Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA, the brewery’s latest Seasonal release, is currently hitting shelves and taps across the country.
In keeping with the brewery’s recent trend of tropically-inspired IPAs, Stone Brewing has released Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA as a Fall Seasonal that “employs a bit of tropical mythology to pay homage to [their] ever present gargoyle.” To properly represent this tribute in the liquid, the brewers at Stone developed an unfiltered India Pale Ale with an impressive hop bill (Herkules, Mosaic, Loral & Mandarina Bavaria hops) that is further supported by the addition of pineapple and Mandarin oranges. This all results in a 7.3% ABV IPA that “explodes with the flavors of citrus candy and tiki-style cocktails.”
“This beer brings together a lot of what’s been new for Stone lately,” said Jeremy Moynier, Stone’s senior innovation brewing manager. “We included three hops most recently featured in our Stone Hop Revolver IPA series. We’ve really been digging the combination of pineapple and tangerine, similar to what we introduced with Stone Tangerine Express IPA. By experimenting with different add rates and much different hops, we’ve come up with a really unique flavor that’s juicy, citrusy and quite frankly, a little mind-blowing.”
Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA began a limited distribution roll out earlier this month, but it is now officially available from coast to coast as of September 29. You can find this new Seasonal offering in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia and throughout the rest of Stone Brewing’s nationwide distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information for Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA from Stone Brewing
Release – Fall Seasonal, available nationwide on September 29, 2017
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.3%
IBUs – 57
Featured Hops – Herkules, Mosaic, Loral & Mandarina Bavaria
Added Ingredients – Pineapple & Mandarin orange
Fun Fact – “The name of the Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA pays homage to the Stone gargoyle, who, since 1996 has represented an aggressive intolerance for commoditized beer, by protecting the brewery from the omnipresent forces of evil.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready