In this special beer blog, we are going to sample Japanese Green Tea IPA from Stone Brewery. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this west coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know Stone Brewery. Let us get into this Green Tea IPA.
It has a dark golden to a copper color with a white constant head on this limited release beer. The aroma has a citrus to slight green tea notes. The taste has a nice well-balanced citrus notes with a green tea aftertaste that is pretty heavy. The green tea cuts through the hop bitter aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.
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Ending, Stone Brewing is always looking to push the limits of craft beer world. This brew makes me a little nervous. I love green tea as long as it is cold green tea. I did not know how the hops from the IPA will go over with the green tea. I love the IPA part of this beer. It is a really good one. The beer drinker will not get the green tea notes until the aftertaste. It is not overly powerful and not in your face. It is there and balances the beer. This is a great product. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser