STONE BREWING THUNDERSTRUCK IPA 22oz

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Alcoholic, for ages 21 and over
SKU:
201758
UPC:
1014597
$8.99

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Description

ABV:  8.7%   IBU:  95

BREWERY DESCRIPTION: 

Our 19th anniversary beer brings the boom, delivering it to the palate in a voluminous, hop-driven thunderclap backed by the power of our brewing passion and intensity. This double IPA owes its considerable oomph to a quartet of Australian hops—Topaz and Galaxy, plus newcomers Ella and Vic Secret. We also had Fairview malt shipped in from Australia just for this brew. The beer's striking tropical fruit, citrus and peach hop flavors and slightly resinous and aromatically dank earthiness are sure to electrify your senses.

We have many special beers planned for release to celebrate our 20 years of brewing, so let this serve as the first course to what will be an undoubtedly epic feast for craft beer enthusiasts, with particular thanks to those who've been with us for the long haul and helped us attain such longevity. Consider this the first of many Thank-Yous...for years to come!

TASTING NOTES:

Over the last several years, we have developed an intense and thorough hop-evaluation program that involves brewing a standard IPA test recipe on our five-barrel pilot system or our ten-barrel brewery at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station. With this program, we identify experimental, new or old-favorite hop varieties to evaluate, and these test beers are late-hopped and dry-hopped exclusively using the variety we are exploring. We've discovered a lot of great hops via these test brews, and the hops used in this release are great examples of the success of our program. We have developed a real affinity for hops grown in Australia. Australian Galaxy, for example, is a mainstay dry-hop varietal in Stone Enjoy By IPA. In the case of Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA, we dry-hopped the beer with two Australian hop varietals that went through our evaluation program-Vic Secret and Ella. Both are flavorful varieties with complex fruit profiles.

To make this beer even more authentically Australian, we also imported close to 400,000 pounds of an Australian malt called Fairview, all in 1,800-pound Super Sacks for use as the base malt. The result is a uniquely Australian beer, Stone-style. Thun-da!

SUGGESTED PARINGS:

Appetizers

Barbecue shrimp, chicken satay, kimchi, guacamole, goat cheese-stuffed piquillo peppers

Salads

Caesar, summer corn, quinoa and vegetable, antipasto

Entrees

Fish tacos, pad thai, spicy vegetarian chili, chana masala

Desserts

Carrot cake, peach cobbler, white chocolate-macadamia nut cookies, ginger spice cake

Cheeses

Parmigiano-Reggiano, Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, manchego, fontina, Keen's Cheddar

Cigars

Herrera Esteli Piramide Fino, Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story

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Additional Information

Style:
Imperial IPA
Country:
UNITED STATES
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