Stone Brewing introduced a family of year-round beers to accompany its hugely popular Stone Delicious IPA. The gluten-reduced West Coast Style IPA now is joined by Stone Delicious Double IPA and Stone Delicious Citrus IPA in a variety can six-pack.
The three beers of the Stone Delicious Six-Pack are individually unique recipes: The original, the sequel and the remix:
• Stone Delicious IPA (7.7% ABV) packs a refreshing and hoppy lemon candy flavor that make it complementary to an array of foods, it says.
• Stone Delicious Double IPA (9.4% ABV) stands out with a serious depth of flavor and explosive aroma of lemon and ripe fruit from Centennial and Amarillo hops. With less bitterness than a typical double IPA, this one is extra fruity, the company says.
• Stone Delicious Citrus IPA (7.7% ABV) is brewed with Talus hops that impart vibrant citrus notes complemented by the addition of sweet orange peel. The result is especially bright and satisfyingly juicy, the company says.
Stone Delicious IPA is gluten reduced, as are its two new companions. In fact, The Delicious family of beers clocks in below the FDA requirement for “gluten free” labeling (less than 20 parts per million). Because the beer is brewed with barley and the gluten is removed, Stone is able to claim, “gluten reduced,” it notes.
“Expanding our Stone Delicious family was a big ask for us brewers because not just any IPA can live up to this name,” stated Jeremy Moynier, senior manager of brewing and innovation, in a statement. “Each of these beers share a bright, vibrant citrus-forward quality that plays out in three distinctly different ways. And that kind of variety is hard to find in a six-pack.”
The new variety six-pack is available nationwide at the same suggested retail price as a six-pack of the original Stone Delicious IPA: $11.99. In addition, six-packs of Stone Delicious Double IPA also are available nationwide with six-packs dedicated to Stone Delicious Citrus IPA rolling out in summer 2023.