Stone Delicious IPA

Posted: April 22, 2016 in American IPA, Reviews, Stone Brewing Company

Tonight’s selection is another IPA from Stone, which is what they are famous for. This beer is being marketed as lower-gluten, so those who are sensitive to gluten can have an IPA bursting with hops.

deliciousipa

ABV: 7.7%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “While our beers are many and diverse, yet unified by overarching boldness, India pale ales are our undeniable bread and butter. The result is an 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.”

Random: This beer was first released in January of 2015.

This beer poured with a two finger, white head that dissipated slowly. If left significant lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, light orange color with high carbonation. The nose had some earthy, herbal notes up front. Then, lemon verbena and honey. The taste had a bit more citrus than the nose did. It had lemon flesh, grapefruit and honeydew. After a few sips, I picked up pineapple too. There was malt too, which gave it a sweet, toasty note. The body was lighter than the ABV would suggest and had a lot of carbonation. The finish was quick with tropical fruit and lemon flesh. A bottle was $1.83, which broke down to $.15 per ounce. I enjoyed this one, although it wasn’t my favorite IPA from Stone, it’s quite tasty.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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