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: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is a dark yellow/orange color with a nice khaki head that trails the glass. The smell is full of floral and grapefruit notes. Taste is similar but with a refreshing crisp bite after the hops that is very refreshing and leaves the drinker wanting more. The mouthfeel on mine was a little over carbonated but good nonetheless. Overall I really enjoyed this one, especially for a reasonably priced IPA.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

wow, Stone Brewing, you go !!!. Great color and head with nice lacing. Hops is awesome and flavor is awesome with hops, and citrus and finishing with more hops and some citrusy-grapefruit finishing. Great balanced brew and one of the top 20 IPAs I have had. Probably top 10. The balance, as I stated before is incredible with the perfect amount of grapefruit and hops, its hard to believe !!!

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a lager glass.

A - Golden orange. Frothy one inch head. Nice lacing.

S - Pine and citrus

T - Starts with grapefruit, orange and malt. Middle is fruity. Ends in grapefruit and strong pine.

M - Medium

O - Very bold and tasty. I heard a lot of good things about this beer. But this was way more than I expected. My favorite IPA to date. Cheers!

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 91.1% out of 100 with 11,053 ratings
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