Exalted IPA | Stone Brewing

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3.84/5
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231 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stone Exalted IPA represents the elevated state of reverence that Stone extols for the venerable and almighty Hop. Loral & Citra hops have been anointed to bestow their divine qualities on this sacred brew. This limited release is part of Stone’s Hop Worship Seasonal IPA Series…Glory be to those who imbibe it in its freshest form…and faithfully worship thy Hop in the beauty of blissful bitterness.

Added by Lovetx on 12-23-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,346
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
231
pDev:
7.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Knapp85
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanK252
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a Stone Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden orange amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a firm layer and laces nicely.

S: Resinous pine, citrus zest, floral, peppery, faint tropical fruit, biscuity malt, and a touch of sweetness.

T: Resinous, citrus, lemon and grapefruit, peppery, floral, a little tropical fruit, peach/apricot and melon, biscuity malt, and a touch of sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Seems like Stone is going back to their roots a bit with this one. No fruit, plenty of bitterness, but it does showcase Loral hops which seems to be their new favorite. I wish the Citra side came out more, but still a solid beverage.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is copper, head is light tan with fine bubbles, good dense 1/2 inch presentation with lingering frothy top and great lacing on the glass; good effervescence from the bottom of the glass as well.

Smell is pleasant hops, a bit subdued - pine, grapefruit, light tropical notes, and some notable grassiness.

Taste follows the aroma but with more emphatic presence - great blend of hop flavors: floral, pine, grapefruit/citrus; malt is quite present with light toast, some bread/biscuit, and caramel.

Mouthfeel is a highlight with just the right amount of bitterness, light lingering malt sweetness with good balance on tongue and cheeks.

Overall a very good ipa that showcases both hop notes and malt flavor.

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Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bdiiorio
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dawon
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sellen
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of kds2437
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lelampp
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Clear golden yellow color with good head and nice lacing. Sweet floral,smell. Taste is of orange, lemon and honey. Maybe a bit too sweet, but a good IPA.

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Photo of craigbelly
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Straw yellow, clear, with a thin white head.Citrus hits right up front. Aromas of fresh lemon and lime, floral notes, and fresh hops. Mild grain and wheat characteristics come through as well.
Citrus dominates throughout this beer, especially with lemon and lime. Big floral component still befudles me with the citra hops being used. This beer has a very crisp finish with lingering citrus flavors and bitterness.

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Photo of dertyd
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours out a medium to full on haze dark golden color, with 1 finger of off white head-------------- the aromas are of pine, dank weed, grapefruit, orange and tea---------------- the flavors are of citrus, pine, orange and dank weed, the beer has a medium mouthfeel with bitter finish------------- overall this beer is good,it's your typical stone west coast ipa--

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Photo of Nitty703
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kips
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Happyyb
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a can, this brew had a towering, brilliant white head. The appearance is utterly clear, amber-gold in color. The aroma is sweet, with a honey-like scent, along with an earthy, herbal hop scent. There is a little pine and fresh-rain notes. Sweetish, malty, bitter, with lots of hops. The beer is also very smooth.

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Photo of mamaraza
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryan4120
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - Hazy golden with a fluffy white head that sticks around and leaves some lacing behind.
S - Notes of pine and hops as well as some citrus and floral notes. The smell isn't too strong in my opinion though.
T - Up front there's bitter hops with pine, citrus, and floral notes intermixed. Held together with a nice malt backbone.
F - Medium to full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation.
O - A solid IPA from Stone, but again, as the last two IPAs I've reviewed from stone, they are just "solid"; they're good, great even but they seem to be run of the mill so to speak. I'm used to Stone pushing boundaries or at least delivering distinctively different IPAs and now them all seem to be melding together for me - especially the last three. Maybe this is due to their use of Loral hops, which are one of my favorite hops, but maybe they're overusing it in their beers? Regardless, it's a really good IPA - just not special in my opinion.

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Photo of arensburgh
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Exalted IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 231 ratings