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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) | Stone Brewing

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)
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4.21/5
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11,084 Ratings
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)
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 aleā€”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:
#973
Reviews:
3,044
Ratings:
11,084
pDev:
10.69%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
471
Gots:
3,142
Trade:
6
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic beer! One of the best IPAs I've ever had - I think I only like the Stone Ruination more. Everything here is top-notch - smells great, tastes even better, and its never too strong or too hoppy. Stone may be my favorite brewer - I need to try their Imperial Stout to be sure. Like all Stone beers, this IPA is highly recommended!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co is a killer beer to say the least. This one is outstanding. I could drink this one all the time. Great aroma. Grapefruit, lemon and Piney hops with a dash of citrus. Great amber/copper color. The flavor matched the scent too the Tee. Very citrus forward (notable lemon) with nice piney after taste. Super carbonation and a nice foam head. If you are a hop head, give this one a shot. This beer is very drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I drank this straight from the bottle but from my observation it looks amber-golden with a little bit of head.

The smell is fresh and hoppy. The hops bite through my nose even!

This beer is deliciously complex. It starts off with a good blast of hops, then mellows into a still hoppy, yet smooth, crisp flavor with an extremely clean finish. It's a little resiny, as some IPAs are, but it's not overwhelming. Overall, a crisp, clean balanced taste.

The mouthfeel is smooth and palatable. Not too heavy.

I'm not a big IPA girl (working on in though), but this one really impressed me. I don't like when the hops overwhelm the flavor and never balance out, but this beer does that. The complexity and smooth, clean finish really made it enjoyable.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,084 ratings
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