Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.48/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Transparent gold with surprisingly thin white head. Appears very carbonated though, I've had a couple of sips and I still see a ton of bubbles heading to the surface.
Smell: What I'd expect for an IPA. Piney hops are very apparent, hint of grapefruit.
Taste: Pine, hops, grapefruit, makes for a light tart flavor with some bitterness. A lot of the super-bitter IPAs don't have much flavor but like that this is so dry but flavorful. Aftertaste is a bit different, definitely some residual bitterness and hops but also pick up some of the alcohol (in a good way).
Mouthfeel: Lot going on here. Very dry and the heavy carbonation makes this beer seem very light. Just pleasant to drink. You don't really notice the bitterness until after drinking, again leaves some lingering bitterness which helps reinforce the flavor.
Overall: Enjoyed this one. I usually like my IPAs a little sweeter but like what Stone did here. In my opinion a lot of the very bitter IPAs don't have much flavor, just dry dry dry, but this one is dry with impactful flavor. Think the mouthfeel is what I appreciated the most though, very light. Good summer IPA.
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2013 01:27:03 | More by Aleks_P
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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
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