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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)
11,069 Ratings
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)

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 aleā€”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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Ratings: 11,069 |  Reviews: 3,042
Photo of Samp01
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden / cloudy orange. Nice long lasting white head. Nose is piney hops, some citrus. Taste is piney hops, citrus with some malt sweetness. Palate is medium body, good carboantion, with a nice crisp mouthfeel. Finish is dominated by citrusy hops with some light malty notes. Overall a very nice well balanced IPA.

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Photo of JSchock7
4/5  rDev -5%

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

My first go-to choice of IPA

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Photo of thatche2
3.87/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of assman79
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of stogirelli
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Mpontiakos
3.39/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of ToddGingerich
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4/5  rDev -5%

Pours a pale amber with an ample white head. The head has a good retention and leaves some nice lacing.

Bright citrus and floral notes followed by a resinous pine scent in the nose.

Sweet citrus ripped away by bitter pine and bitter herb rounding back to a bread malt background with some sweet mango notes. A very aggressive and complex brew. A very solid IPA that can run with the big dogs, but is not leading the pack.

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Photo of travolta
3.69/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber

Apperance: Head was thick, white and laced very nicely. The color was inviting. It was gold or mild apricot. The head lasted a while, but not long enough. It gave way to a patch-worked head. Some think parts and some thin parts. the rings were nice.

Nose: Man! Stone brews have the best smells. This one was all hops malt and a bit of fruit and flowers. It was hoppy at first and sweet at the end.

Taste: Carbonation was not rough, but opened the palate very well. Again, I get hops, a lot of malt, and some fruits at the end. The end leaves you with an organic leafy type of taste in the mouth. Very nice.

Notes: This is sooo drinkable. Not too bitter, but very malty.

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Photo of LostHighway
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Stezz420
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

On tap at the Louie's Suds n' Sun at San Diego State University. The best thing on tap and it's something I haven't reviewed, plus it's another hot day and this one seemed like the right beer.

Poured into a clear plastic cup, hey at least it's a clear one. Golden color with lots of foam, a thin layer of foam persisted throughout its entirety. Great lacing too.

The aroma is a bit of a let down. I was expecting this one to be more intense but it's not. Maybe it is the plastic cup but I'm not picking up much here. I had to wait until I drank about 1/3 of the beer and let it get a little warmer to get some aroma. I wasn't getting much but it was a bit better with some citrus, pine and sweetness from the malt.

The taste has a nice bitterness with some fruit flavors in the finish. Some pine flavors begin to develop as I continue to drink it.

Mouthfeel and carbonation are both very good and the drinkability is pretty high as well.

I will have to review this one from a bottle since, for some reason, I wasn't getting too much aroma and I'm sure a bottled version, or a proper glass, would improve its score.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of adamant1912
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,069 ratings
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