This 14th anniversary brew is a tribute to the true origins of the IPA style, using all-English ingredients (save for the California water, of course). The result? A balanced, English-style though American-bred IPA with strong hops and that infamous Stone bitter kick. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow color with a large head and strong lacing. Notes of pepper, citrus (fresh on the nose, oils in the mouth), earthy hop spice and pine all abound from start to finish, closing on a strongly dry and astringent, lingering finish. Sweet hints of malt appear and then fade, allowing the copious amounts of hops to shine through as desired. Yet another truly wonderful IPA from the boys who do it so well. With this being a limited edition brew, buy what you can when you find it.
English India Pale Ale
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Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).