Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.26/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - This beer pours up golden copper, nearly clear. White head, dense bubbles that pillow out to a thin layer, with extravagant lacing. A beautiful pour indeed.
S - Bright citrus notes, heavier toward lemon and orange, with pine resin, and a slight pepper and grass close.
T - Following the nose, with big lemon and orange zest, leading into citrus flesh as the sweetness of the malts links up. The pine and resin comes out in the middle, and it runs into the close, where the bitterness swells and holds for a while after the swallow. Along with the bitter, there are hints of pepper spiciness and sour lemon.
M - Light, but with a chewy back-end and considerable building dryness. This is not a gentle IPA - it gets in there to do some damage.
O - This is one I've been meaning to try, but it wasn't until the 4-bottle box, when I got a couple along with all the other options (all of which I've bought separately), that I finally tried one. The beer is very good rendition of the style, and well worth the price.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 18:39:41 | More by Tsar_Riga
3.99/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured bottle into glass. 6/12/14 Freshness date. 6.9% abv.
Appearance- Pours a bright medium orange amber. Very clear. Fluffy two finger head that hangs around.
Smell- Tropical notes of orange and pineapple. Quite floral as well.
Taste- Pine and grass notes up front blending quickly into a biscuit malt flavor. The earthy hop finish is pronounced. The bitterness lasts awile for a dry hop wrap up.
Mouthfeel- Slick and moderate in body. Not thin. Ample carbonation.
Overall- A basic IPA that is solid. Not out of this world but a fine creation of the style indeed. The quality Stone puts into their beers is a reflection to this flagship IPA of theirs.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 03:42:33 | More by PA-hunter
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
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