Tonight I’m drinking my first ever beer from Stone Brewing (Escondido, CA). I totally shouldn’t be. I just got back from having a giant Thanksgiving dinner thrown by Big Brother Big Sister. Wish I had a video camera with me tonight to record the comments I got as I went down the serving line and said “No turkey” and had to explain how I’m a vegetarian (technically I’m a pescatarian, but I definitely wasn’t going to explain that!). Old people just straight-up don’t understand why you would choose to avoid meat.
This IPA smells like another big citrusy grapefruit monster. Looks like one too. Orange with a lot of whipped-looking head. Lots of lace and lingering foam. 7.7%.
According to the bottle, this beer is “a liquid poem to the glory of the hop”. I’m not so sure it’s a liquid poem…but it’s certainly hoppy. Sweet and citrusy up front. Not as much grapefruit as I expected though. Finishes bitter and oh-so-slightly piney.