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RATINGS: 924   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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3.8
mnurda (1320) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 22, 2018
On tap at the Liberty Station location...lemondrop hops...never heard of them but this beer lived up to its name. cant wait to try it again

3.9
PhillyBeer2112 (2942) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2018
I like it. It's a really well built recipe, with a nice citrusy and lemony hop aroma and flavor, but not overly abrasive with it. Hop flavors blend into lightly bready malts, body is medium, or just on the light side of medium. Very drinkable. Appetizing bitterness at finish.

3.2
unclefrito62 (410) - Stow, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2018
Draft, pint at Winking Lizard Peninsula Ohio. Medium white head with pleany of film on the glass. Lighter golden in color Smells earthy, taste earthy with not much after bite. kind of smooth. Interesting India Pale ale which is not overwhelming, drinkable for all. Cheers!

3.6
mulbila (18) - - FEB 13, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2018 A nice gold pour with a white head. Bright, floral, lemony hops with a lingering bitterness.

4
Yased (289) - MEXICO - FEB 13, 2018
De Stone Brewing Co(U. S. A.) esta American India Pale Ale de nombre “Delicious IPA” con 7.7% ABV y 80 IBU's, por la cantidad de amargor y el contenido alcohólico bien podría ser catalogada como una Double India Pale Ale pero a diferencia de otras recetas de la cervecería de San Diego, esta trata de proyectar un mejor balance para caer en el agrado de los paladares que incluso no muestran afecto por este estilo, probemos que tan agradable es y si cumple lo que promete ya que si algo caracteriza a Stone es el excesivo uso de lúpulos. En apariencia presenta una corona de espuma moderada y estable compuesta de burbujas blanquecinas compactas con buena retención y adherencia, la tonalidad del líquido es un dorado bastante claro, al parecer fue filtrada pues presenta una transparencia no tan propia de una Ale. En aroma se pueden encontrar notas frutales y cítricas siendo el aroma predominante el limón y la toronja, también se puede apreciar un carácter a mango, piña y toques a miel, el aroma es intenso y deja apreciar bastante bien todas las características de la cerveza, el aporte del lúpulo evidentemente es mayor a el de la malta. Ya en el paladar se presenta un amargor mediano bien equilibrado con el propio dulzor de la malta similar a el de la miel, a pesar de los 80 IBU's para nada es agresiva, los sabores encontrados desarrollados por los mismos lúpulos son, lima limón, naranja, piña y mango, tiene un dejo herbal poco perceptible, textura corporal media-baja, con un retrogusto a lima y mango que perdura bastante, excelente cerveza que deja apreciar bastante bien todos sus aromas y sabores con el balance que presenta ya que no satura el paladar en los primeros tragos, más IPA's así pero también  más potentes.

3.5
cruik (51) - - FEB 13, 2018
Pours a hazy, bubbly gold. Very citrus taste. It has a juice-like quality. The ABV is surprising for this one. Drinkable regardless.

3.8
GregM05 (23) - - JAN 28, 2018
Not as phenomenal as I was hoping for, but still good nonetheless. Nice brew for a chill night. Would buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.7
vomit (282) - Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2018
Imagine a delicious pleasure elixir brewed by heavenly angels, fermented in golden casks, using Divine hops and the barley of the Elysian Fields. Do you get it? Well do you? If you do you know exactly what I’m talking about: BLATZ!!! This stuff, not so much. Has a gamey funk that leaves a man feeling that maybe somebody dropped their grandpa’s underwear into the fermenting vat. So if you’re interested in tasting your grandpas nether regions have this stuff. When you want a brew that tastes like it’s been filtered through an angel’s panties stick with Blatz. BLATZ has been turning boys into men since 1851. Don’t question it, believe it.

3.7
r464 (2392) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2018
A very nice amber color with a whitish head. Solid and hoppy, hints of grass and citrus. Not overly bitter. Full, but not heavy.

3
jtclockwork (17769) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2018
Etched glass bottle - nose and taste of peppery notes, caramel malt, sharp grass - medium body


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