Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.2/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours and comes to rest a crystal clear gold color with a thick white head that lasts. This is one of those rare beers that seems to beckon as soon as it comes to rest in the glass. The carbonation bristles and fosters a steady head. The color and clarity of the body are practically gem-like. You're not going to find a more inviting IPA.
Aroma is strong and fragant with an almost floral quality. It's very clean and sweet, and the smell is literally mouth-watering.
Start is smooth and slightly tangy without very much flavor. But there is an inviting texture right from the start. Stone IPA settles medium-bodied and from there the bottle basically says it all. Flavors are (or could nearly be) taffey, white grape, wheat, and perhaps more subtle others. In two words this beer is all about "hop bitters" just like any quality IPA should be. Finish is melty smooth and clean with an oily and sour aftertaste.
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2005 02:34:06 | More by theozag
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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
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