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Why Can't IBU - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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87
very good

220 Ratings
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.46%


Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: johnmichaelsen on 10-22-2012)
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +9%

02-10-2013 17:57:21 | More by yourefragile
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-17-2014 05:26:34 | More by ZEB89
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle.

Pours hazy gold with a thin white head and some webbed lacing.

Aromatics are a blend of Belgian phenols and some mild hops. Apples and cloves with hints of tropical fruit and mint.

Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel.

The palate is cracker-dry and has a good dose of piney, fruity hops.

Finishes with a lingering bitterness, middle-of-the road hoppiness, and clovey phenols.

Tasty enough but this beer doesn't deliver the hops as eluded to on the label. Perhaps not a fresh bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 00:30:40 | More by brewandbbq
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-15-2014 20:27:28 | More by ygtbsm94
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/31/2013. Pours lightly hazy pale gold color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of of big lemon zest, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, clove, floral, grass, straw, light bubblegum, wheat, cracker, herbal and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, hops, and light-moderate malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon zest, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, clove, floral, grass, straw, wheat, cracker, herbal, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of earthy bitterness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, pear, apple, pepper, clove, grass, straw, herbal, wheat, cracker, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, hop, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great hop/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly prickly/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian IPA. All around good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, hop, and light-moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 03:55:59 | More by superspak
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-15-2014 01:14:21 | More by derkfromwi
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AgentMunky

California

3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into an Allagash cervoise glass. Bottled 2 January 2014.

A: Fine white head tops an ever-so-slightly hazy pale beer.

S: Yeasty. Hint of lemon and saisonesque spice.

T: Interesting. Typical Stillwater farmhouse flavours (funky yeast, splash of citrus, clean grain, light peppery/coriandery spice) with an extra-bitter finish. Hops are hiding until the very end when they come blasting in and finish earthy and strong, with a lingering flavor.

M: Full and tasty. Strongly refreshing.

O: Slightly disappointing, but tastier nonetheless. Solid, vaguely funky farmhouse effort.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 01:33:52 | More by AgentMunky
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hoppymcgee

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-13-2014 01:24:32 | More by hoppymcgee
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-10-2014 02:55:47 | More by twenty5
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harrisjohnson

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-05-2014 21:15:22 | More by harrisjohnson
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 19:18:36 | More by LiquidAmber
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jlmathis

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-04-2014 07:14:56 | More by jlmathis
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale and hazy gold with some nice sticky lacing. Smell is very saison like. Funky, wet hay and slightly sour and straw notes. Lots of Belgian yeast character with lemony hops that are slightly sharp and quite bitter. Quite dry with hop bitterness in the finish. Reminds me of a hoppy saison. Nice beer and take on the style. Growing on me as I drink it too.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 01:37:55 | More by jera1350
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-30-2014 18:32:55 | More by thatoneguymike
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I love the package art on this one, but I love the name even more an awesome puny ode to hops and one of the best bands of all time THE CURE!!!! unfortunately its one of my least favorite styles, Belgian ipa.... wish it was a double, triple,black or even just a normal ipa.

A: hazy pale straw golden color with a nice 3/4 inch white head that quickly dissipates.
S:smells more on the Belgian side rather than the hoppy ipa side :( hop aromas still apparent but not overly so. has strong clovey/yeasty/grassy Belgian aroma.
T: wow surprisingly good, the hops initially subtly shock the palate combining with the yeast and clove, mostly earthy and floraly hops come to the for but the finish is a little on the dry side with a crazy good tart finish, yum!
M: lower on the carbonation side for a Belgian style, like low/high which really floats my boat - that's probably the biggest turn off for me with Belgians - high champagne like carbonation - but not here!
O.A.: for a style that I really don't like this was a very pleasant surprise, try it even if you don't generally like Belgian style ipas, definitely try it if you do!!

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 22:58:11 | More by Beerlover
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-27-2014 20:31:03 | More by mmulebarn
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-26-2014 02:41:41 | More by kmos27
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-23-2014 21:43:24 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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paulish

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-23-2014 15:48:56 | More by paulish
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MJSawyer

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-22-2014 23:28:15 | More by MJSawyer
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hops202

District of Columbia

3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a dogfish spiegelau glass.

Pours a very hazy honey golden color - pretty cloudy. Smell is very malty, chalky and lots of Belgian yeast. Taste is about the same, somewhat bitter and funky. Lots of yeast and some bitter citrus dominate, but not in a good way. Not worth the price.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 19:21:03 | More by hops202
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-22-2014 18:12:18 | More by UltimateLivewire
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Steve00

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-21-2014 16:29:45 | More by Steve00
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-21-2014 06:20:01 | More by zestar
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alphagnome

Iowa

4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 01:59:18 | More by alphagnome
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Why Can't IBU from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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