Delicious IPA | Stone Brewing

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Delicious IPADelicious IPA
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3.92/5
Very Good
2,628 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:
#12,223
Reviews:
473
Ratings:
2,628
pDev:
9.44%
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
1,094
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,628 |  Reviews: 473
Photo of jbclib7285
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sellen
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timon
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very nice. Tastes like a salted peach, or something. Very juicy with a bit of bitterness, but not too much. The look is nice with a clear copper color and some head and a bit of lacing. Smell is my favorite part. Very interesting and fragrant. Hard to describe at least for me. DRANKABLE at 7.7%. IMHO, 7.5% is the scientifically best level of alcohol for beer. Just my opinion and this sticks close to it. Very easy to get faded off.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IAcraftbeer
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akopczyk
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scottync
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarryV
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Actually picked this up since the price was $6.99 for a six pack. Pleasantly surprised with this brew, Pours a cloudy gold color, doesn't look unfiltered to me. Hoppy with a solid malt backbone and a medium mouthfeel. Goes down pretty easily and the alcohol is pretty well hidden. I like it, I'd buy it again.

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Photo of shreead
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bartleby91
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eychung
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teslagod6
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of majii0421
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andyjeigh
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Spaten454
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hughesm12
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoghouseReilly3946
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stone Delicious IPA - 7.7% ABV - 75 IBUs
Date: Bottled on 06/27/18, enjoyed on 08/15/18.
Appearance: Clear gold in color with lots of streaming carbonation and a fluffy two finger head.
Aroma: Sweet lemon, a little herbal quality, some sweet malts in the background, citrus fruits, and a little bit of grapfruit.
Taste: Piney hop bitterness immediately followed by a brief malt interlude before the bitterness returns with vengeance that lingers on the palate. This massive bitterness also helps to dry the beer out quite a bit giving it a saltine cracker like finish. As Delicious IPA warms, more tropical fruits, specifically orange, are added to the mix and the carbonation becomes slightly prickly. The herbal-lemon flavor is not overdone, and is really hitting the spot. The malts also rise to a small degree lending a touch of corn like sweetness, however this one is still firmly rooted in the west coast style, never allowing the malts to overtake or even match the hops taste wise. Because of this, Delicious IPA feels lighter and more sessional than most IPAs in the same ABV range.
Biased comments: Long live these bitter old school Stone IPAs, and this one is the most aggressively bitter thus far and I am really digging it. The only real complaint, and its not much of one, would be that the mouthfeel could be a touch more full-bodied, but overall this is a fine IPA that manages to be both characteristic of Stone yet distinctive enough to stand out.

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Photo of MTone8788
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of peabody
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Unclevince
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stratusjeans
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sweetbrew82
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Delicious IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,628 ratings