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Stone 18th Anniversary IPA, Stone Brewing Company, Escondido, CA

If you visit their website you’ll learn that this one is brewed exclusively with El Dorado hops. A type of hop Stone first encountered about a year ago, with which they are currently having a love affair. Although I am appreciating this relationship as I drink this brew, I still love the 16th Anniversary lemon verbena infused imperial rye. Not withstanding my personal plea to make the 16th a regularly available brew, this 18th Anniversary brew has got a lemon biscuit finish. This “lemon starburst” (as it was labeled by brew master Mitch Steele) is a very nice compliment to the initial hopped malt balance. Its a malt dank then hopped effervesce that morphs into a brief lemon citrus (brief) that fades to a bready biscuit. Its pretty good, I love Stone and all that they do so, I’m usually on-board with their flavors. This one I would really like to try on draft so, if you see it somewhere on tap in Southern NJ, please let me know. Otherwise, I’ve got a few bottles of this and would gladly share it with any BrewBloggers that was willing, just let me know when. Cheers to another tasty year from Stone Brewing.

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One comment on “Stone 18th Anniversary IPA, Stone Brewing Company, Escondido, CA

  1. DuffBrew
    October 5, 2014

    This pairs well with Sunday brunch while watching the movie Chef (Favreau). #BestBreakfastBeers 🙂

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