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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) | Stone Brewing

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)
11,085 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 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear, orange body with a substantial white head that stays around for a while, before dissipating into a ring around the sides of the glass. Good lacing.

Smell: A dense hop nose with some floral citrus, pine resin, and spice as well. Light, slightly sweet malt noticeable, and some clean, fruity esters as well.

T/M: Big bitterness up front, followed by some pronounced floral/citrus rind hop notes, light body but smooth. The finish is lingering bitterness, more citrus, pine resin hops, and a subtle candy malt flavor on the bone dry finish.

Overall: Great beer, and so damn easy to get. I frequently pass this one up for other IPAs I have not tried yet, but here in Montana, this one is hard to beat. Stone, what would I do without you?

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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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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,085 ratings
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