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Gold Stock Ale - New England Brewing Co.

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Gold Stock Ale
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 55
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This one’s for the beer geek in all of us. The Gold Stock is a cult classic that’s offered up only one or two times a year. If you catch the rare sighting of this “draft only” beer, rejoice. What we did first when we made this was we brewed a full-bodied, golden ale. Then we went absolutely nuts with the pricey German hops. This smooth but biting beer is our own individual take on the pleasant India Pale Ale. It’s one of those beers you have to try. Look for it and order two!

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001)
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Reviews by alexgash:
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4.48/5  rDev +3.7%

Pint poured from a 64 oz. growler, filled on 1/28/13.

Hazy, cloudy, golden body with white brassy edges. Finger of cottony, gauzy, casky, off-white head. Nice lacing. Solid hop nose. Strong on the spicy, herbal, peppery, slightly funky noble characters. Some citrus rind as well. Fruity malt aromas play bass. Faint woody, oaky twinge. Lovely!

Spicy, bitterish, gentle hops up front. Malt fills in underneath, with notes of biscuit, cookie, and light fruit (melon and pear). Mineral water bitterness picks up a bit. Grassy, sea-air funk hop flavors roll in nicely. Peppery, dry finish. Subtle woody notes and even a little oaky vanilla. Medium body, with a smooth, creamy feel. Interesting, complex, and crazy drinkable. A big time winner!

02-02-2013 02:11:49 | More by alexgash
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

05-03-2014 21:20:31 | More by braugon
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

06-18-2014 13:45:15 | More by Schlais
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4.49/5  rDev +3.9%

Love everything's about this beer an like many others, wish it was brewed during the summer.

Nose is amazing, look is so cloudy yet almost glowing. Smell is fresh w IPA notes. Taste is smooth an a balance of wood hops and just a GOLDen taste.

Ct doesn't have much but I'll put nebco against anyone! Boom!

05-08-2014 22:02:06 | More by bnewall3
Photo of Homebrew35


3.7/5  rDev -14.4%

Served in a pint glass with one fingers worth of white foamy head.
Slightly hazy pale golden body. A slight ring of head remains and not much else.

Smells of citrus and lemony hops and bready yeast. Some
sticky an sweet pale malts and some pineyness.

Tastes mostly of pine and lemony hops. Some bready yeasty notes and a finish of what some may say is an oaky tannic quality.

Medium thin bodied. Low carbonation. Resinous piney sticky finish.

Overall this is a good beer. Nice smell, good taste and fairly complex.

$5.50 a pint

03-13-2012 00:05:57 | More by Homebrew35
Photo of far333


3.95/5  rDev -8.6%

Mmmm. Never had this one before NEB went away, and now they're back and it's great. A honey copper color with a low off-white head. Aroma is very faint, but I smell some hops. Mouthfeel is crisp and tingly, very fresh. Flavor is floral hops, with a distinct grassy taste throughout. The chewy hops flavor lingers long. This is a very nice beer.

09-14-2003 01:58:47 | More by far333
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

07-01-2013 13:47:56 | More by Bizoneill
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

05-10-2014 15:52:26 | More by mushrooms
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4.28/5  rDev -0.9%

I Can't say enough about the Gold stock ale..

i picked up a growler at the N.e.b and i was floored.

it pours out a very vibrant orange/copper color and it smells rich of bouquets of hops, a variety of floral and pale earthy notes... it is a very interesting brew as it is like a "german ipa"

extremely hoppy in flavor yet pale malts balance the end off for a delightful taste.

if you are lucky enough to be around to get some of this you have to now.

great job N.e.b!

03-05-2010 03:14:02 | More by Ezone024
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-13-2014 00:18:30 | More by grahuba
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-03-2014 02:51:59 | More by Kevincredible
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

07-02-2014 20:24:17 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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4.19/5  rDev -3%

Lousy weather on the East Coast, must be Gold Stock Week! Poured into a tulp glass, this has to be a Bot predessor! Frothy head, nice citrus nose and just a little vanilla. Go to beer pluss! I forget that every year this is such an easy drinkable beer. This should be canned!

01-26-2013 22:19:52 | More by jimmy82063
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

08-07-2014 11:11:37 | More by diamondlie
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-15-2012 14:04:56 | More by RMoeNay
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3.68/5  rDev -14.8%

golden amber with a thick white frothy head. A nice amount of sediment was visible as was a good deal of carbonation. The retention was excellent and this led to quite a good deal of side glass lace. There was a tremendously hoppy aroma, and this took me a bit by surprise, however I am learning this seems to be the norm from the brewery regardless of the style. There was defiantly a light fruit, peach, pear yeast component to the aroma as well, but the quick crisp citrus hoppiness of it really put it over the top. Such a nice medium body with great carbonation really let the flavors really pop and then linger to let you get the full experience. Very nice bright flavor profile, lots of lemon, and coriander mixed with a pronounced yeast flavor and a very nice light but noticeable bread backing. A slight hint of alcohol but nothing overwhelming and it was actually a nice little extra punch to it.

12-04-2011 03:46:37 | More by mikesgroove
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

05-17-2014 21:30:45 | More by largadeer
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4.3/5  rDev -0.5%

The beer pours a beauteous clear gold, large and impressive white creamy head and some thick sheets of lace to seal off the glass. POW! hops right in the schnozzle, sweet malt under pinning, citrus crisp, a real treat, the start is sweet, the top is middling. Finish is “Big Time Hops, moderately acidic, dry and lightly bitter aftertaste, a damn good beer and one I hope to see again, as I’m sure the beer God’s won’t let me down.

10-13-2003 23:36:12 | More by Gusler
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.47/5  rDev +3.5%

L: Pours a nice cloudy golden color with a tall and thick off white colored head that laces the glass nicely on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet toasted malts, a big earthy, spicy, citrus-y hop aroma follows with a hint of something sweet at the end.
T: Tastes like it smells with a nice sweet toasted malt base followed by a slightly sweet taste and then a nice medley of earthy, spicy, citrus-y hops with a pretty clean finish.
M: Very smooth, slightly warming maybe more relaxing, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable, this pint was done with ease and joy. With much less abv than most of the strong ales out there this was a nice break from them.

03-06-2010 13:59:39 | More by erosier
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Gold Stock Ale from New England Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.