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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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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:
#972
Reviews:
3,044
Ratings:
11,084
pDev:
10.69%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
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471
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3,142
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A- very light, bright, clear, light almost-yellow-but-not-yellow golden color with a near-white head.

S- lots of citric and tropical fruits as the aromatic hops dominate the nose and produce a huge bouquet.

T- much more bitter than the nose announced, right off the bat. A dash of funkiness provides a contrasting note to the tannic bitterness. Swallow is clean, and the aftertaste is lingering, floral, aromatic sweet hops.

M- good body, solid presence in the mouth, satisfying texture.

D- decent. Too aggressively hopped to be a session beer, for me.

Over-all: pretty good. Once it starts warming up, though, I think it will be too bitter for me to really enjoy.

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Poured from a 22 oz. bomber

A: One finger head that stays around for the entire beer. Hazy gold with light orange hues. Sticky lacing all the way down.
S: Sweet, some hops, piney, floral and a bit of citrus.
T: Very bitter, More pine and floral than the citrus flavors I enjoy more.
M: Medium mouthfeel, nice sharp carbonation.
D: Nice lingering bitterness, lack of more citrus flavors is somewhat disappointing..

This was a very good IPA just not my favorite. Personally I like more citrus in my IPA. Solid overall. Bottle is 3 months old which may have hurt the hop aroma. Will definitely try again, hopefully a fresher bottle.

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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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