IPA - Double Dry-Hopped | Stone Brewing

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Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Westsidethreat on 12-26-2006

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Photo of bunnyhustle
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Filled up my growler for the second time on a recent trip to Stone. Pours a slightly hazy gold in color with thick white, rocky head. Good lacing and retention. Smell was amazing, a true West Coast IPA. Citrusy hops abundant with some flowers, a little sweet malt and fruit. Taste, in my opinion, wasn't as exciting as the aroma. It was great but the aroma seemed more complex. Taste has a very pineapple element to it with some more bitter hops than it seems in other Stone brews. Nothing wrong with this but it almost seemed a little more mellow than their regular IPA, perhaps its just the melding of the flavors. Mouthfeel was fine, smooth and a little oily. Overall a great beer and glad I got to experience it. I should note this was in my car for 2 days before drinking. Never in any sunlight and the carbonation still seemed good when I opened so I think it survived the trip ok, I had no complaints!

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Photo of mikey711
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my main suitcase carrying man!

A: Cloudy and light amber in color. Nice head with ok lacing. Head retention is not great.

S: Huge herbal grassy notes. very clean and fresh smelling. a touch of green tea and honey notes as well.

T: Again very herbal grassiness. Some sweet honey notes that remind me of green tea. Mild citrus notes

M: Extremely smooth and easy to put down.

D: Overall, this is a great offering and has a unique herbal quality unlike most other ipas. i really enjoyed the sweet honeylike taste and green tea herbalness. A little more citrus would have been nice but this was one beer i am very happy to have been able to try

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Photo of CHickman
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy gold orange in color with a creamy / cloudy off white head that faded very slowly and stuck to the glass leaving great lacing and a creamy ring around the top of the brew after the head fades; another good looking IPA from Stone.

Smells of huge floral hops, flowers, citrus hops, orange peel, lemon, sweet malt, grapefruit, light toasted grains, caramel and potpourri; really hoppy overall, this beer is sweet and citrusy with huge whiffs of hops throughout the nose.

Tastes of floral hops, fresh cut flowers, citrus hops, orange peel, lemon, grapefruit, sweet malt, pineapple, mango, caramel, brown sugar, coriander, grass, hay, hop spices like pepper, and a smooth bitter citrus finish that leaves your mouth dry some how and yearning for another sip. An IPA on steroids, as only Stone can do it. This is a great tasting beer with a wonderful feel for the dry hops added to the mash, where it almost seems as if leaves are floating in the beer leaving and oily slick residue after each sip.

Mouthfeel is creamy and oily slick smooth, this brew has light carbonation with a little bubble zest that allows this tasty brew to flow down easy; the body is medium to heavy for an IPA, yet still light enough to go down easier than it should considering the massive hop presence.

Good drinkability, this is easy to drink for a hophead and anyone that enjoys a rich IPA. It's very hoppy, with a lot of sharp floral and citrus flavors, and if you like most of the Stone rotation than you will love this beer. A high recommendation for any fan of big hop IPA's and palate bombarding. I will seek it out again, hopefully in a bottled version as I'd love to cellar some of this for a while.

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Photo of ThreeWiseMen
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler three days ago at the brewery and split it with my roommate (JustinA1) last night.

Poured into a 10oz. snifter.

Appearance: Frothy, white cap sits atop a hazy, pale gold body. Head retains very well and drags a tons of goopy lace down the walls of the snifter. Other than the body looking sort of dull, the appearance is great.

Smell: Pineapple, grapefruit, lemon-lime, sea salt, and earth. Fruity and herbal notes all over the place! The additional dry-hopping adds so much complexity and depth to the nose of Stone IPA. Awesome!

Taste: Lemon-lime, grapefruit, honey, lemongrass, a touch of salt, and definitely earth. Finishes lightly bitter, sweet and herbal. The taste can't quite hang with the smell, but it's still damn good.

Mouthfeel: Hop-forward with manageable bitterness and a relatively soft, sweet finish (or it might just seem that way because we had fresh Double Trouble right before this). Medium-bodied and very smooth. Finishes a touch prickly, sweet, and earthy.

Drinkability: Fantastic all the way through! We had no problem polishing off this 2L growler. For whatever reason, this batch seemed softer than original Stone IPA - softer and more complex. Again, fantastic!

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours gold with a firm white head, leaving beautiful concentric lace throughout the glass.

S: Strong hop aroma, pine/fir tree, heavy citrus/grapefruit, pungent.

T: Forget about the malt here, it's all about the hops. Orange, grapefruit, tangerine, pine and minor notes of pineapple carry the flavour. Not super complex per se, but full-flavoured and enjoyable.

M: Firm, biting carbonation, very resinous with a long aftertaste.

D: Very good showing here from Stone. Liking this better than the regular IPA for sure.

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Photo of kkipple
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap left over from the Legendary Duckworth's Stone Total Tap Takeover in October 2010. Poured into a proper pint glass for the low price of I do believe $6. I have had this before and it has been good, but this time it simply blew me away.

A. Simply gorgeous - this is sparkling, crystal clear and effervescent bubbly Heaven-cobblestone gold. A large, dense, tight and uniform crown sits arrogantly atop, knowing it's just that good looking. The lace descends in strata down the glass as you sip - positively lovely. Times like this I wish I could attach a picture. It hardly gets any better. Perfect score.

S. Dank green hops, bright and lively, quite grapefruit forward but with the addition of two other hops (which, I wonder?) the complexity is turned up a few more notches. Plentiful sweet Amarillo is here, and the whole endeavor is fruity with enough malt sweetness to be sun-kissed and succulent. Excellent.

T. Big resiny hop upfront, there's that fruity, almost peachy Amarillo hop again, and the bitterness is getting close to distracting when the malt sweetness asserts itself and saves the day! The hop flavor is all over the place and gets a bit woolly, but never outstays its welcome. There's lots of green, grapefruit, slight vegetation (grass), and it's all quite bitter and citric. Grease cutting, and just the thing to go with my jalapeño bacon cheeseburger! Delightful.

M / D. Perfection for quaffing - soft body, sprightly carbonation, fine, and goes down very easily, tickling your palate with visions of fields of hop bines and scantily clad brunettes harvesting therein. Ok, I made that last bit up, but still.

Stone Double Dry Hopped IPA is a sheer delight to drink and is highly recommended - it has been a very long time since I've had an IPA I enjoyed this much. Huge thanks to Stone and Duckworth's for this memorable gem.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Stone IPA Double Dry Hopped on tap at Alewife in Baltimore, MD, served in a 12-oz specialty glass.

Appearance: Topaz color, cloudy with some transparency. No lacing, decent head.

Smell: Citrus (orange). Oak and wood.

Taste: Upfront bitterness, an enormous amount of juicy hops. Fairly one-dimensional. Overly dry.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, full body. Incredibly and eventually unpleasantly dry.

Drinkability: One and that's it. Dry hopping the regular Stone IPA adds a nice, interesting touch to a good-but-somewhat-uninteresting beer. However, this is not something I would want to drink often. Dry, pungent and uneasy.

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Photo of thagr81us
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from tap into a sampler tumbler. Poured golden yellow with a minimal pure white head. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of malt and massive pine hop. The flavor was of malt and a light pine/citrus hop. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Ovearll this was a very nice addition to an already good IPA. Made a very nice difference from the original. The aroma was awesome for any IPA fan with the massive hops kicking you in the face, but on the flavor it is toned down to give you a very nice balance. Very nice.

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Photo of HURTemHIZZY
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WOW. Actually liked this one better than the double dry hopped ruination. Pours a clear amber with a one finger off white head that dissipates in a minute or two. Leaves slight lacing behind. Smell is great, starts with pure bitter and then shows a massive bouquet of tropical fruit followed by more straightforward citrus notes. Pineapple, passion fruit, grapefruit, lemon, orange, and pine are all very noticeable and discernible.

The taste follows through with the set up the aroma provides. Huge bouquet of tropical fruit and citrus, and a touch of pine throughout the notes. Delicious. One of my favorite ipas I've had.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.62/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a glowing orange color with good carbonation and a nice white head

S: Some grapefruit and orange peel

T: Sordove mute. Perhaps my expectations were too high. I love the Stone IPA but this one seemed even less on the hop pop for me. It did have some caramel, grapefruit, orange peel

M: Light hops, not much booze.

D; Good

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-Tap at Blue Dog in Lansdale.

Poured into the tulip with a bright golden look with slight bronze hazed in. A nice splash of white stuff on top, semi creamy looking, bits of lace on the way down. Smells is all hops with grapefruit a touch of pine and a sweet malt undertone. This just explodes with taste, tropical fruit BIG TIME with grapefruit, small mango and some pine resin. Sweet malts in the middle of this bitter thing. Mouth is bittered up afterwards which is fine by me, crisp off the tap, light bodied, easy drinking.

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Photo of oglmcdgl
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at blue dog in landsdale.

A- comes to me with a nice finger or so of sudsy head that settles to a small cap and a few spots of lace.

S- a hop filled fist in the fucking face. Tons of citrus zest and conifers. Grapefruits, lemons, oranges.

T- super hoppy that's for sure with all the citrus and pine you could want. Fresh ruby red grapefruit pulp and lemon rind. Lick a pine tree and bite a grapefruit. That's what's up.

M- on the lighter side of body with a mid level carb. Super dry.

D- well its a tongue buckler that's for sure but I'm ok with it.

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Photo of aerozeppl
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at Cappones.

Let me also say I had double ruination so the comparission must be made.

A: Beer arrived with a finger of white head. Really nice lacing. Nice fairly clear copper color. In short everything you want in an American IPA.

S: Pure west coast citrus. Grapefruit. Tons of hops. Just a really great smelling IPA. Compared to the best examples of the style it was a little bit lacking though.

T: Great taste. The malt was able to balance it out nicely. For a single IPA this had a ton of hops. Mostly west coast citrus but it did have a touch of a piney note. Best of both worlds.

M: Really nice sticky body. Had the perfect IPA mouthfeel.

D: This was a really good beer but in paled in comparison to double ruination. That being said it is one of the best single IPAs that I have ever had. It is a really weird beer. If you rate to style it is massive.

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Photo of BigIrishman
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours slightly cloudy and a bit darker than the regular version. Leaves plenty on sticky white lace.

Smell: Huge bursts of clean grapefruit and pine. Very strong aroma.

Taste: A bit stronger than the regular version. Grapefruit and pine are clearly controlling this brew and the malt is definitely hidden in the background. Almost finishes as bitter as Ruination.

Mouthfeel: Very clean, crisp and sticky.

Drinkability: Overall I like this version a lot better than the regular IPA, although I probably wouldn't go out of the way to get it because it pretty much just tastes like a super Stone IPA.

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Photo of Vengeance526
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a small white head that has decent retention and lacing.

Overwhelming hop aroma with a lot of pine upfront and lighter hints of grapefruit, orange and lemon.

Again, the piney and citrusy hops come out in full force in the taste. There is also a hint of tropical fruit in the middle that lingers on to the finish. No real malty presence at all, its just all hops start to finish.

Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Overall, this was a very enjoyable IPA with a fairly intense amount of hops. This was probably better than the regular Stone IPA but still a few notches below Ruination as far as the hoppiness is concerned.

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Photo of John_M
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Capone's yesterday.

The beer pours a golden honey orange color with good head retention and decent lacing. On the nose, this is a very attractive, aromatic IPA, showing plenty of orange citrus, tobacco and pepper. On the palate, this is all West Coast IPA hoppy goodness, with the beer showing considerable pepper, dank earth, light orange citrus and a touch of pine. The modest sweetness I initially detect in this beer is quickly shoved aside by an avalanche of hoppy bitterness. The latter makes for a very dry and attractive finish and enchances the beer's drinkability. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with ample carbonation. The latter seems to add to the prickliness on the palate one gets from the hoppy bitterness. Drinkability is good, with the acohol well disguised and integrated perfectly into the flavor profile.

An impressive IPA, especially if you're a hop head.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Capone's yesterday

Hazy orange with a dense white head with good retention and excellent lacing. A very pretty beer. The nose is fantastic with a lot of tropical fruit. My notes tell me that I'm in IPA heaven. Plenty of citrus is present, this is also a little green and grassy. Better than the regular Stone IPA IMO.

The palate opens plenty green and grassy with a HUGE tropical fruit character. Behind it is a light green, grassy character. Bitter orange, grapefruit and citrus peel dominate. This beer is light in body and the citrus bouquet is excellent. Orange and tangerines, along with some papaya and mango. Drying on the finish with a lingering hop bitterness and some hop flavor, this is DRY. Excellent stuff.

Side by side with Sculpin, it tasted almost as good, but clearly did not smell as good. Still, a fantastic beer, one that I'm glad I got to try.

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Photo of regspeir
3.91/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ Capone's into a standard pint glass.
Poured a a cloudy lemon yellow with a smallish one-finger white head which lasted throughout. The lacing on this beer was exceptional, leaving a thick set of rings that marked each sip. The nose presents citrus and some pine, but warns of heavy hops - hop-timid stay away! Tastes starts with some bitterness, follows with a tinge of orange, grapefruit, lemon and pine. Mouthfeel is medium with some edge/graininess from the very healthy carbonation, etc. I wouldn't call this a balanced IPA, but I enjoyed it very much and I would seek it out again. Does Stone make ANYTHING that isn't good?

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Photo of koopa
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this one with my sirloin at Ebenezer's in Lovell Maine on Friday. Menu says "Self Explanator and we got lucky to land this one"...

Appearance: Pours honey with a dash of orange. The crown is 2 fingers of white, displaying moderate retentin and medium lacing.

Smell: Loads of amarillo hops, plus grapefruit citrus notes and a dash of pine sap.

Taste: Same as nose.

Mouthfeel: On the thin side of medium odied with good carbonation.

Drinkability: Solid.

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Photo of mattwjones
2.7/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I love me some hops, but this beer was about as unbalanced hop-heavy beer that I have had.

The beer looks good. Nice pale color. Good lacing. Visible effervescence.

The smell is spot on. Good clean hop aroma that does not quit.

The taste was quite a disappointment. It was like drinking sparkling water while chewing on hop pellets. I tasted nothing but hops. This was far more intense than even Ruination, which I happen to enjoy.

Mouthfeel was good, but basically moot after the overwhelming hop blast.

This beer was not the most undrinkable beer that I have had, but I wont be ordering it again.

I suppose if you are a daily "hop bomb" drinker and you have blasted your taste buds with more Alpha acid in the last week than any Bud light drinker has in their whole life, this might be a good beer to drink. As for me, I try to limit my hop forward beer intake so I do not experience the diminishing returns of hop perception. Please do not mistake me for a first time IPA drinker. I have had Sculpin and Pure Hoppiness and Nelson - all of which I love.

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Photo of ToasterChef
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reviewed from my notes. Served in my small Lion's Pride goblet as part of their first annual hop fest. The beer has a big white foam head that leaves lots of lace. It has a slightly translucent appearance with a golden yellow color. There is some carbonation rising within the glass. It looks perfect. There is a big fresh hop aroma, with some citrus notes. It has a clean hoppy taste. It isn't very bitter. I find it to be very balanced and nuanced. There is a great lingering hop flavor. This is an all-around great IPA. The mouthfeel is especially impressive. The coating is not very prominent, but it is certianly there. It's not very sticky, which I like. There is a medium level of carbonation; enough to feel but not distracting. This beer is incredibly drinkable. It goes down very easy and is quite refreshing. I could drink this one brew all night. Definitely worth seeking out.

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Photo of Casey10
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is from the notes I took from the Lion's Pride in Brunswick Maine today. This was on tap today what a great beer.

Poured into a chalice nice head pretty body looks fantastic.

S - nice kind of typical west coast but not bad at all.

T - fantastic loved it the double dry hop makes this one special.

M - Not bad a nice feel leaves a sweet taste maybe if not with dinner a bit different.

D - Would love to have this any time it is nice so glad to finally try may have to have again before it's gone.

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Photo of younger35
4.87/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Received this brew from PeprSprYoFace after months of waiting for this beauty to come on tap. I'm a big fan of Stone IPA and I can only imagine how much better this beer can get with a couple rounds of dry hopping. Drank from a nice generic mug at Lake Wausau in Wisconsin.

Appearance- Pours a lightly hazy yellowish with a big beautiful frothy bright white head with excellent staying power. About a half finger cap and collar is maintained the entire beer along with a fair amount of thick lacing.
Smell- SO piney and full spearmint and wintergreen. I don't think I've ever whiffed a so intensely smelling beer. The hop character in the nose is unbelievable. So fresh and fruity. Seriously, if I didn't know better I'd say this brew was made with 100% hops, no malt.
Taste- Wow, definitely the same as the original with a super fresh fruitiness that is unbelievably tasty. Mango's galore with hints of peach and grapefruit. A cracker like maltiness hides in the background and is the perfect base for the fruity goodness to sit upon. The finish is SO citrusy and clean.
Mouthfeel- Sort of a light body but a nice frothy carbonation keeps things crisp and clean.
Drinkability- Absolutely amazing beer. Always been a huge fan of Stone IPA but this is above and beyond awesome. I think this is probably the best IPA I've had since Racer X and I'd even take it over Pliny the Younger. The nose is something that dreams are made of. Corey, we need to hook this up again because one growler wasn't near enough. Thanks man!

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Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow. This might be one of the best IPA's I've ever had. Got a growler of this last week. Cracked it open today.

Pours a perfect clear golden color with a very nice sticky white head with nice lacing down the glass.

Aroma is tons of hops. Citrus, pine grapefruit hops. Smells awesome.

Taste is awesome. Very hoppy but alot of hop flavor too. Not just bitter. It got slightly oxidized in the growler after a week but I won't dock it for that. Not the best IPA I've ever had (Younger gets that award) but maybe 2nd best. I wish I could get this often.

Mouthfeel is nice and carbed. Little lighter than the tap version I would imagin but not bad for the growler.

Overall an amazing IPA. Good thing km only sharing this growler with 1 other person.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


1L growler filled today. Poured into my Moonlight pint glass. The beer is vibrant orange with a voluminous three finger soapy white head. Retention is outstanding, and wicked lacing is left everywhere when it recedes.

The hop profile in the aroma is primarily orange and grapefruit with a faint whisper of pine. There's a light floral presence, and the malt foundation is faint. Just a touch of sweetness is evident.

The flavor opens with moderate bitterness, and a generous dose of citrus, in the form of orange pith and unripe grapefruit, suffuses the palate. The malt is faint and crackery. The finish is dry and bitter with lingering citrus notes.

Carbonation is at an upper moderate level. The mouthfeel is dry and sticky. I just realized I rarely drink single IPAs anymore, so it's fitting that this seems somewhat tame compared to the usual hop and alcohol monsters (gremlins, if you prefer) with which I consort. That being said, this is immensely drinkable and very enjoyable. I'd have no qualms about putting down a few growlers of this at...oh, say 8 AM on a Thursday morning, in the name of advocacy. It's the cross that I bear. Quite a sessionABLE IPA.

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IPA - Double Dry-Hopped from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 294 ratings