India pale ales are Stone's bread and butter. They'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, thereÕs usually a target Stone's brewers are shooting for. The same is true of this, their latest IPA. They 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 thatÕs balanced by hop spice.
It's unlike anything we've tasted in nearly two decades of IPA experimentation, and another lupulin-laced creation
Bottle description: Great beer is for everyone and anyone with the good taste to recognize it, not just a niche group of uber beer geeks. So, when Stone developed this pleasantly bitter, deliciously citrusy, hop-driven IPA, we took it as an opportunity to go a step further and do something that took over a year researching and perfecting: creating a beer that makes it possible for nearly everyone to experience an 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.