Stone / Keri Kelli / Kyle Hollingsworth Collective Distortion IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone / Keri Kelli / Kyle Hollingsworth  Collective Distortion IPAStone / Keri Kelli / Kyle Hollingsworth  Collective Distortion IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by StoutSnob40 on 04-01-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
123
Ratings:
1,015
pDev:
10.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
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Photo of stevoj
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of sposter4
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hosehead83
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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)

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Photo of aratcliffe
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of invalid665
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gregcordle
3.24/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NateF90
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tonegzee
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phocion
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Jamison85
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lrbarch
4.85/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Delicious taste, beautiful color, not too hoppy.

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Photo of founddrama
4.77/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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

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3.16/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of csurowiec
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JackDempsy
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abraham21
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crow
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duracell
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Piotrek
4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mdlb44
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,015 ratings