Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) | Stone Brewing

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)
11,144 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 ale—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: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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A — Pours a light lemony yellow with a bit of an orange haze and hue to it. A nice foamy white cap of head sits on top and leaves behind some epic lacing.

S — Smell is light initially, but there are some solid grassy and citrusy hop aromas evident. A bit of pine, lemon, and a light bready sweetness.

T — Lemon, pine, dry, crisp, a clean composition of hops, fairly light though, nice balance of everything.

M — Light-Medium bodied, ample carbonation, a clean finish.

O — One of the best classic examples of the style. Still manages to maintain relevancy.

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

Appearance: A clean golden glow lights up this beer. About a finger worth of head throughout drinking. A tantalizing thick layer of lacing stuck to the glass. Carbonation played happily.

Smell: A perfect citrus aroma. Sweetness in the undertones of caramel, dark fruits, and molasses. Oh yeah, and the hops. Really knocks you on your butt, in the best way possible.

Taste: The hop bitterness bites on the front of this beer. The body is a magical combination of exotic fruits, caramel, molasses, pine, and a sweeter hop presence. The strong hops show up again in the end of this beer and make you appreciate what this beer brings.

Mouthfeel: Very dry, the hop presence in this beer really cleans off that palette. The sweetness in this beer finds its way into the mouthfeel.

Overall: This beer is everything that an IPA should be. Such a deep complex taste, simply wonderful. This beer was the first craft beer that really opened my eyes to truly great beer. I feel like Stone can almost get taken for granted being so widely available but they really bring it with all their brews, especially the IPA's.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,144 ratings
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