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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.

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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