IPA | Stone Brewing

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IPAIPA
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4.21/5
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11,159 Ratings
IPAIPA
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
Ranking:
#996
Reviews:
3,057
Ratings:
11,159
pDev:
10.69%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
477
Gots:
3,201
Trade:
6
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Appearance: The beer pours a clear, golden body with a two finger head. The clarity is amazing. Why do Stone Ales always look so good?

Smell: Malts, pine, and grapefruits dominate the nose. There is a "buttery" aroma as the beer warms.

Taste: Sweet malts are noticed early followed quickly by a citrus hop bomb. The fruits do not stand out as much in the taste as they do in the smell but the earthy hop flavor in the after taste is heavenly.

Mouth feel: It is medium bodied. There is just enough carbonation to refresh the taste buds after the hop explosion. The feel invites another sip.

Overall: This is a near perfect representation of the style. Bottom line, Stone knows how to make pale ale, IPAs, and double IPAs.

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IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,159 ratings