IPA | Stone Brewing

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4.2/5
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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:
#1,140
Reviews:
3,085
Ratings:
11,257
pDev:
10.71%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
482
Gots:
3,275
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 11,257 |  Reviews: 3,085
Photo of MFMB
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Seaworld pour! Pours a translucent copper color with a creamy off white head. Nose is gummy, pine gum and crisp grapefruit peel. Taste is well balanced. I miss a great balanced IPA and this is one! Nice mild bready malt presence, crisp clean hop profile that mixes pine/earthy with crisp citrus seamlessly. Medium body with a nice sticky mouthfeel.

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Photo of Spaten454
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sampuhr
3.36/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aficionado224
4.74/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Stone has brewed several that are among the very best ever made and this is one of them. If your taste is toward plenty of flavor from the most delicious varieties of hops balanced with the ample supply of malt from the best grains then this is one of the brews you'll enjoy.

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Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I found a can of IPA at a conference.
Look: IPA did not have much foam.
Smell: IPA smell had an aroma of burnt grains.
Taste: IPA had a bittersweet taste.
Feel: IPA had good carbonation. IPA had good alcohol content.
Overall: IPA is a mellow beer to drink.

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Photo of eluvah
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chantrycw
4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of estajoe
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eugene17pluto
2.5/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It tastes like an average beer with more bitter than cheap lager - e.g., coors light etc.

Nothing special and tastes like any other IPA or average beer (with more bitters).

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Photo of Chris585
3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Classic. Pine resin, fruity grapefruit very nice classic IPA. I like it. I don’t love it. It’s a very good IPA that still shines as west coast ipa but times are changing and brewing is becoming a better science but this is still a good one. What I like most about it is that the taste hasn’t changed since the first time I had it.

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Photo of D-Duvelicious
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of red_5_sooner
3.81/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jebadiahfreeman
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hallbrauhaus
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of depechemode1983
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a clear honey color. The head is off-white and foamy with excellent retention. Its last through the entirety of the beer. Lacing is minimal with bits here and there around the glass.

The nose is tropical. You get lots of orange rind up front with just a touch of sweetness. The grains come through in the middle giving it some dryness. Finish is sweet and grainy with lingering bitterness.

Its quite balanced upfront between the bitter and the sweet. You get orange, pineapple, a bit a lemongrass and some grains. Ends sweet with a sharp lingering hops bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit oily. Its very soft with a nice amount of carbonation.

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Photo of marker2525
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuckles21
3.4/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mlatvakokko
3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skabiski
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chilmer
3.71/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrown456
3.15/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gmcb_5
4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of puck1225
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My son got me a bomber for Father’s Day. Poured into a tulip glass.cloudy golden yellow color with a fantastically fluffy head and lovely lacing.

Strong pine smell. Tastes of bourbon, grapefruit and orange. Very warming for an IPA. Enjoyed it very much! Thanks, son!

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Photo of rudiecantfail
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Slightly hazy, rich golden color. Nice head that had decent retention and left excellent lacing.

S---Pine & citrus. Sweet.

T---Pine is definitely present, but without the bite I was expecting from the smell. Grapefruit is the most obvious taste, but there are also floral notes present.

F---Medium with excellent carbonation. Not as quenching as I was expecting.

O---This is an iconic IPA that I was trying for the first time, so I had high expectations, which might not be fair. All-in-all it was excellent and met those high expectations.

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Photo of Clearlyme
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 11,257 ratings