Pale Ale 2.0

California
United States
Stone Pale Ale 2.0
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

This is a unique and interesting take on the pale ale style. By using European malts and hops, the flavor profile is akin to several continental European styles yet has the bitter and hoppy elements of a classic craft-brewed pale ale. The hop character is focused on the Mandarina Bavaria hop, a new varietal from Germany that, while also having a nice European spice character, brings out huge fruit notes similar to orange and peach.

Profile

ABV: 
6%
IBUs: 
55
Hops: 
Magnum, Herkules, Mandarina Bavaria
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

With a brilliantly clear orange-hued amber color and a three-finger cream-colored head, this beer tempts you with its beautiful presentation in the glass. The aroma is grainy with notes of toast and bread crust, and there is a nice big citrusy nose – lots of ripe tangerine with hints of peach, stone fruit, tropical fruit and a background of leather.

The first sip brings out the grainy and bread crust malt with Mandarin oranges as the star of the hops show.  Some muted tropical fruit and grassy character is followed by a very dry and hop-bitter finish.

This is a refreshing beer, but firmly on the bitter side – high enough to be an IPA.  Pair this with bratwurst or a ballpark hot dog loaded up with mustard and onions.

Brewery Introduction

Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, Stone Brewing has come a long way since opening up in San Diego, California in 1996. We have been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 11 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate ... Read More

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