Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.78/5 rDev -10.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The IPA from Stone Brewing Co. was poured from the bottle into a clean pint glass. It had a smaller head (1-1.5 inches) but it was nicely shaped.
The part of this IPA that bothered me the most was the appearance. It seems like a plain looking IPA, kind of a copper colored cloudy color. But it looked like there were solid particles hanging around. It may not be a big deal, but it bothered me just a bit.
The smell was my favorite part of the beer. It was incredible, an intensely strong hops smell, it practically cleared my sinuses.
The taste was a lot like the smell. A strong hoppy taste but refined with a citrus and pine-like backround. I am not really a fan of IPAs but I feel that for what this drink does, it does really really well.
Mouthfeel was fine. I could feel the carbonation but it wasn't crazy.
Overall, I'm not really a fan of IPAs. But this IPA makes such a strong identity for itself that I have to like it even if I wouldn't drink it regularly. If you REALLY like hops, it will make you happy.
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2013 03:25:59 | More by Connormick
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 7,994 ratings.