Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) | Stone Brewing

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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle

A: Orange-strawish color. Starts off with a nice head that retains a slight ring around the edge of the glass throughout.

S: Loads of citrus, lemon and pine. I've had this beer a million times and the aroma always surprises me. Fresh!

T: Loads of hops: Tons of Citrus, pineapple, pine. A bit of spiciness. Slight malt backbone but not entirely detectable under the bitterness and carbonation. Just how I like my AIPAs.

M: Medium-bodied, highly carbonated and bitterness is long lasting.

O: Wonderful AIPA. Stone has a wonderful collection of brews, but their IPAs stand out. Recommend highly.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: clear Amber with an orange hue. soapy, rocky 2 finger head.

S: bright lemon zest citrus. oranges and grapefruits. very floral. honeysuckle a nd spearmint. grassy. very acidic.

T: bright citrus. grapefruit. floral. dried apricots. caramel malt and a little bread.

m: easy drinking. medium lingering pine with light carbonation.

o: a very sessionable ipa. very floral a nd citrus driven. /87

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Really solid, straightforward IPA from Stone. Pours a deep amber with a white head that dissipates into a thin layer of tiny bubbles in a minute or two. Aroma is hops and lemony citrus, and the flavor is earthy and herbal, quite bitter, and just a slight sweetness competing with that. Clocking in at just under 7% abv, the mouthfeel is slick, bracing, and moderately carbonated. Not a lot of bells and whistles on this one, and truth be told I like my IPAs a bit sweeter, but this guy is of fine, fine quality, and a great value at ten bucks a sixer. Clean, tight, simple beauty of the style.

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