Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) | Stone Brewing

11,052 Ratings

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 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.

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

A - Pours a light orange with a large 3 finger head. Good amount of lacing.

S - Very forward in hops, good citrus on the backend. Smells of orange, grapefruit, and zest. Very nice.

T - Quite a bit of fruit in the front. Good amount of piney hops, fairly well balanced, but perhaps a little too fruity.

M - A good balance in the mouthfeel. A decent amount of carbonation.

D - Very drinkable. This beer doesn't overwhelm at all. Carries the ABV very well

Overall, just a solid IPA. It doesn't bring anything new or outstanding, but is just very solid. Does not disappoint

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

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

Good, well balanced all around. This is the best of the Stone beers available in NJ. Of those I have tried, this is the only one that doesn't overdo the hoppy bitterness. While it does have a bit of a rough finish, it's not out of line with what an IPA should laste like. Light citris but a little short of how I like it, especially in the aroma. Good solid IPA.

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

This was served from the bottle at P.F. Chang’s in Stamford, CT into a tall pilsner glass. The beer appeared a hazy gold color, holding a soft two finger head of white bubbles. This showed great retention, leaving thick lacing behind it. No sediment was noted, but a moderate haze permeated the liquid. The aroma was big on grapefruit hops, with a balance of lightly toasted malts. The hops really dominated the show, but were helped along by light black pepper and spice, metallic pale grains, and a brief honey sweetness. As we sipped, the taste opened up with lemon and hoppy cleanliness. These were light and sweet, with an earthy quality towards the back. To make things even lighter there was light strawberry fruitiness. The middle peaked with a renewed fruity sweetness, but this time of cherries, with a hint of fusel ethanol. The finish was strongly of lemon rind and grapefruit hop action, with little else, even from the malt bill. The aftertaste breathed of a balance between clean malts, crisp hops, fresh grass, and slightly more metallics than in the nose. The body was medium and the carbonation was medium. To each sip there was a light and airy feel, with soft slurp and froth. The liquid was more coating than drying, but the mouth was left happy. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was how light it was, but also how robust the flavoring was despite this. Throughout there was great hop freshness, with enough room left for the malts. This is a nice standard for the style.

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

This beer pours a cloudy pale orange color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes rather quickly into a small head of lacing. The aroma is of grapefruit, oranges, and pine resin. The taste like the aroma with a nice lingering bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a nice IPA. It doesn't really stand out from most other IPAs, but it is bold and flavorful which is enough for my liking.

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

Poured from the bottle and amber hued clean orang with a carbonated thin white head that receded and gave some good lacing to the glass. Smell is of centinial and magnum hops with a tiny hint of some caramel malt, but let's be honest this beer is about the hops. Taste is pine citrus and lemon with a smooth backing of caramel malt with a biting hop finish. Mouthfeel is balanced and simple not too heavy but not efforvescent. Drinkability is easy as this is a classic american india pale ale. Give me another.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing
4.22 out of 5 based on 11,052 ratings.
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