IPA | Stone Brewing

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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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Shibbykaiyai
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I drank this from a bomber poured into a pint glass.

The smell is fresh and hoppy and just strong enough to be pleasant.

The beer has a very interesting taste. It starts off with a decent hit of hops and then it just goes smooth from there. No big hit o aftertaste or anything like a normal PA.

As a fan of IPA's, I will admit that it is odd that it took me this long to finally get around to trying a favorite like this. I must admit, I look forward to a couple more pints of this and some of the other brews that they offer.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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3.51/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- copper colored body with about an inch of sea foam head that quickly dissipates , well carbonated.

S- i get sticky citrus hops heavy, malt is very present and welcome, a wonderfully sweet combination.

T- initiallyi get a bite of bitter hops, a lot more piney hops in the taste that weren't present in the nose, taste is good but the nose was very misleading.

M- thin to medium body, moderate carbonation, mildly bitter aftertaste

O- i loved the smell of this beer but i was a little let down by the taste, a little too bitter for me.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of hopfacebrew
4.92/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from brown 12oz bottle to pint glass. No dates.

A - The beer pours a nice amber color. Perfectly clear. A nice fluffy 2.5 finger white head with very good retention and lacing.

S - A great blend of pungent, spicy, herbal, fruity hops immediately on the pour! Very aromatic. Behind the hops is a hint of alcohol and toasted malt. Very good.

T - Very similar to the nose with a rush of hop presence on the palate. Piney, earthy, herbal tones immediately before expanding to a medium bitterness with herbal and fruity character. Very hop forward but a nice base toasted grain foundation.

M - Very smooth. Medium bodied and carbonated. Creamy almost.

O - Easily one of the best AIPA's out there. Great great beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of alec7717
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark golden and forms a thin white head

S: Just the strong hoppy smell i was anticipating and was not over powered by any traces of other flavors but a sweet scent was caught afterward

T: From the first taste it was nothing but barley and hops and the taste did not change as i was drinking the beer. The hint of grapefruit and citrus is present however not taking away from the full hop tast that is the dominant taste.

M: It is not a thick feel and a typical light IPA feel. Leaves a good pine hop taste after the beer is finished.

O: It was a great choice and gave me the IPA taste i was looking for. I would have this IPA again because it has a strong and full flavor and leaves a lasting impression. Any fan of a solid IPA should give this one a shot.

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,215 ratings