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Why Can't IBU - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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362 Ratings
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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 10
Gots: 35 | 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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3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazy light orange with a large meringue like white head. Excellent. Sticky lacing.

Belgian yeast mingles with tropical fruit. Citrus, bubblegum, pineapple. Some spicy phenols as well. Sweet graham cracker malt backbone.

Tropical fruit and bitter hops upfront. Very juicy and almost sweet, but dries out quickly. Orange zest and biscuity pilsner malt.

Fairly high carbonation but not spritzy. Medium body. Hop resin coats the mouth. Very dry and surprisingly pretty refreshing.

For a Belgian IPA, it is quite nicely balanced. The Belgian yeast flavors mingle quite well with the bitter resiny hop flavors.

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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Pours gold with a small head.
Nose shows farmhouse yeast characters, phenolic notes, spicy hops and soft apple and pear along with very soft hay notes.
More evidence of the farmhouse yeast, slightly funky and musty, with a very dry finish. Some apple again and more spicy and grassy hops.
Carbonation is a bit over the top.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear golden color with just a wispy mustache of foam in the Ommegang chalice. The mouthfeel, however, is prickly with carbonation and makes for a nice fizzy swallow. Smell is a little cat pee and pickled okra, but the nose upon exhaling is a fragrant yeasty, flowery cloud.

I think this is what a Belgian IPA should aspire to. Just funky enough with a spicy and understated hop flavor, and just enough bitterness to complement the yeast. This is pretty dry with a faintly sourish note in the back of the throat. The hops are a bit herbal but with a green and resiny tang. Watery body.

From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego. Date stamp says Bottled 01/02/14.

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Why Can't IBU from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
87 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.