Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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5/5 rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Stone's IPA ranks neck-and-neck with Bell's Two Hearted as my absolute favorite beer. The only difference between the two is availability. At any given time, I can go to numerous liquor stores (or even my own workplace) and pick up a sixer of Two Hearted. On the flipside, I can get 22 oz. bombers of Stone's IPA at something like two liquor stores on my side of town. Oh well. I guess this stuff makes for an immaculate treat.
Like Two Hearted, Stone IPA pours a hazy copper with a slightly off-white head. The lacing is all over the place.
The aroma is goddamn glorious. Floral hops out the ass. If I could get air freshener that smelled like this, I'd gladly buy a case.
The flavor reflects the smell. The floral hops are massive and bitter and Jesus tapdancing Christ, it's delicious. And like Two Hearted, there's just enough smooth maltiness to balance things out. And man, oh man, is it dry. We're talking Oscar Wilde dry here.
Mouthfeel is medium, crisp and about as good as it gets.
At 6.9%, I would still drink this stuff all night if I could just get someone around here to carry the elusive 6-packs. I can never have enough of this amazing stuff.
Serving type: bottle
10-24-2008 05:09:52 | More by BigJim5021
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,029 ratings.