Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) | Stone Brewing

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)
11,068 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: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep orange with really active carbonation. Mine had 1/4 inch of head which dissipated immediately. Really?

S: I was really excited by the smell, really hoppy and piney. Some slight citrus aromas.

T: This is where I was really let down, and really, what else is more important? The smell of strong hops was not matched by the taste. The initial taste is moderate hops, very resiny, then a strong finish of bready malts.

M: Very light on the palate. Very crisp and carbonated.

O: I have to admit, I've been drinking Arrogant Bastard for years, I just finally got around to trying the standard IPA. I feel like this is a big letdown, whereas Arrogant Bastard sets the bar high (for me, I understand the IPA came before arrogant bastard, I had arrogant bastard first, so for me the IPA is the new one) The standard IPA falls a little short of the mark.

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

I wanted to snare this one up for obvious reasons. Stone is an excellent brewery, I have heard so much about this IPA, it is a Beer of Fame, etc. Side poured from the 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - A large, fluffy white head sits magnificently on top of a golden orange beer that is wicked in its presentation. A little carbonation can be seen in the glass, decent retention with excellent lacing. Of course, as with all Stone products, the packaging is excellent.

Smell - Definetely a fruity hop cascade zips the olfactory glands in a big way. Grapefruit, citrus, and lemons are big time in the nose. Big pines are also present. What you would expect out of a West Coast IPA.

Taste - Follows the nose closely, but has a malty backbone and is very well-balanced. THe malts are continually present on the palate, although the fruity hops are always the big movers.

Mouthfeel - A nice level of hop bitterness and fruity flavors. Very well done all in all, finishes clean and smooth. Medium carbonation and bodied.

Overall - An excellentbeer. All of BA knows this, I know this, you know this. If you haven't had this beer, go get it. Pretty simple.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,068 ratings
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