Stone IPA Ale
(India Pale Ale)
The History of India Pale Ales:
Originally developed in the late 1700's, British breweries would send beer via sail to the troops and British expatriots in India. Problem was, there was no refrigeration and the ocean voyage took nearly five months. As a result, the beer would usually arrive in compromised condition. Well, the brewers of the time didn't know as much about beer as we do today, but they did know that both hops (where we get the bitterness in beer) and alcohol act as natural preservatives. So, they came up with a brew that was intensely hopped and rather high in alcohol --- thus the birth of the "India Pale Ale." You'll find our Stone India Pale Ale to be true to style with a huge hop aroma, flavor and bitterness throughout. If you're a hop-head like us, then you'll love our Stone India Pale Ale!
Deep Golden Color
An "India Pale Ale" by definition is highly hopped and high in alcohol (ours is 6.9% alc./vol.).
Medium Bodied Refreshing Ale
Light-medium malt character with a heavy dose of over the top hops! Two full weeks of "dry hopping" give this beer its abundant hop aroma and crisp hop flavor.
Only Barley, Hops, Water & Yeast are used.
No Chemical Preservatives
No Adjuncts (rice/corn)
6.9% Alc. Vol.