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Stone Delicious IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Delicious IPAStone Delicious IPA

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266 Ratings
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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 29
Gots: 68 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: SocalKicks on 01-05-2014

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Reviews by Nugganooch:
Photo of Nugganooch
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bruski Burgers in Mira Mesa
Full pint – 05/23/2014

A: A perfect goldenrod pale ale with good clarity revealing some effervescent action. Short layer of paper white suds rests across the top for a few moments. Light dotting and some random patch work of lacing hits the glass.

S: Not particularly pungent or hoppy here which is unexpected for a Stone IPA. It is fruity and floral but in a different kind of way. Has a fruity bubble gum scent to it. I get some perfume like flowers and herbals with lemon oil. Like lavender or lemon verbena or something. Oh geez I hope that is not another one of those.

T: Heavy herbal notes, minty even, with lemon concentrate and fruit gum. A bit of an odd mix really. Has an Orange Julius vanilla crème flavor thing going on about midway kind of like one of those 50-50 ice cream bars. There is an overall smooth level of bitterness to the beer and the alcohol is definitely not shy. It is kind of boozy really and not all that hoppy. Has some stone fruit character there and a bit of understated malt sweetness. A little all over the place and not coming together for me. Kind of disappointing considering they freakin’ coined this IPA to be delicious.

M: Moderate body hitting a touch on the heftier side from a lower level of carb or heavier malt base. Perhaps a combination of the two. Bitterness is modest really with some noticeable alcohol warmth. Slick and clean with some drying at the finish.

D: False advertising! A pretty big miss from Stone in my opinion. Maybe it’s these experimental hops…I am not exactly sure but this one just didn’t work for me at all. They do present some interesting and unique flavors but the bigger issue is everything is fairly muted and extenuated. Not exactly bad but comes across very meh in my book. I would skip this one all together.

More User Reviews:
Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jose_alehouseSD
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of sabitu
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.34/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mirthrandir
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of DCHritz
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samtrillo
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It smells like lemon juice. Straight up. After drinking some down I do get more of the cracker malt on the nose, but right after pouring all I got on the nose was lemon!

The taste was surprisingly not as citrusy and fruity sweet as I was read to believe. I get a cracker-sourdough malt with a distinct amount of bitterness from the hops. The way this one was billed, and even smelled, I was thinking it would taste more along the lines of Born Yesterday; or even Fresh Squeezed. It's definitely a good IPA and something I wouldn't mind to drink now and then, but not as revolutionary as the bottle blurb about lemondrop hops had me going.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce glass into a tulip glass.

It's a beautiful looking beer with a radiant quality. The head is light and frothy and forms a crown of sorts above the body. The body is elegantly clear and golden in color with a tinge of amber. Majestic-looking beer. 5

Lemony, sweet floral hints and bready. Aside from the lemon notes, conventional but nice. 3.75

I'm definitely finding some unique flavors from this. It's lemony, sweet and vanilla-like, and has a finish that tastes like a lemon candy. Not sure how they achieved that. 4

The body initially comes off as watery and thin, but fullness emerges thanks to the spice of the hops and a healthy rush of carbonation. As I sip it it occurs to me this drinks very light and easy. 3.75

I like this. This should be there go-yo IPA as it's much more flavorful and feels so light.

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Uber Fresh. Hit shelves in the Bay Area this morning from what I was told.

Interesting and unique citrus profile. I'd describe as a lemon-lime citrus forward beer with some grapefruit skin. Grassy and prickly pine complimenting the citrus but there's a weird bready - cardboard thing going along with it. Kind of one-dimensional but easy drinking 7.7%ABV makes this a sneaky beer. Light and crisp body for the ABV with just enough malt to let you know it's there, but make no mistake, this one's not about the malt. Alcohol slightly detectable.

Nothing mindblowing in today's arena of new up and coming amazing hoppy beers popping up all over, but for $8.99 a six-pack....This isn't a bad deal when you consider what a rip Ruination is. Cheers!

Photo of JuanG117
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of joeyjoey104
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Beezee
3.01/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

had a slick feel I don't like. I personally don't like the hot characteristics in this beer

Photo of tdm168
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bierleichen
2.79/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The hops are so strong that it over powers any other flavors

Photo of struttinj
3.51/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dannydetox
3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

solid, if not exceptional ipa from stone. certainly easier drinking compared to some of their assaultingly bitter beers. his brew appears a brassy golden hue, with a thin, persising head and light lacing. aroma is not as strong as i would expect; i get berbal notes with some red grapefruit and a little pine forest. on the palate the beer isn't acidic, and the malty qualities of this double assert themselves before finishing with bittering hops on the finish. alcohol is not overbearing, but provides a full mouthfeel.

Photo of woodchip
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hooliganlife
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HGildemeister
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Damn good, grassy hop with a smooth mouth feel IPA...can weigh a little heavy with food..

Photo of BigDiesel
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpizzle859
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I like this better than Stone IPA which is a classic in my mind. Well done

Photo of terpinsd
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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Stone Delicious IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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