IPA | Stone Brewing

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Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

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.

Added by kbub6f on 01-25-2001

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1/5  rDev -76.2%

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1/5  rDev -76.2%

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1/5  rDev -76.2%

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1/5  rDev -76.2%

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1/5  rDev -76.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

50 cent single from Winter Haven ABC

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1/5  rDev -76.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -70.2%

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1.44/5  rDev -65.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Honestly this is one of the worst IPA's I've ever had. Mostly because of the quality control but also because on the West Coast this is what most people try as their 1st ipa. This is when people decide they don't like IPA's.

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1.5/5  rDev -64.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -64.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -64.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -64.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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1.6/5  rDev -61.9%

tastes like bleach

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1.66/5  rDev -60.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I love beers i truely do, but for the love of me i dont understand how ipas are so poular. Its horrible, extremely bitter and they all taste the same. But thats just my opinion

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1.77/5  rDev -57.9%

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2/5  rDev -52.4%

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2/5  rDev -52.4%

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2/5  rDev -52.4%

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2/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Basic gateway IPA :( solid and though

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2/5  rDev -52.4%

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2/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -52.4%

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2/5  rDev -52.4%

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2/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

How does this get a rating of 99? I wish "the bro's" could have had some of the six pack I got today, because this was awful. No way in hell they would drink my specific bottles of this and agree that it is world class.

WOW, I have had this beer before and it was decent then, but this time when I am reviewing it, it is horrible. Way too grassy for me, and not alot of pine and citrus that seems to characterize some of the other Stone's. Maybe it is a bad batch? I tossed the rest of the 6 pack out after I drained poured this one. I don't get it, this doesn't seem to have any hops at all.. Bottle date says to drink by 8/18/2014. It is June, so lack of freshness certainly isn't an excuse. What I got here is just completely uneventful and disappointing.

I found the hop characteristics that epitomize Stone beers to be completely non-existent with this specific 6 pack. I actually did a drain pour with a Stone beer (go figure) and am saving for the Sculpin IPA bomber I picked up at Whole Foods. I really dislike this beer. Have no idea what the deal is with this six pack I picked up, but will not be getting it again.

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2/5  rDev -52.4%

IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 11,257 ratings