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Stonefly IPA - Saucony Creek Brewing Company

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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saucony Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JTSbeerislife on 03-30-2013

Stonefly IPA has been refreshed with the addition of Citra Hops and introduction of a new dry-hopping process we call Alle Zeit Hopfen. A new dry-hopping contraption we custom built called HopfenKubel that we designed to slowly release dry-hops continuously for 48 hours into the fermentation tank. This will allow more surface contact time with the hops and beer fully maximizing the aroma and flavors from the hops. The addition of Citra Hops deliver a spicy, floral, strong citrus and tropical tone of grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee. Stonefly IPA will continue to support the efforts of the Schuylkill Action Network and donate a portion of proceeds to the Berks Watershed Restoration Fund to protect the source waters and health of the Schuylkill River watershed.
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle received via Growling at the Moon. Thanks for the brew, Dain!

Pours into an imperial pint glass, forming a 3 1/2" beige head over the same depth of clear coppery brew. Head is the Energizer Bunny, on and on it goes, eventually deflating, with plenty of chunky lace. Aroma is floral hops.

Taste starts sweet, clunks bitter in the middle, and balances some through the close. Kind of generic bitterness with little complementary notes. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is good. Not a standout for me, but a solid brew.

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3.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A:cloudy amber, fading head, detailed terraced/latticed lacint
S: strong pine/hops, with a little must
T: intense citrus/hops
M: light-bodied but strong; lingering
O: not particularly nuanced. Excellent beer for fans of pure IPAs

20oz / Pint Glass / Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, MD

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass at Rustico/Arlingon. $6

A beer that any hop head should try and hopefully enjoy. Excellent aroma. On my list for American IPAs. 4.25

A - Cloudy pale orange with a rocky off-white head. Minimal lacing. 3.5

S - Super grapefruit and pine. 4.75

T – Some malty sweetness up front, followed by the grapefruit and resin with long bitter aftertaste. 4.25

MF - Medium bodied. Super dry finish. 4

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of jhartley
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a poco grande glass.

A-Pretty hazy amber-orange body, nice 1 1/2 finger head. Nice amount of lacing left in the glass from the beginning to the end.

S-Grapefruit, lemon, pine, some maltiness. Some earthy aromas are definitely there too.

T/M-Bitter hop on the front end then followed with a bready malt finish. A little too much carbonation which doesn't really allow the flavors to come out. Not as hoppy as a West Coast IPA, a decent East Coast interpretation, imo.

O-A good IPA from a local brewery that is putting out some solid beers. When this beer sells a portion of the money is donated to a local charity to help protect and restore the Schuylkill River and its sources.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of MikeWard
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Romas Restaurant in downtown Pottsville PA.

Bought to the table in one of those pint glasses with ads all over it, which made it difficlut to judge the appearance. Appeared to be somewhat cloudy, with a thin head. Head did maintain to the end however, and there was some lacing, again difficult to judge due tothe glass (I realize that this is out of SC's control)

Smell gave off a good strong whiff on hops.

Taste was very good, which I confess was a bit surprising since I've never given SC much credit. Full hops flavor in the entire mouth. Did leave just a bit of an odd unpleasant taste right in the back of the mouth. However this did not linger, and did not much hinder my enjoyment of this beer.

Mouth was above medium, very slightly syrupy.

Overall, a good beer to have with my wings. Nice and hoppy. I see it's only a limited one time release. Pity, I'd like to have this again. Oh, well, back to Romas later i guess.

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Stonefly IPA from Saucony Creek Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.