Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) | Stone Brewing

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)
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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.

Added by kbub6f on 01-25-2001

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

a- Poured this beauty into a tulip glass. Slight haze with a nice light honey color. It looks great in this glass and has excellent lacing.

s- You definetly can smell those centennial hops in there. A big citrus and floral nose coming through. Oranges and grapefuit with a touch of pine.

t- The taste is very similar to the smell. You get a good bitterness upfront with a huge citrus blast. Then you taste the malt, which is slight. It has a touch of graineness in a good way. Then finishes super dry, which i love in an ipa.

m- The mouthfeel is great in this beer. It coats your mouth enough to enjoy the malts, but then finishing dry to make it crisp and refeshing.

o- This is an excellent beer for a true hophead. It showcases all the aspects of a great american ipa. A highly recommended beer.

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

My first Stone product. Run down in Ohio by my pal John Neil. Thanks!

Gorgeous, viscous, brilliant amber liquid. Super rich, concentrated ripe grain aromas are overcome by deliriously fresh, sticky hop fragrances. The greens lean toward the "lemonade" side of the spectrum. Overt nose on this one.
Fluffy on the palate. Perfect carbonation here. Intense flavors of sheep's milk ricotta, lemon, egg pastries, heavily toasted, and graphite dust...maybe even a little charcoal. Edgy, forward and commanding. Good entertaining beer. True to its genre. Maybe one of the best.

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It meets all the marks I expect out of an IPA. Hoppy flavor, a little bitter, but overall very smooth and flavorful.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 91.1% out of 100 with 11,056 ratings
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