Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) | Stone Brewing

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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
Ratings:
10,973
Reviews:
3,024
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
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459
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3,035
For Trade:
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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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 +6.6%

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Photo of Julz
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 22oz bottle purchased at Bev Mo in Redwood City on a business trip to SF.

A - Golden with good clarity and a moderate off white head. Nice lacing.

S - Initially a mix of floral hops, yeast and malt but then it becomes all hops. Very nice.

T - A very compelling citrusy flavor with a real grapefruit bite. A bit tart and tangy. It has a good supporting malt foundation that stands its ground but knows better than to interfere with the hops. This is just my style.

M - Good body and a perfect low to moderate carbonation.

D - A fantastic beer. My first Stone experiences were with their Arrogant Bastard and Double Bastard years ago. The alcohol was way too obvious in those beers and I didn't like them at all (that was then, I love them now). It's taken me a while to warm up to Stone but this IPA is about as good as it gets.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear, amber toned copper color from a 22oz bomber. White half finger head diminished quickly to white light lacing. Aroma is fresh, floral and citrus hops, a hint of piny hops along with some stronger grapefruity smells present as well. Taste is a very balanced hop and malt infusion, yet allows a nice bitter hop bite at the end, tastes sweeter just before it bitters. This is an absolutely outstanding IPA, I love this brew. Mouthfeel is superb, carbonation is just where it should be, this brew slips off the tongue and leaves you wanting more. Highly drinkable, I could drink these all night long, given the chance. Would most definitely seek out again in the near future.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
4.22 out of 5 based on 10,973 ratings.
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