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Kyle Hollingsworth / Keri Kelli / Stone Collective Distortion IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Kyle Hollingsworth / Keri Kelli / Stone Collective Distortion IPAKyle Hollingsworth / Keri Kelli / Stone Collective Distortion IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

431 Ratings
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Ratings: 431
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 7
Gots: 54 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with elderberries and coriander.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 04-01-2014)
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neurobot01

California

3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber dated 5/2/14.

Look: dark yellow/amber, minimal head, fairly low carbonation.

Smell: much softer than my Stone comparisons (Enjoy By, RuinTen). I definitely pick up something sweet and floral, with a hint of wintergreen mint. Some citrusy hops, but not the dominant note—at most, equal players with the floral.

Taste: I guess I shouldn't be surprised that an IPA brewed with elderberries is weird, but... this is weird. The initial taste is very allium forward (and I don't usually get too much of that in Enjoy By), but there's also a big dose of berry. I also think it gets a little worse as it warms. Honestly, the whole thing kind of blends together to give something similar to the experience of biting into spoilt food. Not as bad as it sounds, but don't think this is for me.

Feel: extremely dry, but medium bodied and kinda syrupy.

Overall: I hate to give ammunition to Stone (and collab) haters, but this one missed the mark for me. Luckily, I didn't have especially high hopes; now, on the other hand, if the Stone/Beachwood/Heretic IPA isn't good, I will be crushed.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 00:24:57 | More by neurobot01
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Taste: Tropical fruits, mango, maybe a hint of pineapple. Some additional bitterness at the back end. I'm not sure if it's from the elderberries, or the coriander. Alcohol we'll hidden, but this is right from the fridge.

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Kyle Hollingsworth / Keri Kelli / Stone Collective Distortion IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 431 ratings.