Exalted IPA | Stone Brewing

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Exalted IPAExalted IPA
BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
254 Ratings
Exalted IPAExalted IPA
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:
#14,203
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
254
pDev:
7.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
58
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 254 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of beergorrilla
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikerieder
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden/orange color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of pine, light malts. Taste is pine, hints of citrus, some spiciness, moderate bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

 313 characters

Photo of rex_4539
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy amber color, two finger white head, messy lacing, good carbonation.

S: Hops, malts.

T: Hoppy but not overly bitter.

F: Light bodied, extremely drinkable.

O: Pretty decent beer.

 188 characters

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

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead 3-1-18 for $2.29. Canned on 1-26-18 and best by 5-26-18. Cold stored since purchase, no fear with Stone's quality track record.

Beer poured golden orange with a nice white head that has some good hang time.

Nose is citrus forward and surprisingly fresh, nice!

Taste is well balanced between the pale and honey malts and the grapefruit and lemon hops. Finishes with a touch of grapefruit rind.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, refreshing but smooth.

Overall i liked this brew despite its age. Glad i got to try this!

 567 characters

Photo of estajoe
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McBraniel
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickSMpls
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy golden pour, light head. Definite floral scents with a fruity note. Taste is very hop forward (gee, I wonder why?) with pronounced bittnerness. No attempt here to hide the fact you are drinking an ode to the hop. Not exceptional, but well made.

 253 characters

Photo of dafla67
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Danmullens1
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MKrauss
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stadmo1
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoshSolly
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monkist
4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First of all, I am surprised that I'm not punched in the face by a Stone Limited Edition IPA! As a first impression it suggests a somewhat less complex flavor, but let's dive into it and see what we get!
This IPA is one that you would definitely want to leave out warming up a bit because there is such a difference between how much the hops come out. Starting to have sweet malt backed heavy hops - they definitely feel heavy, the body round with a kind of thick syrupy bitterness on top. It is not the kind of IPA that people would want on the market, it is rather something unique - never even heard of Loral hops before! It is a massive amount of hops that lurks upon you as you drink it, scary. The more you drink it, the more you like it to an extent you love it in the end. Definitely exalted. It lifts you up. Try it - while you can!

 841 characters

Photo of woodychandler
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My Tavour foray CANtinues with yet more CANs that they have shipped to me since signing up. I had a pretty good run during New Beer Sunday (Week 693), but I was left feeling unfulfilled. I am doing my best to get to these as quickly as possible simply because they are just so intriguing. It is an integral part of The CANQuest (tm) to have this inherent curiosity.

From the CAN: "Hop Worship Series"; "Citra & Loral"; "Stone Exalted IPA represents the elevated state of reverence that Stone extols for the venerable and almighty Hop. Citra & Loral 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."

I Crack!ed open the vent & beCAN a slow, gentle Glug into the awaiting glass. You CAN imagine my relief when I saw the clarity as it was being deCANted. I sat back & allowed it to puff up, forming just under three fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with good retention. It slowly fell away, leaving loads of great lacing in its wake. Color was a solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a solid pine-like mintiness along with a honey sweetness and an earthy maltiness. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was a cool blast of pine mintiness initially, leading into a a honey-lemon tea-like flavor, underlain by a biscuity, earthy maltiness. Mmm. This was SO much more in keeping with the descriptors for an AIPA that I was ready to fall to my knees & begin weeping. I feel shortchanged every time that I am subjected to a NE-style AIPA, which lately is all too often. Finish was dry, bitter, minty cool and just what the doctor ordered.

 1,795 characters

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

Photo of BigMike
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RMW66
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jrpapajcik
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanK252
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

 696 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Exalted IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 254 ratings