by BLVBBERGIXLL from Arizona

Jul 25, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by SharPei19 from Ohio

Jul 24, 2023
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Reviewed by buckthehog from Texas

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Solid IPA. Tame and restrained compared to most current hop offerings but remember this is like rating your middle school girlfriend while you have been kicking it at Studio 54 for a few months. Everything is well done but tamped down which is understandable. Brown pine straw, wheat bread and a little corn sweetness. Sul Ross MS. 1985. Pour one out for Ray-Dog. Oh-duh-lay.
Jul 21, 2023
Rated: 3.87 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Jul 18, 2023
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Reviewed by BillyNoonan from Ireland

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours clear dark amber gold. Notes of citrus and hoppy goodness. Taste follows with a smooth feel. Nice fresh aftertaste. Not acrid at all. Really good.
Jul 09, 2023
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Reviewed by UWDAWG from Washington

4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Teku glass.

Look- Deep gold, very hazy, visible small particulate, cream colored very frothy head, above average head retention and lacing.

Smell- Clementine, pine resin, lemon zest, between medium and high strength of scent.

Taste- Clementine, pine resin, pineapple, lemon zest, medium strength of flavor.

Feel- Medium body, average carbonation, high bitterness, highly creamy, mildly dry finish.

Overall- Deep gold and very hazy with above average head retention and lacing. Bouquet was clementine, pine resin and lemon zest. Flavor was similar to the nose with some notes of pineapple. The feel was medium body with high bitterness and creaminess. Overall this was a very nice example of a West Coast IPA that provided a nice drinking experience.
Jun 29, 2023
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