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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)
BA SCORE
4.21/5
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11,106 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:
#978
Reviews:
3,048
Ratings:
11,106
pDev:
10.69%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
475
Gots:
3,161
Trade:
6
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Photo of ChrisG523
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daem3384
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of juablu
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flgimp
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite IPA. Look is a perfect hazy yellow gold. Head pours thin and decorates the glass with white lacing while drinking. Smell is a nice blend of citrus and pine. Taste is always wonderfully refreshing. Extra hoppy, not overly bitter and well balanced with a subtle malt charactor. The taste lingers and dissipates on the palate. Body is medium with ample carbonation. I keep coming back to this one.

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Photo of Snowcrash000
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep golden amber coloration with a large frothy head. Smells of grapefruit and pine. Taste follows the nose, with lots of hoppy goodness backed up by just a tiny bit of malt. Strong grapefruit and lemon zest taste with a piney bitterness that pack quite a punch.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TMM1983
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coho11
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pinginn
2.5/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

meh was ok. not grate.

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

Photo of claire3321
3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bajdog
3.6/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ItsTheBeer
3.52/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is not as great as people seem to think. Just kinda bitter. Which I don't find to be some thrill.

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Photo of jwarsenal9
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gschab
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pippuri
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drhall36
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrsqc7
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden with very tiny head

Golden bursts of citrus splay out against a pine firmament. The pine is quite strong, and very bitter. The citrus is brief but burns bright. Carbonation is medium.

Pretty good.

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

Photo of BenHoppy
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brendanjames
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nosquatch
3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NathanBeets
3.49/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good lacing, thick off-white head. Smell of tropical fruits, citrus, bit of orange and pine I’ll get straight to the point. This is not my favorite IPA. No flavors jump out at me. I guess you could say that it is balanced. This brew is good not great. 7/10.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,106 ratings
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