Stone IPA

Stone IPA

The IPA That Launched Generations of Hop Fanatics

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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August 16, 1997
India Pale Ale
6.9%
12oz Bottles in Six-Packs & 12-Packs, 12oz Cans in 12-Packs & 24-Packs, 22oz Bottles & Draft
Nationwide

DISTRIBUTION INFO
StoneIPA
Citrusy, tropical, piney
77
100
90 Days
Magnum
Chinook & Centennial

Tasting Notes

Provided by
Mitch Steele
,
Brewmaster
Appearance
Pours clear golden with a white head.
Aroma
Intense lemon rind, fruity cereal and piney hop flavors.
Taste
Intense citrus hop flavors with a light malt balance.
Palate
Medium body with no perceivable sweetness and a clean lingering bitterness.
Overall
Our best-selling beer and one of the all-time favorites for Team Stone!

Pairing Notes

Provided by
"Dr." Bill Sysak
,
Craft Beer Ambassador
Appetizers
Kimchi, stuffed poblano peppers, shishito peppers, ceviche
Salads
Southwest, Asian, Caesar
Entrées
Chicken curry, lengua tacos, spicy Thai, salmon, jambalaya
Cheese
Maytag Blue, Danish Blue, Asiago, Pecorino, Carr Valley Aged Cheddar
Cigars
Illusione 88 Candela, Macanudo Hampton Court, Dunhill Aged Altamiras

More Information

When Stone IPA hit the scene in 1997 as our first anniversary beer, IPAs were strictly in the realm of the extreme beer enthusiast. Our original brewmaster Steve Wagner amplified a British classic by infusing it with extra flavor and character, care of heavy doses of Centennial, Chinook and Columbus hops.

What was first foreign and a bit abrasive to most imbibers’ palates has gone on to become a go-to and refrigerator staple for craft beer drinkers across the nation for the past 15 years. Without Stone IPA, there may never have been a Stone Ruination IPA (or Stone Tenth Anniversary Ruination IPA for that matter), the ahead-of-its-time black IPA Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale, Stone Cali-Belgique IPA or the timely mascot for the drink “fresh beer now” movement, Stone Enjoy By IPA! It’s the hoppy beer that launched a hundred more hoppy and hoppier beers.

Stone IPA

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