After tasting this beer (over and over and over again) and falling in love with this new year-round treat, we can see why he’s all about the burst. See, Stone’s brewers know a thing or two about IPAs. Modern Times / Stone Wizards & Gargoyles Hazy Coffee IPA, Stone 24th Anniversary DidgeriDoom Double IPA, Suggested Food Pairings by “Dr.” Bill Sysak. In presenting the world with a session IPA, it was of the utmost importance to us that fans benefit from the superior drinkability of a 4.5% ABV beer as well as a vibrant hop bomb character that they (AND US) adore. Use the Stone Brewing Beer Finder to locate them near you: find.stonebrewing.com. View original content to download multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/stone-brewing-addresses-rumors-that-its-new-beer-stone-fb-does-not-stand-for-fck-bread-301178942.html. While Stone Delicious IPA earned its keep as a simply delicious IPA, it has since gained notoriety for its – wait for it – added feature and has become the nation’s top-selling gluten-reduced beer. It had to represent what we do at Stone, and at 4.5% ABV, that’s a challenge,” says Steele. For more information on Stone Brewing and its commitment to independence, sustainability, philanthropy and the art of brewing, visit stonebrewing.com or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. See, Stone’s brewers know a thing or two about IPAs. Stone Soaring Dragon Imperial IPA: 8% ABV. To find Stone beers, visit find.stonebrewing.com. But make no mistake, this beer is very, very hop-forward! For most brewing companies, that’d be enough, especially when you add in the massive number of specialty beers, collaborative ales and other cool non-year-round stuff we cram into the brew schedule. We know that the face of American craft beer is constantly evolving, and with it, the tastes of beer drinkers across the nation. They’re popping up everywhere as folks look for lower-alcohol beers delivering the poignant flavors of imperial IPAs. It wasn’t easy and it took us a while to dial it in, but in the end we were able to bring it in the lupulin department thanks to the use of a cutting edge brewing technique called “hop bursting,” wherein a, frankly, unreasonable amount of hops are added at the end of the boil and whirlpool stages so that the finished beer takes on a mellow bitterness and massive hop aromas. Stone Exotic Destinations: 7.5% ABV. Aroma: The hop aromatics exude intense peach, citrus and melon flavors dominate the aroma in the best possible way. Rather, Stone Features & Benefits IPA speaks to the features of a badass IPA with benefits to boot: Sure, the latter does give the middle finger to bread, but that’s not the point, nor the intention. IBUs. They paved the way for the West Coast IPA and became the first brewery on the planet to introduce a full-time West Coast Double IPA. Stone Enjoy By IPA Series While freshness is a key component of many beers—especially big, citrusy, floral IPAs—we’ve taken it further, a lot further, in this line of devastatingly fresh IPAs. Since 1996, our gargoyle has helped us ward off cheap ingredients, pasteurization and chemical additives... the modern-day evil spirits of beer! They paved the way for the West Coast IPA and became the first brewery on the planet to introduce a full-time West Coast Double IPA. But we’re not most brewing companies. The result is a beautifully aromatic beer with substantial, but somewhat mellow, bitterness. “Alcohol actually adds quite a bit to the flavor and perception of flavors in beers. The Official Blog of Stone Brewing Co. “The first and only consideration was that the beer had to deliver on flavor. These designs are just the first six of an ongoing series. The result is an IPA with a lower ABV (a "session") that still packs the punch of a much larger beer. Stone makes nine year-round beers. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation. Trial after trial, less-than-perfect attempts gave way to lessons learned, new discoveries and, ultimately, a beer like none other. Stone Features & Benefits IPA joins Stone Delicious IPA in the brewery’s offerings of gluten-reduced beers. The hop bursting also enhances the flavor retention of the hops and, combined with the dry-hop, creates a very intense and complex hop flavor. Having had time to adequately pine and plan, he knew exactly what he wanted for what would eventually become Stone Go To IPA. If you’re truly gluten intolerant, you likely know what “Codex” is. Both gluten-reduced beers are now available nationwide for those who need to watch their gluten intake, and those who pretend they do. The company operates breweries in Escondido, CA and Richmond, VA, plus nine tap room and bistro locations throughout the US and the nation’s largest craft-centric beer distributor, Stone Distributing Co. Stone’s bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers are available in all 50 states and more than 40 countries worldwide. Since Day One, we've been abundantly forthright and fully transparent about our lust for hops. Stone Features & Benefits IPA: 4% ABV. Score: 89 with 3,627 ratings and reviews. Stone Go To IPA: 4.6% ABV. Many lower alcohol beers can taste thin and watered down, and that’s not the case with Stone Go To IPA. The Stone IPA Guest Art Series aims to showcase artistic passion (and mad skills) in the medium that we’re most familiar with – a can of the most iconic West Coast-style IPA on the planet. Stats & Tasting Notes by Brewmaster Mitch Steele ABV: 4.5% IBUs: 65 Availability: Year round, 12-ounce bottles in six-packs, beginning March 3 Hops Bill: Mosaic, Citra, Ahtanum, Cascade, Crystal, 06300, El Dorado, Magnum, Sterling Appearance: Pours light gold with a white-colored head of foam. THE STONE BLOG: go to ipa. For years, Steele actually campaigned for Stone to brew a session IPA, but due to capacity issues (and we thank you all for creating the type of demand that keeps us that busy), it wasn’t possible. But beer lovers cannot survive on amber ales alone—even if they are intensely hoppy and just 4.4% ABV—so we spent much of 2013 working on several recipes for our very own session IPA, and now, that fruity, piney, altogether hoppy newcomer, Stone Go To IPA, will be available to fulfill your big flavor sans overwhelming ABV needs all year long. It's led us to craft many an IPA, most of them imperial—some intense for their time and all timeless in their intensity. ABV. No, actually. Even when we thought we’d landed it, we went back once more, working to make it even better. Suggested Food Pairings by “Dr.” Bill Sysak Appetizers: Chips and salsa, Cajun shrimp, oysters on the half shell, ceviche, Buffalo-fried cauliflower Soups and Salads: Cheddar cheese soup, Thai salad with peanut dressing, tortilla soup, miso soup, cucumber and mint salad Entrees: Jerk chicken, grilled salmon, stuffed Poblano peppers, vegetable masala Cheeses: Cabot’s Clothbound Cheddar, Cowgirl Creamery Wagon Wheel, Parmegiano-Reggiano, Extra sharp Vermont Cheddar Desserts: Carrot cake, spice cake, persimmon tart, apple fritters Cigars: La Flor Dominicano Double Claro No. For Stone Go To IPA, we embrace our hop obsession by using hop bursting, a technique wherein an irrational amount of hops is added during the final brewing phase to bring out vibrantly hoppy flavours and aromas while also imparting a burst of desirably mellow bitterness. Taste: Hop flavors continue to dominate, but balanced by just enough malt to keep things reasonably in balance. Stone Brewing releases 95 calorie, 2.9G Carb, gluten-reduced IPA: Stone Features & Benefits IPA, Connect with the definitive source for global and local news, Food, beverage and tobacco products manufacturing, http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/stone-brewing-addresses-rumors-that-its-new-beer-stone-fb-does-not-stand-for-fck-bread-301178942.html. Stone Cosmic Runestone IPA: 7.3% ABV. “We knew that making a vibrant, full-bodied IPA that’s this low in calories, carbs and alcohol was going to be a huge challenge,” explained Jeremy Moynier, Stone Brewing Senior Manager of Brewing & Innovation. on New Beers, Events and all things Stone. It’s a real test to brew a beer at a lower alcohol level and have it deliver on the flavor like a beer at 7 or 8% ABV does. 4.8%. For Stone Go To IPA, we embrace our hop obsession in a new way, funneling an abundance of lupulin-borne bitterness into a session IPA that delivers all the … For most brewing companies, that’d be enough, especially when you add in the massive number of specialty beers, collaborative ales and other cool non-year-round stuff we cram into the brew schedule. They’ll be scattered among classic cans of Stone IPA throughout 6-packs, 12-packs and 24 packs (at the rate of roughly one per six cans), encouraging … I’m quite pleased with how this came out. Availability. Because the beer began with barley (which contains gluten), it could not be labeled as “gluten-free” in the US. Last update: 11-26-2020. And despite rumors to the contrary, Stone seeks to clarify that F+B does NOT stand for F*ck Bread.