Stone – India Pale Ale – 6.9%
From the Stone Brewery comes India Pale Ale (IPA) at 6.9% ABV. I sort of knew what to expect here, but this is just wonderful. De-capping gives an astounding sweet and aromatic , juicy fruity scent which is quite amazing. An aroma I seldom smell on an IPA. The taste is bitter, subtle and defined (but not overwhelmingly mouth destroyingly bitter). No head retention and a good compact carbonation. An amazing beer, perfectly balanced, bitter & sweet, oily hops and fruity with a hint of spice. Cor blimey! An awesome semi snow globe particulate effect is also going on in the beer. I’m disappointed in the sense that i’ve waited so long to try Stone beers. If this is anything to go on, I’m in for some future treats! Bought from MaisonDuBiere in Elsecar, Barnsley.