Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.2/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22 oz. bottle brought back from visit to Southeast. Freshness dated, "enjoy by 02/05/11," bottled 90 days prior on 12/05/10 -- exactly a year ago. Poured into tulip glass.
A: Very cloudy light amber; persistent effervescence; 1-1/2" white head that falls quickly and leaves hardly any lacing on glass sides, but a white slick and white solids on surface.
S: Grapefruit is up front; some lemon and underlying malt sweetness.
T: Sharp, juicy citrus and pine; smooth caramel malt; growing bitterness that lingers with pine resin flavor.
M: Medium body and medium/high carbonation; creamy; dry finish; slight alcohol warming.
O: Surprising presence of hops after a full year in the bottle. I'll look forward to tasting a fresher example of this hop-forward West Coast I.P.A. More difficult to obtain since Stone dropped distribution in WI last May. Complex and delicious.
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2011 21:20:43 | More by bierbrauer
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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
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