Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ölbeat 173: Stone (Berlin) Go To IPA

Brewery: Stone Brewing Berlin
Country: Germany (United States)
Style: Session IPA
Abv: 4,7 %
What about the beer?
Colour is cloudy golden yellow with a 2-finger thick white head. Aroma has superfresh grapefruit, orange and mango. Taste lifts off with extra powerful dry fruity bitterness. Bitter grapefruit takes over with slowly growing pine flavour. Near the finish dry strong pine gets mixed with citrus and sweet fruity flavours. Aftertaste has bitter grapefruit with tropical fruit tones and strong lasting dryness.

The King of session IPAs is here. Unbelievably strong and fresh grapefruit is beautifully crashed with piny dry and a bitter kick. The fruity aroma and flavours fit perfectly together. Great. Delicious.


"And all the guys say / it's pretty fly for a session IPA" No, no, it didn't go like that. Except it does. Session IPA, as good as it gets, is still a low abv beer. You just can't hit the skies with that. However, this one truly earns some pretty fly respect.

The Offspring: Pretty Fly (for a White Guy) (YouTube)

From the 1998 album Americana, the song was written by Dexter Holland.