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%
 
 
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463
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First time having this one, got it on tap with a good two finger bubbly white head.

Appearance: Semi-translucent golden straw color. Seems very light in color for an IPA.

Aroma: Citrus and passion fruit hops. Can definitely tell it is West Coast influenced.

Taste: Good bitterness, present but not overwhelming. Lots of grapefruit flavor from the hops. A little malt in the background. Definitely hop dominated, which hits all the right notes here.

Mouthfeel: On the lighter side of medium body which makes it superbly drinkable.

Final Thoughts: I've been eager to try Stone IPA for a while and didn't miss the opportunity when I saw it on the tap list. Lived up to all my expectations and then some! Really great West Coast IPA.

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

Appearance: Pours golden-amber and develops a nice head upon agitation. Pretty clear and crisp looking too.

Smell: Citrus. And berries... like, those mixed berry gummi candies. There's some pine too, but it doesn't overpower the fruit.

Taste: Lots of citrus and juice. There are occasionally hints of dried fruit (especially apricot, one of my favorite hop flavors), which is really spectacular. Leaves a slight lasting bitterness, like a lover's scent.

Mouth: As it gets warm, it gets thick and creamy. Not incredibly carbonated either, which is nice on the palate.

Overall, this is a damn fine beer. Damn fine beer indeed.

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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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