Stone Delicious IPA

This beer has a subtle IPA flavor; it's not harsh. With that being said, by the time I started taking down notes I had a shot of Jack and Jameson. I couldn't describe the subtle flavor. 10:02PM PT

Stone Delicious IPA - front of the bottle

This Delicious IPA was solid. It was smooth. It was not particularly delicious. I did not detect any obvious citrus notes. 10:43PM PT

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Stone Delicious IPA

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Stone Delicious IPA - back of the bottle

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A citrusy India pale ale with Lemondrop & El Dorado hops

STYLE India Pale Ale
ALC/VOL 7.7%
IBUs 75

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 present to hopheads everywhere.

RELEASE DATE January 5, 2015
PACKAGE TYPES 12oz bottles in 6-packs & 12-packs | 22oz bottles | Draft
FLAVOR PROFILE Hoppy, Citrus, Lemongrass
WHEN TO ENJOY Drink fresh
FEATURED HOPS Nugget, Calypso, Lemondrop & El Dorado

APPEARANCE Pours deep gold with a white-colored head.
AROMA Spicy, herbal and citrusy hop aromatics balanced with light-toasted malt. The spiciness is reminiscent of lemongrass.
TASTE The hop flavors really explode with a dominant flavor that reminds many on the brewing team of a lemon Starburst candy!
PALATE Medium body with a bitter, dry finish.
OVERALL We went through many iterations of this beer at our Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station restaurant and brewery, using several hop recipes until we had that “Aha!” moment tasting a beer that I had asked Liberty Station Brewing Manager Kris Ketcham to brew. It was a single-hop beer called the Lost City of Liquid Gold, using 100 percent El Dorado, a new hop from Yakima, Washington. This beer gave us the last piece to the puzzle on the formulation for Stone Delicious IPA. We changed the dry hop to 100 percent El Dorado, and we achieved magnificent lemon candy and spicy hop flavors that are fun and unique.

APPETIZERS Hummus, Buffalo chicken wings, Cajun shrimp skewers, spiced pumpkin seeds
SALADS Tomato and avocado, black bean and corn, quinoa tabbouleh
ENTRÉES Roasted chicken, chile verde, vegetarian huevos rancheros with corn tortillas, veggie jambalaya with long-grain rice, spinach chickpea curry
CHEESES Grana Padano, Grafton Village Cheddar, Maytag Blue Cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano
DESSERTS Rice pudding, coconut macaroons, lemon soufflé, raspberry white chocolate mousse
CIGARS Illusione Fume d’Amour Clementes, Padilla Reserva Toro, My Father No. 3 Crema

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