Stickin' In My IPA - Champion Brewing Company

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Stickin' In My IPAStickin' In My IPA

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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 7.89%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Champion Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jaymo18 on 02-28-2014

This West-Coast style Rye IPA was made with legendary punk band NOFX and is sure to stick. Brewed with spicy rye and a boatload of Simcoe and Falconer's Flight hops, this is one dank pale ale.
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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 14
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Photo of hophugger
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful clear gold with ample head and tremendous lacing clinging all over the glass. Aroma is dank, hoppy, piney with some grapefruit and assorted citrus. Taste is very hoppy, with plenty of piney hops and grapefruit. Carbonation is a touch lighter than I would have wanted, but overall, this beer feels good and the 7% ABV is hidden very well !!!

Photo of Ego_bibo_ergo_sum
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Wow. Surprisingly good. Well balanced with a nice piney finish.

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma of citrus, spicy rye, malt, caramel. Taste sweet spicy rye, malt, grapefruit, faint grassiness, bitter finish. Nice!

Photo of dbrauneis
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear medium copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a four finger tall sudsy foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a large half finger thick cap in the center of the glass surrounded by a thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith, floral, herbal, and dank hops over the top of light aromas of caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of hops - citrus/grapefruit pith, floral, herbal, and dank in descending order of strength. The hops contribute a moderate amount of lingering bitterness and there is a spicy rye character that also lingers in the finish.

M: Slightly lighter than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery with a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Overall this is an interesting brew with the aggressive hop flavors and aromas but the lighter mouthfeel (and you have to love the 24 oz. tallboy can packaging). Easy to drink and enjoyable.

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.8/5  rDev 0%

Appearance: Deep orangish red. A finger plus of a white head that has a decent retention. leaves a bit of a sticky lacing on the sides. pretty hazy but not quite opaque. 4/5

Smell: Citrus hops, spicy rye. Some toasty malts. 3.75/5

Taste: opens up with a nice spicy rye bread with a little bit of caramel sweetness to it. mostly citrus hops with just a little bit of herbal coming through. a little bit of toasty grains plays in the background. 3.75/5

Mouthfeel: medium body. quite a bit of rye and bitterness lingering behind. a little bit sticky. 4/5

Overall: a nicely done rye ipa. a bit too much rye to be refreshing and just enough sweetness to give a slight balance to the rye.

Photo of woodychandler
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I gotta get a picture uploaded and approved, but I have multiples of this CAN - one in support of The CANQuest (TM) which will go to Jeff Lebo when CANsumed for his CAN collection; one for my buddy, NOFX Fletch, who loves the band, but hates AIPAs; and one for JenRay, who loves IPAs but CAN't find this one.

From the CAN: "A Rye India Pale Ale"; "A Collaboration Between NOFX [&] Champion Brewing Company"; "65 IBU, 7% Alc. by Vol. This West-Coast style Rye IPA was made with legendary punk band NOFX and is sure to stick. Brewed with spicy rye and a boatload of Simcoe and Falconer's Flight hops, this is one dank pale ale."

Sorry, kids, but there was no way that I was going to perform an inverted Glug with a 24-oz. CAN following the Crack! I went with a heavy-handed pour, instead, and still got two-plus fingers of tawny head with moderate retention. The head fell as I was typing and cuing up some accompanying music, but loads of lacing remained in its wake. Color was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a minty quality that may or may not have been dank, but it left no question that hops were involved in its production. Mouthfeel seemed to be a bit thin. Who cares?!? Get a load of them hops, baby! Hops for days, yo! The taste was like the music - loud and in your face. It's like the patch says, "Punks don't die, they just get old and move to the back!" This is a beer for CANmitted types, young or old, but you gotta like the style. All of a sudden, the finish erupts with a punch of caramel malt out of nowhere! It's like being in the mosh pit and some random skinhead suddenly punches you in the face because he mistaken thinks that you are Jewish. And people wondered why P-12 and I joined the Suicidals ... Cholos vs. Skins. Man, this beer is punk as hell and it's really getting a lot of attention from the local scene. Okay, novelty aside, as a rye IPA, it was pretty good and worth a try. From a collectible CAN and/or a punk rock standpoint, it should be sought out/traded for, given the enthusiastic interest. On that note, I GOT!

Photo of 57md
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yes, it's sticky... And it comes with a nice mild spicy character. This is very sessionable - even at 7%.

Before this, I don't think that I ever had an official beer of a band - check that off the list.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a tallboy can into a shaker pint, the beer is a deep, copper coloring with carbonation action in the body, and a low profile, clingy, white head. Aromas of spicy grains, resinous piney notes, pineapple, melon, caramel, and roasted notes. Flavors are tangy and bitter forward, with a heavy dose of tropical fruits, including pineapple, mango, and melon, all blended with a grassy, piney hops bitterness. Rich caramel backbone, with the rye bitter and spice in there, too. Full bodied, with an extremely bitter and resinous aftertaste. Dry, straight through the finish, with a piney and pineapple linger. Very solid brew.

Photo of JayQue
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 24 oz can into an Amstel beer mug. Beautiful clear copper color with a fast fading medium head. On first pour, the head looks cream colored. As it settles down, it appears more white. Minimal lacing. Aroma picks up some sour rye and floral hops. Taste has floral hops, sour rye and a little caramel malt. Bitterness level is good.
Mouthfeel is rich and crisp, The slight sweetness from the malt, the Simcoe hops and rye are nice balanced mix on the tongue. There is no hint of alcohol. This beer holds up nicely over the 24 ounces. I would drink this one again.

Photo of Belekinbeer
3.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured a nice clear Amber. Almost no head when poured from a 24oz can. Fant citrus smell with a hint of Simcoe. Smooth with a nice spicy grapefruit finish. Not a whole lot of body but very drinkable. Would not search it out but would drink again.

Photo of allengarvin
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: 4.0 - Medium amber color with a small, but dense and lasting, head.
S: 3.75 - Very floral hops with sweet underlying malt.
T: 3.75 - Fairly bitter initially, with a hugely floral, fruity hop flavor. Bitterness really isn't all that high, giving the malt a chance to offer up a fair amount of sweetness. Finish is moderately dry.
M: 3.5 - A little tin perhaps
O: 3.75 - Drinkable enough, but not interested in having more than once.

Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a copper body with solid head and lace ring down glass. Aroma is citric, floral hops and a hearty malt base, some of it being the rye (I think). This is a really smooth IPA with the rye helping smooth things out and having a noticeable presence. Beer is balanced as it has citric hop dryness and a little bit of malty sweetness. Not the most flavorful rye beer but the sour and dry, grainy aspects are minimal and that's how I prefer a rye beer. I had this in draft, not can , so apparently I missed out.

Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden amber color with white head. Dankness, spice, pine, and earth tones on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with an earthy grassy note

Photo of cjgiant
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap:
Pours very nice light golden, translucent, with nice foamy head that laces the glass copiously. Pretty darn nice look to it. The smell is a bit grainy, and I swear (could be the environment) it reminds me more of sourdough. I get a bit of forest, leafy greenness, and an overall earthy nose, but it is light. I'll give it a slight benefit if the doubt because I am in a restaurant.

The feel is medium dry, an earthy-to-piney bitterness prevalent from start to finish. The body is nice for an IPA, pretty much medium. Tastes are cracker maltiness (despite body), perhaps a honey-like sweetening flavor. There is also the slightest hints of tropical fruit - more impressions - behind what becomes a grassy bitterness as the beer warms.

To be blunt, it's a standard smaller brewery IPA. To be fair, it's a decent representation. This beer fits what I think is the new normal for a decent, no bones, enjoyable local/small brewery IPA. It's not special, but it's not to be avoided either.

Stickin' In My IPA from Champion Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.