Stone IPA
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From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #115
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,864
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 10.71%
Reviews:
3,220
Ratings:
8,530
Status:
Active
Rated:
Thursday at 09:11 PM
Added:
Jan 25, 2001
Wants:
  505
Gots:
  3,474
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Stone IPAStone IPA
Notes: 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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Ratings by raust:
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Rated by raust from Texas

3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Ant777uk from England

4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
First actual American IPA for ages...never heard of this one before...

Amazing head...a little bubbly...intense colour.

Aroma is phenomenal...melon is dominating. But not as deep and complex as many IPA's or Belgian tripels...

Wowow...this taste is off the scale. After 2 pilsners this literally sets my soul alight. Mouth feel is like an explosion, one of the best that I have ever experienced. Sweet melon, followed by the bitter hops that literally assassinates the melon and creates a ying yang experience...

This is amazing and I totally love it. I'm buying all of the cans in the shop next to me that sells it. As soon as they open.

How could it be improved? I'm not sure...the ying yang between the melon aroma and the mega bitter aftertaste is unparelleled in my decades of beer tasting (drinking till I forget everything) ; )
Thursday at 09:11 PM
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Just a good, classic, standard west coast IPA.
Aug 09, 2022
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Reviewed by jonwiseman from Florida

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Vintage in this category and still one of the best ipas ever brewed. Can’t really say anything that hasn’t already been said. Is it bad that I’m drinking one at $13 in Chicago airport at 9:55 AM? Kinda days it all
Aug 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.98 by Taenim from New Jersey

Aug 07, 2022
 
Rated: 2.99 by selekt0r

Aug 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.05 by JoeDKSki

Jul 21, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours clear gold, nice frothy white head that retains well, sip by sip lacing. Citrusy hop bomb. Medium body, xlnt carbonation. Bitterness is a quality hallmark for my taste, so Stone IPA really delivers, without going completely dank. Well balanced everyday quaff, plus it’s readily available everywhere at a reasonable price point.
Jul 13, 2022
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Reviewed by RedStickPhil from New Mexico

3.81/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A gift from Bret, with a connection to UCSB. Thanks! Really pretty to look at, but I don’t see the business of taste as all that special. I guess it is just too long on bitter without much extra nuance.
Jul 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Jul 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by Mikeking99 from Florida

Jul 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.09 by sherrymj from Ohio

Jul 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Robertas from Lithuania

Jul 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.22 by Sethw400 from South Carolina

Jul 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by Sinister from New York

Jul 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.19 by brewskis from Indiana

Jun 30, 2022
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Reviewed by ammo1

4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
One of my early go to IPAs. After many years, I've found Odells, Ballast Point, and Elysian provide citrus and floral hop notes that I prefer depending on the mood. Stone has a special place in my heart, a bit one note and not the absolute best. The price is right and is still in the rotation, sometimes for the memories it conjures up. Don't change it Stone!
Jun 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.55 by wdavis47

Jun 27, 2022
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Reviewed by zman1974 from Florida

3.33/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25
It's a high quality, well made beer. Just not for me. The finish is bitter to the point of being off-putting. I just do not want to take additional sips.
Jun 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by Hawkfish from Washington

Jun 05, 2022
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Rated by Gu_re_gu

4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
The original and still one of the best. Haters gonna hate.
Jun 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.73 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Jun 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.41 by JHeard79 from North Carolina

May 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.39 by cold_beer

May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by dcat151

3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Golden pour with a medium amount of head that dissipates relatively quickly. Odor is dank, hoppy, and piney. Taste is traditional IPA with hoppy bitterness and a slight bit of pine. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. Overall a good IPA.
Apr 24, 2022
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Rated by MarkovBeer from California

1.36/5  rDev -67.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Stupidly bitter and unpleasant. it's the gargoyle that hypes this up.
Apr 12, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by tonystanhope from Florida

Apr 04, 2022
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Rated by Ihpjoeguy from Illinois

2.01/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Wow. Way over rated. Or maybe just old school. Bitter baby. I get DIPA’s less bitter.
Apr 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by Beecham from California

Mar 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.35 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Mar 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by lonestarshield from Texas

Mar 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by alfredw74 from Massachusetts

Mar 05, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I revisit this one periodically, because at one time it was in my top 10 IPAs and I get nostalgic about that. Not sure if the recipe has changed over time, maybe it's just not been as fresh, I don't know... but I can only say it's a little better than okay in today's IPA world.
Mar 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.22 by adamstef

Feb 25, 2022
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear gold, big frothy white head, ridiculous amount of lacing. Citrus, and tropical fruits. Medium bodied, excellent carbonation. This is solid!
Feb 22, 2022
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Rated by jkh15 from Michigan

3.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pretty solid but a touch too bitter for my liking.
Feb 12, 2022
 
Rated: 2.33 by Houborg1 from Denmark

Jan 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by RPBeerdude from Colorado

Jan 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.99 by Slyde180 from Texas

Jan 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.53 by 1509er

Dec 26, 2021
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