Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) | Stone Brewing

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)
BA SCORE
4.21/5
11,067 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 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#953
Reviews:
3,042
Ratings:
11,067
pDev:
10.69%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
469
Gots:
3,123
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 11,067 |  Reviews: 3,042
Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330 ml can, Tesco's, Bristol - Pours clear golden with a large white foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma - strong citrus to the fore - grapefruit/mandarin, light resin, floral /grassy notes. Taste - Sweet n tangy, resin notes, citrus - grapefruit ,crisp bitter finish. Good well balanced IPA.

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Photo of trev311
4.71/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pleasant and smooth, balanced and crisp, citrus/pine hoppy with decent malt backbone. Not much complexity to the malt - it's all in the hops. Very little aftertaste.

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Photo of americancontrarian
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benish
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jimpyle48
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from bottle. Sampled this after having an Ardent IPA so maybe that influenced my lower rating.

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Photo of TheItalianStallion
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 18dgbd
3.45/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap. Was disappointed by the watery lack of flavor. Can tell it's loaded with hops but nothing to back it up which makes for a bitter water get up. Smells good and looked great though. Overall was expecting much more with so many good reviews but it's almost hard to think of an IPA that's not better in my personal opinion.

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

Photo of justintcoons
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stone IPA v1.1
12 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance
Blonde. Good clarity. Medium-light carbonation.

Nose
Grapefruit, papaya, lemon, navel orange, dough, honey, and caramel.

Taste
Grapefruit zest and white grapefruit juice. Pine needles, navel orange, and lemon slices. Hints of papaya. Firm caramel, doughy bread, and honey maltiness.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, oily, crisp, off-dry, and moderately bitter.

Overall
I like the new iteration of Stone IPA. It adds more fruit juiciness while keeping some malt complexity.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jacknyr08
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikePacheco12
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerucee
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Typical IPA. Ruby's at Houston international headed to Dublin.

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Photo of soundaurora
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of selimsivad519
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jth63
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My favorite IPA next to Heady Topper. Well balanced, nice color and aroma, excellent for a "large" craft brew.

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Photo of RMW66
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richdeneault
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the grandaddys of California IPAs. I have had this on many occassions, including at the Stone brewery. Drank it with friends on March 1st at home in bottle - reminder of how great tasting this IPA is. Lots of hop, but not overpowering in smell - it is all there in the taste.

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

Photo of Timc32
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Samlover55
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Nonic Pint
bottled 1/19/17, about six weeks old
L- clear pale gold, with thin white foam cap, solid retention, gorgeous lacing as well
S- Piney and Citrussy, to the tune of tangerines, along with some sweet bready malt
T- solid malt backbone,followed by the citrus of the hops as well as some pine, and a load of alcohol on the finish
F- crisp and exceptionally smooth drinking
Overall, this is a crisp smooth IPA, nice drinking and all the one negative is the extreme alcohol fusels on the finish

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,067 ratings
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