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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)
BA SCORE
4.21/5
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11,105 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:
#977
Reviews:
3,048
Ratings:
11,105
pDev:
10.69%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
475
Gots:
3,160
Trade:
6
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3.66/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Been very impressed with every other Stone product I have purchased. Looking forward to trying this baby. These guys really know their hops.

Appearance 3.50: Poured out a hazy, semi-translucent gold. Half-inch head stuck around as thick foam on the top.

Smell 3.75: Nice bouquet. Very spicy hop aroma that is almost floral. Not a thick and cloying floral scent, but light, airy...very pleasant and inviting. Also hitting notes of pine..chlorophyll...is this Chinook? Nice.

Taste 3.75: Front is somewhat salty and features a very subdued hop alkalinity. Middle is very hoppy and floral...somewhat too floral. Middle is also malty and semi-sweet. Finish is dry, with more of the floral hop. Ever smelled a tea tree blossom? It reminds me of that. Pleasant, but strange and somewhat distracting. Aftertaste is wonderful: everything described above taken back a step and distilled...almost like perfume.

Mouthfeel 3.50: Good level of carbonation, certainly fits this style.

Overall 3.5: Good IPA and certainly different from the many other IPAs that seem to proliferate the bottle shops. The featured hop in this brew is distinctive; very clever and well-thought out of the brewmaster at Stone. Nonetheless, this IPA is not perfect (IMHO), but it is very good. Sessionable, but probably not all that great with food. I see the floral hop interfering/clashing with certain flavor profiles. Nonetheless, certainly worth trying this beer if you have never had the privilege.

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4.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours light amber, almost golden color with this foamy head, around 2 finger width. Head retention and lacing are both great!! Great hoppy, citrus aroma. Excellent citrus malty taste to start, followed great piney, hoppy burst. Citrusy, acidic, bitter aftertaste at the end. This is definitely one of my favorites. A high end IPA for sure.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,105 ratings
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