Stone India Pale Ale

Stone India Pale Ale

Rated 4.137 by BeerPals

Brewed by Stone Brewing Company

Escondido, CA, United States

Style:  IPA

6.9% Alcohol by Volume

77 International Bittering Units

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An "India Pale Ale" by definition is highly hopped and high in alcohol - you'll find our Stone India Pale Ale to be true to style with a huge hop aroma, flavor and bitterness throughout. If you're a hop-head like us, then you'll love our Stone India Pale Ale! Medium malt character with a heavy dose of over the top hops! Generous "dry hopping" gives this beer its abundant hop aroma and crisp hop flavor. First Release Date: August 1997 Hop Variety: Columbus, Chinook & Centennial Stats: ALC/VOL 6.9%, 77 IBUs

ID: 6603 Last updated 4 days ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank40
Overall Percentile99.9
Style Rank1 of 5756
Style Percentile100
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score5.0
Average Score4.162
Weighted Score4.137
Standard Deviation0.409

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  • IBREW2OR3 1040 reviews
    rated 4.3 3 weeks ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Rated Nov. 2006. 22oz bomber. Clear golden to orange color with white head. Aroma is mostly pine hops and a hint of sweet malts. Nice hop heavy pine flavor flowing into floral hop bitterness and with a slight under current of malty sweetness. Good lacing to the finish where a lingering pine hoppiness awaits the imbiber.

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    On tap at Bier Markt, Ottawa. Pours a good size frothy white head and has a pale golden appearance. Lacing is ok. Aromas of citrus and grassy hops. Flavours are fairly fruity, citrus and piney hops, notes of oranges and a bit of bitterness on the palate. Still quite enjoyable even after warming up a bit. Damn good IPA.

  • CYRENAICA 2418 reviews
    rated 3.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    400ml draught
    6.9% ABV
    The Beerbistro (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
    February 17, 2015
    The beer pours a translucent golden orange colour with a bubbly white head. The aroma is lemony, grainy, with hints of caramel and yeast. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour was caramel, weak citrus hops, and a light fruitiness. Good, but not as goo as the arrogant bastard.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Hazy gold pour with a foamy white head. Classic west coast IPA with grapefruit and piney hop aroma and taste. Long, lingering bitter finish. A true benchmark for the style.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Hazy golden pour with a HUGE white head which refuses to leave.Great lacing. Beautiful hop aroma and flavour.Where's the malt?. This is a hoppy delight.Another great beer from Stone.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Clear yellow with small white foam head. Aroma is hoppy like an IPA should be. Taste is nice bitter, with some sweet tones. Nice long bitter aftertaste. A good IPA, but not a oompf IPA. (Houston 201208)

  • SLIM_JIM 80 reviews
    rated 4.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Definitely one of the best IPA's I've ever laid lips on. Citrus and pine dominant the nose. I caught a whiff just from popping the top and I was in love. I guess it could have a fuller mouthfeel, but this is only a standard IPA and not meant to be too thick. I get a strong desire for some good aged cheddar when drinking this gem.

  • CHOPZ 7122 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Got to try some of this at the Brew’s Best Beer Fest on my trip to Vegas, fall 2011. Poured a hazy golden colour with a little amber hue. It's head is creamy, off-white, has great retention and thick lacing. Cascade hop scent with light malt notes. The mouthfeel is dry with just a little wetness. Grainy malt taste that is well-balanced with the hop. A very well-brewed IPA.

  • MROADHOUSE55 6 reviews
    rated 4.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    The people at stone know their craft and do it very well. It shows in this IPA. I had had a few IPAs before this one but this one has set the standard for me that all other IPAs after will be judged. I think its a good starter IPA if one wishes to explore this style and haven't yet. Good overall experience. My go to IPA.

  • DOGFOODMAN 373 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Another fine example of the stone brewing craft. This IPA is a lighter version of some of the IPA brews that are out there. Goes great with food but is dynamic enough to stand alone. Pours slightly hazy, with a lovely burnt copper color. Flavor is moderate hops with a bit of sweetness. A little expensive for everyday, but it fills the bill when the time is right.

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