IPA | Stone Brewing

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IPAIPA
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4.21/5
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11,192 Ratings
IPAIPA
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 ale—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:
#1,032
Reviews:
3,067
Ratings:
11,192
pDev:
10.69%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
481
Gots:
3,223
Trade:
6
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 11,192 |  Reviews: 3,067
Photo of CobraDC23
2.95/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DanGeo
3.64/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kayakguy
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Anayalator
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Skunky smell is off putting. Smells like a cheap skunky beer but tastes like one of the best IPAs out there. Pine and citrus are the big hints. Lacing is amazing.

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Photo of JohnnyQuid76
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful angel in a glass. Unfortunately no head and I might blame this on the pourer or what the pint was cleaned with. However, the lacing was a wedding dress and I got married to what was within. All the notes of the 11K reviews before me. However, I needed to express my gratitude to Stone for this. yamas

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Photo of warlordofthenorth
3.03/5  rDev -28%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

its a cross between a guiness drink and other ipa drinks.

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Photo of GreenBayBA
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nass
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of the first west coast style IPA's that I tried. Nice tropical fruit notes balanced by some malts although it is not too malty like some of the east coast style IPA's. It's not too bitter but it's up there in hops. B (85-89)

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Photo of raybegleiter
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rukeli76
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sqpat
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wshinevar
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vette2006c5r
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

IPA pours a darker copper color, with a big lacing and long lasting head. Balanced aroma, but aggressive. Flavor is the same, balanced, but aggressive, lots of malts and lots of hops that are not overpowered. Good body and feel. Overall, well constructed, balanced, but strong and aggressive.

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Photo of thenameisjohn
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of michaelleechsr
4.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What a great IPA. Bought in a Costco sample pack, poured easy into a pint glass.color is light Amber, light white lacy foam. Laces nicely on the glass.
Smells strongly of hope, not as much as a double but more than many IPA, piney resinous and a touch of citrus. Very well balanced, just a touch of biscuit malt flavor hiding behind the hops. Big bitter without being overdone. Great beer!

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Photo of Aj21
3/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jay25mac
3.18/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mbjb0720
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dawon
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I recently had a Stone IPA at a Pub here in Oklahoma City but I've had it many times before. It is without question a moderately hoppy but good IPA.

Look: golden yellow/orange hue with a pretty good white foamy head

Aroma: caramel sweetness and citrus

Taste: caramel sweetness, grapefruit, moderate pine resin that remains

Feel: light to medium body

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Photo of Paradox1000
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaraGMag
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gvegasnachos
3.62/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,192 ratings