The Stone IPA is an iconic IPA from Stone Brewing and is also listed in the book “1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die.” It comes on at a nice 6.9% ABV and 77 IBU so bitterness is to be expected. However, while it tends to present bitterness on the front, there isn’t much harshness on the finish. It displays a nice balance between the malts and hops, and sits well as a medium body beer. It may be a little too bitter for the IPA beginner, but to those that love hops it is a nice fit. When drinking it, there should be an expectation of a good duration of flavor that is highlighted by tropical and citrus notes in the aroma as well as the taste. This golden orange colored beer is definitely one of a delight and always seems to deliver.
Check out my review to gather my other thoughts on the Stone IPA.