Sunday, May 3, 2009

Stone India Pale Ale

India Pale Ale (Stone Brewing)

Ratebeer 4.0 99th percentile
Beer Advocate A

Taste +4

Woah, this one has a huge dry hoppy nose; not floral, more on the citrus/spicy side. The taste is most unexpected; almost a creamy hop bitterness. These hops are piney with grapefruit and vanilla mixed in for good measure. Overall the mouthfeel is almost buttery.

Aftertaste +2

Your whole mouth is left coated with this glorious smooth, citrus hop bitterness.

Alcohol Content +1 6.9%

I'm sure there is ethanol in the flavours somewhere, but the hop hides everything.

Value +1

If I ever see it again, I will buy two.

Ingame Enhancement +1

A glorious interruption to the macro-brew swill that I was drinking all week.

Overall 9/10

One of the best IPA's I have tried. On par with the Green Flash and Dogfish Head 90min IPA.

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