Since Day One, we’ve been abundantly forthright and fully transparent about our lust for hops. It’s led us to craft many an IPA, most of them imperial—some intense for their time and all timeless in their intensity. For Stone Go To IPA, we embrace our hop obsession in a new way, funneling an abundance of lupulin-borne bitterness into a session IPA that delivers all the fruity, piney character of a much bigger IPA.
Dedicated to the homebrewer in each of us! The homebrewer who inspired this creation is Chris Studach, a friend of Rogue’s resident wizard John Maier, who added a Northwest twist to the classic style by adding hazelnuts for the host homebrew at the 1993 American Homebrewers Association convention. Chris put the nut in nut brown!
A juicy citrus and grapefruit flavor profile. As if fresh Citra and Mosaic hops were squeezed straight into the bottle.
The filtered version, Weisse Kristallklar, has a very fresh fruitiness of aroma; flavours of lemon pith or zest; and an extremely refreshing, crisp finish, like biting into an ice-cream wafer sandwich. In Germany, unfiltered, yeast-sedimented, wheat beers are more popular, especially among the young, who regard them as healthy in the same sense as wholegrain bread. This style is known as Hefe-Weizen (the words referring to yeast and wheat). Our beer of the month, Maisel’s Weisse, is in that category. (Weisse means “white”, a term often applied to wheat beers, with their very pale head)