Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) | Stone Brewing

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)
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4.21/5
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11,140 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#985
Reviews:
3,053
Ratings:
11,140
pDev:
10.69%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
475
Gots:
3,184
Trade:
6
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4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gave the draught version a 4.55. This was from a fresh bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a beautiful light copper, clear with a one finger white head. Foam fizzles away immediately but leaves a great lacing.

S: Strong. Primarily hop aromas - a grassy combination of floral and citrus.

T: Tastes like it smells, with a very subtle malt backbone. Perhaps not quite up to par with the on tap version, but excellent for a bottled beer. Bitterness lingers, as does the alcohol.

M: A tad overcarbonated for my taste, and thus a bit thinner than I might like.

O: A great beer; one of my favorite IPAs. In comparing to draught from notes, this one holds its own but is considerably better on tap.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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

Poured into a shaker...

A: Pours a honey, golden yellow with a bit of haze. Finger of white head that maintains fairly well, sticky lacing left over the glass.

S: Definitely getting alot of grapefruit and citrus aromas with maybe just a hint of foresty pine. Not a super, over powering smell but very, pleasant. Lets you know its a west coaster.

T: Citrus and orange rind hop bitterness, some resiny pine as well. A touch of malt sweetness keeps it in balance. Finishes with a lingering hop bitterness and a bit of alc. Very well balanced and not overwhelming in terms of bitterness.

M: Medium bodied, drinks very smooth and creamy. Actually pretty refreshing, a warm weather staple.

O: A pricey brew but worth it. An outstanding ipa and I will most definitely revisit in the future.

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4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,140 ratings
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