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Why Can't IBU - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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285 Ratings
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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 6
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-12-2014 22:20:40 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 8/29/13.

Pours a murky light yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, chalk, and citrus aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, yeast, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is a tasty and very drinkable American example of a Belgian IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 05:45:58 | More by UCLABrewN84
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metter98

New York

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2013 16:08:40 | More by metter98
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-17-2013 23:08:40 | More by nmann08
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Milder in strength than both Belgian pale ale and India pale ale- that doesn't stop Stillwater Ales from pushing forward a highly complex ale that bridges both of those styles into a gap of fruit, bitter, dryness, effervescence and complexity.

Introducing with pear, red apple, grapefruit and orange- those bright aromas and flavors are vibrant, tangy and perhaps under-ripened. A tepid background of powdered sugar, light bread and softly kilned grain is in juxtaposition to wine-like dryness.

Over the middle, the fruit opens up to suggest straight-up grapefruit juice. But lurking behind are the ale-like characteristics of pear and lemon esters, white pepper and chamomile spice, and also a bubbly wine acidity. A certain bitterness pulls from the fray with a herbal tone of lemongrass and mown fescue.

Its finish garners a spicy and effervescent quality that shakes off any lingering sweetness in order to highlight the beer's lingering bitterness and its assocated fruit, herb and spice properties.

Stillwater's Belgian-style IPA is a near-perfect blend of Belgian and American tastes that start with the iconic fruity and spice balance of Belgian ale but also leads with the citrusy dryness of IPA. Yet secondary flavors of red apple and honey give the ale a not-so-fresh taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 05:15:57 | More by BEERchitect
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-16-2014 00:56:46 | More by acurtis
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-16-2013 23:50:57 | More by jaydoc
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-20-2014 21:54:19 | More by kylehay2004
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oberon

North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 21:28:03 | More by oberon
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-15-2013 05:21:46 | More by GRG1313
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-07-2014 23:40:21 | More by Knapp85
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-24-2013 04:24:44 | More by zeff80
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-25-2014 01:58:16 | More by JAHMUR
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-02-2014 07:18:26 | More by nickfl
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-03-2013 02:56:34 | More by SocalKicks
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

more of a hoppy saison than a Belgian ipa, nitpicking of course. I liked this one a lot, very unconventional. the artwork is really cool too. pours a light cloudy straw color, still see through, but some sediment in suspension. over an inch of fluffy white suds on tap rising well above the brim of my pint glass. the nose is funky like some of their other saisons, smells like the saison yeast I used in my homebrew. fruity and tart, with a floral hop profile and assured bitterness. the taste agrees completely with the nose, this is a saison through and through. hoppy, but only on the back end, I expected it to be more aggressively done, and a pine complex would work well here, although all I really get is a floral character and pronounced bitterness. super light too, like the others ive had from Stillwater, elegantly malted. good carbonation and a nice light feel, plenty drinkable and a well hidden abv. another fine crafted ale from these guys, an imperial version of this would be fun...

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 17:58:23 | More by StonedTrippin
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-23-2012 03:39:36 | More by mendvicdog
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -19%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 06:14:41 | More by corby112
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-18-2014 05:58:30 | More by MarkyMOD
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-21-2014 06:20:01 | More by zestar
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-30-2013 02:20:01 | More by oriolesfan4
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Billolick

New York

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 04:53:01 | More by Billolick
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-05-2014 06:32:23 | More by orangesol
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Why Can't IBU from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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