Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) | Stone Brewing

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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
Ratings:
10,973
Reviews:
3,024
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
Wants:
459
Gots:
3,035
For Trade:
6
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Photo of drunkenmess
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Piercan
4.99/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Alphakitty
3.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L- pours opaque gold with little carbonation. A thin, white head with good lacing.
S- Very nice, funky, citrus hop smell.
T- Citeus hop forward that is.vwry juict with enjoyable malt balance. Hop lingers.
F- Very crisp and clean with wonderful hop warming.
O- Great classic IPA that understandibly fueled craft craze.

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Photo of HermitDan
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Holderness
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L -- Orange amber with a solid two finger white head that sticks around for a while after pouring. Moderate lacing.
S -- Floral and fruity hops combine with aromas of honey and a faint booziness.
T -- Very hop forward, as one would expect from any Stone offering.
F -- An excellent mouthfeel that is the standard for west coast IPAs: robust hops and carbonation, with a lingering hoppy astringency and a slightly sour aftertaste.
O -- About as classic an (American) IPA as you can get

83/100

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Photo of tliuzzo
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nstygles
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of newdamage1
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luckydog91
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkhara12
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kraut6363
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

on draft in pint glass. color lighter than i expected but aroma lets you know there is flavor coming. bitter hops vs floral which i prefer. Stone is always reliable and came thru again

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Photo of petrusek23
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Christieson
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dalv
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beFullCircle
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.63/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

For hopiness it's missing a bit of abv. I like my IPA's to have at least a 7 on the abv scale. It is ok but so many IPA's out there that are better. The hopiness just isn't intense enough, therefore my next quest is to try their enjoy by.

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Photo of mush
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Catalin90
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fluzzknock
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned and bought from M&S for £2.20
Pours a golden body with spotty white head
Nice citra (lemon, lime & grapefruit ) aroma with hints of caramel
It's got that big flavour
Easy drinking but in no way thin
Immense

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

Photo of Gawz
3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
4.22 out of 5 based on 10,973 ratings.
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