Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by rawla:
4.38/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
I've had it millions of times, both in bottle, on draft, at bars, at the brewery, and at home. I found an amazingly fresh 6 pack at Trader Joe's for 9.49; I figured I had to give it a proper review.
Poured into a goblet from a 12 oz bottle dated fresh by 03/25/2012.
A: Pours a golden yellow/orange tone. Great carbonation from the bottom of glass with 2 inch bread off-white head. decent lacing.
S: The hops don't really come out as fresh as on tap. Maybe I have become used to this beers profile, but you get faint citrusy notes.
T: Refreshingly crisp, bitter, and citrusy. Very mellow but flavorful malt backbone that keeps everything nicely balance. Good front end bitterness finishes off with a trace of citrus peel. You can keep drinking this until the glass is empty. A true classic.
M: Light, yet flavorful. This does not weigh down at all.
O: A pioneer and true classic in the West Coast Indian Pale Ale style. It's amazing to think this thing was as bitter as you could get years ago; now it's a very approachable and full flavored staple. A plus.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2012 05:32:13 | More by rawla
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