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Gold Stock Ale - New England Brewing Co.

Gold Stock Ale
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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.73%


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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alexgash

Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: growler

02-02-2013 02:11:49 | More by alexgash
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ShaneDorsey

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3%

02-20-2013 20:59:31 | More by bootdown21
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8.7%

02-13-2013 02:15:51 | More by polishkaz
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dcoux09

Connecticut

4.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Gold, cloudy, white head, lovely lacing.

Smell: Gold Stock is well balanced. You certainly had a hop presence, however it was balanced with orange oil, coriander, and citrus notes.

Taste: In one word: smooth. This beer was so well balanced between an IPA and a wheat beer it was unreal. Imagine a Lagunitas IPA mixed with a less yeasty Allagash White, and that’s what this beer was. If I ever see this during the summer, I will buy every keg… it’s a perfect summer brew. Gold Stock was easy to drink, perfectly carbonated, and a joy to pour out of the little brown jug. It finished with some spiciness and was very satisfying.

Serving type: growler

02-09-2013 22:32:57 | More by dcoux09
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8.7%

02-04-2013 01:45:11 | More by thegerm87
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CTJman

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-02-2013 05:17:24 | More by CTJman
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jimmy82063

Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

Serving type: growler

01-26-2013 22:19:52 | More by jimmy82063
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seplo

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3%

10-30-2012 19:31:26 | More by seplo
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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Connecticut

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07-18-2012 22:25:19 | More by HopsHopenstein
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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-15-2012 14:04:56 | More by RMoeNay
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Pete27lax

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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Homebrew35

Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2012 00:05:57 | More by Homebrew35
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foodplusbeer

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Light yellow-orange in color, with a cloudy poor. Whiffs of glorious citrus and herbal hops fortified with a little oak. On the tongue it starts off hoppy and bitter but leaves you with a moderate amount oak flavor, a tad of vanilla from the wood, and lingering hop citrus. The flavor to ABV ratio is off the charts. It's big flavors are unique and deliciously packed into a relatively low amount of alcohol that just begs you to have another!

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2012 22:33:54 | More by foodplusbeer
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Gold Stock Ale from New England Brewing Co.
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