Stone / Keri Kelli / Kyle Hollingsworth Collective Distortion IPA
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Stone / Keri Kelli / Kyle Hollingsworth  Collective Distortion IPAStone / Keri Kelli / Kyle Hollingsworth  Collective Distortion IPA
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Stone Brewing
California, United States
IPA - Imperial
3.92 | pDev: 10.71%
May 18, 2016
Apr 01, 2014
Very Good
Stone / Keri Kelli / Kyle Hollingsworth  Collective Distortion IPAStone / Keri Kelli / Kyle Hollingsworth  Collective Distortion IPA
Notes: From Kyle Hollingsworth:
Here we go! It's a new year in brews. I've got a feeling it's going to be a good beer year.

I started 2014 in San Diego with my friends at Stone Brewing Company. We're making a nationally-released beer for the spring. This is a collaboration between Stone, Keri Kelli and me - guitarist for Alice Cooper and beer connoisseur from LA.

It's a wild mixture on many levels. Keri and I are pretty far apart in our music worlds, but it makes for great "mashup" of hard rock and funk. The beer will definitely go to 11! With an ABV of 9.8% and coriander, elderberries it's as unusual as our musical backgrounds. Look for that at special events in April and everywhere soon after.

More immediately, I'm working with SKA Brewing Company for a one-off brew. This is for my upcoming 2014 BrewSki tour in Colorado. I'm excited to get out and play yet another fun weekend with music, brews, and snow. With "Kyle's Manipulated Modus IPA," we added more hops (if you can believe that), an additional dry hop of Mandarina Bavaria and an orange peel in a whirlpool. I haven't tasted it yet, looking forward to the enhanced flavor profiles.

There are lots of new brews in the works for 2014. I'm getting ready to release a new solo disc in August and plan to have a beer come out with each single. I'm calling it "Hop tracks." Stay tuned for more info on these brews.
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3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by stevoj from Idaho

I like the added elements here, elderberries and coriander, that make this IPA lean towards Belgian territory. Dark copper color with initial medium beige head. Aroma comes on like a Belgian strong ale. Taste has an even malt and hop duality, rich and toasty, sharp and bitter, all at once. A step beyond the IPA class, nicely done.

May 18, 2016
3.78 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania on Mar 30, 2016
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3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by hosehead83 from Ohio

Poured from a bomber bottle into a standard pint glass.
Deep apricot in color, with a moderate, bone-white head of foam.
Aroma-Sweet toasted malt,floral hop notes
Taste-Floral, flowery hops, subtle berry and fruits. Interesting flavor.
(Bottle vintage 5-10-15)

Mar 21, 2016
3.96 by aratcliffe from Kansas on Jan 24, 2016
3.6 by invalid665 from Illinois on Oct 17, 2015
3.24 by gregcordle from Ohio on Oct 12, 2015
4 by aussiebeer from Illinois on Jun 23, 2015
4.25 by Eziel from Ohio on Jun 13, 2015
4 by NateF90 from Connecticut on May 10, 2015
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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Phocion from Minnesota

Notes from phone. Bomber poured 9/9/2015 into a pair of Darkness tulips.

Cloudy light amber, frothy and retentive white head.

Massive fruity aroma. Bright citrus notes consisting of grapefruit, orange peel, and lemon zest along with a healthy dose of tropical fruits, mostly pineapple and a bit of elderberry. Honey and a touch of caramel. Coriander is present as it warms up.

Interesting flavor. Similar to the aroma with all the assorted fruity notes. Bit of honey with a touch of spice. Noticeably alcoholic and a slightly astringent finish, but not overly so.

Moderate carbonation. Medium-bodied with a healthy oaty presence. Soft, velvety.

Overall very good, but missing something.

Apr 22, 2015
4.27 by Jamison85 from Indiana on Apr 12, 2015
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4.85/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by lrbarch from Colorado

Delicious taste, beautiful color, not too hoppy.

Mar 25, 2015
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4.77/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
by founddrama from Vermont

A deep rich amber color with a nice crown of a foamy off-white head. Nose and flavor profile is big on grapefruit.

Mar 24, 2015
3.16 by DuffMan23 from New York on Mar 22, 2015
3.81 by csurowiec from Maryland on Mar 15, 2015
3.9 by BuckeyeFaninMI from Michigan on Mar 11, 2015
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3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by JackDempsy from Arizona

This is the first beer from Stone that has not rated better than a 4.0
I typically like collaborations and this was a better than average effort, but just slightly. The blueberry and coriander did not go well together. Don't try to be so creative and just keep giving us great Stone IPA's - that is what Stone does best.

Mar 07, 2015
3.75 by yergermeister from Pennsylvania on Mar 05, 2015
3.94 by crow from Illinois on Feb 18, 2015
3.85 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Feb 07, 2015
4.25 by duracell from Canada (QC) on Feb 01, 2015
4.7 by Piotrek from Florida on Jan 19, 2015
4.25 by mdlb44 from California on Jan 18, 2015
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3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CJNAPS from California

Love Stone, but wasn't a big fan of this one.

Jan 15, 2015
4 by CorgiDad from Mississippi on Jan 11, 2015
4 by CaptBreadbeard from Virginia on Jan 07, 2015
Photo of BerkshireGuerrilla
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by BerkshireGuerrilla from Massachusetts

This is one of my favorites; not for someone who doesn't appreciate the citrusy and fruity vibes in their IPAs.

Jan 01, 2015
4 by fossage78 from Massachusetts on Dec 28, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by acrogers8 from South Carolina

Very delicious, many different fruity flavors

Dec 26, 2014
4 by 4ster from Canada (ON) on Dec 25, 2014
3.82 by Iamjeff6 from Virginia on Dec 24, 2014
3.95 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania on Dec 22, 2014
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4.85/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Wrigfen from South Carolina

Another classic in the long line of Stone IPA's. I wish they would make more of this one, than a one time. Had it on tap and it was one of the better beers I tasted. Bought a growler, looking forward to enjoying it tomorrow.

Dec 20, 2014
3.89 by Hopmeplease from Ohio on Dec 20, 2014
3.94 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia on Dec 18, 2014
3.75 by HoistinBrews from Minnesota on Dec 16, 2014
3.75 by stafford2 from Maryland on Dec 05, 2014
Stone / Keri Kelli / Kyle Hollingsworth Collective Distortion IPA from Stone Brewing
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