The crew at Stone Brewing Company make some fine beer and put it into some very informative bottles. For years I only saw it in 22 oz bottles, but have recently noticed six packs showing up in the local stores. Stone IPA has been around since 1997, though I'm just now getting around to trying it. Chalk that up to my only recent interest and tolerance for hop featured beers. Here's the first bottle I opened of the IPA roundup for Super Bowl weekend.
Oh, and if you're out and about and spot some Stone Imperial Russian Stout or Stone Double Bastard Ale, pick me up a couple bottles and I'll gladly pay you back. I haven't had either, but I'm guessing they're well worth the price of admission.
Name: Stone IPA
Brewery: Stone Brewing Co, Escondido, CA.
Color: Medium gold with a thick white head.
Packaging: 22 oz bottle.
Stats: 6.9% abv, 77 IBU.
Bought: local grocery store, Missoula.
Ruling: Three and a half out of Five Hops. Nice, enjoyable IPA.