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.

Added by kbub6f on 01-25-2001

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

Poured from 12oz bottle into Waterford crystal pilsner glass

Appearance - Dark golden yellow with some opacity. Creamy coconut-white head a finger thick with good retention and great lacing.

Smell - Strong hops on the nose, citrus and pine predominate, with some earthy malt aroma - weak, but there

Taste - At first, the hops predominate, with a lovely bitter citrus fruit, tropical fruit, and floral flavor bursting through. Touch of pine, and the malt appears in a small way. Then the hops finish their dominance and the malt starts to break through, with big lovely caramel and grain sweetness. Finishes long and dry on the palate with hoppy bitterness. Lovely balance of flavors

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, crisp, a touch creamy and oily. Slightly above average carbonation.

Overall - The King of West Coast IPAs. The hops are perfectly chosen to create a beautiful hop flavor profile that focuses on citrus and tropical fruits, but the malt makes a good showing as well. Perfectly drinkable and never disappoints. Highly recommended

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

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A-Hazy yellow, great head and lacing

S-All my favorite IPA features, grapefruit, tropicals, etc. This is almost illegally good

T-Otherworldly. I don't even think I can explain how awesome it is

M-Still recovering from taste....

O-my new favorite IPA

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S: amazing hop goodness. Ahhh!

T: Outstanding. A thorough, balanced representation of the style. More balanced that Firestone Union Jack and Russian River Blind Pig. Actually tastes like a stronger Blind Pig.

M: Decent not amazing.

O: The best most balanced IPA out there. I prefer this to DIPAs so I can have more than one. It's also available everywhere in SF at a good price which is a very good thing.

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IPA from Stone Brewing
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