Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) | Stone Brewing

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)
11,106 Ratings
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)

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 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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 11,106 |  Reviews: 3,048
Photo of sammo
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of rlee1390
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A month before the best buy date, which I think is too far off, as I think it may have turned already.

A-Semi cloudy yellow, some carbonation, two finger head with some lacing.

S-Earth, pine and grass with a good deal of hops.

T-Lots of dirt, grass, pine, resin end with decent bitterness. Malt bill is present to a larger extent that I'd expect (I think I like my IPAs super duper fresh).

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation, smooth.

O-A really good IPA, I need to try and I find an extremely fresh bottle and give it another whirl.

 536 characters

Photo of MattBreight
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of tziggy
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of oldvines
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of U235
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of dmsohyea
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Thehopluver
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Focusf111
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of gjohn3707
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of LianoPerez
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of lmz3000
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Vevoda478
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of smulford68
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of mermaidtail
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of BostonHops
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber served in a SA 'perfect pint' glass.
two months away from enjoy by date. (date is a bit tough to spot - laser engraved on the shoulder of the bottle)

pours a bright, clear golden-yellow with a good finger and a half of a frothy beige head. excellent retention and lacing all over the place. for my money this is the archetype of how an IPA should look. aromatic hoppy nose smacks of grapefruit and pine with a touch of malt in the background.

taste follows and even exceeds the nose. just a really tasty IPA with plenty of juicy citrus, pine, and a touch of herbal-ness. nice dose of sweet malt. excellent beer. medium bodied on the palate with average carbonation.

overall, one of my favorite IPAs. just an excellent, well-made, beer. an exemplar of the style.

(originally reviewed: 07-17-2011)

 811 characters

Photo of carteravebrew
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of ForrestChess
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of CalbeDacks
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of IndianapolisDrinker
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Blaze5445
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Stvnrmr
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of tree777
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of MortarPestle
4.25/5  rDev +1%
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.

 564 characters

Photo of Stumpy29er
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,106 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.