Why Can't IBU - Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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3.85/5 rDev -0.8%
A gentle pour raises a large creamy white head in my Belgian snifter. A bit of sediment remains in the bottle after a full pour. The hazy yellow-gold body smells of grassy hops and Belgian yeast, with hints of lemon and other citrus fruits plus a faint funkiness. The faint funk remains in the flavor, where the generous hopping suitable for an IPA is apparent. Fruity/grassy hop. Mild-moderate bitterness.
O: a nicely crafted 'Belgian' IPA.
06-11-2014 21:27:29 | More by chinchill
3.39/5 rDev -12.6%
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
4/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
05-22-2014 05:15:57 | More by BEERchitect
Why Can't IBU from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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