IPA | Stone Brewing

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IPAIPA
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4.21/5
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11,216 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:
#1,046
Reviews:
3,074
Ratings:
11,216
pDev:
10.69%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
484
Gots:
3,241
Trade:
6
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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheHexIsReal
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emincems
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It pours orange golden color with white lasting head. Good retention. Smells strongly of citrusy, resiny and grassy hops with slight caramel. Taste is biscuity and citrusy at first, but it finishes fairly bitter and overly dry. Highly crisp on the palate. Medium bodied and carbonated.

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Photo of bigdog3838
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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2.19/5  rDev -48%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Over rated!

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

Overall just a pleasant experience. Not super strong, not mild by any means either. A wonderful balance of drinkability and hop punch. Think I’m gonna go have one right now

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4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Bottle.

A: Citrusy hops, lightly danky, balanced with moderate caramel malt sweetness.

A: Golden color, clear, with a frothy, uniform, white head with solid retention and light lacing in the glass.

T: Crisp, citrusy and piney hop flavors, give way to moderate caramel malt sweetness, moderate hop bitterness with a dry finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Tasty; the beer has a great citrus and pine hop profile that's well balanced with caramel malts, making it easy to drink.

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

IBU 71

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Photo of jkblr
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 11/30/17 RVA poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 6.9% ABV. The beer pours bright light straw orange yellow in color with abundant off white head. Retention and lacing are above average. The aroma is citrus and a hint of caramel malt. The taste caramel and citrus up front with a bit of pine. The finish is dry and pleasantly bitter. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied and adequately carbonated. There is a hoppy, slightly sticky bitterness that rests on the palate after the beer is swallowed. Overall, very good.

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4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.74/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.91/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,216 ratings