Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) | Stone Brewing

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)
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4.21/5
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11,069 Ratings
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 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:
#956
Reviews:
3,042
Ratings:
11,069
pDev:
10.69%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
468
Gots:
3,125
Trade:
6
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look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Glass: Double old fashioned inward taper
Aging Notes: None
Bang for the Buck (oz*%/$): 72*6.9/11 = 45.2

A: Yellow, slightly turbid.

S: Smells like pot. Citrusy and lightly floral, maybe lemon.

T: Lemon citrus. Late lingering metallic notes.

M: Refreshing

O: Overpriced, overrated. Drinkable.

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

A- Pours a translucent light gold with a two finger head that dissipates into a thin cap. Leaves some nice lines of lacing behind

S- Herbal and piney hops, grapefruit, orange zest and a hint of caramel malt

T- Herbal and dank hops with pine and grass followed by citrus hops with notes of pink grapefruit, orange zest and a caramel malt finish.

M- Medium carbonation and body. Finishes dry and bitter.

O- A little too bitter for my liking, but still a nice ipa that is very herbal and pine forward.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dad bought a bottle of this for Christmas, nice choice.

Pours a bit more yellow/straw than typical Ipa. Leaves some dec lacing with a singificant head.

Smell: pretty hop forward, sweet citrus,

T: Great Hop flavor, not overly bitter, but nothing to scoff at. Quite sessionable. Very citrus, grapefruit, orange, based. The standard west coast taste profile.

M: creamy, just enough carbonation, somewhat rich but quite easy to drink.

O: One of the best IPAs around, can't really go wrong with this. Excellent abstraction of hop flavors.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden with a two-finger white head, generous amounts of lacing left on the glass.

Smell: Nothing much going on, citrusy hops is about all I smell.

Taste: Citrus hop-forward with barley, a fair amount of bitterness. It's good.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly light bodied with a good amount of carbonation; crisp and refreshing.

Overall: A good IPA that I would no doubt have again; it's refreshing and an easy, delicious drinker.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dirty light yellow with two finger head.

S - Pine, grapefruit, orange.

T - Sharp pine, citrus, heavily bitter with just a touch of alcohol and very faint malt backbone.

M - Medium bodied and coats mouth.

O - This beer gets better and better with each sip. Great hop forward IPA with solid bitterness and crisp hops without a strong malt backbone. Great year round offering from Stone.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11,069 ratings
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