Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) | Stone Brewing

10,972 Ratings
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)

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 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

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

A: Light orange with some haze and plenty of carbonation. The off-white, soapy head diies down, but sticks around for a while and laces well.

S: Bitter grapefruit rind, nectarine, sweet malt undertones, maybe some pineapple.

T: Grapefruit and lemon-- and real citrus monster. Very bright. Solid sweet bready malt backbone. Bitter, but not as bitter as I would have thought, especially coming from Stone.

M: Medium, carbonation is surprisingly soft and unintrusive.

This was nice and balanced (for a hop lover) IPA. While it was a nice beer to drink, it is not my favorite of the style.

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

Served on tap in a regular pint glass.

A- Dark orange with a one finger head. lots of hop haze, cant see through this well.

S- Lots of bittering hops and citrus tastes. Variety of oranges and grapefruit with a little pine.

T- This is an assault on your tastebuds. A ton of hops and pine tastes. Very citrusy, grapefruit and some lemons.
M- Slight textured feel, goes down smooth. Leaves your mouth with a hoppy and bitter taste which basically means to me that this IPA did its job. Medium carbonation keeps the taste alive.

O- A fantastic american IPA that just seems to do it all right. Its a benchmark of what this style of beer should be, I said that about Southern Tier's IPA and i think this one is actually a little better.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
4.22 out of 5 based on 10,972 ratings.
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