ESCONDIDO, Calif. – In the deepest, darkest corner of the Stone Brewing beer laboratory a mad scientist has been hard at work. The result of this maniacal chemistry and beer blending gone wild, is a monster of an IPA – Dr. FrankenStone’s Monster IPA. Mysterious, other-worldly and downright inexplicable, Dr. FrankenStone’s Monster IPA is a draft-only concoction available this month only.
The good doctor’s frightful formula is a hop monster. A beastly blend of Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 and Stone IPA, double dry-hopped with Mosaic and Loral hops. These fearsome Stone beers have been fused together creating a hazy, straw yellow color. From his beakers and flasks radiate aromas of citrus peel and pine notes with subdued malt sweetness. It’s resiny and piney and complemented by citrus peel flavors, ultimately brightening up a truly iconic West Coast IPA flavor of monstrous proportions.
And as the electricity surged on that extraordinary night, Dr.FrankenStone’s fervor rose (and rose and rose) from the depths of the brewery, he looked to the rafters and cried, “From the very first day when filthy bits of slime crawled out of the sea and called to the stars “I am man,” our greatest dread has always been our complacency. But tonight, we will hurl the gauntlet of science into the frightful face of said complacency. Tonight, we shall ascend into the heavens! We shall mock the headiest of IPAs! We shall command the thunders and the hops and PENETRATE THE VERY ESSENCE OF STONE BREWING ITSELF!!!”
Enamored with its hair-raising creation, Stone Brewing has turned over the mad science experimental controls to fans, with special flights of Stone beers for blending available at bars and restaurants throughout the country. Suggested recipes include “Death by Hops,” “Grim Ripper,” and “Brewicide,” many of which can be concocted in one’s own dungeon, with the season’s Stone Mixed 12 Pack. Recipes can be found online at StoneBrewing.com/FrankenStone.
Come November, Dr. FrankenStone’s Monster IPA will be nothing more than a legend passed down among friends in hushed tones. A beer to be both feared and revered. Visit Find.stonebrewing.com to find bars and restaurants serving this Halloween special release draft.
SUGGESTED BLENDING RECIPES
Death by Hops
2 parts Stone Enjoy By 10.31.17 IPA
1 part Stone IPA
1 part Stone Delicious IPA
1 part Stone Ripper
1 part Stone IPA
Equal parts all beers
Name: Dr. FrankenStone’s Monster IPA
Stats: 7.6% ABV; 83 IBUs
Featured Hops: Mosaic and Loral
National Distribution: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SD, TX, VA, VT and WI
International Distribution: Hong Kong, Japan and Thailand
Find Beer: find.stonebrewing.com
Appearance: Hazy straw yellow color, with some haze from the heavy duty dry-hopping.
Aroma: A lot of citrus peel and pine notes from the hops, with some subdued malt sweetness.
Taste: Loads of grapefruit peel, lime peel, resin and pine notes from the heavy duty hopping. Some malt flavor as well, to help add balance to all of those hops. This beer has a lot of the old-school West Coast IPA resin and pine hop character, plus some characteristics of some of our more recent IPA offerings, with brighter, fruitier hop character.
Palate: A strong, lingering bitterness to this beer. It drinks almost like a double IPA with some real heft on the palate. A perfect fall IPA that you can almost sink your teeth into!
ABOUT STONE BREWING
Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, the groundbreaking San Diego-based Stone Brewing is the 9th largest craft brewer in the United States. Recognized as an award-winning, industry leader, Stone has been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 12 times, has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice. The multifaceted company is the first American craft brewer to independently build, own and operate their own brewery in Europe (Berlin, Germany), and also opened a production brewery in Richmond, Virginia in 2016. Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing…and pledging to never, ever, sell out to the man. For more information on Stone Brewing, please visit stonebrewing.com or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.