Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) | Stone Brewing

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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
Ratings:
10,995
Reviews:
3,029
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
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463
Gots:
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For Trade:
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3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After trying a bunch of stones I figured I should step back and try the IPA. This pours light orange/yellow with a white head. The smell is a lot of citrus and pine, slightly yeasty. This tastes great, it starts and finishes with a consistently great hoppy dryness. The favors are typical; hoppy, piney, citrus, lemony, and the lack of malt makes this a crisp masterpiece. This isn't the best IPA ever made but I can see why this is a staple for stone, glad I finally grabbed one, I waited too long.

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2/5  rDev -52.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a golden, opaque, honey color with a large fluffy white head. Excellent retention and lacing. Smells very strongly of hops, there are definite pine and earth notes along with a slight citrus. Taste is slightly malty sweet at first, but quickly fades to a strong hop bitterness. There are pine and resin characteristics. There is a nice long lingering bite in the finish. The mouthfeel is slightly oily. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. This beer is very drinkable, although I discovered it is maybe too drinkable. This is turning out to be one of my favorite IPA's. It is very enjoyable and I recommend giving it a try.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
4.22 out of 5 based on 10,995 ratings.
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