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Stone / Beachwood / Heretic - Unapologetic IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone / Beachwood / Heretic - Unapologetic IPAStone / Beachwood / Heretic - Unapologetic IPA

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dwagner003 on 05-27-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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4.13/5  rDev +3.5%

22oz bomber shared between two glasses. My glass was a Rastel tulip glass. Bottled on 07/15/14.

Appearance: Hazy gold to light amber with a thin white ring as the edge and the barest skin of foam across the top. The haze (chill haze) goes away as the beer warms up. Lacing is small islands and stubby strands which are persistent.

Smell: Grapefruit, citrus, fresh cut tropical fruit, leafy.

Taste: Citrus up front, with peach and black currants in the middle. Just a hint of malt sweetness to complement all the hops. Bitter finish of more grapefruit with some leafy/woody notes at the end. Very hoppy, but oh so nice.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with just right carbonation, and a lot of hop oils sticking to the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Definitely no need to apologize for this DIPA - a showcase of hops and hops and hops - everything a hophead would want, and really a well done DIPA. Drinkability is dangerous, I could go for another bottle and would be in trouble later. The beer went well with food (Chicken Pailard with curry gravy) and I think would be pretty good all by itself. Well done beer.

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Photo of maximum12
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz. bottle split with my wife. A celebration beer: I had an RBI single tonight off of a former Major League pitcher in a baseball tournament. He broke my bat; fine by me. I’m going to frame it. Bottled 8/7/16. That’s almost faster than we can get Surly around here.

Pour is happy, glowing, smear-on-tan orange: I miss John Boehner. Bit of citrus & oranges in the nose, but nothing that makes my arm hair stand up.

Unapologetic IPA is more West Coast than 2PAC, may he rest in peace. Delicious bitterness lashes the tongue like a pine scrub brush. Complements of mango, grapefruit distract me from my blistered inner mouth. Lemon, citrus flitter in & out. Juicy, resinous, biting. Going down faster than any session IPA on record.

Hot damn, this is one of the best new IPAs I’ve had in 2016. Biting, big, bold, beautiful. It should be a soap opera. Marvelous.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wonderful golden color with excellent clarity. A fingernail thin layer of white head is present and covers the majority of the top of the beer. Brussels lacing. The hop aroma is primarily comprised of pineapple and tropical fruit. The taste is moderately bitter with notes of mango and pineapple. There's enough light malt to keep things in balance. Mouth is slightly sticky and chewy.
Appearance: 4
Aroma: 4
Taste: 4.25
Mouthfeel: 3.75

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4.35/5  rDev +9%

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid two fingers of white head which slowly settle into a thinner layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A juicy and dank hop forward aroma with big hints of citrus and pine. Big citrus hop scent with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, lemon zest, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, and melon. Big presence of earthy and herbal hops with strong hints of pine resin and grass. Solid malt background with hints of grains, caramel, cracker, and yeast. A very good hop forward scent.

Taste: Like the smell leads, a very dank and juicy hop dominated taste with huge notes of citrus fruit and pine. Big juicy burst of citrus hops with notes of grapefruit, mango, orange peel, lemon, pineapple, passion fruit, apricot, and melon. Equally strong presence of herbal and earthy hops with big notes of pine resin and grass. Nicely bitter. Background malt notes of grains, cracker, caramel, and yeast. A very good hoppy taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, chewy, and very drying on the finish. Alcohol heat is fairly mild.

Overall: Another top notch IPA from Stone. Very good mix of citrus and piney hop esters.

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