The IPA That Launched Generations of Hop Fanatics
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India Pale Ale 6.9% 71 #StoneIPA
By definition, an India pale ale is hoppier and higher in alcohol than its little brother, pale ale—and we deliver in spades. One of the most well-respected and best-selling IPAs in the country, this golden beauty explodes with tropical, citrusy, piney hop flavors and aromas, all perfectly balanced by a subtle malt character. This crisp, extra hoppy brew is hugely refreshing on a hot day, but will always deliver no matter when you choose to drink it.
The Iconic West Coast-Style IPA
|August 16, 1997|
|Citrusy, tropical, piney|
WHEN TO ENJOY
|Magnum Chinook Centennial Azacca CalypsoMotuekaElla & Vic Secret™|
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Intense lemon rind, fruity cereal and piney hop flavors.
Intense citrus hop flavors with a light malt balance.
Medium body with no perceivable sweetness and a clean lingering bitterness.
When Stone IPA hit the scene in 1997 as our first anniversary beer, IPAs were strictly in the realm of the extreme beer enthusiast. Our original brewmaster Steve Wagner amplified a British classic by infusing it with extra flavor and character, care of heavy doses of Centennial, Chinook and Columbus hops.
What was first foreign and a bit abrasive to most imbibers’ palates has gone on to become a go-to and refrigerator staple for craft beer drinkers across the nation for the past 15 years. Without Stone IPA, there may never have been a Stone Ruination IPA (or Stone Tenth Anniversary Ruination IPA for that matter), the ahead-of-its-time black IPA Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale, Stone Cali-Belgique IPA or the timely mascot for the drink “fresh beer now” movement, Stone Enjoy By IPA! It’s the hoppy beer that launched a hundred more hoppy and hoppier beers.
All of Nighthawk Brewing beers are brewed and bottled by Overshores Brewing Company at 250 Bradley St, East Haven, CT 06512