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Stainless Steel Obsession - Ellicottville Brewing Co.

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82
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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ellicottville Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BrewUSA on 01-23-2014)
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Reviews by Kendo:
Photo of Kendo
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is coppery/orangey-amber with a small khaki-colored head that leaves nice rings of lace.

S: Brown sugar, caramel malt and some piney, grassy hop bitterness.

T: Pretty much follows the nose, with a malty foundation of brown sugar and caramel malt, which is followed by green hops: pine, grass and even a minty or floral taste at times. A bit of woody earthiness lingers on the palate after a surprisingly bitter finish.

M: Medium in heft, decently creamy in feel.

O: Different. Reminds me at times of Smuttynose Durrty (a strong Brown ale) or even Stone Arrogant Bastard (an American Strong Ale) more than your typical IPA. As something different, I like.

Kendo, May 22, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%

Pours into a nonic a clear deep bronze with a pretty sticky half finger white head atop.Aromas are of earthy and herbal hops,not a citric and pine bomb by any means,a bit of caramel and toast is there as well.More dryer earthy hops on the palate along just a little pine,not much frutiness here,some mild caramel/biscuit and toast with some more earth in the finish.To me it almost has a porter hop profile not an IPA profile,not bad but a little off.

oberon, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of generallee
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 7.0%.

Appearance: The body has a hazy deep orange amber color with a thick creamy head on top. The head is light beige in color and has good retention. This makes lots of cool lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma has big grapefruity and orange like citrus rind character with lighter hints of peaches and mango.

Taste / Palate: The malt offers a nice layer of bready sweet that blends well with a solid citrusy and fruity hop presence. Hop bitterness slowly moves in and leads into the finish with some dank deep resinous hop flavor. The palate feels smooth and full which I would expect from a 7% beer.

generallee, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of JonBrand
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

JonBrand, Apr 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

ryhn0, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Donimal
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Donimal, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of fthegiants
3/5  rDev -17.1%

fthegiants, May 06, 2014
Photo of Bnjmnlws
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Bnjmnlws, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of BrewUSA
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look 8/10
Smell 15/20
Taste 35/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 85/100

Really good at 7%, very smooth and drinkable... Nice hoppiness and a rather heavy malt bill for an IPA, which I like.... Sweet and balanced. I would really like to rank this higher, just stands out as a great session beer, but lacks that (proverbia)l 'GREAT FLAVOR' that other beers (think Two Hearted or Stone IPA) that kick your palate. A friend brought me this... Would love to visit Ellicottville Brewing Company~

BrewUSA, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of logicalparadox
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Beautiful head. Sea-foam like, with great retension and sticky lacing.

Oarangey sappy pine on the nose.

The taste is pine sap, orange rind, and a hint of grassy and verbal notes; a bit astringent on the finish, like herbal bitters. After taste has a suggestion of citrusy barnyard, but is overshadowed by bitterness. Malty, but not necessarily balanced.

medium bodied with great combination.

Overall a lackluster IPA that comes off unbalanced, with no underlet ng harmony or unifying character.

logicalparadox, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Shakydog68
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Shakydog68, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of plaid75
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

plaid75, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of djgustafson
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

djgustafson, May 07, 2014
Photo of rdub
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

rdub, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of zberger
5/5  rDev +38.1%

zberger, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of CabbageA19
2.96/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not your prototypical IPA. Generally I like the brewery but not in this instance. In my estimation this is a foul ball. The smell and initial taste remind me of the dundees IPA. The beer is just average but below average IPA.

I also disagree with labeling. Don't catch the piney hops. Has a malty start and alcohol type finish in mg estimation.

CabbageA19, May 09, 2014
Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

ItsBeer4Me, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

jpd026, Feb 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

RWACKO, Feb 17, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +22.7%

bdoublev, Sep 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

goblue3509, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of vermilcj
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

vermilcj, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of TheRicker
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

TheRicker, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of STG228
4/5  rDev +10.5%

STG228, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of ONUMello
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Copper-colored with a one-finger head
S: Malt, citrus and caramel but not bold or distinctive
T: The notes match the nose. Tasty but plain
M: Medium-bodied and crisp
O: No flaws but nothing unique; an average IPA

ONUMello, Jul 10, 2014
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Stainless Steel Obsession from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.