The iconic west coast style IPA. Stone IPA: This is the IPA that initiated Stone Brewing's reputation for hops and exposed a budding world of craft beer enthusiasts to our bold style as an emerging brewery. Long before IPAs were craft brewing's most prominent beer style, this beer was in our lineup, not because of public demand but because we simply loved it so much. Distinguished by bright hop fruitiness, piney vibrancy and pronounced, tantalizing bitterness, stone IPA has stood tall as the epitome of the west coast style IPA since 1997. After all, this is the hop-forward IPA that's inspired countless others, including our own legacy of IPAs that have collectively earned stone a reputation as one of the most passionate and artful hop-driven breweries on the planet. Gargoyles are historically known as protectors against evil spirits. Since the beginning, our Stone gargoyle has represented our ceaseless quest to create the most awesome beers imaginable. Think of the gargoyle as the big friend that's got your back. Ever vigilant, ever watchful, and ever your humble servant. Please recycle.