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Stone IPA
 
Approximate retail price:
$10.74
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Type: Ales
About - Stone IPA

The Stone IPA is part of the beer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, craft beer models like the IPA are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


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Features & Specs - Stone IPA
info Licorice Yes
info Honey Yes
info Fruity Yes
info Sweetness Yes
info Dark malt Yes
info Pale malt No
info Floral Yes
info Finish L
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User Reviews - Stone IPA
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4.0
Very Good Ale But There Are Better...
8/31/2014
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Comment:
I have found many far better ales than this one, like the following, all of which have excellent quality and taste IMHO:<br /><br />Victory Hopdevil<br />Samuel Adams Rebel IPA<br />Dog Tag IPA<br />Lancaster Hop Hog IPA<br />Troegs Hopback IPA<br />21st Amendment IPA<br />Blue Point Hoptical Illusion IPA<br />Green Flash West Coast IPA<br />Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale<br />Barley Creek IPA<br /><br />I agree with CR that the following ales are very good, but I don't agree with how CR ranks them:<br /><br />Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (excellent)<br />Lagunitas IPA (excellent)<br />Stone IPA (very good)<br />Dogfish Head 60-minute IPA (very good)
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
very, very bitter beer
11/24/2013
Pros
Strong
Cons
Bitter
Best Uses
Can't think of any
Comment:
After reading CR beer ratings, went to Super King (Southern California) and purchased a six pack. I don't like anything bitter, so it was horrible, beer tasted very, very bitter. I should've gone with the next beer down the list, Shock Top Wheat IPA.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
A real beer drinker's beer
7/21/2013
Pros
Intense Flavor
Cons
Price
Best Uses
Good W Heavy Rich Food
Sipping By Itself
Comment:
Bitter and intense, a good beer lover's beer. Tastes great while waiting for that steak to grill up and is equally good while watching a movie at night. Pricey, but why not treat yourself? If you really like beer and like experimenting, this one is a winner.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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