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Stone India Pale Ale
October 11, 2013, 4:41 pm
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Pour: Amber-orange, hazey with thick frothy one-finger head.

Nose: A breadier American IPA smell. Fruit, citrus. Not particularly floral.

Palate: Marked carbonation. Hops hit the tongue direct, and ends with a lingering bitter-hop aftertaste with some malt. The bitterness really comes through, almost metallic and vegetal.

A solid and robust American IPA with the characteristic focus on the hops. However, I remain of the opinion that Stone beers are quite one-dimensional and too direct in its taste; this is my second Stone beer and it seems to follow the same path as the first. This is a beer for those who like hops, full-stop, and nothing more.


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