Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) | Stone Brewing

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)
BA SCORE
4.21/5
11,065 Ratings
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#951
Reviews:
3,042
Ratings:
11,065
pDev:
10.69%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
470
Gots:
3,121
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 11,065 |  Reviews: 3,042
Photo of Tonedef
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Always available always a classic..nice piney smell and lingering hoppy bitterness, smooth and crisp..the godfather of great IPAs..

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of ericj551
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stone IPA pours a slightly hazy yellow orange with a thin head. Aroma is huge C hops, maybe Centennial and Amarillo, it is sweet and citrusy. Flavor comes on with sweet, fruity malt quickly followed by a nice rounded bitterness that leads in to more really citrusy hops. The hop flavor is sweet orange and ripe grapefruit. Overall a delicious and drinkable IPA, completely hiding its 7% abv. I've been meaning to pick this one up for a while now and I am not disappointed.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Good head after it's poured into your glass. Nice light orange color, great carbonation that leaves pretty bubbles on top.

S - Good citrus and forest floor smell. Very simple, not at all overwhelming.

T - Very nice citrus with a yummy piney bite. You can make out the malts as you swallow, with a awesome hop flavor all around. The after taste makes you want to take another drink just to experience it again.

M - Not too heavy for an IPA with medium body and a great balance of carbonation.

D - Easier to drink than a lot of the IPA's out there. Not too bitter and goes down very easy. As I said in the beginning, each drink of Stone makes you want another. This is one of my favorites. All attitude, thanks Stone!

Serving type: bottle

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,065 ratings
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