Monday, March 8, 2010

Stone India Pale Ale

While on my trip to California and out for an evening on the town, I ordered a Stone India Pale Ale. Are you noticing a recurring theme of my trip? (Hint: I really enjoyed Stone and tried to order it wherever possible.) The beer has a golden color with a thin white bubbly head. The aroma is lightly citrus that consists of lemon and mostly grapefruit. The taste is sweet and malty with citrus undertone, again dominated by the grapefruit flavor. The alcohol content is 6.9% ABV. I thought Stone has provided a really good IPA with great hop balance and malt sweetness. I think the malts do a great job of balancing the grapefruit bitterness in the beer.

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