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:
10,972
Reviews:
3,024
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
Wants:
459
Gots:
3,032
For Trade:
6
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a balloon glass from a 22 oz. bomber.

The beer is a ever-so-slightly hazy orangish/amber color. A nice one-finger cream colored head dissipates to a modest film with groups of bubbles in the middle. Sheets of lacing cover the glass, but this was after a few pours. The beer smells mostly of pine, with a touch of grapefruit to round it out. Taste-wise, this is how I prefer my IPA: a high concentration of woody pine with good citrus hops on the tail end. It's perfectly bitter and smooth in the flavors. The mouthfeel is dry and sharp. A small alcoholic burn is detected in the finish, but I mean very slight.

Overall, this is pure. It's good. It lacks variety in the flavor profile as all I get is pine and grapefruit, but there's nothing wrong with that. I understand why Stone has a good reputation now, at least after having this.

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

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy golden yellow with two-finger, white, foamy and creamy head that lasted several minutes. Nice lacing.

S: Pine hops and tropical fruit. Delicious.

T: Moderate sweetness and solid hop bitterness. Grapefruit and citrus. Dominating bitterness, which a touch of toasted malt late in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Crisp and smooth. Slightly warm going down.

O: This is so good. The beer looks phenomenal, smells delicious, and tastes as good as it smells. And, it feels perfectly smooth too. I love this beer.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
4.22 out of 5 based on 10,972 ratings.
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