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 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.

Added by kbub6f on 01-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
11,035
Reviews:
3,037
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
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464
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3,093
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear and golden on color with a thick white head that provides good lacing.
Aroma: A lot of hops aroma here, citrus and dry grass/hay.
Taste: The hops are front and center; fruit, grapefruit, and grassy. The malt is well balanced, but not as well as in Levitation. Nice grain and bready flavors keep your palate from a hop overload.
Texture: Mouthfeel is well balanced, not too dry.
Drinkability: Although the hops are big here, they do not overpower the taste and make this brew very drinkable.
Presentation: 12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

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

12oz bottle poured into an NB globe. Could’ve sworn this was bottle dated, but I can’t find it. Huh. Quite sure it’s fresh though.

A: Two finger white head. Pillowy tight bubbles. Very good retention. Body is a hazy honey-orange and it looks like there’s some floaties in there. Above average lacing.

S: Primarily grapefruit and orange, but also some welcome tropical fruits. There are aromas of both sweetness and bitterness involved.

T: Follows the nose very closely. Tons of grapefruit, grapefruit rind, some orange and a hint of lemon zest. Sweet malt is there but not standing up to the waves of hop flavor very well. The aftertaste has noticeably bitter citrus rind.

M: Pleasantly bitter but pretty smooth overall for all the hop character that it has. Body is medium, texture on the oily side, carb average. Some astringincy in the finish. Surprisingly drinkable.

O: The definition of the west coast style. The flavors and mouthfeel worked very nicely together. It didn’t blow my face off, but I’ll buy this again for sure.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
4.22 out of 5 based on 11,035 ratings.
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