Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.45/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Ah, Stone IPA. We meet for the first time.
It's pretty. I have to admit that. No flaws here. It has the color of the "ideal" IPA. Bubbles rising to the top to form a beautiful head that refuses to die below the point of covering the surface.
The smell is... well, let's just put it this way: it's hoppy. And that's all it smells like. Simple, strong, and unashamed.
The front of the taste is almost indescribable. Just the essence of bitter. Towards the middle of the taste, actual 'flavors' start to come into play. Still, it takes until you swallow for there to be anything to say about this beer other than "HOPS". And even then... what can I say? Pine? Awesome?
The mouthfeel is what I've been looking for in an IPA. The right balance between frothy carbonation and sticky resiny goodness.
The only negative thing I'll say about this beer is how single minded it is. "Let's see how hoppy we can make an IPA". Not sure if this is exactly what the people at Stone Brewery had in mind, but I have a feeling they wouldn't mind me saying that. Thank you Stone, for brewing interesting beers.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2011 04:34:22 | More by troysoy2
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