Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
4.45/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On tap at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel. Served in a globe pilsner glass.
Appearance: Hazy orange/yellow/copper color, with lots and lots off-white foam and persistent lacing. Persistent head and the lacing came in strands and sheets. Nice looking beer.
Smell: Mostly orange citrus, with a hint of pine thrown in and maybe, just maybe, some grapefruit, but mostly orange citrus hop smell dominating here. A highly pleasant orange smell to boot.
Taste: The perfect blending of orange citrus hops and malt sweetness to balance it out. Hoppy, but just right hop bitterness to come out as refreshing, but not crisp. Very solid malt backbone in here.
Mouthfeel: Just right carbonation, not terribly thick, and not a lot of hop oil sticking to the teeth (to my surprise). Nothing amazing, but certainly good for the style.
Overall / Drinkability: A very good AIPA and quite drinkable. I had two of these in short order with a grilled salmon and crab cake dinner. I could even argue dangerously drinkable as after two I wouldn't mind a third but I know better. A very fine AIPA. I can see why it is rated as high as it is, and I think on tap it's even better than it is in the bottle from when I previously reviewed it.
Serving type: on-tap
01-31-2012 03:42:36 | More by damndirtyape
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5/5 rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is my favorite IPA and a goto beer for me.
Pour - excellent voluminous, frothy pour; leaving a gorgeous three finger, frothy, sea foam head.
Appearance - Very nice, clear amber. Lacing is outstanding.
Nose - The nose is not powerful, but does bring up a nice light grapefruit/pine/resin scent.
Taste - Yummy. Not thick and or over the top; but rather a perfect balance. Ruby Red grapefruit juice, pine resin, yummy sweet malt.
Finish - perfect. Bitter, long lasting, citrus sour.
This is truly a world class beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 19:43:24 | More by davidsumner
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 7,267 ratings.