Mitch's Tasting NotesStone 16th Anniversary IPA
ABV: 10% IBUs: 85
Beautiful light amber with a thick creamy tan head of foam.
An incredible blend of fruits: citrus, lemon, and peaches, with hints of mint and dry-roasted nutty malt flavors.
A very clean maltiness, intense peachy/mango Amarillo hops, hints of apples and berries, finishing in a burst of fresh lemon, hop bitterness, and herbal spiciness.
Smooth and complex malt flavors, medium body, the very slightest hint of alcohol heat, with a refreshingly bitter and citrusy finish.
From the first time I smelled a broken leaf from a lemon verbena bush at Stone Farms, I thought its intense lemony character would be a great addition to an IPA. It truly is "more lemon than lemon." The lemon flavors combine wonderfully with the peach and tropical mango flavors from the Amarillo, and the apple and berry notes from the Calypso hops. The result is an intense, bitter and very refreshing take on a double IPA. Perfect for a Southern California summer.