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:
11,008
Reviews:
3,033
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
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462
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber served in pint glass

A - Clear brilliant amber with nice 2 finger fluffy white head with great retention and excellent lacing.

S - Amazing bouquet of herbal, floral, spicy, grassy hops, and a bit of malt.

T - Very nice herbal, spicy, and piney hops strike you first followed by a nice sweet malt note to balance the flavor with a touch of alcohol near the end with nice smooth bitterness to finish.

M - Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, super smooth and crisp.

O - Such a great IPA I could drink this any day of the week!

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

12 oz bottle poured into a mug. 6 pack bought at Rouse's in New Orleans for $9.69.

A: Looks like an IPA. Just barely lighter than the Torpedo I had before this. Not much head, but nice rocky bubbles. Pretty Jackson Pollock lacing.

S: Smell is citrus and hops heaven. Absurdly aggressive. One whiff and you know it's a Stone IPA.

T: Classic IPA citrus fruit (esp grapefruit) bitterness first, then a split second of malts, then that loooong hops finish that lingers forever. This isn't necessarily the most complex IPA, but it's incredibly refreshing. It tastes ballsy and great.

M: Very dry. Quenching. Carbonated perfectly.

O: My nomination for best bang for your buck IPA that's available nationally. Appropriate during all seasons, really all the time. An total craft beer classic.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
4.22 out of 5 based on 11,008 ratings.
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