"I can't think of anything wrong with this beer."
So says Stone co-founder and brewmaster Steve. Stone IPA with 3 types of hops and a generous amount of hops.
At first, people avoided it because it was bitter, but gradually the bitterness became addictive, and many people became addicted to it . A very popular standard IPA that San Diego citizens always have in their refrigerators.
Selected as one of Nikkei Shimbun's 10 Best Craft Beer IPAs. US Open Beer Championship 2021 West Coast IPA Category Gold Award Winner. First of all, the ability of Stone from this IPA.
White head and beautiful golden color.
Perceptible lemon zest, fruity cereal, citrus and pine-like hop aromas.
A light malt body with a strong citrus flavor.
A perfect balance of hop bitterness and maltiness.
Aftertaste that clean bitterness continues to remain on the tongue.
It is said to be one of the favorites of the Stone team.
A classic West Coast style IPA where you can fully enjoy the aroma and flavor of hops.
Liquor: Beer Ingredients: Malt, Hops Hops: Magnum, Chinook, Centennial, Azacca, Calypso, Motueka, Ella & Vic Secret
Style: India Pale Ale
Originally brewed to celebrate our first anniversary in 1997, Stone IPA was an immediate hit and soon became the flagship beer of our young brewery. One of the most well-respected and best-selling IPAs in the country, this golden beauty explodes with tropical, citrusy, piney hop flavors and aromas, all perfectly balanced by a subtle malt character. Over time, we stepped up the dry-hopping process to extract every bit of magic out of the amazing hops we use. flavorful today as it was back in '97.
THE ICONIC WEST COAST-STYLE IPA
When Stone IPA hit the scene in 1997 as our first anniversary beer, IPAs were strictly in the realm of the extreme beer enthusiast. Our original brewmaster Steve Wagner amplified a British classic by infusing it with extra flavor and character, care of heavy doses of Centennial , Chinook and Columbus hops.
What was first foreign and a bit abrasive to most imbibers' palates has gone on to become a go-to and refrigerator staple for craft beer drinkers across the nation for the past 15 years. Without Stone IPA, there may never have been a Stone Ruination IPA (or Stone Tenth Anniversary Ruination IPA for that matter), the ahead-of-its-time black IPA Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale, Stone Cali-Belgique IPA or the timely mascot for the drink “fresh beer now” movement, Stone Enjoy By IPA! It's the hoppy beer that launched a hundred more hoppy and hoppier beers.