Stone 20th Anniversary Citracado IPA

Stone 20th Anniversary Citracado IPA

A milestone double IPA brewed with citra hops & avocado flower honey

Double IPA
9%
80
Stone20

For 20 years our passion for brewing and our obsession with hops have challenged traditional styles and expectations for beer. So it’s only fitting we commemorate this momentous occasion by crafting a liquid ode to bold brewing that satisfies your hop thirst and pays homage to our flagship San Diego brewery, located on Citracado Parkway (which itself pays homage to the citrus and avocado agricultural history of the region). 

“Citracado” also teases the two key ingredients of this beer. “Citra” refers both to the juicy gem of a hop and its citrusy (and tropical) aromas and flavors. “Cado” inspired us to utilize wonderful, native avocado flower honey. Combine the two and the result pours like silk and abounds with enough hops to match our excitement for reaching this 20-year milestone. We thank you sincerely for the years of support and pledge that we will, as always, strive to live up to the reasons for your loyalty!

Fortune Favors the Bold

August 8, 2016
22oz Bottles, 3L Bottles & Draft
Floral, sweet, citrusy
90 Days
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Tasting Notes

Appearance
Copper and pale with a tan head of foam.
Aroma
Orange, citrus and floral dominate upfront with some dankness and a hint of honey in the background.
Taste
Lots of orange, citrus flavors from the hops, which blend nicely with the floral honey and malt backbone. As it warms, the honey becomes more prevalent.
Palate
Incredibly smooth for 9% ABV. A hint of sweetness from an otherwise dry and crisp beer unfolds into a bitter finish that makes this beer very complex.
Overall
Our team came up with the idea for this beer after having the opportunity to taste local avocado flower honey. With its huge floral flavor, we decided it was the perfect ingredient for this special beer. Since the name of our street is Citracado Parkway, combining Citra hops with avocado flower honey in this double IPA seemed like a natural thing to do! A fantastic beer with which to celebrate our 20th anniversary!

Pairing Notes

Provided by
"Dr." Bill Sysak
,
Craft Beer Ambassador
Appetizers
Ceviche, chips and guacamole, seitan skewers with chimichurri sauce, soy and citrus-marinated scallops
Salads
Roasted beets with tangerines and feta, ginger carrot, Southwest chicken, antipasti
Entrées
Roasted garlic chicken, cedar plank salmon, avocado tacos, tofu and peppers with spicy peanut sauce, chile relleno
Cheeses
Fiscalini Bandage Wrapped Cheddar, Rogue Smokey Blue, Red Hawk, Ewephoria
Desserts
Apricot tart, baklava, strawberry cheesecake, lemon meringue pie
Cigars
Herrera Esteli, Montecristo No. 2, Flor de las Antillas