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:
10,974
Reviews:
3,025
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
Wants:
459
Gots:
3,037
For Trade:
6
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4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moondawggg69
4.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

this beer is good. the brewing company is better. drink stone and be happy.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BSW
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billy_Bars
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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

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3.61/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.76/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Look - Pours a dark golden color, frothy white head with patches of lacing everywhere.
Aroma - Mainly pine, fresh grapefruit rind, very resinous, sharp and pungent.
Taste - A one two punch of bitter pine and citrus, very soapy, big bitterness, aspirin. Malt seems like an afterthought and has a very plain cracker like taste. Aftertaste is hugely bitter with lingering pine and aspirin.
Feel - Medium bodied, highly carbonated, dry.

Overall - No real malt to speak of. Hop seltzer.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Pours an amber color with a one finger head that recedes slowly and leaves lacing halfway down the glass. Nose of pine, grapefruit, and bitter hops. Taste of a pine, grapefruit, and hop oil that is bitter from front to back. Medium body and medium carbonation with medium-high bitterness that leaves an aftertaste.
It's definitely an aggressive, bitter, west coast IPA for hop heads. I prefer some of their other IPA's that are less bitter and more quaffable, but I've never been a hop head.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
4.22 out of 5 based on 10,974 ratings.
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