IPA | Stone Brewing

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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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What more can I say about this particular India Pale Ale other than it's amongst my favorites.... This is one of the hoppier I.P.A. brews I've ever had.... I can honestly say that I love everything that comes out of this San Diego based brewery.... Stone I.P.A. has such a perfectly balanced hoppy taste along with a perfectly hoppy nose to match it.... With my increased pallete for beer over the years (generally, only giving beers of a 7.5 ABV or higher a chance), this is one I can always go back to because of its increasing availability.... Love it !!

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The Beers of California


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A: Hazy golden orange with a finger of off white foam which has decent retention leaving behind faint reticular lacing on the glass.

S: Strong notes of citrus and pine. Faint caramel sweetness.

T: Great grapefruit citrus notes along with pine, floral , and herbal qualities. The biscuity sweet malts float in and out of the palate but are overall inundated by the hops. Biting spice finish.

M: Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel with exceptional linger.

O: The hops really take the show. A solid IPA which is widely circulated throughout California. A great introduction for anyone interested in the California microbrew scene.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle to a pint glass at King Street Grill Charleston, SC

A- Nice golden haze with good carbonation and just the right amount of cloudiness...virtually no head whatsoever though, but this may be due to it being served to cold

S- probably the highest point of the beer. Absolutely loaded with hop spice that immediately fills the nostrils. Follows with that nice citrusy scents. This is what and IPA should smell like.

T- Follows through on the nose. Delicious hops fill the palate, but do tend to fade off towards the aftertaste leaving something to be desired. That being said that specific note does make this brew more drinkable over a long period of time than some other as it does not inherently blast your palate.

F-Nice, decent amount of texture nothing to really write home about

O- This is an IPA that is easily accessible throughout the states and more often than not should be your choice when opposed to the selection

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IPA from Stone Brewing
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