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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) 12pk-12oz Cans

California- American India Pale Ale (IPA)- 6.9% ABV. True to style, this IPA has a huge hop aroma, flavor, and bitterness throughout. The malt character is noticeable but the generous dry hopping gives this beer its crisp hop flavor.

BRAND
BEER TYPE
BEER STYLE
IPA (India Pale Ale), American IPA
TASTE
Hoppy, Citrusy, Piney, Spicy
BODY
Medium-bodied
SKU
9396411-2

Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) 12pk-12oz Cans

$16.99
+CRV
Limited Quantity
Sacramento (Arden)
Aisle 11, Left
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OVERVIEW

American craft brewers can take credit for reviving India Pale Ale since introducing their interpretations of the style to the American market in the 1990s. Brewed to bold levels of hop aroma, flavor and bitterness, American IPAs are perhaps more akin to original English IPAs from the 1800s than any others today. The American hop varietals in American IPAs take fruity, citrusy, floral, piney, resinous aromas and flavors to much higher levels than in standard American Pale Ales. Ranging in color from pale gold to orange to deep copper, some American IPAs are clear, and others may be hazy if dry-hopped or left unfiltered. The intense hop bitterness in the best American IPAs predominates over medium, clean malt levels, making this a no-apologies American beer style with hop character that picks up where American Pale Ale leaves off.

Greg Koch and Steve Wagner founded Stone Brewing Co. in 1996 with their first beer, Stone Pale Ale, considered very hoppy at the time. But the two were on to something: The hoppy style took off, and by 2005, Stone Brewing had outgrown its original San Marcos, Calif., facility and moved to a much larger brewery in Escondido, Calif. In 2014, Stone Brewing announced plans to open a brewery in Berlin, making it the first American craft brewer to independently own and operate a brewery in Europe. Today, Stone remains one of the nation’s “Fastest Growing Private Companies,” according to Inc. magazine.


Renowned for its hoppy beer, Stone Brewing released Stone IPA for its first anniversary in 1997. Brewed with Columbus, Chinook and Centennial hops, Stone IPA is very hop-forward and helped define the West Coast IPA style. Now available year-round, Stone IPA’s 6.9 percent ABV keeps it true to style, with a huge hop aroma, flavor and bitterness throughout. Its noticeable malt character is balanced by generous dry hopping, which gives it a crisp hop flavor.


Stone continues to brew Stone Pale Ale, along with Stone Levitation Ale (Amber/Red Ale), Stone Ruination IPA (Double/Imperial IPA), Stone Smoked Porter, Arrogant Bastard Ale (American Strong Ale), OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone Cali-Belgique IPA (Belgian IPA) and Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale (American Black Ale/”Black IPA”).


Stone special releases include Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine, Double Bastard Ale and Stone Imperial Russian Stout, as well as Stone Anniversary Ales, plus other treats and collaboration beers brewed with other breweries.


Source: Stone Brewing Co.