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Gold Stock Ale - New England Brewing Co.

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Gold Stock Ale
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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 54
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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Mersh

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-08-2014 23:27:49 | More by Mersh
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bnewall3

Connecticut

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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!

Serving type: growler

05-08-2014 22:02:06 | More by bnewall3
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ShowerBeers

New York

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

05-08-2014 03:41:09 | More by ShowerBeers
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Guzzle_McBrew

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-05-2014 15:02:35 | More by Guzzle_McBrew
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hit728

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-04-2014 22:26:50 | More by hit728
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BigZ2214

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-04-2014 03:54:00 | More by BigZ2214
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braugon

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-03-2014 21:20:31 | More by braugon
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-03-2014 02:51:59 | More by Kevincredible
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ShaneDorsey

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-08-2014 07:01:49 | More by ShaneDorsey
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burymeinhops

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +15.2%

10-11-2013 22:24:33 | More by burymeinhops
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Bizoneill

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.8%

07-01-2013 13:47:56 | More by Bizoneill
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-23-2013 16:16:14 | More by jaxon53
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bigedct

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-08-2013 02:32:02 | More by bigedct
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

04-15-2013 05:36:56 | More by Kelp
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-11-2013 01:35:00 | More by Atomicskis5
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dcguitar

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-04-2013 19:39:27 | More by dcguitar
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juliusseizure

New York

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-06-2013 01:46:33 | More by juliusseizure
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bootdown21

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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

Connecticut

4.98/5  rDev +14.7%
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 -7.8%

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

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +15.2%

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

Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
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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jimmy82063

Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
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 -2.1%

10-30-2012 19:31:26 | More by seplo
Gold Stock Ale from New England Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.