Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.46/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
This beer embodies a very masculine styling of the IPA, with the barrage of hops that hits your pallet all of the way to the smooth finish and crisp flavor despite its relatively high ABV%.
Appearance is irrelevant in beer, in my opinion. I drink it for the flavor, and complexity, or to simply get weird. So let's move on.
Smell: Has a very strong pine note, with a citrus follow up that pierces through your nasal passages. Lemongrass seems to be the main reason for this citrus and slightly earthy smell. You can definitely pick up on the large quantity of hops used to brew this beverage.
Taste: Despite its ABV% of 6.9 this beer is smooth from start to finish, the malt flavor washes over your pallet paving the way for a crisp pine flavor, and finally leaving your pallet with the slight bitterness due to the hops. Definitely smooth, and complex with some slight fruit note in it. This beer will leave you craving another sip.
Mouth-Feel: Cleanses easily throughout your mouth, and the hops/alcohol gives a nice dry sensation. Not overly dry. Smooth and easy to drink, leaves a somewhat oily feel as the hop bitterness lingers.
Overall: I am the reason we offer this beer in the bar I work at, being in charge of beer/liquor orders has greatly expanded our collection and quality, and this is the premiere IPA we offer after the Stone RuinTen, very popular, economical, and allows Guinness to float on it beautifully for a nice stout Black 'n Tan or Doberman. This is one of the beers I always have stocked at home, and will never allow to be 86'd in the bar. I highly recommend this beer to everyone who is expanding their beer horizon. Keep up the excellent work Stone.
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2013 23:52:07 | More by Adastra
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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
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