Why Can't IBU - Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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3.15/5 rDev -18.6%
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.
10-17-2013 06:14:41 | More by corby112
3.28/5 rDev -15.2%
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.
12-24-2013 00:34:06 | More by Pintofbrown
District of Columbia
3.33/5 rDev -14%
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.
03-22-2014 19:21:03 | More by hops202
3.39/5 rDev -12.4%
Pours a hazy blonde hue with a creamy two finger head and a swirl of lacing,the smell is pineapple,some piney hops and that typical Stillwater funkiness,the mouthfeel is light bodied and well carbonated with tastes of mainly pineapple,a slight hint of barnyard funk,fruit salad and finished with a soft piney bitterness and overall abit of a weird one no IPA whatsoever for me but a very sessionable drop and easy to drink more than one of cheers.
06-03-2014 10:40:06 | More by ADZA
3.5/5 rDev -9.6%
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.
11-14-2013 00:08:02 | More by Beaver13
Why Can't IBU from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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