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RATINGS: 911   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Editor’s Note: Originally tap only and listed at 8.3% abv and 116 IBUs.

While our beers are many and diverse, yet unified by overarching boldness, India pale ales are our undeniable bread and butter. We’ve brewed many over the past 18 years, from double-down bitter bombs to piney session sippers. Whether it’s big IBUs or a precise ABV, there’s usually a target we’re shooting for. The same is true of this, our latest IPA, but we gave zero thought to any acronyms. This one was all about packing as much unique and, you guessed it, delicious flavor into a glass as humanly possible, regardless of oomph or octane. This 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.

Bottle description: Great beer is for everyone and anyone with the good taste to recognize it, not just a niche group like us über beer geeks. So, when we developed this pleasantly bitter, deliciously citrusy, hop-driven IPA, we took it as an opportunity to go a step further and do something we’d spent over a year researching and perfecting: creating a beer that makes it possible for nearly everyone to experience our aggressive, no-holds-barred approach to craft brewing. It’s a flavorful, cutting-edge, modern-day IPA for everyone. Lemondrop and El Dorado hops provide plenty of fruity citrus character and a burst of hop zing that sings on the palate. We’re proud to present it to those who already know us for our IPA prowess and to those who, so far, have only heard the legends.

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3.9
jazzsolocup90 (8) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2017 does not count
Very appealing appearance, crystal clear deep gold with a somewhat lasting white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is citrus peel with some alcohol warmth, taste is crisp, refreshing and well balanced. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and a zesty kick at the end. True to it's name - delicious.

3
tnkw01 (1833) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2017
Bottle. One of the better tasting IPAs that stone makes. Not anything special but overall not bad.

3.9
raymow (1801) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2017
bottled - clear golden color. Great sweet citrus aroma. Nice hop and citrus flavor.

3.7
ZacM612 (813) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2017 Draft at The Commons Bar in San Diego. Slightly hazy orange amber with a frothy head. Bright citrusy hops. Nice.

3.6
ChrisOfstad (359) - Hamar, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2017 Taster at Stone Company Store on Kettner. Cloudy Golden with little head. Good bitterness.

3.9
foodgazer (38) - MALAYSIA - NOV 3, 2017
Bitter, citrusy IPA - but very approachable. Rough around the edges but finishes well and is versatile enough for serving with food. It’s not Beavertown though. It’s never Beavertown, to be fair. We’re always steps away. The moment comes and goes, in blue blinks, in inward cries for more than what any one person can realistically deserve, but we can’t live anywhere else. This is the start and the end, the place we go to when there’s nothing else. A solid IPA that retains its flavours even when it warms. Consider adding this to your standard walk-around kit for everyday situations/street shooting.

3.8
ccex (1370) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2017
12 oz bottle, 9 months old and almost 6 months past its "best by" date, pours a hazy dark golden color with small but lasting white head and spots of lacing. Aroma is fresh and full of citrus. Taste is quite bitter, with the malts providing a brief candied sweetness in the middle before the dry finish. Body is medium with perfect carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. This one is dangerously easy to drink and befitting the delicious name, even past its prime.

3.9
Jonb5 (573) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2017 150ml serving at Stone Brewing Berlin. A: Dark amber, hazy. S: Leant towards orange on the citrus fruit scale. T: Strong notes of tangerine, gave way to a sharp zesty finish. Low on the bitterness, his the booze. M: Fairly light texture, slipped down well. O: Dangerously drinkable, quite subtle and balanced.

4
mjmoen (610) - - OCT 16, 2017
B-. Pours a hazy golden color with white head. Has a good flavor, but a little on the bitter side

2.8
weihenweizen (4162) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2017
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottles. Aroma is pine, medium body, and medium carbonation. Taste is pine hops and bitter finish.


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