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)

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 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

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

650ml bomber poured into a shaker. My dad was kind enough to grab this for me on a recent trip to Las Vegas. He picked it up at Khoury's Fine Wine & Spirits.

Pours a clear, bright yellow with golden hues and a fluffy white head that retains for the duration of the beer. Sheets of spotted lacing line the entire glass. Smell is a pungent bouquet of hops, with intense citrus fruit, pine needle, and lemon/lime aromas. Strong hop flavours burst onto the palate, producing a pronounced citric bitterness and juicy, clementine punch. Big flash of white grapefruit and lemony hops in the body. Lots of tang and spice. The bold hop flavours and aromas suggest the use of hop oil or extract. A weak malt backbone manages to cut the IBUs only somewhat, with a bit of sweetness, white bread, and crackers toward the finish. Aftertaste is not as bitter as I thought it would be. It's a strange comparison, but this resembles an amped up, American version of Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted.

Overall, this is a flavourful and interesting West Coast IPA, and I'm glad to have tried it. A great beer all around.

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

A: Good head retention, head is thick and cottony while laying flat, noticeable spotting along the interior of the glass, light to medium straw in color with some minor sediment visible - 4.50, S: Strong aromas of juicy fruit gum, quite floral and citrusy with a lemon zest, very nice hop aromas that dominate the nose - 4.50, T: Malts provide a solid caramel base, a sharp grapefruit bite that is most noticeable on the very tail end of the beer, quite a bit of herbal spiciness if that is at all possible, all around a solid American IPA - 4.25, M: Slight zing to the mouth feel, medium bodied - 4.00, D: A very nicely crafted IPA, good balance and an excellent representation of the style - 4.50

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

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A- pours a nice golden color with about 2" of a nice creamish head that when resides leaves a very nice lacing behind.

S- scent is of fresh piney hops with some citrus aroma as well, possibly orange and grapefruit

T-starts off with intense piney hops. Also shows a strong taste of citrus, both orange and grapefruit. Finally finishes with a fairly sweet malty flavor while still remaining bitter from hops

M- caronaton is not too much or too little, takes mouth for a ride, hoppy, sweet malts, and finishes bitter from hops.

Overall, fairly hoppy, piney and citrus hops mixed with the gentle sweet malts. I like this one.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,144 ratings
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