Stonewall IPA - Offshore Ale Company
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Andy:
4/5 rDev -7.2%
Another solid offering. Cask ale on the Vineyard - not something I expected to find. And tasty as well! Off orange color, strangely creamy looking (nitro almost). Deep aroma of intense hops. Flavor is sedate, never over-powering, but solidly hoppy.
05-27-2002 21:40:45 | More by Andy
More User Reviews:
4.58/5 rDev +6.3%
Growler filled and provided in trade by the generous Konabrewer. Thanks for the opportunity, Matt.
Poured somewhat hard into an imperial pint glass, a frothy 1 1/2" of head formed over the translucent dark orangey-amber brew. Head is long-lasting, and leaves hugeamounts of heavy, foamy lace along the entire height of the glass. Wow. Taste is smooth medium malts with an excellent dose of piney, citrusy hops to close the deal. Mouthfeel is oh-so smooth, and drinkability is only a problem if you don't have more. By all means, hop a ferry and get out and get some!!
08-29-2004 16:50:17 | More by ppoitras
4.33/5 rDev +0.5%
Had on tap at the Publick House, for the annual HopHead Throwdown.
Color was a nice honey/amber hue, with nice white head.
The smell was for sure hoppy, with hints of citrus.
The taste was a nice hop smack in the mouth. Hops is grassy/herbal. Sweet malt in the middle, almost like candy, and a nice dry finish. Medium-bodied.
The sweeter finish balances the strong hops, nicely, which makes this one very drinkable.
07-29-2007 17:46:02 | More by Freshie
4.35/5 rDev +0.9%
Opaque cloudy orange (to the brown side) topped with a one finger off-white head, left sheets of lacing down the dimpled mug.
Strong citrus aroma, bit of spruce, very clean aroma.
Toasted malt, citrus-grapefruit taste, a bit spicy, orange, oak like touch.
Medium bodied, very smooth with low carbonation.
06-21-2004 19:16:11 | More by mschofield
4.6/5 rDev +6.7%
Orangy body, creamy white head, good lacing left on the glass. Medium-strength orange-grapefruit aroma. Flavor is toasted malt alongside a strong hop flavor profile that is again orange and grapefruit, but also shows some spiciness. Medium body and carbonation works together to be very smooth going down. Great bitterness: strong but never harsh, makes you want to take another sip.
Wow, what a great beer. Especially impressive to me because it does not try to be extreme, or necessarily anything new and different. It sticks to the traditional American IPA flavors and does a damn good job of it.
07-29-2004 14:12:11 | More by waughbrew
4.1/5 rDev -4.9%
This beer had a clean orange/amber color and a nice off white head that leaves some nice lace. The aroma is a great spicey and grapefruit hop boquet. The taste has the same characteristics. A little spicey then right into the grapefruit hop bitter sweet with a smooth and crisp hoppy finish. The gentleman that brews this informed my that he was considering marketing this ale next in a six pac format. This is a good IPA and should do well for him.
05-10-2004 22:04:56 | More by ybnorml
4.1/5 rDev -4.9%
Had this at the Hophead thowdown, I think it should do well. Dark amber when served, it had a rough hop aroma. It had a medium mouthfeel, and I enjoyed the smooth malty taste. Expected hop bitterness in the finish. Easy to drink and enjoy, I would be interested in seeing it in bottles or on cask somewhere.
08-13-2004 12:40:02 | More by PatandDavid
4.28/5 rDev -0.7%
Threw my hat in the ring for the War of Northern Aggression with this one on 10/2/2004. 16-oz. pour in standard pint glass at ACPH.
Feathery quarter inch plume of downy initial head which settled to a nice cream film. Gold to phantasmagoric yellow hue that was as clear as a cloud-free day, complicated by a gently ascending action of carbonation throughout, like the wash of a turning tide. Grapefruit//grapenut nose with a cooling bite of green x 2 hop to nose. Given the mouth-watering bouquet, I slammed the pint up to my lips and it tasted so good. Ouch, John Mellencamp-like hurt so good hop bite at start with a straw and clover grass finish that had me reaching unconsciously for my glass as the Sox piled it on against the Orioles Cabrera in preparation for the ALDS.
I had to take off from the HHTD too early to try this when it debuted on the mainland. I consider this not as biting and strong as, for example, Leatherlips or Supershow 69, which is neither good nor bad, but simply a point of matter. That is, this pour had an appeal for me that was distinctly its own like Maxwell House.
10-02-2004 21:45:58 | More by Truh
Stonewall IPA from Offshore Ale Company
90 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.