Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by markaberrant:
4.15/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - slight haze, very light orange, billowy white head, leaves some ok lacing.
S - clean citrus and pine, tropical sweetness,
T - explodes with citrus and tropical hop flavour to start, but still a decent malt backbone in there, firm with a balancing sweetness, but it's quickly overcome in the finish with bitter grapefruit. Bitterness is not huge, but still no complaints in that department.
M - Creamy, but with a mild hop astringency, finish is dry and lip smacking, no alcohol presence, med body and carbonation.
D - a well executed IPA, though I'd expect a touch more bitterness for it's size.
Any complaints here are minor quibbles really, but this beer just doesn't have the intensity of their Ruination IPA, even though it's not that much smaller. I'd order the Ruination over this anytime, but it's still a very good second choice.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2009 21:56:00 | More by markaberrant
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4.59/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served from 22 oz bottle into a pilsner glass.
A - Straw-colored, slightly hazy body. The head is thick and white. This is the way an IPA should look!
S - Orange, grass and spring flowers. Just a hint of pine and hemp.
T - Much like the smell, but more pungent. The orange and floral notes work in perfect harmony, with the semi-sweet crackery malt keeping everything in rhythm. The finish has more hoppy flavors and some assertive, but refreshing, bitterness.
M - A smooth mouthfeel to go with a medium body. Carbonation is near perfect.
O - A fantastic IPA. When enjoyed fresh, it's one of the best widely-distributed single IPAs around. If the six-pack weren't $12, this would be my go-to beer without a doubt.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 11:47:09 | More by hail_seitan
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,007 ratings.