Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) | Stone Brewing

11,014 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: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

hazy gold with some head on top.
nice hop aroma, interesting nose impression.
lemon-y, slightly pine-y hop dominant taste. the lemon is something different than what i am accustomed to.
overall, this is a great hppy kind of brew. i get the malt that's in it, i like the abv volume, and i can do the hop flavor. the grassy kind of lemon-y is refreshing and perfect in its own right. a little bit of scotch this evening kind of pronounces the flavors a bit more, too . . . . . .

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This particular bottle is dated best by 8/26/13, so fresh! Poured into a tulip.
Appearance - Pours a gold, almost orange with a thick white head, a lot of carbonation and leaves a lot of lacing.
Smell - The aroma of this brew is superb! Grass, pine, grapefruit, other citrus hops.
Taste - matches the nose. A lot of dominating hop character!
Feel - a rush of hop bitterness, wreaks the palate like so many of Stones offerings!
Overall - So good! This is a classic representation of the West Coast IPA!

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
4.22 out of 5 based on 11,014 ratings.
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