Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) | Stone Brewing

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)
BA SCORE
4.21/5
11,068 Ratings
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 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:
#955
Reviews:
3,042
Ratings:
11,068
pDev:
10.69%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
468
Gots:
3,125
Trade:
6
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4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5%
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3.02/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.28/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bitter, shallow, sharp. Not too bad though.

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4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajm5108
3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Solid go-to IPA - malt / hop balance is even, good slightly toasted malt backbone, hops are semi-citrusy, a little bit of pine, strives to be a bit of an easy drinker and achieves that

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4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle, 8 weeks old. It’s about time I reviewed this classic…

(A) Pale amber/deep gold with 2-3 finger head. Solid lacing.

(S) I’m getting piney/citrusy hops, a hint of grapefruit, and malt sweetness.

(T) Reaffirms the smell, but with a lighter malt backbone. Well balanced, with lingering bitterness.

(M) Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, and finishes with enjoyable hop bitterness.

(D) Quite drinkable.

Although Stone now has quite a variety of IPAs to choose from, this one remains a prime example of a west coast-style IPA. This is an old favorite and it will definitely stay in my regular IPA rotation.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
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4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
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4.21/5  rDev 0%
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,068 ratings
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