Sunday, December 9, 2012
Stone Brewing India Pale Ale
As yes, the simple joys of an IPA. This one is from the fine folks over at the Stone Brewing Company in Escondido, California. Yes - this is in Southern California, but I don't hold that against them - they can still make a wonderful beer. If you have never heard of this brewery before, be careful, as you need a road map to navigate the Vertical, Epic, Anniversary and Collaboration beers. I suggest you start with this one - a wonderful classic West Coast India Pale Ale with the wet hopped goodness that Stone has perfected. Hey - it even gets a perfect 100 over at ratebeer.com - that should keep the beer geeks happy....
Ratebeer.com -----> a perfect 100!
Beer Advocate ------> only a 95? What!!!!
Picked up the latest Big Takeover and Ugly Things magazines down at the local newsagent (along with the Sunday Papers) - got lotsa reading material now....