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Stone Delicious IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Delicious IPA
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BA SCORE
87
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SocalKicks on 01-05-2014)
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Reviews by Nugganooch:
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3.56/5  rDev -9.9%

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.

Nugganooch, Jun 06, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -8.9%

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.

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Do it for the whales, my peeps.

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Stone Delicious IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.