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Sabbatical IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 6
Avg: 3.97
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  9.01% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: DeanMoriarty on 12-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark chestnut brown color with deep mahogany edges and a two finger beige head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with streaks of soapy lacing coating the glass on the way down.

Slightly earthy aroma with a complex malt bill. Nice balance of roast and silky sweetness. Not much IPA character within only subtle earthy hops. A touch of grass and pine followed by silky chocolate, lactose, toast, oatmeal and coffee bean. A little bit of peppery spice in here with cinnamon and brown sugar. Almost like an artisan chili chocolate bar. Some nice elements in the nose but surprisingly lacking in hop character.

Fuller end of medium body with a stronger hop presence than the aroma suggests. Earthy hop bitterness with grassy pine and resinous oils countered by a decent balance of roasted and sweet malt notes. Bitterness is countered by hints of bittersweet dark chocolate, oatmeal, lactose, caramel, toffee, burnt toast and coffee bean. Nicely balanced and deceptively drinkable at 9.0%.

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4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed in a 16oz tulip glass at Stone Brewing - Liberty Station.

Style: Brown IPA
Appearance: Clear with a Dark Brown Tint
Nose: Earthy, Roasty, Citrus, Herbs and spices
Taste: Chocolate, Coffee, grapefruit, orange
Palate: Bitter Sweet with a slight astringency
Overall: Wow! This beer has a lot going on. Heavy Roast with a beautiful malt character that goes along great with the aromatic and ever so flavorful Citra hops. This beer is very reminiscent of Dayman Coffee IPA.

Recipe Info
Mash: 2-row, C-45, Munich 2, Chocolate Wheat, Brown
Boil: Nugget, Mosiac, Centennial
Dry Hop: Citra
Other: Avocado Honey
Yeast: Stone House Yeast
ABV: 9.01%
IBU: 75.45

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Sabbatical IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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