Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) | Stone Brewing

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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.

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Photo of jegross2
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewing the original Single IPA from Stone Brewing Company.
Score: 93

2011 vintage bottle served in a Sam Adams glass. Forgot to snap a pic, so I am borrowing the one from the Stone website.

Appearance: Hazy golden-orange color. Pretty translucent. Pours one and a half fingers of foam that sticks around a while with some lacing on the side of the glass as well. 4/5

Smell: Very herbal, tart-citrus aroma. Lemony fresh with nondescript spices. 4.5/5

Taste: Very hoppy and citrusy. The carbonation makes the lemon/fruit-citrus bitterness quite zesty. Quite piney too. Lasting hop finish. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. 3.5/5

Overall: The golden standard of year-round single IPAs.

Recommendation: An absolute must try single IPA. If you have not yet had the pleasure, you must. Even casual beer drinkers should be able to appreciate the quality of this brew, though hop haters might need to avoid this one.

Pairings: Hamburgers.

Cost: $4.99 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle or $10.99 for a six pack.

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Photo of DaveONan
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of BilbosNuts
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy orange/dark golden color. It appears to have a minimal amount of carbonation, with only a few scattered bubbles rising occasionally. Its small, white head fades quickly to a small ring over the top.

S: Basically what you'd expect from a good IPA. There is a nice hop profile, it has orange and lemon citrus aromas accompanied by some other fruity esters. Herbal and floral notes also make an appearance.

T: There is a bold dominance of hops that contribute to the tastes present. These include a citrus and fruitiness, herbal and floral flavors, and a nice lingering bitter finish.

M: This is a medium bodied IPA with just the right amount of carbonation to disperse the bold hop flavors. It has a sort of dry finish and a crispness that allows the flavors to linger on the palate.

O: This is a fine IPA. Stone's regulars are all pretty solid and this one is no exception. This is a readily available, well above average IPA. Very much recommended.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of tylerss20
3.4/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good for the style, just a little too much for me. High marks for quality, low on drinkability. Pour is a slightly cloudy hay yellow. Thin crown dissipates quickly. Alpha hop is strong and forward, not the balance I enjoy in singles.

Another good Stone offering, just marked aggressiveness for a single-IPA.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
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