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Gold Stock Ale - New England Brewing Co.

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Gold Stock Ale
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 59
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!

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Ratings: 114 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Atomicskis5, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

dcguitar, Apr 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

juliusseizure, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

bootdown21, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

polishkaz, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of dcoux09
4.98/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

dcoux09, Feb 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

thegerm87, Feb 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

CTJman, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of alexgash
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
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!

alexgash, Feb 02, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev -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!

jimmy82063, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

seplo, Oct 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

gamanley, Jul 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

HopsHopenstein, Jul 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

RMoeNay, Jul 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

hoppymcgee, Apr 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Pete27lax, Mar 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Adrianized, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of Homebrew35
3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
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

Homebrew35, Mar 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10%
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!

foodplusbeer, Mar 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19%

donohuer, Mar 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -42.1%

nicholas527, Mar 04, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler obtained from fantasy football league shared with friend.

Pours a bright orange color with a nice sized white head. Very good clarity in the pour. Smell is full of hops with herbal notes. Some citrus as well as euro funky smells. Taste is amazing. Plenty of citrus and floral notes with a pleasant hoppy finish. Really good tasting. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and decent carbonation from the growler. Overall this is truly a great brew. More of an IPA than a strong ale to me. Nice hop finish to the taste.

abrand, Feb 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

smutty33, Feb 20, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Well after a little over 6 months of wanting to try this beer today was my lucky day! Went to the bar to get some work done and surprise this was on. Not the most attractive beer in the glass, cloudy yellow with a little crystal white head and poor retention. The aroma is straight forward and hoppy. The flavor surprises me on the first sip. This beer must be the most flavor for the lowest alcohol I have tasted in a while. Big oak-y flavor that delivers vanilla, toast, and a light caramel note. Then a wave of hops bitter, pithy with a hint of citrus that leaves an indelable impact on your palate. The body of this beer is pretty good and the oak adds a rich quality. There is a bit of a cloying aspect to this beer which gets to me after a while. I'm glad to try this beer.

pmlondrigan, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

PeteRiz, Feb 14, 2012
Gold Stock Ale from New England Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.