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Collective Distortion IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Collective Distortion IPACollective Distortion IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

408 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 16
Gots: 60 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: swaltn on 05-19-2014)
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +2.8%

Interesting DIPA. The elderberries provide a unique twist. But they also seem to hijack any potential boisterous hop influence. I really get no coriander off this, so that might have been a wasted addition. But as time goes on it seems to be a mix of hop character and elderberries, which is pretty interesting. I like it.

05-25-2014 04:14:07 | More by RblWthACoz
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3.89/5  rDev -1.3%

In a snifter this beer was a pink-tinged orange color. There was a small white head with a tiny bit of lace.

Aroma of spice, sweet fruit. Floral/piney hops.

The very first taste is the coriander. Then berries, and finally the hops. The hops stayed around for a while.

This was a nice enough beer. To me the spice, fruit, and hops just didn't go together that well.

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Poured into fluted snifter; amber-gold and clear with a fluffy off-white head made of tiny bubbles that fades slowly leaving dense, sticky lacing everywhere.
Smells of spice, dry piney hops and tropical fruit/citrus.
Taste follows nose exactly; coriander spice melds into dry piney hops which then turn juicy with citrus and tropical fruit. Some dry floral qualities too from the Calypso. Trying to find anything unique I could pin to the Vic's Secret, but can't find anything. Nothing wrong with another citrus/fruit AUS/NZ hop though, so I'm certainly not complaining. I have no idea what elderberries taste like so I don't know where they factor in here; there is sort of a berry-like sweetness.
Mouthfeel is medium, smooth and wet, finishes semi-dry.
Overall, a tasty IPA. I don't see the point of the superfluous ingredients (stuff like that is usually Dogfish's MO) but the elderberry isn't offensive. Could do without the coriander though. If I wanted a dry crisp beer with spices in it I'd drink a saison.

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Collective Distortion IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.