Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by troysoy2:
4.45/5 rDev +5%
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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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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