Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JohnnyJam:
4.13/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
My friend, Phil, gave me one on New Year's Eve. He didn't have a glass for me to pour it into and wanted to know my review as I drank from the bottle. I told him that I would have to reserve that for another night but I really enjoyed drinking this beer from a bottle (something I almost never do).
Poured from a brown 12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date into a pint glass and got 1 1/2 finger of rocky head.
A: Pours a dark honey color with an off-white rocky head that lasts to the end with more than just covering for the top of the beer: good head retention. There is lots of beautiful, slicky lace.
S: I smell grapefruit and grapefruit rind and some other maybe some othe fruits, maybe tropical fruit.
T: Grapefruit rind, pine, grapefruit is what hits me first. Then pine and I know this is a big IPA. It finishes with grapefruit rind and big pine taste. Very hoppy.
M: Goes down easy and smooth. This is a little chewy. The malts balance the extra hoppiness very well. Mildly carbonated.
O: I really like this beer. It goes down smooth and has a real hop bite. It reminds my somewhat of a Sierra Nevada Torpedo but with more bite and a more piny finish.
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2013 01:25:47 | More by JohnnyJam
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