IPA | Stone Brewing

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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 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

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Lucky Baldwin's Delirium Cafe. As common as this beer is in So. Cal I've only had it a couple times in the last 2 or 3 years since in my first couple experiences with it I just found it too "grassy" of an IPA. Well I don't know what has changed- my palate, or their recipe but this was a fantastic IPA. It had a bit of citrus in it which I never noticed before plus a load of pine. I will definitely be ordering this as one of my regular beers from now on.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. I've sampled many formations of this beer, but my review is from a 12 oz'er that says enjoy by 06 13 10.

Pours a slightly hazy golden with a white, patchy, head. First whiff is pure IPA kindness, very pronounced hops on the nose. First taste is the same. The hops are the star, but let the other flavors act as good support. Pineapple, grapefruit, and sweet malts. Outstanding beer. Nicely balanced. Feel is nicely complex, creamy and smooth, but with a daggered hops edge. Doesn't finish as dry as I expected. High drinkability.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber while watching July 4 fireworks. I saved this one for a special occasion and it was worth it. What can I say that hasn't already been perfectly described.
Hazy deep rusty amber color. Dense thick white head, full of hop bubbles so soft, it would be the perfect resting place for a butterfly with sore feet. Aromas of thick citrus, fresh whole hops, and smooth toasted malt. Taste is the perfection of the style, IMO. Striking hop bitterness, the corner of the inside of my mouth cringe, then bitterness lingers on the tongue. Riding along the whole time is a super mellow toasted malt backbone. Full bodied, flavors never waver. Medium bodied and holds together to the end. The perfect beer to match with any grilled food, IMO. Hop bitterness cuts through everything, leaves a dry snap finish, and your tastebuds aching for more.
Brought this one back from a tiny gourmet grocery store, just down the street from the T-line in Cambridge, MA. The only beer they stocked was Stone and Concord Raspcallion. Does Todd do the ordering for this place ?

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from brown 12oz bottle to pint glass. No dates.

A - The beer pours a nice amber color. Perfectly clear. A nice fluffy 2.5 finger white head with very good retention and lacing.

S - A great blend of pungent, spicy, herbal, fruity hops immediately on the pour! Very aromatic. Behind the hops is a hint of alcohol and toasted malt. Very good.

T - Very similar to the nose with a rush of hop presence on the palate. Piney, earthy, herbal tones immediately before expanding to a medium bitterness with herbal and fruity character. Very hop forward but a nice base toasted grain foundation.

M - Very smooth. Medium bodied and carbonated. Creamy almost.

O - Easily one of the best AIPA's out there. Great great beer.

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IPA from Stone Brewing
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