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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) | Stone Brewing

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)
11,087 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 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: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

hazy amber. medium nose overall with strong mid-notes.

taste is sharp, bitter - full but i'd say not as balanced as others say.

very bright, bursting in mouth (that's what she said).

great ipa, if too strong in the mid-palate for session drinking.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my standards by which I judge other IPA's

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

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A – Appears hazy golden-yellow, with a small one-finger head of white soapy bubbles. Lacing clings for a moment and then disappears almost instantly.

S – Earthy resinous hops, and unbaked dough. Overall odor is medium strength.

T – Rich taste of grapefruit, orange, pine, and lemongrass. Malt backbone in the mid-palate has a delightful warm butterscotch character. Bittering finish of equal parts grass hop and earthy hop which carries for an extremely long time. Delicious!

M – Medium bodied with sharp carbonation. Finishes dry. Perfect feel for the flavor elements.

O – A stellar IPA. Don’t let the mild looks and aroma fool you; this one is a taste titan. And here this is only Stone’s “normal” IPA. Proof that an IPA doesnt have to be “Black”, “Double” or “Imperial” to be an outstanding beer.

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

Poured into a pint glass. Pours hazy golden with an abundant, fluffy white head that retains well. As the beer was consumed, there was still plenty of head left on top as well as abundant lacing down the glass. The aroma is of sweet malts as well as plenty of pine and citrus from the hops. It's a very bright and inviting smell. The flavor is fantastic. The big malty sweetness is balanced by big hop flavors. The citrus flavors accompany the sweetness into the mouth while the piney bitterness hits the back end. It's incredibly well balanced. The body of this beer is medium to full and the carbonation is adequate. The beer coats the mouth really well. Overall, this is an incredible beer. This should be the gold standard for this style. Stone hit a home run with this beer.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,087 ratings
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