Stone Delicious IPA

Stone Delicious IPA

A citrusy India pale ale with Lemondrop & El Dorado hops

Crafted to reduce gluten

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.

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January 5, 2015
India Pale Ale
7.7%
75
12oz Six-Packs, 22oz Bottles & Draft
Nugget
Calypso
Lemondrop & El Dorado

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Stone Delicious IPA

TASTING & PAIRING NOTES

Mitch Steele
Brewmaster
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.
"Dr." Bill Sysak
Craft Beer Ambassador
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

Stone Delicious IPA

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