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Stalkholm Syndrome - Blue Lobster Brewing Company

Stalkholm Syndrome
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.33%


Brewed by:
Blue Lobster Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our interpretation of a Wheat IPA. Hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo. Utilizing a portion of red winter wheat.

(Beer added by: Gosox8787 on 03-23-2013)
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml growler courtesy of Cam...what a nice surprise. Thanks as always buddy!

A lightly hazed yellow into a taster glass multiple pours over. Thin skim and a summer's blanket of lacing...she looks the part.

Light dough, peaches, and a splash of tropicality. Not overly vibrant or bright, but what's here is nice.

Starts full and juicy on the front of the tongue. Crackers, wheat, and crushed black pepper join the orange-tangerine smack along the middle. The finish is a rindy bitterness that's firm but kept in check.

Nice weight and feel on the tongue with an alternating juiciness and bitterness that never feels light or let's you down.

I drained this growler over the course of a late afternoon while dicking around the house. While I never found myself in love with it, I sure didn't tire of it either. I saw another review comparing this to Gumballhead. No fucking way....that beer is relatively gross...this is not.

Serving type: growler

10-13-2013 01:24:30 | More by BarrytheBear
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler picked up a week ago and held up well thankfully.

Huge foamy 2 finger head, head fades semi slowly, mostly clear slight haze golden orange yellow Color.

Nose brings fresh hops, citrus and light tropical fruit, hint pineapple, nice orange rind and tangerine, little candied orange peel, light wheat like floral grainy aromas with hint of gumball like ester.

Taste nice light wheat character, light and little toasty, hint cracker malt, then into lots of hops, light tropical fruit, little citrus, orange peel, tangerine, etc. Little gumball like ester fruit, juicy tangerine and little pear, fair bitterness. Finish is bitter, lingering citrus and fruit, and stone fruit, little wheat.

Mouth is med bod, nice carb.

Overall a very nice beer, reminds me a lot of Gumball Head from Three Floyds, quite a tasty beer and wish I could get more beers from these guys easily. This will be a definite stop on my way by from now on.

Serving type: growler

09-14-2013 19:24:51 | More by jlindros
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, orange-yellow coloring with a filmy, light, bubbly, tall, white head that has a great cling as you drink. Nose of lemon and clove, with a hops bitterness and bready notes. Subtle. Flavors of toasted grain forward, with a solid, but balanced, hop undertone providing a grassy, peppered, resiny bolt. Great flavors, and very well blended/balanced. Smooth, mid-bodied transitioning into a light, crisp finish. Aftertaste of grains and bitter, with a blend of citrus. Very easy to drink, this one could be trouble. Wow!

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2013 01:43:06 | More by GarthDanielson
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jeff for getting the growler. Pours a subdued, murky golden color with a super-foamy white head that creams up real nice before slowly slipping downward where it lasts forever as a chunky collar at the edges. Pretty nice looking for a the style, or even beer in general; gotta love the foamy head and the no-shame, unfiltered body.

An IPA made with wheat and hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo hops. My mouth is already watering. I'm a big fan of Amarillo hops... Simcoe can be a little more fickle, typically when it's the solitary hop, but when coupled with something like Amarillo, magic can happen. The nose is a good indication of this harmony; peppery, piney, and leafy notes (thanks, Simcoe) all around with a juicy, orange fruitiness (thanks, Amarillo) played out over a soft, wheat filled background.

The initial sip makes the wheat more noticeable than the nose did, which is definitely good to see, as there's gotta be something there to balance these pungent hops. Light ash with a solid dose of pine and resin... kind of herbal-y in the later stages, as the pine dips a bit into the background. The oranges are beaming at the edges, gushing and tantalizing the palate and providing a beautiful counterpoint to the raw hoppage.

Some grapefruit rind and other mild fruits can be found if you dig, but the orange/tangerine notes are the most notable and display themselves like a desperate hooker whose rent was due last week. Thin-medium body; I think it feels a little "bigger" than it is from the wheat and yeast, both soft and crisp on the mouth feel at the same time. Easy to drink, with a very, very slightly mouth-coating, resinous finish.

First Blue Lobster brew, and I'm already pretty impressed. Seems like it's hard to go wrong with a combo like Simcoe and Amarillo, but I've seen crazier things happen. Great execution and a great melting of style guidelines (Is this a pale wheat ale or an IPA?) while keeping everything balanced nicely. Drinkability like crazy, this stuff is super delicious.

Serving type: growler

08-15-2013 11:41:57 | More by tectactoe
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DirtyBirdSpecial

New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler refilled at the brewery yesterday into an Allagash snifter/stemmed glass. Shared with a friend in the evening with all the windows open and a nice breeze blowing.

A: Beautifully clear, golden color that shines nicely when held to light. Two fingers of foam
dissipates to a thin sticky head that lasts throughout with steady, webby lacing.

S: Soft, easy malts with a wonderfully bright, citrusy hop aroma.

T: Identical to the nose, superbly soft maltiness from the wheat coupled with a balanced bright hoppiness, which is by no means subdued, makes this one of the most pleasant IPA's ive had in recent memory. The yeast gives this ale a character that for me is reminiscent of many Hill Farmstead IPA's that ive had.

M: Excellently balanced. Can't stop sipping

O: I have tried most of the offerings from Blue Lobster since their opening and I have been thoroughly impressed each and every time. Their beers are very consistent batch-to-batch and this recent brewing of Stalkholm Syndrome is no exception. Hands down the best brewery in NH, IMO. Nice job Mike and Dave, Please keep blowing my mind.

Serving type: growler

06-24-2013 15:13:32 | More by DirtyBirdSpecial
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stalkholm Syndrome pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a moderate sized, creamy head. The foam dissolves slowly leaving a coating of lace behind.

The aroma has lots of grapefruit citrus, lemon rind and a touch of pine. Some pale malt is also present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is watery and smooth with moderate carbonation. The flavor has lots of grapefruit citrus, pine and tropical fruit (mango). There's a nice sweet pale malt backbone balancing out all the hops. It finishes dry and moderately bitter with lingering grapefruit when gone.

This is a very tasty, hoppy beer with a nice malt balance. It's easy to drink and not too bitter.

Serving type: growler

06-15-2013 16:44:49 | More by WanderingFool
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nootch23

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml growler into a tulip glass

A - a nice hazy, golden orange color. Has about a quarter inch of a white head. Not much lacing.

S - deep smell like a belgian. Lots of hops and citrus with a little melon underneath the citrus. A little lemon.

T - has a really nice belgian taste to it. really deep, thick tasting to it. pretty dank and really hoppy and citrus. Tastes have a little pine and melon, orange peel. Very little wheat taste to it which I attribute to the belgian style. Picked up light traces of ginger.

M - really juice feel to it. No hoppy bitter dry finish.

O - This was a really nice IPA that has quite a bit of flavor to it. The Belgian wheat taste to it really solidifies this overall taste of this and ties all the flavors together. Very solid offer from Blue Lobster and wouldn't mind having this again.

Serving type: growler

06-10-2013 02:52:15 | More by nootch23
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Gosox8787

New Hampshire

4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: 750 mL growler (or howler) filled today at the brewery. Description says this is a wheat IPA. Kept chilled since being filled. Poured into a Russian River tulip glass.

Appearance: Golden yellow to light orange in color. Clear body, not cloudy in the slightest. Pours a pretty nice, one finger pillowy white head and holds a really nice lacing.

Aroma: Light citrus tones hit first. Some pineapple and tropical fruit as well. Plenty of hop character. A touch of light pine as well.

Taste: Lots of bitter grapefruit and citrus zest (oranges and tangerines). Definitely leans more toward bright and tropical. Lots of pineapple and mangos. A slight pine and resin character as well adds toward the bitter grapefruit. Really nice and refreshing. Nice dry, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: A bit more body than the average IPA. A touch of creaminess, but still refreshing and light overall.

Overall, a really nice hoppy wheat ale. Definitely like what I have had so far from Blue Lobster and this is no exception. Tons of hop flavor considering the ABV is still relatively low.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2013 23:48:32 | More by Gosox8787
Stalkholm Syndrome from Blue Lobster Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.