IPA | Stone Brewing

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IPAIPA
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4.21/5
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11,215 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 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,045
Reviews:
3,073
Ratings:
11,215
pDev:
10.69%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
484
Gots:
3,241
Trade:
6
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This is a fairly standard offering from Stone. Appears a very typical amber color with a nice puffy head and great lacing. Smells of course of hops, maybe a bit of fruit in there as well, which in my book is a good sign for an IPA. Taste is very hoppy, but not over the top as Stone often claims to be. Other than that classic Stone bitterness this beer doesn't stand out to me as being particularly challenging. This beer practically drinks itself, it's so smooth in the mouth.
Maybe it's because I've been drinking a lot of good IPA's lately (I had a Ruination much earlier in the day) but this beer struck me as solid, yes, it's obviously a good beer, but it doesn't really challenge the style as much as thier other beers do. A good beer to drink nonetheless.

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IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,215 ratings