Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,236 | Reviews: 2,694 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mmva321:
4.38/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a tulip.
A: A striking amber body, clean and clear, gives a vibrant impression right away. A rocky white head unfortunately leaves us very quickly but is nice enough to leave behind some beautiful lacing.
S: There are some subtleties tot his aroma I can't quite make out beneath the surface of your standard IPA scents: hops, citrus, pine. Maybe a faint malt or some more citrus is the responsible party, rounding out this scent. Though I wish it was a bit stronger.
T: Let it rest on your tongue. You'll detect beautiful citrus and malts that compliment the hops and pine very well. But as soon as you swallow, be prepared for an onslaught of hops. True to the Stone ethic, it's an intense taste, not for the faint of heart.
M: Very well carbonated and given an appropriate medium body, the feel is vibrant and robust.
O: A great sipping beer that grabs you and doesn't let go. It demands your attention and rewards you for it. Subtlety behind intense flavor.
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2012 07:59:03 | More by mmva321
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4.35/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle with a hazy golden yellow color and a decently foamy white head. Has a very nice hoppy floral aroma. Taste is kind of sweet up front, dominated by floral notes with touches of citrus. The finish is a surprising amount of bitterness that lingers a while. The beer has a nice full body feel with some carbonation. This is very refreshing and enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 03:18:03 | More by brutusmuktuk
4.39/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Light amber to brown in color. A minuscule bit of white head partially covers the top of the beer. A bit hazy with Brussels lacing. Incredibly enticing aroma of pine like hops reminiscent of pineapple greets me. The mouth is a little sticky and the bitterness prickles my tongue. When I take a sip I get a short but sharp burst of pine like hops and then some light malt to back it up. I get a nice gentle bitter fade.
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2014 16:19:41 | More by Franziskaner
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
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