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Stainless Steel Obsession - Ellicottville Brewing Co.

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by NedShakeshaft:
Photo of NedShakeshaft
4.06/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

NedShakeshaft, Feb 20, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%

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 +14.8%

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
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

JonBrand, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of ryhn0
3.75/5  rDev +5%

ryhn0, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Donimal
3/5  rDev -16%

Donimal, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of fthegiants
3/5  rDev -16%

fthegiants, May 06, 2014
Photo of Bnjmnlws
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Bnjmnlws, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of BrewUSA
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
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%

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
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4/5  rDev +12%

Shakydog68, Mar 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

plaid75, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of djgustafson
3.5/5  rDev -2%

djgustafson, May 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

rdub, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of CabbageA19
2.96/5  rDev -17.1%
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
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

ItsBeer4Me, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

jpd026, Feb 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

RWACKO, Feb 17, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +24.4%

bdoublev, Sep 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

goblue3509, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

vermilcj, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

TheRicker, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

STG228, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of ONUMello
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
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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3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

timmy2b, Feb 04, 2014
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Stainless Steel Obsession from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.