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:
10,974
Reviews:
3,025
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
Wants:
459
Gots:
3,038
For Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,974 |  Reviews: 3,025
Photo of Eric_T_07
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richdeneault
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the grandaddys of California IPAs. I have had this on many occassions, including at the Stone brewery. Drank it with friends on March 1st at home in bottle - reminder of how great tasting this IPA is. Lots of hop, but not overpowering in smell - it is all there in the taste.

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Photo of Biggtriksta
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timc32
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Samlover55
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Nonic Pint
bottled 1/19/17, about six weeks old
L- clear pale gold, with thin white foam cap, solid retention, gorgeous lacing as well
S- Piney and Citrussy, to the tune of tangerines, along with some sweet bready malt
T- solid malt backbone,followed by the citrus of the hops as well as some pine, and a load of alcohol on the finish
F- crisp and exceptionally smooth drinking
Overall, this is a crisp smooth IPA, nice drinking and all the one negative is the extreme alcohol fusels on the finish

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Photo of BixbyW
4.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of keng1343
3.69/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Viaduck
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely golden color with a modest head of very fine bubbles. Aroma is dominated with the scent of piney hops. Taste: bitter but not in a bad way, pine resin & malt, a little bit of sweetness too. . I'm not a fan of IPA's but I like this. Plenty of carbonation mixed with the spices flavor tickle the tongue.

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Photo of desint
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Spiegelau IPA Glass. Bottled December 15th 2016.

L: Clear honey gold amber, great two finger head, excellent retention with excellent lacing. Beautiful beer.

S: Lots of hop aroma, citrus, pine, and hints of floral and herbal and a spiciness.

T: Spicy hops first, herbal, pine, grassy notes. Decent malt backbone.

F: Very crisp, full bodied, thick and smooth with a oily slick feeling left on your tongue until it goes dry.

O: You really cant go wrong with most of what Stone has to offer and this "basic" IPA just proves that point, big strong flavors with a good body and mouthfeel make this a stellar beer.

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Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
4.84/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BigTobyDog
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of FranklinIrelan
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gboley
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antyk
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattinIdaho
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SheaDawg
4.77/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blackop555
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours medium gold with a medium, thick, white head that lasts a while.

Smells tropical, citrus, sweet bready malt and light pine.

Tastes tropical and bready malt, light citrus and pine. Finish is dry with a bitter pine linger. Medium body with higher side of medium fizzy carbonation

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Photo of aprabhu
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.71/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tzalma1
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EternalHoppiness
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kurzman
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DreDay
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of andrewh995
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had a few stone IPAs but this one is my favorite. Lots of varying citrus such as orange and lemon along with incredibly balanced hop bitterness. This is one of the best widely available IPAs out there in my opinion.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
4.22 out of 5 based on 10,974 ratings.
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