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Mixtape Ale - CH & HS's Blend Vol. 2 - Stone Brewing Co.

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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 25.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Stone brewer Hollie Stephenson and assistant brewer Casey Harris are the initials in this mixtape beer. This volume is a blend of 2011 Old Guardian, 2011 Double Bastard, 2012 IRS and 2012 Smoked Porter. The beer is a straight blend (i.e. nothing done to it once blended).

(Beer added by: wattershed on 01-10-2013)
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Peteostro

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -70.8%

03-16-2013 22:37:09 | More by Peteostro
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amarkham

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -49%

03-16-2013 18:35:56 | More by amarkham
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jrhuddle

Minnesota

1.75/5  rDev -49%

03-16-2013 23:17:37 | More by jrhuddle
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MenardMa

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

03-16-2013 21:20:50 | More by MenardMa
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AardvarkJohnson

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

03-17-2013 18:09:59 | More by AardvarkJohnson
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -12.5%

07-09-2013 23:30:16 | More by DonFrap
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -12.5%

03-26-2013 20:23:47 | More by JAHMUR
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tjkramer95

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

01-26-2013 12:33:04 | More by tjkramer95
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bca115

California

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

02-06-2013 15:10:49 | More by bca115
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acc88

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

05-17-2013 03:30:02 | More by acc88
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Mattco

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

05-20-2013 15:24:12 | More by Mattco
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

04-05-2013 16:30:36 | More by Kegatron
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

03-18-2013 19:06:13 | More by mendvicdog
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BColton1

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

03-18-2013 00:27:01 | More by BColton1
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Sultz04

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

03-17-2013 14:26:54 | More by Sultz04
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tbeq00

California

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

04-22-2013 03:13:03 | More by tbeq00
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

06-13-2013 08:37:21 | More by GrindFatherBob
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.79/5  rDev +10.5%

On tap at Congregation Ale House in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a clear dark crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, dark fruit, spices, yeast, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some interesting aromas and flavors coming out of the blend.

03-11-2013 02:46:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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wmobley

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +16.6%

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HattedClassic

Virginia

4/5  rDev +16.6%

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Drucifer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +16.6%

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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +16.6%

03-31-2013 01:08:32 | More by DerekMorgan
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FreshZ

Missouri

4/5  rDev +16.6%

07-17-2013 18:13:25 | More by FreshZ
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +16.6%

03-20-2013 22:54:15 | More by SawDog505
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wattershed

California

4.18/5  rDev +21.9%

Growler > Snifter.

Look: Coffee black body, copper dark at the top. Much lacing, though head dissipates quickly.

Smell: Not a whole lot here, surprising given what's inside the glass. Most dominant of the four beers blended is the 2011 Old Guardian, and that comes through most in the nose with toffee. Oak, cocoa, coffee, pomegranate, licorice come through for me too.

Taste: Blended beers are always tricky, a bit like having access to the answers in the back of the book but trying to do the math yourself. I know what's in there - 2012 IRS, 2011 Old Guardian, 2011 Double Bastard, and 2012 Smoked Porter - so to say it's a combination of all those is a bit of a cop-out and not why you're here reading this. Like in the scent, the OG comes through the most and leaves the most lasting impression, in the form of that great Stone barleywine yeast that lingers on the back of the tongue and corners of the mouth. The chocolate malt of the IRS and the smoked porter are also big players and obviously provide this beer's color. The Double Bastard contribution seems to be the body of the beer...or perhaps more accurately, the tendons holding it all together.

Feel: Sticky, bitter, a bit astringent. A mix of these beers walks the line between strong ale & barleywine so the bitter finish is welcome. Boozy heat, though just a touch.

Overall: A chocolaty, roasty barleywine, runs a little messy and muddy, not unexpected given it's a blend. Fun to have a mix n match in a glass. I like the ongoing concept from Stone with these; there's a volume 3 as well that I'll need to check out.

01-10-2013 06:04:44 | More by wattershed
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Mixtape Ale - CH & HS's Blend Vol. 2 from Stone Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.