Sunday, May 3, 2009
Stone India Pale Ale
India Pale Ale (Stone Brewing)
Ratebeer 4.0 99th percentile
Beer Advocate A
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.
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.
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.
One of the best IPA's I have tried. On par with the Green Flash and Dogfish Head 90min IPA.