Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by kflorence:
4.03/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Stone Brewery in Escondido, CA.
A: Poured a translucent, golden color with a good inch of thick, creamy head atop that seems to last forever and leaves plenty of lacing around the glass as you drink. Carbonation levels are great.
S: The aroma smacks of fresh citrus and pine hops with a little bit of grass. Pretty one-sided, but enticing.
T: Taste follows the nose: entirely hop-centric, sure to please hop-heads and those familiar with West Coast IPA's, but also some barley present, though not as predominantly as in the pale ale. I could use a bit more balance. A bit piney for me as well, but better on tap than in the bottle.
M: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy mouthfeel with ample carbonation and a bit of substance. Very drinkable.
O: Exactly what was to be expected, this is the flagship American West Coast IPA and the one that all others will be judged on. That said, I prefer a bit more balance in my IPA's as well as the more grapefruit, citrus oriented hops, but I would never turn one of these down. Cheers!
Serving type: on-tap
09-11-2011 21:48:26 | More by kflorence
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