Review: Stone I’m Peach Double IPA
With current political discourse reaching contentious temperatures, it can be enough for even the most hardened political wonk to just disconnect and move out to the country. Not one to shy away from stance or fight (a spat with brewing giant MillerCoors being a recent example), Stone’s moniker for this peach-heavy IPA speaks to its feelings regarding the current state of political leadership in the United States.
I’m Peach is most certainly as advertised right from the onset, with an overwhelming nose of ripe peach and tropical fruit on the nose. If not for the balance of hops and lemongrass, it could easily be mistaken for carbonated peach liqueur. It’s very bright tasting with more citrus fruits – clementine, lemon, and yes, more peach — with a bit of honey to mellow things out on the back end. Similar in scope to the nose, there’s plenty of peach and hops on the finish with very little heat and a whole lot of sweet. It’s a solid offering, ideal for turning off the TV and enjoying on a summer evening. And not at all offensive enough to demand an independent special counsel investigation.
B+ / $15 per six-pack / stonebrewing.com