Standing Stone Double IPA - Standing Stone Brewing Company
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Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by cbarrett4:
4.35/5 rDev +9.3%
Poured from tap at the brewery.
Pours a lovely orange/straw hue with nice head that fades to a decent lace.
Smells richly of green hops, flowers, earth, and citrus. Really nicely done on the aromas, nothing is really overshadowing anything else.
The malts really shine on the palate, lots of sweet malted goodness to round out the astringent green hop notes and citrus.
Texture is rich due to the excellent use of malts and hops. IBUs are high, but it doesn't come off as overly astringent thanks to the balance. Decent finish, though a bit short.
Overall a very good IPA+ as I would call it. I don't really want to pigeon hole this as a double IPA (despite the brewery calling it such) because it doesn't come off as one of those bigger than life 'hop bombs'. Well done.
10-22-2011 21:30:10 | More by cbarrett4
More User Reviews:
4.33/5 rDev +8.8%
A bright and hazy unfiltered Double IPA. Big hop aromas; fresh and floral. A solid backbone of malt holds up the generous hopping. Medium-bodied. Flavors of grapefruit and pine are most prevalent over a mild toffee-like sweetness. Finishes dry with lasting bitter notes. An expertly crafted beer from a small, unassuming brewery. Recommended.
11-28-2007 19:34:40 | More by largadeer
4.03/5 rDev +1.3%
Dark amber with a bit more orange. Nice creamy head that leaves a very nice amount of lacing.
Smell is hoppy with a bit of sweet malt sliding through with some phenols.
Very well balanced on the tongue with no alcohol apparent. Hops are the main stay but sweet malt holds its own and keeps all flavors in check. Goes down smooth with a sweet malt finish.
A very nice DIPA and one I will be having again if I get the chance.
04-05-2005 04:02:36 | More by KoG
4.43/5 rDev +11.3%
Very well done Double IPA. Pale gold color, with a slight white head. Very nice strong hop aroma that is easy to notice without even sticking the beer near your nose. Has a very nice drinkable character, not overpowering like some doubles, but still has all the good flavors and components of a double IPA... hoppy, fruity, and a little alcohol flavor. Very good stuff.
08-20-2006 18:42:19 | More by flexabull
3.73/5 rDev -6.3%
Growler picked up from the brewery, drunk several hours later. Tasted 5 July 2012, reviewed from notes.
Pours a medium golden-orange, mostly clear with a foggy haze. One finger of yellowish off-white head, okay retention, a little lacing.
Smell is quite malty for a DIPA, but big on the citrus. Sweet caramel, juicy oranges, and other things filling in around them. Definitely sweet, and the hops that are present are quite citrusy with a side of floral.
Taste follows the smell. The malt bill is powerful, so much so that the hops don't really declare their presence, appearing mostly as a low humming bitterness that's present throughout. Much more mildly bitter and malt-heavy than the average DIPA. Once again, sweet caramel, grainy this time, and the occasional chunk of orange flesh. I like it.
Medium-bodied, slightly sticky, as it should be. Carbonation on the low side. Finishes rather quickly, the bitterness fading out before I want it to.
A good, very malty DIPA. Biggest complaint - I want more hops! More aroma, more bitterness (something I rarely call for). But I would most definitely drink it again.
08-02-2012 18:05:39 | More by zeledonia
4.08/5 rDev +2.5%
Had this at OBF 2006 early in the day. Sample was a deep amber with ample whitish head.
Aroma is danish-pastry sweet with a burst of citrus hops. Virulent and inviting.
Taste is abundant - lots of candy bread flavors to balance what is an otherwise underwhelming hop body. Considering the girth of the hops, it's really well paired with the malt profile. Additionally, the substantial unfermented constituents mask the high gravity.
09-05-2006 03:57:16 | More by freed
4.38/5 rDev +10.1%
Tried this one at the City Paper Brew Fest. Was probably one of my favorites of the day. Big juicy piny/citrusy hops come through in both smell and taste. Very drinkable. Will definitely seek this out again and am looking forward to trying others from this brewery.
05-09-2010 01:35:25 | More by Zekezilla
3.53/5 rDev -11.3%
1/2 pint served in a small shaker at the brewery, Standing Stone's DIPA is a hazy burnt gold with a wispy white head that leaves heavy lace.
Smell is fairly strong, piny hops, some sweet caramel malt and a whiff of alcohol.
Taste is rich caramel malt, just out balancing the piny hops, semi sweet with bitter finish. Having just had their IPA, this seems to be the exact same beer with just a bit more malt, more estery as well (apricot), but not necessarily more hops, which is a bit of disappointment, mainly because the IPA was so nice.
Mouthfeel is chewy and oily, with a medium-heavy body.
Drinkability is average, I prefer a more over the top hop character in DIPAs, which in the case would have better hid the 8% ABV. Not bad, but not as good as their IPA.
04-01-2008 02:33:28 | More by ccrida
4.48/5 rDev +12.6%
A: Poured a light apricot orange color with good carbonation leaving a nice white cap and some lacing
S: Some light caramel, maybe a light biscuit with citrus and lighter oine notes, perhaps some honey
T: Immediate citrus and honey blend with a very minute caramel which transitions to some light pine needles onto a nice tropical fruit finish with a slight bitterness and booze feel
M: Light bodied but still balanced. Very tasty and so easy to drink.
O: Well done.
04-14-2012 17:40:20 | More by barleywinefiend
4.08/5 rDev +2.5%
Excellent earthy hoppy beer from a very beer friendly town Ashland, OR
Appearance: Clear and golden with a minimal head
Smell: Earthy, hoppy with light citrus notes
Taste: Hops! Grains and malt present with a slight earthy undertone
Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy with a bitter kick
Drinkability: A very drinkable DIPA but the flavors are not as lingering as others
07-11-2010 17:29:21 | More by Norfawkers
4.13/5 rDev +3.8%
A tangy beer with plenty of hop flavor, yet no excess of green matter in the mouthfeel. Comes with a soapy head, clinging lace, and a bright, fresh floral aroma. The suds are persistent, the color is dense apricot.
Despite 92 IBU of hop power, nothing is overblown here. The taste is mellow enough to suggest a session in the wood might transform this into a smooth cask candidate.
10-04-2005 23:28:58 | More by RedDiamond
4.55/5 rDev +14.3%
A. Poured an apricot orange with a white two finger diminishing head. Good lacing on the glass.
S. Lots of floral scents, clove honey, straw,orange peel
T. Sweet malt up front, honey, hops lots of hops,lasting bitterness on the tongue.
M. Medium bodied lightly carbonated. Duration is good.
D. A really like the balance a tad sweet for the style but a really good brew.
01-18-2011 02:22:56 | More by smibroncos
Standing Stone Double IPA from Standing Stone Brewing Company
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