Stone SoCal Hop Salute
Stone Brewing Co. – Stone SoCal Hop Salute – 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 9.9% abv.
Appearance: Pours black with a decent head that subsides to a creamy tan film.
Aroma: Big hop nose. Very danky and tropical. Some mineral supplement like odor and a little bit of roast.
Taste: Dark chocolate, bitter roast, green hops. Long lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, modest creamy carbonation.
Overall: Very bitter and aromatic, and fits in with SSR and Stone 15th.
Bonus: Dan ranks Stone’s Black IPAs — Stone 15th w/ Espresso Beans > Stone 15th > Original Run of Stone 11th > Stone SoCal Hop Salute > Current SSR