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

A: Dark copper with a white head. Very strong lacing and retention. Lots of bubbles streaming towards the top.

S: Grapefruit, pine needles, slight skunkiness/dankness. Typical IPA smell all the way through.

T: Has a bit of malty/grainy sweetness which is quickly cut down by the hop taste. Grapefruit, citrus peels, and pine. Leaves an overall bitter aftertaste. Clean IPA taste with nothing that I can find offensive.

M: Feels to be medium bodied with a medium-high amount of carbonation. Dry and prickly on the tongue.

O: This is a very solid IPA that is definitely worth a try.

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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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