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Why Can't IBU - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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355 Ratings
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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 10
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
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: John_M on 10-22-2012)
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2/5  rDev -48.1%

harrylee773, Nov 19, 2012
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2/5  rDev -48.1%

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2/5  rDev -48.1%

Skiefer, Aug 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Tyrus, Dec 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

bastu, Dec 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

akttr, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

OsoRojo, Aug 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Jslay013, Nov 09, 2013
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3.04/5  rDev -21%

kmm1793, Nov 08, 2014
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3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very cloudy, bright golden yellow color with a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Earthy, floral hop aroma that slightly spicy with grassy pine needle character, bready yeast and subtle light fruit. Hop profile is a but one dimensional but smells pretty good. Pale malt presence with bread, biscuit and cracker. Light fruit sweetness with apple, pear and grape. Not bland but a bit one dimensional and not very interesting.

Light body with tight combination and a stronger hop presence than the nose suggests. There's a dry, crisp hop bite up front that lingers over the pale malt backbone into a dry finish. Earthy, grassy and slightly spicy with dry piny bitterness and subtle citrus zest. Some lemon peel character before finishing with biscuit malt, bread and cracker. Decent balance but it kind of falls off in the finish. Kind of watery and bland on the back end. Decent hop flavor and pretty easy to drink but I found this beer a bit bland. I guess if you just want to pound an easy to drink, aggressively hopped beer this old be appealing but I found it kind if boring.

corby112, Oct 17, 2013
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3.24/5  rDev -15.8%

Zameroski, Nov 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

kbuzz, Jul 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

lillitnn92, Dec 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Remdog, Oct 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

ajzy, Mar 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

mothman, Oct 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

02/05/14 From bottle at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Way out front on the grapefruit side of the hops. Citra? I don'tknow enough to opine, but I strongly suspect it's so.

As one who doesn't appreciate too much hoppiness, this is pleasant. Tame, even...until it warms up.

The 6% elevates it beyond a session quaff, but It's good for a few as long as they stay cold!

seedyone, Sep 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

slowfade, Aug 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

BobbyOlson, Oct 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

mpenning13, Jun 08, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a snifter. Bottled on 08/09/13.

The body is a glowing lemon meringue pie with an easy finger of dense foam. Great retention and very pillowy, some lacing left on the glass.

Very faint ester and clove phenols in the glass, also a bit of lemon rind. Hop aromas are soapy and grassy. The nose is so soft, yet very pleasing.

Clove and spices are the major hitters for flavors. However, this devolves into a mineraly character with a strange smokey, almost char-like hop presence on the swallow. It is a very unpleasant sensation and throws this beer off, leaving a very earthy and soapy finish on the palate. Maybe a hint of lemon here, but that plastic-y char is entirely too forward on the swallow.

Light medium body and a little more on the slick side over the tongue. Why Can't IBU finishes very dry and almost tannic. Bubbles are not overdone.

What a strange palate of flavors! Where this beer starts, with clove and Belgian spicing works wonderfully, but that backside of plastic, smokey char, earthiness, and slight aspirin bitterness do not finish this beer well at all.

Pintofbrown, Dec 24, 2013
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Why Can't IBU from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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