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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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11,086 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:
#972
Reviews:
3,044
Ratings:
11,086
pDev:
10.69%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
472
Gots:
3,140
Trade:
6
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 11,086 |  Reviews: 3,044
Photo of Efoley46
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JKG
4.93/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dmezzy
4.73/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

No review needed.

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Photo of CMC73
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Afeo
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BFrederickJudd
4.97/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Now this a world-class IPA! Everything from look to feel is excellent. The smell is amazingly fruity and the taste nicely balanced between hops and other tones. The 0,3l can made me only enjoy it that much longer. I heartily recommend this gem!

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bhunter0812
3.27/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tjb14
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Glagola1
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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Photo of wonizm
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Eammon1920
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of metacog42
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dbarny76
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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Photo of bluett
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of DNorm
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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Photo of hansavijaticar
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,086 ratings
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