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:
10,994
Reviews:
3,029
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
Wants:
463
Gots:
3,061
For Trade:
6
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Photo of monkist
4.99/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My second round with this classical Stone IPA, having had the pleasure of drink quite a few world famous ones from them in between so I knew I had to return to the roots again, to their trademark IPA and the Ruination.
It feels to me that they put so much Citra into this that it became bitter. Both dry hopping and otherwise the aroma of Citra is dominant but at the same time leaves quite a bitter aftertaste. Could there be something, a bittering hop hiding behind the citrusy overtones very subtly? Stone is a master brewery, I wouldn't be surprised if it was the case.
The beer tastes very smooth and the carbonation quite soft, makes you think for a minute that it is quite light in character but nothing could be futhet from the truth. It is a heavyweight champion, wolf in sheep's clothing if you like, a landmark IPA that everyone must try at least once and respect the greatness of hops and the genius of Stone who play with them as if they were an instrument...

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Photo of themegamancave
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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Photo of BeerTest
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of lr300
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

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

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

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

Photo of ead73
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kash2112
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brians52
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of codytwo
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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Photo of Stevem68
3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Virby44
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dms1767
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EmeraldMist
2.5/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | 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, sharp, 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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Photo of bshefftz
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
4.22 out of 5 based on 10,994 ratings.
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