Jindia Pale Ale | Stone Brewing

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3.87/5
Very Good
230 Ratings
Jindia Pale AleJindia Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tired of being in the beer slump dumps? Looking for that certain sprightly spring sprig? Well search no further! One bottle of this aromatically fragrant, ginger-spiced lupulinicious liquid is all it takes to appease even the most rambunctious of palates. This is no snake oil philter good friends. We have the masterful inclination to call it exactly what it is – EXCITEMENT for your taste buds!

Made from the exotic ginger root, juniper berry tincture and a citrus peel duo of lemon and lime, these botanicals mix miraculously well with a double dose of the most delectable hops known to mankind. Be sure to crook that elbow of yours, for one gloriously refined swig! You’ll find that another is certain to follow as if by divine influence. Good for everything a beer ought to be good for. Beware of Jindia Pale Ale counterfeits from hucksters and mountebanks, and accept only this genuine article.

Added by StoneBrewing on 02-02-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
230
pDev:
9.82%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
44
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 230 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of Zaphog
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lochef81
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wrwoodman
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer, while not unpleasant, is not your normal IPA. It has Juniper, Ginger and Lemon peel added to it. It kind of reminded me of the way a pine forest would smell except it's in a beer and you're drinking it, not smelling it. It's not a bad beer, just not something I would want to pick up again. Others may think it's great because they like a spiced beer.

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Photo of C_Adams
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of golf4collet
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of anon
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Greasy
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

8/13/17 bottle

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Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GermanAggie
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of yuno
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: It pours bright amber permeated with rapidly rising bubbles. A 2" off-white foam collar with good retention blankets the top.

S: A malty background aroma supports spices, lemon, ginger and juniper suggesting a beer gin and tonic.

T: bitter even up front but the fruit and spices mellow it along with an initial sweetness.

F: medium body and carbonation

O: This is a beer well worth repeating.

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Photo of addiwilliams
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of G_Shoe
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a copper color and a clear texture. There was a half inch of foamy, very long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, pine, citrus, malt, and caramel.

T: Tasted of a lot of citrus (lemon and lime, in particular), some light malt notes, tons of pine, a bit of caramel, a hint of juniper, and lots of ginger. An interesting flavor for an IPA. The inclusion of the juniper, ginger, and an abundance of pine makes for a good flavor.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Light-bodied.

O: This is an IPA that probably won't appeal to everyone, but if you want to try something different, this is it. Drinkable.

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Photo of Dewsby
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into tulip glass, the appearance was a copper color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head. Soft dissipation to leave some light lace. The aroma had some berries, juniper/pine, ginger, citrus, caramel/toast-like malt and a little bit of earthiness. The flavor copied the aroma pretty much spot on - sweet to bitter to spicy and slightly zesty. Aftertaste was semi-sweet with a touch of spice. Finish was the same. The palate was almost medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Light carbonation but felt acceptable since I figured it wanted to coincide with the ginger that they put in this. Which I say was a good idea to keep at the right level. ABV felt fine. Overall, the concept behind this was a great idea. The execution was pretty good, however if one of our top notch micro breweries in the US catches this one, they could really skate pass this one by Stone in the ranks, I bet.

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Photo of jopezu
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a clear, dark ruddy amber with a medium head that hangs around for a bit. nose; bread, citrus hops, lemon peel, light juniper, & light ginger. taste; caramel malt, juniper, ginger, lemon zest, & citrus hops. pretty much follows the nose exactly. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. a nice solid stone dipa spiked with juniper & ginger - very citrusy.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Primo's

A: Pours deep golden orange amber with a frothy light khaki head that settles to a light layer and laces beautifully.

S: Ginger opens your sinuses right up, but not harsh at all, some juniper, then plenty of zesty citrus, floral notes, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Nicely balance, ginger and juniper are present but not overwhelming, quickly followed with citrus zest, lemon, lime, and grapefruit, mild floral notes, a bit spicy, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: A bit on the fuller side of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: I've had mixed luck with ginger IPAs in the past, but this is quite nice. Fun one to try.

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Jindia Pale Ale from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 230 ratings