Delicious IPA | Stone Brewing

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Delicious IPADelicious IPA
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3.92/5
Very Good
2,550 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.

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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,147
Reviews:
454
Ratings:
2,550
pDev:
9.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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87
Gots:
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Ratings: 2,550 |  Reviews: 454
Photo of Korbynlehr
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trev311
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of leslie91
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.36/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Pours a golden color, fairly transparent, small head. Smell is largely earthy and piney, with a bit of citrus. Taste is more on the earthy side than the citrus side. In fact, there's really no citrus to the taste at all. This is a dry, earthy, lightly bitter IPA. The after taste is quite mild and clean, which is nice. It doesn't leave any bitterness on the back-end. A fairly smooth, well-balanced, drinkable IPA, but I like my IPAs a touch more citrus-y usually. Certainly a good IPA, would drink again if offered.

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Photo of hoosier222002
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stone Delicious IPA brewed by Stone Brewing, with an ABV of 7.70% This American IPA pours out a hazy amber color with a nice white head. You really can't see though this brew, so it is unfiltered. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with hop bitterness, citrus notes, and earthy grains and malts. This is one inviting IPA, so far. Now for the taste, it is Bold with, hop bitterness at first. Then a nice bite of citrus flavors, and a nice smooth earthy grains and malts. This is well put together American IPA. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. I can't get over how smooth this American IPA goes down, it is really hard to pick up on the 7.70% ABV in this brew. This is one of the more bolder IPA's on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. The mouth feel of Stone Delicious IPA is Bold, Hoppy, Citrus, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Stone Delicious IPA a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this American IPA up again giving the opportunity to. Stone Brewing, did a real nice job with this brew.

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Photo of hrdr
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eseib
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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 dethklokworkorange
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light golden color, with a hint of amber. Hazy, with thin head. Huge aroma; hops hit you when you open the bottle. While the taste was pretty heavy in the hops, there was still a little maltiness under there. Maybe a little lemony citrus flavor there, too. Overall some bitterness, but would say it is more dry than bitter. May be best IPA I've ever had.

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Photo of jenrhart
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Orny18
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pants678
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Straw yellow with lacing foam.

Must, El Dorado-y.

No citrus, IMO. Peachy and dense El Dorado, finish is soapy clean which is a real draw back.

Medium body, as expected.

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

Photo of chriswjr
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DavetotheB
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Cpt_splding
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarrettB
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

March 13th, 2015 - Stone's IPAs help define our city's styles, so whenever a new IPA pops up I had to quiver of reviews, hoping to see how Stone plans and plots to shape the hoppy beer scene. I enjoyed this particular one at Stone South Park (RIP) in a chalice that gives the beer plenty of purchase to show off its light hay colored tones. The aroma is intense with white grape juice scents, and lemon chicken (possibly sesame chicken, depending on my shifting frame of mind.) It is much less sweet in the flavor though, with a good sudsiness and dankness that fades quickly into the aftertaste. There, more grapes and gooseberries are featured, as well as the delicate softness of elderflower.

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Delicious IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,550 ratings