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Mixtape Ale - Winking Lizard Blend Vol. 5 - Stone Brewing Co.

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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 16.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: pathman on 06-02-2013)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap for the Stone tap takeover at Stout Burgers & Beer in Studio City, CA.

Pours a clear golden orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, citrus zest, Belgian yeast, and slight tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop 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 tasty fruit and Belgian yeast presence.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

nmann08, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +7.2%

SocalKicks, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

MarkyMOD, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of pathman
4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a blend of 1/3 Stone Cali-Belgique IPA, 1/3 Stone Belgian Pale Ale aged in white wine barrels and 1/3 Stone LeVariation Ale (Stone Levitation Ale fermented with same yeast used for Stone Cali-Belgique), aged in red wine barrels and dry-hopped with East Kent Golding hops.

Draft at Winking Lizard, Bedford Heights,OH, served in Stone Mixtape Vol. 5 glass. Clear, amber with slight head. Vinous, slightly tart. Not as hop-forward as expected -- a Belgian IPA that's more "Belgian" than IPA. Fairly complex, but easy drinking.

pathman, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev +7.2%

sweemzander, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of mhaugo
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

mhaugo, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +7.2%

smartassboiler, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of akang
4/5  rDev +7.2%

akang, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of Florida9
4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear light copper in color. Served with a minimal white head. Little retention. No lacing. Aroma is a blend if fruity and vinous qualities. Light sweetness and some very mild floral notes. Taste is similar, but the differences are more pronounced. Light sweetness. Moderate tartness. Quite Vinous with some foxy grapes. Light to medium body. Slight tartness. Low bitterness. A very interesting take on the Belgian IPA

Florida9, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of BMMillsy
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft at WOB Gainesville. Pours a clear dark copper with pretty one finger white creamy head. Aroma of big wine barrel, oak, sweet fruits. Flavor follows with a big white wine presence, Oakes Chardonnay, more oak, light pear and white grape. Lingering oak on the palate. Slick mouthfeel with low to medium carbonation. Interesting beer.

BMMillsy, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of nrbw23
3/5  rDev -19.6%

nrbw23, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Rayek
3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at Back Country Pizza in Boulder, CO. Served in a small snifter.

A: The beer has a pale amber hue and a dense eggshell cap. Head retention is just OK and no lace is left behind.

S: This beer's nose is its strong suit. I picked up heavy fruit aromas of passion fruit and pear, plus a light whiff of citrus. A touch of vanilla rounds things out.

T: The promise of the nose falls short in the flavor. The beer starts out with many of the aromas from the nose. Bitterness is light and bolstered by a mild sourness. And then the beer just sort of stops. The taste abruptly fades after the initial burst and leaves almost no lingering flavors. Very odd.

M: A light body makes for easy drinkability. There's not quite enough carbonation at work.

O: I'm really torn on this one. The aromas are worth the price of admission. However, the flavor really disappointed me. It came and went way too fast for my tastes. I kept wanting more to happen.

Rayek, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of Lukass
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Lukass, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of mpayne5
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

mpayne5, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of JimmyFlatRock
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

JimmyFlatRock, Aug 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

CoolEthan, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

UltimateLivewire, Jul 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

jvillefan, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of MikeCactusGordon
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

MikeCactusGordon, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of masterofsparks
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

masterofsparks, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

ralphw56, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.31/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up another 1 liter growler today at Stone Brewing World Bistro And Gardens - Liberty Station after diggin' the one I got the other night so much! Poured into a Delirium Tremens branded tulip glass.

Pours a fairly clean light copper hue with golden edges when held up to a light source, decent off-white head that lingers for a few sips, giving way to nice lacing in my glass from start to finish. Smell is green apples, peppercorns, light malt, tons of winey barrel goodness, and a nice amount of sweet and fruity Belgian yeast funk. Flavor is on point with the nose but steps it up as far as balance. Perfect blend of 3 types of ale, woody wine barrel, fruity yeast funk, and just a hint of mild bitterness from the hop. This brew should seriously have wine makers shaking in their boots - you could never capture this perfect balance of wine and beer flavors/characteristics in any other fashion other than brewing a fine ale such as this. Mouthfeel is silky smooth with perfect carbonation for the style, mildly bitter, finishing extremely dry and clean.

By far my favorite Mixtape to date!

DeanMoriarty, Jul 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
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Mixtape Ale - Winking Lizard Blend Vol. 5 from Stone Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.