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Stainless Steel Obsession - Ellicottville Brewing Co.

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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 NedShakeshaft:
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NedShakeshaft

Ontario (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev +14%

Pours a hazy brown-orange, burnt-copper colour that reminds me of an aging penny. Definitely one of the darker IPA's I've tried. The white-brown head didn't stick around long and left little lacing.

Not surprisingly given its hue, the malts dominate right from the nose. It's a basic sweetness, tough to place. There's also a pleasant, earthy musk, along with some pine and a hint of citrus.

I immediately liked the taste of this beer. Brown sugar and caramel malts hit right away. It's substantial, almost chewy, but it goes down quite easily. Piney, woodsy, citrusy, salty, peppery ...and balanced. Piney resin creates a bitterness on the palate. There's no alcohol taste here.

This beer is definitely more than the sum of its parts. The bottle advertises, "High bitterness / mildly malty / piney hops," but this is not a hop-forward brew. It's a unique offering which is complex enough to challenge yet balanced enough to session. It's not only the best beer that I've tried from this brewery but one which I will add to my regular rotation if it sticks around.

02-20-2014 03:04:28 | More by NedShakeshaft
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JonBrand

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-11-2014 21:26:03 | More by JonBrand
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ryhn0

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-09-2014 03:04:58 | More by ryhn0
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California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

05-06-2014 01:11:39 | More by fthegiants
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-21-2014 00:55:59 | More by Bnjmnlws
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BrewUSA

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +7.6%

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~

01-23-2014 04:06:52 | More by BrewUSA
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New York

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-31-2014 23:47:57 | More by logicalparadox
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New York

4/5  rDev +12.4%

03-03-2014 04:03:15 | More by Shakydog68
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

08-19-2014 01:33:19 | More by plaid75
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djgustafson

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-07-2014 18:04:08 | More by djgustafson
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-24-2014 01:22:16 | More by rdub
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CabbageA19

Pennsylvania

2.96/5  rDev -16.9%

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.

05-09-2014 02:53:14 | More by CabbageA19
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-27-2014 14:35:07 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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New York

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-05-2014 21:34:48 | More by jpd026
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

02-17-2014 17:23:52 | More by RWACKO
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-28-2014 19:36:55 | More by goblue3509
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-28-2014 01:46:37 | More by vermilcj
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

02-27-2014 00:12:00 | More by TheRicker
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

04-01-2014 03:01:49 | More by STG228
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%

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

07-10-2014 21:37:12 | More by ONUMello
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timmy2b

New York

3.08/5  rDev -13.5%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Had a few yesterday, Flavor is the same today.

Very dark Orange, Almost looks like an amber Ale. Cream Colored head which remained over the top of the beer the entire pint.
Smells very heavily of malt and for an IPA it does not have any citrus or Hop smell to it at all.
Tastes very malty. There is a hint of Hop, but nothing like I would expect from an IPA.
Leaves a malty, bitter aftertaste with each sip.
I had never heard of this before I picked up a six pack, but I will not be trying it again unless I stumble upon it on draft cheap.

02-04-2014 01:07:37 | More by timmy2b
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T-34-85

New York

3.63/5  rDev +2%

This beer was not what I was expecting at all when I bought it. It has a suprisingly dark copper color and has suprisingly little hop aroma. Based on the description on the bottle, I expected a light straw colored beer and a sharp piney hop aroma.

Although the beer was very different from expectation, it was also very pleasing for what it delivered. The beer has a very appealing taste and a nice creamy mouthfeel. For what aroma is present there is a mild scent of sweetness.

For those fellow hop heads, this is a bit of a divergence from the norm, but a nice tasty change of pace.

03-04-2014 02:33:20 | More by T-34-85
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utopiajane

New York

3.56/5  rDev 0%

Pours a copper amber color with perfect clarity and a stream of bubble from the bottom. Fat tan head of foam and decent lace to look at. If you didn't know, IPA's can be this dark.

Nose is earthy grapefruit. The pith and the rind with the promise of tartness to follow. Light brown sugar malt that could be heavier but isn't. Floral hops and an earthy pine that combines with a subtle mint. LOVELY! Nutty and a light caramel. 100% unique on the nose . Woody and with a floral that keeps getting bigger as the beer warms.

Taste is really nice. Moderate earthy grapefruit but with all the juiciness this time. Tart and not too strong. The grapefruit rind. A nutty sweet caramel that is smooth ans has no heaviness in ti. It's almost perplexing. The mint and the herbal come together with the subtle pine expertly and make a woody taste that is not the usual fare.

The mouthfeel is smooth and mellow with a lot more malt than you expected. It's fruity and nutty. There is light bread but not as much as the color might suggest. There is a bit of pepper in the dry finish and this is a terrific beer from elicottville that has an identity all it's own and is not like all the other IPA's out there.

02-14-2014 22:29:33 | More by utopiajane
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gwiedman1

New York

3/5  rDev -15.7%

05-31-2014 21:08:54 | More by gwiedman1
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Kendo

New York

3.95/5  rDev +11%

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.

05-22-2014 02:04:32 | More by Kendo
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Stainless Steel Obsession from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
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