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Stone Delicious IPA*Packaging may vary

Stone Delicious IPA

Ale /7.7% ABV / California, United States

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Product details

California, United States
Tasting Notes
Hoppy, Tropical, Dry, Nectarine
Food Pairing
Salads & Greens, Cheese - Creamy & Bloomy
Gluten Reduced
Suggested Glassware
Pint Glass, Snifter/Goblet/Chalice
Suggested Serving Temperature
45-50° F

Product description

Great beer is for everyone and anyone with the good taste to recognize it, not just a niche group like us über beer geeks. So, when we developed this pleasantly bitter, deliciously citrusy, hop-driven IPA, we took it as an opportunity to go a step further and do something we’d spent over a year researching and perfecting: creating a beer that makes it possible for nearly everyone to experience our aggressive, no-holds-barred approach to craft brewing. It’s a flavorful, cutting-edge, modern-day IPA for everyone. Lemondrop and El Dorado hops provide plenty of fruity citrus character and a burst of hop zing that sings on the palate. We’re proud to present it to those who already know us for our IPA prowess and to those who, so far, have only heard the legends.

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  • Kristen Culmone.
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    Expired by more than 3 months.

  • sarahg328
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    I received these complimentary from Influenster and I am not a beer drinker so I had my boyfriend try these. He was very impressed and when I kept asking him about how they taste he said they were VERY GOOD! I said they were very refreshing and have a great flavor.

  • Neal
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    Stone IPA - the classic - was my "go to" house beer. After discovering gluten allergies, I was happy to find out at Stone Delicious is gluten "reduced" - it is now my house beer and I haven't sacrificed any flavor. Great job, Stone!

  • SR80
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    Always a great beer and I will know if you mess with it!

  • Jwally
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    This beer lives upto its name. I love it. Starts out kinda harsh but after that 1st drink it goes down very easy

  • mjmrover
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    Priced reasonable, great flavor and perfect ABV. Delicious!

  • PD

    I imagine if I brushed my teeth then drank a Bud Lite it would taste something like this....probably better. Worst beer I've ever had.

  • Jon W.
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    Great IPA

  • ellav6
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    Honestly I bamboozled myself. I went in with this idea that it would be more tangy than what it was. Definitely a solid IPA to keep you warm in these cold winter months. Not crazy expensive. Might not purchase this specific one again but will definitely purchase more Stone Brewing beer to try out. It um definitely threw me a curveball and if you don't already like and drink beer then this is not the beer to start with BUT it is low in gluten so that's cool.



A standard ale is a malty, mildly bitter style of beer that can trace its roots for thousands of years; the more modern style coincides with the Middle Ages when hops were thankfully introduced to the brewing process. Ale recipes use a quick-acting style of yeast that floats at the top of the brewing vessel; fermentation occurs at a balmy 70 degrees Fahrenheit, leading to the style’s signature sweet flavor and subsequent higher ABVs. A basic ale is fruity, slightly bitter and generally darker in color, though there are dozens and dozens of distinct styles of beer that qualify as an ale.
Because ales yeasts ferment at a higher temperature and create more alcoholic conditions, ales are typically darker in color than lagers and lean towards a sweeter, maltier flavor. It depends on the sort of ale you’ve selected, however, as there are over 75 unique types of ale; a pale ale tends to be more bitter and dry, a brown ale delivers a toasted nut and caramel taste, a sour ale is tart and funky and an IPA is bold and hoppy. Many traditional, European-style ales are best described as fruit-forward, warm and even a little spicy, delivering an undeniably rich tasting experience, especially the darker, robust varieties.
Ales are more alcoholic than lagers, largely due to the style of yeast and the temperature at which the yeasts ferment; ale yeasts tolerate a more alcoholic environment and thus provide a darker, richer product. A standard pub-style pale ale or basic brown ale will generally clock in around 5% ABV, though, with dozens of different styles in today’s crowded craft beer market, you can easily find a pint that packs more of a punch. IPAs, the darling of the craft brewing industry, will typically range from 6-8%, and the popular trend towards double and triple-style versions pushes these well over 10% ABV.
Beer, by definition is crafted from cereal grains (very few of which are gluten-safe) and as such, ale is not a gluten-free product; on the beer spectrum, lagers and stouts tend to contain less gluten than ales which rely on the barley and wheat malt to deliver its distinctive sweetness. Some brewers are experimenting with more gluten-safe grains, like sorghum or rice, and others are introducing an enzyme that helps remove the gluten molecules from the final products. Household names like New Belgium Brewing Company and Stone Brewing offer gluten-safe pale ales and even IPAs, though even then, you’re not guaranteed an 100% gluten-free product.
While a rhetorical question no doubt (an ale is, in fact, an ale after all), you might not know what exactly marks the difference between the two fundamental beer styles; it all comes down to the yeasts employed and the fermentation process. The process by which ales are made is much older than that of lagers, as lager yeasts originally came from South America and thus did not enter European markets for some time. Ales rely on top-fermenting yeast strains, which, as the name suggests, remain on top of the warm wort while feeding on sugars, whereas lager yeasts sink to the bottom and ferment at much colder temperatures.
Ales, especially IPAs and Belgian-style ales, tend to be higher in alcohol than other beers, so you’re likely to consume more calories and carbs per pint. A basic, 5% ABV, 12-ounce bottle of pale ale contains around 150 calories and 13 grams of carbohydrates; a common IPA (say, a Lagunitas) is closer to 190 calories and 19 grams of carbs; a glass of dark Belgian-style ale might even surpass 300 and 30 grams of carbs. Ales tend to deliver a richer, maltier taste and often appear as darker shades of ambers and toasted browns — these qualities coincide with a higher calorie count.
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