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Why Can't IBU - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 13
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: John_M on 10-22-2012

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Photo of oberon
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a small tulip glass a slightly hazed lemony yellow with a large blooming white head that settles very slowly leaving multiple rings of thick lace behind.Lemon oils,lightly spiced phenols,and toasted grain in the nose.Lemon comes to find upfront on the palate along with some grapefruit juice,toasted cereal grain and just a hint of funk and phenol spice round out the flavors profile.Not bad and kinda refreshing,not over the top with the yeast wich is a good thing...in my opinion.

Photo of Beaver13
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden yellow with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is wheaty malts with resiny hops and some spicy belgian yeast and some tropical fruit.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with some funky spicy yeast and a little fruit and a pretty big bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of sharp carbonation.

Overall, a solid spicy Belgian IPA. It has good bitterness, but the spice and funk overwhelm the hop flavors.

Photo of Billolick
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ouncer, bottled 8/29/13

Pours clouded dull yellowy amber. Moderate near white head, that stays a spell, before going to a thicker film, collar and nice lookin low strands of lacing.

Bright and zesty citric nose, mostly lemon comes to mind.

Loads of lemon and bright assorted citrus on the palate. I'd like a more prominent yeasty component, but this is still some tasty and quite worthy stuff. Biting, herbal and fresh tasting hops dry out the party in your mouth. Tasty and delicious. Go get some and enjoy. Super cool label is a bonus

Photo of dogfishandi
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a tulip. 5.7% ABV. "BTLD 8/29/13" stamped on the neck (~3 1/2 months old)

Pop ours out a really nice straw yellow color, maybe a hint of gold in there. Hazy body. Big, fluffy, rocky, pure white head, big soapy bubbles, wonderful head retention and lacing.

The aroma is that big spicey Stillwater yeast strain I've come to know. The hopiness is adding to the spiciness, lemon citrus hops, lots of yeast phenols, pepper, clove, maybe even some herbal like spiciness.

Seems more like an IPA in the taste as the aroma was more about the yeast. Still lots of spicey Belgian yeast phenols. Slightly tart lemon citrus hop bitterness. A bit of clove, white pepper.

Light mouthfeel with a high, slightly bitey carbonation. A very refreshing beer.

A very nice beer, but very similar to the 2 other Stillwater beers I've had so far(cellar door and stateside) with maybe a bit more hops in this one. Their yeast strain seems to dominate. Definatly worth a try.

Photo of chinchill
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A gentle pour raises a large creamy white head in my Belgian snifter. A bit of sediment remains in the bottle after a full pour. The hazy yellow-gold body smells of grassy hops and Belgian yeast, with hints of lemon and other citrus fruits plus a faint funkiness. The faint funk remains in the flavor, where the generous hopping suitable for an IPA is apparent. Fruity/grassy hop. Mild-moderate bitterness.

O: a nicely crafted 'Belgian' IPA.

Photo of tastybeer
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pale straw yellow with a slight orange glow and a gloriously large head. It fades leaving all sorts of sticky white strings and patches in its place.

S: The first thing I notice is the freshness. Then the fresh aromas themselves and how they're mixing with sweet spice and crisp grains. Everything's nice and soft too. Citrus, herbs, grass, tea, a hint of cookies, and miscellaneous wild flowers.

T: All of the above with the addition of tingly bitterness.

M: Dry, crisp, chewy, fluid, and very finely resinous.

O: This is quite well done and also easily consumable.

Photo of alphagnome
4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Bright, hay colored body - very hazy. Incredibly foamy brew with fantastic retention and epic lacing. This is what every IPA should look like!

Aroma:
Piney and floral hops dominate the aromascape. Light citrus sweetness with a bit of spice and heavy Belgium yeast character. Phenomenal.

Taste:
Bitterness attacks the buds with haste! Pine and grass hops hit right up front with a ground black pepper spicing things up. Light sweetness on the finish.

Mouthfeel:
Medium bodied with spot on carbonation. Finish is semi-sweet, which is a nice break from the dry finish of most IPAs I've had lately. Easy to drink (and enjoy) after the initial shock from the hop attack.

Overall:
Another tasty, brutal beer from Stillwater! I'd go as far as calling this a palate wrecker, but it's got enough character to keep you interested while your tongue takes a beating. Well worthy your coin.

Photo of gillagorilla
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Max's (from notes).

A: Hazy blonde.

S: Lightly floral with a light spice.

T: Spicy, peppery, light pine, no citrus and minimal aftertaste.

M: Coarse.

O: Decent IPA but different. You can tell that it is Belgian due to the characteristic spice.

Photo of ElderBeagle
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at 2 Amy's

Very light straw yellow color with just a hint of haze evident

Smell is tough for me but I got a bit of herbal hops and some of that yeast funk similar to a saison

Taste is exactly like a hopped up saison which is a great combination for me. Great herbal hop up front then melds into that classic spicy saison funk. Great tasting beer

The mouthfeel is a little thin with a lighter carbonation

Great mash up beer. If you love saisons/IPAs then definitely give this a try.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Pours gold with a small head.
Nose shows farmhouse yeast characters, phenolic notes, spicy hops and soft apple and pear along with very soft hay notes.
More evidence of the farmhouse yeast, slightly funky and musty, with a very dry finish. Some apple again and more spicy and grassy hops.
Carbonation is a bit over the top.

Photo of wedge
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bubbling, unclear straw color crowned by a tall, loose, frothy white head that has decent retention. The aroma is a blend of hops and yeast; lemon and crushed herbs with a peppery yeast touch and a bit of dried banana. Fresh citrus and floral hop flavor finishing with a lingering peppery spice. Just a little pale malt sweetness, but what is there is quite tasty. Spicy, crisp, and lively. Just a nice, fresh, hoppy beer with a properly done Belgian tilt. I am officially a fan of Stillwater.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light straw amber with a big, loose three finger white head that dissipates to a thick cottony film, leaving lots of lacing. Aroma of Belgian/saison yeast, Belgian spicing and nice grassy and floral hops. Flavor is a great blend of grassy hopped American IPA and Belgian saison with a spicy, saison yeast finish and bitterness. Medium bodied with active carbonation. One of the better hybrids of Belgian and American IPA styles, leaning a bit more towards the Belgian with spicing leaning more towards coriander than clove. Well made and nicely balanced. I was a bit tardy drinking this; it sat at the back of my fridge, but the hops have held up well. Fresh this may have a more even balance between the styles. Still very enjoyable and as expected from Stillwater.

Photo of Immortale25
4.7/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a New Belgium goblet. Bottleneck says BTLD 08/29/13.

A- Pours a hazy dark golden color with a 3/4 inch white head that retains very well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a thin sheet of surface foam. Non-resilient sudsy lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Wonderful phenols from the yeast combine with citrusy hops to create a fruity bouquet of pineapple, orange and peach. Slight funk.

T- Flavor follows the nose closely with its bright, tangy fruit bursts. Bitterness is there and works in harmony with the rich Belgian yeast. Somewhat tart. More pineapple plus some mango and guava.

M- Crisp with a lingering hop bite. Medium-high carbonation gives it some spritz and plays well off the lightish body.

O- My favorite Stillwater beer thus far and one of my new favorite Belgian IPAs. Gives Le Freak a run for its money.

Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Jeffrey, New York, NY

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has an ever so slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing on the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has some citrusy flavors and a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The citrus aromas and flavors in this beer seem a little subdued, but it is still a pleasant drinking IPA.

Photo of minterro
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought at Colorado Liquor Mart in Denver, CO

A&S: fizzy thick head that hangs around. Yeasty layer at the bottom. Lively with carbonation but the color would best be described as a lazy/hazy very light yellow. Not as funky (yeast wise) as some of their stuff, containing mostly sweet fruity aromas (green grapes). Pretty bitter and spicy as well containing lemon zest, earthy hops, grassy tones, and orange.

T&M: For a Belgian IPA I would expect something a little sweeter. Pale ale kind of malt palate. Slight fruity sweetness again green grapes. Quite bitter with almost a peppercorn kick to it. Not very powerful as far as taste. Sharp carbonation on the low side of medium bodied, high end of carbonation.

Overall: One of the best bottles & names I have ever seen. In case anyone was wondering yes the 3D effects do actually work with 3D goggles on. Not my favorite beer from them, but it was still enjoyable and well priced for the product. I think I have seen one more from them I haven't tried yet from their Colorado shipment. So far I'm very happy with this company.

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Duvel tulip. The pour is a beautiful, crystal-clear pale gold color with a thin white head. I wish it had more carbonation. The nose is musty and fruity with hints of lemon zest, wet hay, and champagne. It reminds me of a nice Saison.

The feel is firm and the flavor follows the nose quite well, walking a tightrope between sweet, fruity notes and dry, musty ones. Up front that sweetness comes through with a hint of pineapple and gets gobbled up by bitter, pithy lemon flavors. The bitter flavors get drier and mustier towards the back of the palate, where it is downright stony (like Duvel). Finish is dry and just a touch of sweetness returns.

Overall, a really enjoyable and complex beer. My big gripe with this beer is the low level of carbonation. If this beer had more bubbles to open the palate and intensify those dry, musty flavors, it could be awesome. Still, another example of just how complex, drinkable, and varied Belgian IPAs can be.

Photo of MasterfulIdiot
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Riedel tulip glass. Pour is super pale yellow, with a huge white head, with billows upon billows of bubbles flowing upward. It does that thing where the head continues growing for at least five seconds after the pour is finished, and I absolutely love that! Head fades slowly and leaves lots of lace all the way from the top of the glass. Really it's an absolutely gorgeous beer.

Smell is of slightly dank hops, little bit bready, little bit of lemon, and kind of tart. Interesting smell - there's a lot of different things going on in there.

Taste is also really interesting, with a lot of little flavors going on. It starts out with some dankness and funkiness, then comes some breadiness and some lemony citrus. Lots of delicate floral flavors in there as well. It's a beer to hold in your mouth for a while and ponder all the small bursts of flavor you get. Finish is only mildly bitter. Mouthfeel is really thin, and with lots of prickly carbonation.

Overall, it's a really great beer. It's really interesting, and the hops are still satisfying and noticeable. The only thing that would make it better for me is if the mouthfeel was a little bit thicker. Incredibly well-done.

Photo of fmccormi
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

UPDATED REVIEW (from bottle):

Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to an oversized wineglass (HF stemware); bottling date of August 29, 2013 printed in yellow ink on the shoulder of the bottle (“BTLD 08/29/13 15:12”).

Appearance (3.75): Pours a moderately hazy, straw-yellow colored body with a generous two fingers of fluffy white foam coming off of the pour; the head rings the glass with fat bubbles but with a fine foam on top. As it dies down, rather slowly, it leaves just a couple of suds here and there, though the head looks gnarly for a little while. Gorgeous overall, minus the not-quite-there lacing.

Smell (4.25): Hay, yeasty biscuits and flapjacks (just a little bit of that rich breadiness, mainly just trying to focus on that nice yeasty note), some apple juice, a bit of orange flesh, lots of fresh-cut grass, some wildflowers, and a bit of juicy citrus fruit. This really smells like a rock-solid, classic saison with a bit of floral, slightly fruity hops. So, pretty awesome.

Taste (4.25): And like the nose, it most closely resembles a rock-solid saison with floral, grassy, somewhat citrus-pithy hops. Very, very dry in the body with strong lemon character, lots of grassiness, floral bitterness, some dry common cracker-like breadiness, a nice shot of yeastiness, some apple and pear sweetness, and a solid lemony bitterness on the back end, further drying this bastard out. There’s a subtle fruitiness that creeps in as it warms up, helping to smooth and fill out the body. Now that I think about it, I like this more and more as it warms—cold, the bitterness comes off as a bit astringent and too herbal, but as it warms the fruitiness and yeastiness of the saison underneath the hops really comes into its own. In fact, it really becomes an extremely well-rounded beer, if not mind-blowing in any particular aspect.

Mouthfeel (5.0): Going off of the tasting notes, it just feels so damn dry that the spot-on saison effervescence here makes this beer straight-up crushable. It’s dying for subsequent drinks. The carbonation is perfect: full, lush, soft, easily and quickly foaming, not prickly and with just a mild tingling, but full regardless. It finishes perfectly dry. I can’t see this having a better feel at all, to be honest.

Overall (4.0): Damn solid beer. Last time I had this, it was on draft at OLAR and it was good, but not nearly as well-rounded and dynamic as the beer in this bottle was. After it warms up a bit, it becomes a real knockout saison with a substantially greater-than-average floral, lemony bitterness. Considering the size of this beer, it’s damn good (after it warms up a bit). Now I just want them to can it in sixers :-)
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PREVIOUS REVIEW (on tap):

On tap at Of Love and Regret in Baltimore, MD. Served in a 12oz stemmed goblet-flute kinda lookin’-glass.

Appearance (4.0): A one-finger head of fluffy and wet-looking foam comes off the pour. The body is absolutely perfect: a medium orange-amber and hazy, but not cloudy at all. Some rentention, good but not outstanding, and some moderate lacing but pretty good considering it’s on tap rather than coming from a bottle-conditioned individual pour.

Smell (4.0): Hops dominated by a bright, syrupy orange-citrus note paired with a very light, pale grain character; very delicate floral notes. Some light hay and spice. Lots of good qualities in the nose, but not as fragrant as I would’ve hoped.

Taste (3.5): Surprisingly delicate and balanced, to be honest—but an excellent white and black pepper spice note jumps out, over a very nice, lightly toasted, rustic multigrain bread character of medium weight. The hops are surprisingly well integrated, predominantly floral with a moderate citrus pith bitterness, in the vein of white grapefruit (just astringent citric bitterness, less citrus sweetness). Good flavors, though I wish the pepper / spice component took a backseat, just a little bit, to the hops.

Mouthfeel (5.0): Near perfect. Maybe perfect. Lush carbonation, with an assertive but not aggressive prickle; lightly oily body just around medium weight, with a dry finish. Excellent—very easy to drink, but has the aggressively dry, hop-oily characteristics of a hop-forward beer that won’t back down, in terms of feel. Which, of course, fits quite naturally with this saison-esque feeling beer, besides.

Overall (4.0): As mentioned above in the tasting notes, this was a good beer, overall, with some good to great qualities, but it wasn’t the hop bomb-saison/BPA fusion I was expecting or hoping for. Still, glad to have tried it, and it’s clear from drinking this and Brian has a vision for each of his beers and exceptional skill and ability in making that vision a reality. In this case, my vision of what this beer could be may not have lined up perfectly with the brewer’s—but that isn’t to say this isn’t a perfectly good beer, because it clearly is.

Photo of StoutHunter
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got a bottle of Stillwater's Why Can't IBU that my friend brought over to share with me. I've been meaning to try this beer and I'm glad my friend decided to share it with me, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a tulip.

A- The label looks real nice, in typical Stillwater style it's slightly trippy looking and I thought it was pretty eye catching. It poured a hazy yellow color that took on more of a golden color when held to the light with a little over a fingers worth of white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This was a pretty nice looking beer, I like the color, but I wish the lacing and the head retention were a little better.

S- The aroma start off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by the yeast being the first to show up and it starts off fairly funky with some wet straw and farmhouse yeast like aromas then it starts to impart more of a typical Belgian yeast aroma with some spices coming through and the clove aromas seem to stick out the most, but there's also a peppery aroma. Up next comes a nice fruity aroma with some apple and lemon like aromas coming through along with a light amount of citrus rind hop aromas. This beer had a pretty nice aroma, I have no complaints.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with some fruity flavors being the first to show up and they impart the same fruity aspect that they did in the aroma with neither fruity aroma seeming to stick out the most and it's followed by the yeast that still has that Belgian yeast and Farmhouse yeast like aspects to it with the funky farmhouse yeast seeming to stick out a little more. Up next comes a lighter peppery flavor followed by the hops that impart a earthy and citrus rind like hop aspect that was just a little lighter than it was in the aroma. On the finish there's a pretty light amount of bitterness with a funky yeast, apple and lemon like aftertaste. This was a pretty nice tasting beer,I liked the funky yeast aspect but I wish there was a little more bitterness and hop aspects.

M- Smooth, fairly crisp, a little refreshing, a little dry on the finish, medium bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation. This beer had a pretty nice mouthfeel that worked well with it.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and a nice example of a farmhouse ale, but I don't think it really fits into the Belgian IPA category simply because the hops are on the lighter side and they don't impart that bitterness that I would expect from a Belgian IPA. This beer had good drinkability it was smooth, fairly crisp, a little refreshing, a little dry on the finish and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, I think I could drink a couple of these without getting bored with it, but I think that would be my limit and I think it makes for a nice beer to enjoy in the spring and summer. What I like the most about this beer was the funky yeast aspect, I thought it was at the right level and it's just what I expect from a good Farmhouse Ale. What I like the most about this beer was the drinkability, i liked how easy drinking it was and the fact that it was a little refreshing helped that out also. What I liked the least about this beer was the hop aspect, it was nice, but I wish the hops stuck out more and I wish there was a little more bitterness. I would buy this beer again and I would recommend it to anyone who likes Farmhouse Ales. All in all I liked this beer, but I thought the hop profile held this beer back from being as good as it could be and I think with some more hops this would be a pretty great example of a Hoppy Farmhouse Ale. This isn't my favorite of the style or my favorite beer from Stillwater, but I still think it's a solid beer in it's own right. Nice job guys, this was a tasty easy drinking beer, keep up the solid work.

Photo of Ri0
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured 12oz bottle into snifter.

A - Hazy straw yellow with a 2 finger white head. Nice lacing.

S - Belgian yeast, funk, grass, floral hops, and a touch of white pepper.

T - Funky Belgian yeast, with a good hop profile. The hops are floral with mild citrus notes. There is a white or black pepper spice that kicks in at the finish.

M - Light bodied, refreshing. The spice and bitter hits the palate at the end.

O - A very nice brew. Belgian IPA or Hoppy Saison? Who cares it is very good!

Photo of CHickman
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours gold color with a 2 finger foamy snow white head that was full of bubbles and faded extremely slowly, leaving excellent lacing. Smells and tastes of graham cracker, toasted grains, citrus hops, coriander, herbs, floral hops, caramel, biscuit, yeast and piney hops/pine cone. It seemed too grainy at first, but it grew on me as the balance was really nice and it flowed down like a session beer. Mouthfeel was medium bodied, with average carbonation, some thickness and a slightly bitter finish with a slightly tart yeast essence. Nice above average Belgian IPA that tasted fresh on tap, but lacked the big hop accents I was hoping for.

Photo of bubseymour
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a yellow wheat beer appearance (cloudy) with a 1 finger head and great retention and lacing. Looks nice but not clear like many IPAs.

Smell - I'm picking up mostly fruity apricot and citrus tones here with just a hint of Belgian yeast and spice. More IPA that Belgian.

Taste - Light IPA with some hop crispness. Fruity hop notes are very light and subtle as well. Very well balanced and a little more malty that I've had by many IPAs lately. Not really picking up the Belgian influence to the beer much at all here. I think its more of a straight up American IPA.

Mouthfeel - Definitely for a light 6.0 ABV IPA it has a warm creamy mouthfeel like the double IPAs. Nice.

Overall - I think this is a well crafted IPA. Nothing to give you the WOW factor but its a good offering from Stillwater. Nice job.

Photo of cbutova
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice to see a hoppy offering coming from Stillwater, a new brewery I follow closely. Intrigued to see how they utilize the cones.

A- Semi-hazy golden yellow bodied ale from the 12oz bottle. During the pour, a large frothy white head forms in the chalice and builds to an impressive three fingers high. Head retention is good and thick lace forms immediately on the glass. The lacing continues nicely leaving webs down the glass.

S- Strong Belgian Farmhouse yeast feel with just enough hops to make you realize there is an emphasis on them in the brew. Tangerine, juicy stone fruits, citrus zest and herbs come to mind from both the yeast and hops. Belgian yeast spice, peppercorns, slight funk and flowers as well.

T- Still quite a fairly feel but a little bit different than the nose. The yeast spices and herbal notes pick up quite a bit and remind you that this uses a flavorful Belgian strain. Hops feel mostly floral, piney and citrus with stone fruit hints. Tea leaves, apples, pepper, coriander, earthiness and some funk also here.

MF- Light bodied with a substantial creamy texture. High end carbonation characteristic of the lighter Belgian style ales. Fairly bitter finish.

Solid mix of a strong flavorful yeast with some nice hops on the back end.

Photo of gatornation
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-pours a hazy golden yellow color with a 1 finger head and a decent amount oflacing
S-mild funk from the yeast some clove and pepper
T-fruity and somewhat bitter citrus hops with mild yeast funk sprits of lemon and citrus wet hay and malt
M-tart funky and dry has some saison qualities
O-decent brew a hybrid saison/BPA/IPA good stuff

Photo of GregJ
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy pilsner yellow with a finger and a half thick white head. Smells of grass, earthy, wheat. Tastes of wheat, bready, crystal malts, with earthy/grassy hop character with light citrus and spice. Medium/light body with a smooth med carbonation. Wheat and light pine resin on the aftertaste.

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Why Can't IBU from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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