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Stainless Steel Obsession - Ellicottville Brewing Co.

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Stainless Steel ObsessionStainless Steel Obsession

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BA SCORE
83
good

18 Reviews
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Reviews: 18
Hads: 82
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 3
Gots: 23 | 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:
Beer added by: BrewUSA on 01-23-2014

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 18 | Hads: 82
Reviews by T-34-85:
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3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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. (586 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Resin, Balanced, Citrus, Bitter

In the modern world of IPAs this one ends up being a bit different from the rest. Dank and juicy with herbal overtones. Bitterness bites at the palate, orange rind and sweet floral resin join in, too. We’ve got a very bold and slightly “in your face” Flagship IPA here. Our appreciation grows taste after taste as the hop flavor opens up even more. It’s a true delight to run into an IPA that doesn’t follow the pack but instead makes its own path.

STYLE: American IPA | ABV: 7.0% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #99 (APR 2015) (609 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%

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. (451 characters)

Photo of generallee
4.1/5  rDev +12%

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. (715 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of GWalk612
4.82/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is one of my go-to IPA's. At 7% it packs a decent ABV and is also very drinkable. Has great flavor and aroma, and wonderfull amber-brown hue. This is a solid IPA that you will never go wrong with. (201 characters)

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3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4.2/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of davfc2627
4.57/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth great color and nicely balanced hoppy flavor. (57 characters)

Photo of tdm168
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.16/5  rDev -13.7%

Photo of Keene
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of BrewUSA
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
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~ (498 characters)

Photo of logicalparadox
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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. (499 characters)

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Khaack
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djgustafson
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Stainless Steel Obsession from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.