IPA | Stone Brewing

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IPAIPA
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4.21/5
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11,159 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 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:
#1,002
Reviews:
3,057
Ratings:
11,159
pDev:
10.69%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
477
Gots:
3,201
Trade:
6
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stone IPA pours a hazy, pale gold color with a large, white head. Lots of sticky lacing stays on the glass while drinking. The nose is mostly sweet, grapefruity hops.

The taste has a bit of that grapefruit in it, along with lots of earthy hop flavors; a bit like dirt and leaves if dirt and leaves tasted good. The smooth bitterness shows up quickly and sticks around for a while. The mouthfeel is nice and full with a medium amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a really good beer, though I wasn't quite as impressed as I expected.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The aroma includes lots of fresh pine with a grassy touch; there's a twang of lemon and orange; some subtle cookie sweetness rounds it all off. The body is a somewhat hazy dull orange. Sweetness hits the tongue first but is quickly overrun with bitter, resiny hops; the hops also have a slightly fruity quality in the vicinity of peach; the 6.9% ABV is quite noticeable. Despite the level of alcohol, the finish is only somewhat dry. The mouthfeel is otherwise smooth and medium-bodied; the hop bitterness produces a slight sting.

Intense but flavorful and reasonably well balanced. The alcohol and hop qualities are slightly attenuated by some malt sweetness and smooth carbonation, but the former still verge on overwhelming.

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IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,159 ratings