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Mixtape Ale - GK & LU's Blend Vol. 1 - Stone Brewing Co.

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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Dubbed Stone Mixtape Ale-GK & LU’s Blend Vol. 1, it’s a calculated mingling of seven beers from Stone Brewing Co. devised by CEO Greg Koch and brewer Laura Ulrich.

Those beers include everyday normies like Stone Levitation IPA, Smoked Porter and Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale, plus library beers including 2011 Imperial Russian Stout and Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout brewed the same year that’s been infused with sage, peppers and lemon thyme.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 04-22-2012)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap for the 2nd Anniversary event at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of beer form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and a huge mix of herbal, floral, and spice aromas. Taste is of dark roasted malt, citrus zest, herbal hops, and a variety of herbal, floral, and spice flavors. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a very interesting blend that actually reminds me very much of Anchor's OSA in the flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2012 05:55:30 | More by UCLABrewN84
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nickfl

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-02-2012 03:12:17 | More by nickfl
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-16-2013 06:22:26 | More by SocalKicks
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.03/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed at the Bittercreek Stone Tap Takeover... 5oz pour ... Fairly clear brown... light brown head...

Nose is herbal and somewhat floral... brown malts... this brew is all over the place.

The palate mirrors the nose with something that I guess is chilies.. a bit roasty and some licorice... herbal notes with wamrth... lemon verbena? lemon thyme?

Meh... not my cup of beer.. Glad I got the chance to try it.. but I probably would not buy again.

3.5/3/3/3/3

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2012 06:34:17 | More by JohnGalt1
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mhaugo

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-11-2012 22:08:20 | More by mhaugo
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argock

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served on-tap in a 10 oz snifter at Downtown Johnny Brown's (San Diego, CA).

A: Very dark brown with a thin cap of off-white tightly bubbled head with few spots of lace.

S: It is an odd melange of herbs like sage and tarragon and spices with a fairly strong dark maltiness

T: The flavor of this beer, while palatable, is not something I would choose again. The herbal components are way too strong and overtake any malt component. Then you throw in some spices and it is really a mess.

M: Decent medium-to-full body. Carbonation is medium.

O: Really a strange and not so wonderful one-off. I would avoid.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2012 02:00:06 | More by argock
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-16-2012 19:47:09 | More by neckbracesub
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jvillefan

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-29-2013 04:42:40 | More by jvillefan
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +29.5%

08-21-2012 19:23:12 | More by CEDAMA
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-02-2012 21:23:22 | More by Bilco
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-09-2013 16:29:02 | More by Eriktheipaman
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scott2269

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

04-29-2012 14:22:55 | More by scott2269
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-03-2013 17:12:27 | More by HattedClassic
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Murrhey

Montana

3.03/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on-tap at Hollingshead's Deli in Orange, Calif. Reviewed from notes.

A- Finger width cream color head. Long retention and thick ringed lacing. Deep mahogany color with nice clarity.

S- Earthy hops and caramel malts. Kind of strange and sweet.

T- Sweet. Caramel malts, earthy and bitter hops.

M- Medium bodied and creamy with a wet finish.

O- Nice. Better than I thought it would be.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2012 04:17:38 | More by Murrhey
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M1A2

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-30-2012 17:49:01 | More by M1A2
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kevanb

Illinois

2.65/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Lucky Baldwin's in Pasadena

Pour is a dark brown, borderline black color, hints of tan and crimson when held to the light. A big thick off white head sits atop the beer, great retention and lacing. The aroma quickly turns me off this beer, huge note of sage, some anise, bitter hops, some roast, but goodness is it muddled, unbalanced and just plain unpleasant. I was really hoping to get some of the pepper and chocolate out of the aroma, but got an odd, earthy blend of hops and spicing, nothing that compliments each other. Fortunately, the flavors are a bit more interesting and palatable. Starts straight away with some dark roast and bitterness, earthy hops come to mind, the pepper caught my tongue, and in a good way too, faint chocolate, but at the finish, again with the sage and spice bomb, again, completely out of balance. The body is good, a bit thin, medium carbonation is spot on.

Verdict: This is a miss for me, I love Stone and this is certainly an ambitious beer, but it's really hard to tell what the objective is when you taste it? Reminds me a bit of It's Always Sunny, let's just toss all the skunk beer in a pot and call it microbrew, sometimes it's best to leave all the component beers alone.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2012 00:26:27 | More by kevanb
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stevec32

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-07-2012 00:59:41 | More by stevec32
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sailorastro

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-03-2012 18:28:15 | More by sailorastro
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AApparel

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-22-2012 21:19:59 | More by AApparel
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dksl16

California

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

09-03-2012 17:53:03 | More by dksl16
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nightwing002

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-22-2012 19:06:37 | More by nightwing002
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JazzIPA55

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-06-2012 00:48:51 | More by JazzIPA55
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Chrisdslap

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

05-13-2012 03:04:37 | More by Chrisdslap
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PluckyDucky


4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-04-2012 18:18:28 | More by PluckyDucky
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RedHunter

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-04-2012 15:31:19 | More by RedHunter
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Mixtape Ale - GK & LU's Blend Vol. 1 from Stone Brewing Co.
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