Stalkholm Syndrome - Blue Lobster Brewing Company
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4.14/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
08-15-2013 11:41:57 | More by tectactoe
4.26/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
09-14-2013 19:24:51 | More by jlindros
3.94/5 rDev -3.7%
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!
08-29-2013 01:43:06 | More by GarthDanielson
4.45/5 rDev +8.8%
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.
06-15-2013 16:44:49 | More by WanderingFool
4.24/5 rDev +3.7%
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.
03-23-2013 23:48:32 | More by Gosox8787
Stalkholm Syndrome from Blue Lobster Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.