Why Can't IBU - Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 285 | Reviews: 57 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
3.99/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-05-2013 00:12:28 | More by deadonhisfeet
More User Reviews:
Why Can't IBU from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
87 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.