Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into standard pint.

A- Pours clean and bright golden in color. Brilliantly clear with 1/2" of airy white head. Mellows out to consistent lace.

S- Pungent mix of American hops right off the top. Piney with lots of citrus aroma. Perhaps a little grassiness. Smells like an American IPA should.

T/M- Just as expected from the aroma. Aggressive hops up front. I get more resinous pine in the flavor, although some sour citrus creeps in as well. Grapefruit. A lot of traditional hop bitterness behind the upfront flavor. Very little maltiness to back these hops up, although as it warms up there is a very slight grainy note. Not what would be considered balanced, but for my taste, that's alright on this one. Extremely dry finish, which I find pretty refreshing. Doesn't linger, the drying almost leaves you wanting more.  

O- One of my favorites. Hop forward and delightful.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 91.1% out of 100 with 11,053 ratings
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