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Stone Go To IPA

Stone Go To IPA

A vibrant hop-bursted session IPA

Style
Stil
India Pale Ale
Alc/Vol
Alkohol
4,7%
IBUs
65
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For Stone Go To IPA, we embrace our hop obsession by using hop bursting, a technique wherein an irrational amount of hops is added during the final brewing phase to bring out vibrantly hoppy flavours and aromas while also imparting a burst of desirably mellow bitterness. The result is an IPA with a lower ABV (a "session") that still packs the punch of a much larger beer. A mixture of 10 different hop varieties makes this IPA deliciously hoppy, with a complex blend of tropical fruit, peach and citrus peel alongside mellow melon flavors.

The hop-heavy IPA for the everyday

Package Types
Verfügbar in
0,33 l cans
Can 4-packs
Draft
Featured Hops
Hopfen
Magnum
Amarillo
Chinook
Crystal
Cascade
Mosaic
Ahtanum
Citra
Sterling & Hallertauer Mittelfrüh

Availability in Europe

Erhältlich in Europa

Tasting Notes

Appearance
Pours light gold with a white head.
Aroma
The hop aromatics are mind blowing. Intense peach, citrus and melon flavors dominate the aroma in the best possible way.
Taste
Hop flavors continue to dominate, but are balanced by just enough malt to keep things reasonably in balance. But make no mistake, this beer is very, very hop-forward!
Palate
Dry and bitter. The finish makes you want to drink more!
Overall
This beer employed the hop-bursting technique, which in essence is a hopping method where all or most of the bitterness in the beer comes from late hop additions in the brewhouse, like at the end of boil and in the whirlpool, instead of the more traditional approach where most of the hop bitterness comes from earlier additions at the start of the kettle boil. The result is a beautifully aromatic beer with substantial but somewhat mellow bitterness. Hop bursting also enhances the flavor retention of the hops, and combined with the dry hop, creates a very intense and complex hop flavor.

Pairing Notes

Appetizers
Chips and salsa, ceviche, Cajun shrimp, oysters on the half shell, Buffalo-fried cauliflower
Soups
Cheddar cheese, tortilla, miso
Salads
Thai salad with peanut dressing, cucumber and mint
Entrées
Grilled salmon, stuffed poblano peppers, vegetable masala, jerk chicken
Cheese
Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, Cowgirl Wagon Wheel, Parmigiano-Reggiano, extra sharp Vermont Cheddar
Desserts
Carrot cake, spice cake, persimmon tart, apple fritters
Cigars
La Flor Dominicana Double Claro No. 42, Illusione hl (Holy Lance) Candela, Arturo Fuente Flor Fina 8-5-8 Claro