Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,448 | Reviews: 2,704 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Chiefy770:
4.69/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint glass.
Appearance: A foam head, about an inch thick, sat on top of a hazy light-orange body. Sticky white lacing throughout.
Smell: Floral extravaganza! The hops stood out, as they should. Notes of citrus and herbs also stand out. Very pleasant scent.
Taste: This was one potent IPA. This beer came off pretty sour after the first sip. Complex notes citrus break through. Eventually the malts come in and attempt to contain the dominating taste of hops. There is a great balance between the hops and malts for this IPA.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth, perfect carbonation.
Overall: This IPA seems to get all of the attention. I have enjoyed a number of great IPAs but this one stands out. Drinking one of these is an experience. Definitely a great example of a top-notch IPA.
Bottom Line: I'd recommend this to everyone, but if you are not a hop head, just sample it.
Serving type: bottle
11-04-2013 23:15:10 | More by Chiefy770
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3.99/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured bottle into glass. 6/12/14 Freshness date. 6.9% abv.
Appearance- Pours a bright medium orange amber. Very clear. Fluffy two finger head that hangs around.
Smell- Tropical notes of orange and pineapple. Quite floral as well.
Taste- Pine and grass notes up front blending quickly into a biscuit malt flavor. The earthy hop finish is pronounced. The bitterness lasts awile for a dry hop wrap up.
Mouthfeel- Slick and moderate in body. Not thin. Ample carbonation.
Overall- A basic IPA that is solid. Not out of this world but a fine creation of the style indeed. The quality Stone puts into their beers is a reflection to this flagship IPA of theirs.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 03:42:33 | More by PA-hunter
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
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