This ain’t no just-add-juice approach. This one is for adults. We use bountiful whole tangerine purée, which brings pithy, crisp bitterness to the citrus flavor. In addition to the complexities of the tangerine — the likes of which you can only get by using the whole fruit — we judiciously employ just a hint of whole pineapple for a backnote (you’d likely not even pick it out of the mix if we didn’t tell you it was there). We’re not looking for a sweet concoction to appease the “I want my beer to taste like fruit juice” crowd. This is Stone. We like our IPAs to taste like IPAs. Big, bold and not for kids.
FEATURED HOPS: Citra®CentennialSterlingAzaccaMosaic®
FLAVOR PROFILE: Citrusy, Fruity, Hoppy
PALATE: Crisp, clean, and refreshingly bitter.
SPECIAL INGREDIENTS: Tangerine & pineapple puree
APPEARANCE: Light golden with slight haze.
AROMA: Bright, fresh fruit aromas of pineapple and tangerine combine with citrus and tropical aromas from the hops.
OVERALL: Working with fruit can be amazing and so using amazing quality fruit is key to achieving that wonderful freshness. The high-end pureed fruit selected here blends exceptionally well with the aroma and flavors from the hops, creating a multi-layered IPA that also has fresh hoppy dankness and bitterness that superbly rounds out this beer.