Stone Brewing

Now enjoying more widespread exposure throughout the southwestern U.S., the beers from Stone Brewing are building quite a reputation for themselves. The India Pale Ale (IPA) starts with a light head topping its clear amber medium-body. Serious Cascade hops jump out in the aroma. The pronounced hop bitterness dominates an overall smooth hoppy flavor where just a hint of perfumy character accompanies the big malty/hoppy presence. All the big flavors subside on schedule as the beer finishes cleanly, without any aftertaste.

Stone Brewing Company
155 Mata Way #104
San Marcos, CA 92069-2946

Reviewed by Tom Ciccateri - July 2000

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