Delicious IPA | Stone Brewing

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Delicious IPADelicious IPA
BA SCORE
3.92/5
Very Good
2,568 Ratings
Delicious IPADelicious IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A citrusy IPA with Lemondrop & El Dorado hops
Crafted to reduce gluten
First Release: January 2015

While our beers are many and diverse, yet unified by overarching boldness, India pale ales are our undeniable bread and butter. The result is an intensely citrusy, beautifully bitter beer is worthy of the simple-yet-lordly title of Stone Delicious IPA. Lemondrop and El Dorado hops combine to bring on a magnificent lemon candy-like flavor that’s balanced by hop spice. It’s unlike anything we’ve tasted in nearly two decades of IPA experimentation, and another lupulin-laced creation we’re excited to introduce to hopheads everywhere.

Added by SocalKicks on 01-05-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,261
Reviews:
461
Ratings:
2,568
pDev:
9.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
1,077
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Ratings: 2,568 |  Reviews: 461
Photo of GlennWB
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ben_tries_brews
3.16/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ronl12
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into IPA glass.
Clear golden look. Nose is citrus, lemon. Taste follows nose lemony citrus that goes into grapefruit bite at end. Medium feel. Overall a very nice IPA, a little different taste. Would drink again.

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Photo of Tennisballa07
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

“Nugget, Calypso, Lemondrop & El Dorado hops featured”

APPEARANCE
Pours deep gold with a white-colored head.
AROMA
Spicy, herbal and citrusy hop aromatics balanced with light-toasted malt. The spiciness is reminiscent of lemongrass.
TASTE
The hop flavors really explode with a dominant flavor that reminds many on the brewing team of a lemon Starburst candy!
PALATE
Medium body with a bitter, dry finish.
OVERALL
We went through many iterations of this beer at our Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station restaurant and brewery, using several hop recipes until we had that “Aha!” moment tasting a beer that I had asked Liberty Station Brewing Manager Kris Ketcham to brew. It was a single-hop beer called the Lost City of Liquid Gold, using 100 percent El Dorado, a new hop from Yakima, Washington. This beer gave us the last piece to the puzzle on the formulation for Stone Delicious IPA. We changed the dry hop to 100 percent El Dorado, and we achieved magnificent lemon candy and spicy hop flavors that are fun and unique.

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Photo of monkist
4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love Stone, this is something I want to write down every time I drink one of their beers. I love them for their excellence and their unique taste and brewing talent. This is none other, this is just like the can says: a "delicious IPA." Satisfying taste and feel, and though it is not a beer of a unique experience, it us definitely that of an excellent quality. It has no flaw, it is as good as it can get.
However, since I had the fortune to taste many of Stome's greatest, I must say that this is just an average production they made: just as its name says, it is just a delicious IPA, nothing more, nothing less.
Still, Stone is one of the best craft breweries and their beers are like no other. They never make mediocre. Even their average is above average.
I kind of missed the sleeve notes until the very end but I drank this beer without any expectation or (mis) conception. The numbers speak for thenselves. It's a delicious IPA.

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Photo of estajoe
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.35/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 bottled 6-1-18 and enjoy by 9-14-18
1/2" white head short retention and sits down to a cap quickly. Clear, bronze color.
Candied lemon peel and sweet malts.
Same as aroma but the citrus isn't as pronounced.
Slick, medium body and a lot of lingering bitterness. Not necessarily a flavorful bitterness but just bitterness.
I'm not feeling the deliciousness of Delicious IPA. Disappointing.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drh88
3.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jhlosito75
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbehlar
3.17/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DIM
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of farrago
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Moderate finger’s worth of off-white foam, speckled with larger bubbles, retention is average at best, the lacing forms strong and long streaks but only a few stick for any length of time. Bright coppery orange colored liquid, decent clarity with tiny active bubbles spread throughout. Grainy, peppery nose with a strong leafy bitter hoppiness which tends to push all else to the side, not really getting a significant lemon element, some pineapple to papaya fruit, however, on the whole the fruit as well a bit player. Medium-bodied and extremely muscular, if not stern. Super-dry with a tacky residue left on the tongue. More honey here and the lemondrop gains clarity. Burnt sourdough crusts, saline and dank leafy matter elevate on the back end. Sour white grapefruit slowly overcomes the lemon aspect. As in the nose, difficult to find a consistent fruit presence, what’s there mainly pineapple, nectarine, peach. Squarely placed within the Stone idiom.

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Photo of cwd
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OnsideDragon
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank from the 12 oz bottle. Head started off with carbonation but quickly became creamy. A lemon zest aroma, not too heavy but just enough to get the mouth watering. Hops comes in midway and lingers afterwards. Lemon zest lingers toward the end and then shines through, ever so stealthily. Can't tell this is an almost 8% IPA, it is refreshing and tastes amazing! The El Dorado hops are beautifully brewed alongside lemondrop to give you what you want from an IPA, but with enough character and uniqueness that you are or should be craving from an epic IPA experience! 5/5

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Photo of Eric_Standard
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grapeshops
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dafla67
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buckthehog
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Another good IPA from Stone
Pine and lemon is what’s shown
Hops cut by a citrusy zest
Gargoyled bottles are the best
Like a lemon drop lawn freshly mown

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Photo of rudiecantfail
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---light to medium amber color. Clear. Minimal retention, faded quickly to a cap. Left good lacing.

S---Hoppy. Citrus, primarily lemon.

T---Follows the nose. Lemony with a nice hop bite.

F---Medium body with good carbonation. Hop bite provides a little pucker/quenching feel.

O---A nice IPA. Nothing great, but a quality beer that would be fine to spend an afternoon drinking.

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Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Griphon
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of white_pony21
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knickfan3
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jrosso
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Delicious IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,568 ratings