Delicious IPA | Stone Brewing

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Delicious IPADelicious IPA
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3.92/5
Very Good
2,614 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:
#11,740
Reviews:
470
Ratings:
2,614
pDev:
9.44%
 
 
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91
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Photo of thebard
1.28/5  rDev -67.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I can’t believe this is rated above a two. Bought a six pack of bottles and will use the last five for cooking. No hop taste and it tastes metallic. Hard to believe this is classified as an IPA. Blah....

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Photo of 1971bernat
1.5/5  rDev -61.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of TMM1983
1.64/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Photo of M216
1.66/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

Way too hoppy for my tastes. Tons of head. Pretty cloudy. Very citrusy.

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Photo of huthuty
1.84/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The malt character is awful, I understand it's attempting to be low gluten, and they really just shouldn't do that because this beer is deplorable

The hop profile is good but the malt is God awful

Please don't encourage breweries to do low gluten stuff guys, beer doesn't have a lot of gluten in the first place
Thx

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Photo of Urk1127
1.9/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Very light yellow. White head.
Smell of crabgrass, hay. Lemons
Taste is very lemony. Lemon peel. Grassy. Dry hay. Feel is very light. Bubbly. But I didn't like this one.

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Photo of LaVic
1.95/5  rDev -50.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Appearance is good with golden clear color. Mouth feel is good with crisp light body feel. Everything else is off. This beer is way off balance for the IBU with hardly any amount of hop aroma presence for an IPA. All I taste is the bitterness of the beer with hardly any noticeable hint of lemon or citrus flavor. This is disappointing for Stone IPA.

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Photo of leodarko
2.03/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of psoriasaurus
2.13/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Yawn. Appearance of a west coast IPA, nose of a west coast IPA, taste of raunchy citrus hop smegma with notes of armpit cheese. Dare I say, delicious?

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Photo of jeschaefer
2.34/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jrgriffiniii
2.36/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TTripp725
2.37/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Very disappointed in this beer. Very bad after taste, lacks flavor and don't rellay tast any citrus hops

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Photo of brandonld23
2.4/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tasteology408
2.43/5  rDev -38%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pretty interesting beer here. You really get a punch from the lemony Hops upfront with the usual bite I would expect from stone. But the finish. Hmmm is nice and crisp but the only thing I can think of is black licorice. Ugh I hate black licorice. It's the last flavor I get on my tounge. Pretty smooth for 7.5stone brew. Tasted better from the bottle than the glass since it didn't let the black fruity licorice taste come thru and open up like in the glass.
Would not buy or drink again. ..... Unless I had to drink it

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
2.45/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Look: Starts off innocently enough pouring a hazy golden hue with a bone colored three finger head that disappears quickly leaving fine webs of lacing.

Smell: Cantaloupe and honeydew. Pineapple. Hop resin. A faint grassy note.

Taste: I don't know if it's because of the reduced gluten, but it's mediocre and absolutely not what I was expecting from Stone.

Not much flavor. Very alcoholic. What little taste there is is of lemondrop hops - akin to Pledge wood polish and Orange Glow. Overtly hot from the alcohol with an incredibly resinous El Dorado hop profile. Weird anise and pistachio aftertaste.

Kind of a drudge to drink thanks to the intensity of the alcohol and astringency from the flavors.

I got this as part of an IPA mix pack at Costco, I'd never spend money on this again, but it's just barely passable.

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Photo of fmlukacs
2.51/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Their regular ipa is better. This beer is popular because of the name

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Photo of Chilmer
2.51/5  rDev -36%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dimwit_flathead
2.52/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Instead of the refreshing can of happiness I normally buy at Ralphs (Lagunitas's 12th of Never), I decided to try Stone's Delcious IPA because of-- what else?-- the box. It said that it was citrusy. With lemondrop. Hmm! Sounds like my good old 12oN! Unfortunately, it was not.

Poured into a tall Peroni glass. Smells maybe a bit of honey. (Virtually non-existent compared to 12oN). Dark honey color. Foamy head settles down to virtually nothing. Carbonation vanishes quickly. Tastes of malty apple with a noticeable alcohol taste. Quite bitter. I won't be going back to this one anytime soon.

PRO-TIP! Make it into a shandy with iced green tea lemonade. You'll be glad you did!

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Photo of teromous
2.53/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle: no freshness date that I can see

Appearance: Brilliantly transparent dark gold color under a creamy fluffy white head.

Aroma: This is going to sound nuts, but I used to use this catfish blood with my bait and I'm getting a similar smell from this beer.

Taste: It has a very faint grain flavor along with a bit of tea, but it's very watered down.

Mouthfeel: Pretty dry, but it doesn't have enough presence in the mouth.

Overall: I wasn't a fan of this beer and I wouldn't pick it up again. The hops just didn't have enough flavor, there wasn't enough body supporting the beer...it just fell flat.

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Photo of Lawl3ss
2.54/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of acostuhhh
2.56/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Again, not a fan of the style, but this tastes especially weak, and somewhat.. Oily?

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Photo of degueulasse
2.65/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This unattractive orange-colored beer has a faint scent of citrus and a weak taste of the same. Its hops are not overdone, and neither is the citrus, but with little flavor at all it becomes something of a chore to get through.

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Photo of Bigpig43
2.67/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Buannaich
2.68/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hmmm so this is a Stone beer?
Very average. One of those beers that will be forgotten.
A = OK nothing bad here. Nice light color slightly hazy. Looks inviting.

Smell = Again nothing bad very light flora notes. Different Hops so a nice change up.

Taste = Balanced Nothing to write home. I left a second bottle to warm with no improvement.

Mouthfeel = My first thought is Thin.

Overall = Different hops in this and I like different so why didn't this beer excite me?
I need to revisit this beer with a different mood/attitude and surroundings.

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Photo of Bungo
2.7/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Below-average IPA, taste profile is unrefined bitterness.

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Delicious IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,614 ratings