Stone Thunderstruck 19th Anniversary IPA
The Stone Thunderstruck 19th Anniversary IPA is a unique new double IPA made of all Australian ingredients, that has a huge, distinctly Stone flavor. The strong hop smell of this beer fills the room upon pouring it, with piney notes that are at first reminiscent of Stone Enjoy By (they do both use Australian Galaxy hops) but much more diverse and bold with hints of citrus and fruit, both incredibly strong and powerfully hoppy. This beer has a nice golden color and white foam. The first sip (practically every sip) is like an explosion of flavor that is all at once different, with the varied flavors of four Australian hops (the familiar Topaz and Galaxy and newcomers Ella and Vic Secret), and yet instantly tastes like a Stone IPA.
Thunderstruck is 8.7% ABV, with a strong alcoholic content to go with its strong and distinctive bitter and dry flavor, we found this beer to make us feel nice and warm after only a few sips. It’s clear that the world renowned Brewers at Stone Brewing invested a huge amount of time and care into crafting this excellent beer, first experimenting with numerous different hop varieties and finally deciding to go with all Australian hops and malt after finding ingredients that they truly loved and wanted to share – you can read more about it on the Stone Brewing website and in their video below. The bottle has a message from the two co-founders of Stone Brewing, in which they mention this as a great kick off to their 20th year of brewing – this tastes like it’s going to be a great year!