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:
10,992
Reviews:
3,029
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
Wants:
463
Gots:
3,058
For Trade:
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle, the case said bottled on 11/1 which makes it about 8 days old, not gonna get much fresher, particuarly here on the east coast.

A: pours a remarkably clear and clean looking golden with a touch of orange. With an aggressive pour I get a finger an a half if nice white fluffy head that dissapates nicley and leavs some nice lacing...

S: nice! Some juicy citrusy grapefruit and tropical fruit hop aroma, there is also a nice bit of grassy and piney hops all blendin together into a delicious blended hop aroma...

T: is much like the aroma, agreesively hoppy, the pine seems dialed up a few notches from the aroma, contributing a nice resinous butter pineyness to the brew, along with the Juicy mango/pinneapple citrus hop notes, this is delicious.... That are also some herbal grassy hops in there which come through blending with the malts. The only thing is, on the end, there is a yeast grainy bready note that comes through, that I wish just wasn't there, but overall this is delicious.

M: medium body with a nice crisp moderate carbonation that lightly stings the tounge. Overall this ipa is dry and bitterly resinous.... And very very drinkable...

O: this is a very hoppy very bitter ipa, not for the timid, that's for sure, and I certainly am not timid... This is my idea of an ipa.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a sample glass.

Appearance: Amber color with a white head.

Smell: Smell of citrus and malts. Heavy on the hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Medium bodied, smooth. Heavy on the hops, I would guess from the dry hopping, and some malt in the backround.

Overall: Great IPA! Enjoyed this one very much.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I overlooked stone for a pretty long time. Stone IPA was kind of like that chick in High School, who was cute but wasn't the most popular.Your captain of the football team and shes the trumpet player in the HS band. One day you decided to approach and shoot the shit and to your astonishment it goes pretty well. You invite her back to your place and the next thing you know your pants are around your ankles and your mumbling thanking some lost Babylonian god.

Thats stone IPA.

It has a smooth orange pour with a moderate amount of head. It feels really smooth in your mouth. You can really taste the hops along with the bitterness. Honestly i feel like ive been tempting my palate a lot lately and while most beers have fallen short this one definitely has not.

IMO this is just an amazing beer.

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4.94/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served in a pint glass.

Loved the fruitiness of this beer. Everything about it - the color, smell, and taste - reminded be of mangoes. A brew with a huge foamy tan head that left a layer of foam the whole way down the glass. Being the Cali ipa that it is, it packs a huge hop punch. Piney, grassy hops on the nose and slick fruity ones in the mouth. Mostly tropical - sweet mandarin oranges and pineapple. Mouthfeel is just how I enjoy it - lightly carbonated, thirst quenching, but still leaves you looking for another sip.

Overall a damn good beer. Maybe even one of the best I've had to date. Loved how drinkable it was and really enjoyed the fruitiness created by the hops. Would highly recommend this beer, as I really don't think it gets much better than this. Drink on!

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
4.22 out of 5 based on 10,992 ratings.
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