Delicious IPA | Stone Brewing

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Delicious IPADelicious IPA
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3.92/5
Very Good
2,612 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:
#11,720
Reviews:
469
Ratings:
2,612
pDev:
9.44%
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
1,090
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,612 |  Reviews: 469
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

Photo of Snickrot
4.77/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Mgazda
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beersampler6
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very nice refreshing IPA, great sessionable beer. Slightly hazy golden color with small amount of head, minimal lacing. Smells of citrus hops. Tastes of malt, more citrus hops than floral, a little grain and biscuit. Finishes fairly clean without too much bitterness, mild mouthfeel and decent carbonation throughout that faded a little as the beer warmed. Will definitely try more from this brewery.

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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

Delicious IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,612 ratings