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Stegmaier IPA - Lion Brewery, Inc.

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Stegmaier IPAStegmaier IPA

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112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 16.13%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lion Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClassicBrad on 05-13-2010)
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Reviews by loveingminor:
Photo of loveingminor
4.5/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Since I live in Wilkes-Barre, this is a common feature in my refrigerator. The price is right, and the overall quality of this beer isn't too bad.

Appearance: Clear amber color with a nice head.

Smell: For some reason I really enjoy the smell of this beer. It reminds me of the smell of the hops that I use in my homebrewing.

Taste: A very hoppy taste, which, in my opnion, isn't bad. It doesn't have an overly malty flavor to balance out the hops, but I've had so much of this beer that I've learned to enjoy the taste.

Mouthfeel: It doesn't fill me up too much. I could drink this all day if it was socially acceptable.

Overall: It is my favorite beer to have in my refrigerator. Mainly because filling up my refrigerator with this beer won't empty my wallet. And it's not a bad beer. Could use some malty flavor, but overall mmm.

loveingminor, Mar 17, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.13/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic a deep rich copper with a a fluffy one and a half finger white head that left multiple rings of broken lace as it settled into a creamy mass.Big herbal and citric hop aromas with underlying caramel,really well defined hop aromas here.Flavors start out with a big blast of citric hops,again there is also a herbal almost medicinal quality to the hop flavors as well,a big sweet caramel/biscuit malt base really holds strong thru to the finish.A very well made IPA here,the hops are big and complex,well done.

oberon, Sep 18, 2010
Photo of BK2084
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

BK2084, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Guden
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale and light, looks like an India Pale Ale, average head and lacing.

S: American hops dominate though not in any obvious category, slightly earthy with a little citrus. Some caramel malt sneaks in.

T: Floral and spicy hops, though not too interesting. There is a lot of bitterness though not unbearably so and enough malt that IPA drinkers would call it "balanced". Overall this is a pretty average, but appreciatively not overblown, version of the style.

M: One of the better IPA's I've had in terms of mouthfeel, not too much hop oiliness and the right amount of carbonation.

D: Very high for an IPA, the alcohol (6.8% ABV) is hidden under the hops and slight caramel and the carbonation and overall mouthfeel make this one of the most enjoyable and easily palatable, if not overly exciting, beers of this style I've tasted.

Guden, Mar 02, 2011
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

BurgeoningBrewhead, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours into my La Fin du Monde chalice with a bright copper appearance and a light khaki well textured head. Fine evenly strewn lacing down the sides of my glass. Aroma has a nice blast of citrus/grapefruit and slightly earthy hop nose, a hint of caramel bready malt going on as well. Flavor is lacking on the hop flavor, there's definitely some hop pellet bitterness and watered down hop flavor some citrus/pine notes with a caramel/husky malt character pretty interesting. Their Pale ale is much better, I can't detect the alcohol strength...I would never guess this is almost 7% alcohol by volume. Mouthfeel is medium bodied even carbonation level a bit of cloying malt character left behind. Overall a decent brew meant to be enjoyed as a training wheel East Coast large regional brewer IPA.

WVbeergeek, May 20, 2011
Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

whatname, May 12, 2013
Photo of GDBEERMAN
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Mymrnngjckt for this one!
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a nice white head that holds well. The body is a malty IPA, which is slightly clear. The lacing is left in a a sediment layer.
S: The aroma is a low intensity of a citrus hops and a brief hit of malt.
T/M: The finish is a dry mouthfeel of a hoppy bitterness. The front is a smooth and mellow body of hop and malt balance.
D: I find this to be a very drinkable beer. The flavors a on for the style and it has a smooth and mellow drink to it.

GDBEERMAN, Oct 15, 2010
Photo of avisong
3/5  rDev -12%

avisong, May 07, 2012
Photo of Bdel34
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Bdel34, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of DerekP
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stegmaier IPA pours a beautiful amber body with an egg white head.

It smells of hops, cascade being one variety I found distinguishable, and unsurprisingly so.

The brew carries a big bite, several steps up from the junior Pale Ale, appropriately. The hoppy-kick is paired with a nice malt level, just enough to balance the beer out.

I can't say much more or offer any more analysis than that. It's a solid IPA.

DerekP, Jun 10, 2010
Photo of russpowell
3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an effervescent amber with 2 fingers of pearl white head. Good head retention & average lacing

S: Breadyness & herbal hops

T: Breadyness, lemony & grassy hops, dryness & leafy hops, all kind of muted & jumbled. Fruittyness, a bit of booze warmth & faint leafy hops as this warms. Finishes fruitty with muted herbal & woody hops

MF: Medium bodied, brisk carbonation & okay balance

Drinks all-right, tastes some what stale, since there is no freshness dating, who knows?

russpowell, Dec 16, 2010
Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper, with a finger or so of off-white foamy head. This retains with a nice frothy ¼ finger that throws a sticky and rich looking cascade of lace up on the sides of the glass. The aroma is an even mix of tang and hops, with sticky notes of bread, caramel, and sweet fruit giving away to more bitter tones in the nose of citrus peel, grapefruit, and some spice. This is solid.

The taste has some well balanced hop flavors going on with it, as crisp bitter fruit and spicy earth are nicely evened out by the sweet twang of the malts and some sweeter citrus character. The finish is strong, with a dry gritty bitterness that really sticks in the mouth. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a smooth crispness that sits on top of some silky feeling underlying slickness. There's a little warmth in the body but this is otherwise feels alcohol free for the most part.

This wasn't half bad at all, with its surprisingly robust, yet balanced, hop presence and a fairly easy drinking body on it. Considering that is from the Lion, the price point comes in pretty low as well and makes this a solidly affordable hop fix.

Kegatron, Sep 15, 2010
Photo of hdofu
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely the best one I've tasted so far in the variety pack. Sort of pearish colored. The hops are noticeablely sweeter in the finish. The smell is piney. Has a pleasant bitter finish. Has a crisp smooth feel to the tongue. Very drinkable member of the aipas

hdofu, Jul 30, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

hophugger, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pretty amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is overwhelmingly of hops. Taste is like the smell, very hoppy, considerably bitter. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and is not a beer I could drink many of. Overall a decent brew but a bit hop heavy for my liking.

tone77, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of akorsak
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 oz bottle from Al's.

A: The IPA is an amber caramel color, opaque in my glass. A two finger head leaves decent lacing behind, especially near the mouth of my tumbler.

S: The nose is piquant, hoppy upfront. As the warms, the aromas evolve, releasing more caramel malts. Those malts are syrupy and sweet, more than able to stand up against the hops. The hoppiness is impressive for a Stegmaier ale, pleasantly citrusy.

T: My first sip floored me, heavy with citrus bite. Far more hoppy flavor than I expected. My second sip brought me back down to earth a bit, showing off more caramel malt flavors that overpower the hops at times. The sweetness of the malts lingers, with fruity flavors following. A nice bite of citrus hangs around throughout, not intense just there.

M: The syrupy flavors dictate the mouthfeel, paving over the sharper citrus notes and evening the flavors out. The mouthfeel is nothing special until you realize that it came from the Lion!?!

D: Not bad, not bad at all. An IPA that could fill that low cost niche, especially with its bright start.

akorsak, Jul 11, 2010
Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +17.3%

mdillon86, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of buzzy
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

buzzy, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of olinwp
4/5  rDev +17.3%

olinwp, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of mikesgroove
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice amber color and a moderate head of white on the top. Even color and a nice carbonation throughout the session. The aroma was nicely balanced. Light pine hops, hints of bready malts and a light touch of caramel on the nose. Well balanced but nothing really jumping out at me. Smooth, even flavor here with the first sip identical to the last.

mikesgroove, Sep 19, 2011
Photo of buschbeer
3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle
Served in a pint glass

A - It poured dark amber with two inches of off white head.

S - I got caramel malt and some piney hops.

T - I got lots of bitter pine with some malt.

M - Medium to thin

O - It had lots of bitterness without much else. I got some malt, but it was very bitter.

buschbeer, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of errantnight
2.5/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Another from the ole BotM club.

It's alright, pours a nice golden hue with reasonably resilient head and a little lacing. There's a forward expression of pine-y hops, unfortunately they're swallowed up by a yeasty bread note. On the palate this is too sweet, leaving a lingering stickiness behind even with a firm bitterness to the finish.

Overall drinkable but vaguely unpleasant.

errantnight, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of rawhydes1
3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

beer poured from a twist off with anagram cap.

Light orange/yellow with little head.

Smells floral with hint of lavender.

Taste is floral and mildly citric.

For an IPA, light and mildly astringent.

Drinkable, but the first few sips wreak of floral aroma, like your grandmother's perfume.

All-in-all, not bad for 19.95/case, but no torpedo, 60 min, etc.

rawhydes1, Oct 05, 2010
Photo of brewtus
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

brewtus, Jan 26, 2013
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Stegmaier IPA from Lion Brewery, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.