Stone Brewing Goes Hop Crazy for IPA Madness this March With New Doublicious Double IPA

01 March 2017

imageFrom Stone:

ESCONDIDO, CA (March 1, 2017) – Hopping up for one of the biggest sporting months of the year, Stone Brewing announces a brand new player to the Stone Brewing lineup. While rabid fans of basketball will soon gather to make predictions about who their big winner will be, beer fanatics will hoist a pint as Stone Doublicious Double IPA (draft-only) takes to our court along with Stone’s all-star lineup of IPAs, including:

  • The Aptly Named: Stone Delicious IPA
  • The Tropically Inspired: Stone Tangerine Express IPA
  • The Hop Mosh Pit: Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0
  • The Uniquely Malty IPA: Stone Pataskala Red X IPA
  • The Gin-Inspired Double IPA: Stone Jindia Pale Ale
  • The Devastatingly Dank Freshness Trendsetter: Stone Enjoy By 04.20.17IPA
  • The Historically Inspired: Stone Give Me IPA or Give Me Death
  • The Elegantly Simple: Stone Hop Revolver IPA
  • The Heavy Metal-themed Collaboration: Marble / Odell / Stone Megawheat Double IPA
  • The Iconic: Stone IPA

…all delivering fanatics more than enough amazing IPA choices this March to create a fantasy team. 

But wait, there’s more! Making its debut this March is the draft-only Stone Doublicious Double IPA, a more aggressive double dry-hopped version of Stone Delicious IPA, with an amped-up ABV. Loyal fans will recognize hints of citrus, herbs, lemon candy, melon, and fresh-cut grass. The flavors of kumquat, peach and lemon culminate in what tastes like a hard piece of “Hop Candy.” Overall balanced bitterness and sweetness make this highly drinkable beer a round-the-back-through-the-legs-reverse-slam-dunk.

Stone Delicious IPA is a beer we really love,” said Jeremy Moynier, Senior Innovation Brewing Manager. “El Dorado & Lemondrop were 2 hops we embraced early on and were blown away by the intense flavors and aromas we got when using these hops together. Last year we started to toss the idea around of making an even bigger version of Delicious. When we tried Stone Doublicious Double IPA for the first time off of the tank, we knew we had a winner!”

A playful series of events to celebrate Stone IPA Madness and engage with fans will be taking place at several Stone Brewing locations as well as select accounts across the nation during the month of March. The kickoff event, Stone IPA Madness - Festival of Hops, will take place from 11am-5pm on Saturday, March 5th, at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido. For more information about the event,
click here.  Also available for fans everywhere is an IPA-inspired Spotify playlist featuring 70's court jams to crank while enjoying Stone IPA Madness. To find an event near you, please visit: find.stonebrewing.com
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STONE DOUBLICIOUS DOUBLE IPA

QUICK FACTS

Name: Stone Doublicious Double IPA
Stats: 9.6% ABV, 80 IBUs
Availability: Limited National distribution during Stone IPA Madness. Draft only.
Hop Varieties: Nugget, Calypso, Lemondrop and El Dorado
Find Beer:
find.stonebrewing.com

TASTING NOTES

Appearance: Medium gold with an off-white foam.
Aroma: Citrus, lemon candy, melon, herbal, fresh cut grass, with some gourd and spices.
Taste: Tastes like a hard piece of “Hop Candy.” Lots of kumquat, peach and lemon.
Palate: Medium/full bodied. Very easy drinking for such a high ABV beer. Balanced bitterness and sweetness.
Overall: This is Stone Delicious IPA on steroids. Same great beer but with an amped-up ABV.

RECOMMENDED FOOD PAIRINGS

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens South American Ceviche, Hummus, Lebanese Style Lamb Kabobs, Jerk Chicken, Tzatziki Pasta Salad, Lemon Gelato, Dutch Apple Pie

RECOMMENDED MUSIC PAIRINGS

Brother Bones “Sweet Georgia Brown”, Zapp “More Bounce to the Ounce”, Carl Douglas “Kung Fu Fighting”, Parliament “Flash Light”, Foxy “Get Off”, Grandmaster Flash “The Message”

STONE DELICIOUS IPA

QUICK FACTS

Name: Stone Delicious IPA
URL:
StoneBrewing.com/Delicious
Stats: 7.7% ABV, 75 IBUs
Availability: Year-round, 12-ounce bottles in six-packs and twelve-packs, 22 ounce bottles and draft
Hop Varieties: Nugget, Calypso, Lemondrop and El Dorado
National Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI and Puerto Rico
Find Beer:
find.stonebrewing.com

TASTING NOTES

Appearance: Pours deep gold with a white-colored head.
Aroma: Spicy, herbal and citrusy hop aromatics balanced with light-toasted malt.  The spiciness is reminiscent of lemongrass.
Taste: The hop flavors really explode with a dominant flavor that reminds many on the brewing team of a lemon Starburst Candy!
Palate:  Medium body with a bitter, dry finish.
Overall: After many iterations, we changed the dry hop to 100 percent El Dorado, and achieved a magnificent lemon candy and spicy hop flavors that are fun and unique.

RECOMMENDED PAIRINGS

Hummus, Buffalo Cauliflower, Cajun Shrimp Skewers, Roasted Chicken, chili verde, lemon soufflé

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