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Stone Go To IPA

Stone Go To IPA

NAME: Stone Go To IPA
TYPE: Session IPA
ORIGIN: Escondido, CA
ABV: 4.5%
REVIEW: Light golden honey color, fresh hoppy grapefruit and lemon zest smell, thick, foamy head, nice fruity taste, white grapefruit and tangerine. Light body, but the bitter finish still packs a punch. I think I could get used to this session IPA thing. What do you guys think btw… Is the session IPA here to stay or just a passing fad?

goodwilltasting grade: B+

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Stone Enjoy By 2.14.14


NAME: Stone Enjoy By 2.14.14.
TYPE: American Double IPA
ORIGIN: Escondido, CA
ABV: 9.4%
REVIEW: Golden color, foamy head, lots of fruit on the nose. Definitely smelling some pineapple and mango in there. Sweet, refreshing, very fruity IPA with a nice bitter finish. Methinks it would be a great summer IPA. Too bad it’s still the dead of winter. Oh and don’t worry, this photo was from a couple weeks ago, I enjoyed it well before 2/14/14.

goodwilltasting grade: A-

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Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic

Stone Vertical Epic 12.12.12

NAME: Stone Vertical Epic 12.12.12.
TYPE: Belgian-Style Strong Dark Ale
ORIGIN: Escondido, CA
ABV: 9.0%
REVIEW: Dark color, minimal head. Sweet, roasted smell. Crisp full mouthfeel, slightly overcarbonated. Sweet on the tongue with a piney floral finish. Well done Stone!

goodwilltasting grade: A-


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Stone Brewery Saison du Buff


Collaboration time! Same recipe, 3 different breweries (Dogfish, Victory, and Stone). This version was brewed by Stone.

NAME: Saison du Buff
ORIGIN: Escondido, CA
TYPE: Saison
ABV: 7.7%
REVIEW: I reviewed this over the summer and posting this is making me pine for warmer temperatures. Too bad the polar vortex is coming. Blurg. Brewed with parsley, sage, thyme, and rosemary. Golden wheat color, light bubbly head, fresh lemony aroma, sweet nutty herbaceous taste with a bit of black pepper at the end. Sharp mouthfeel, good carbonation. I really don’t usually like Saisons but with a collaboration like this I had to try it. I’m glad I did. Great summer beer that’s refreshing to drink but strong enough to take the edge off a hot September day. Would go well with a hearty fish dish or a light pasta. B+.

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