Year of New Beer: Idolatrous, Stone Brewing (CA)
Written By: Dion on 06/20/2018
The latest addition to their Hop Worship series finds Mosaic and El Dorado hops working in harmony to create a solid IPA. The nose blends nice tropical notes of pineapple and mango with spicy, resinous pine and dank grasses, all layered over a base of toasted grain. Nose translates well to the tongue, with an initial hit of slightly sweet tropical fruit and malty backbone. Pretty quickly, however, the hop bitterness takes hold and bites through the finish, leaving a lingering pine and citrus pith. Tasty, old school Stone. Very good, especially for the price.