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BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
850 Ratings
Stone / Ecliptic / Wicked Weed - Points Unknown IPAStone / Ecliptic / Wicked Weed - Points Unknown IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
It seemed no single beer could adequately convey the collective talents of Portland, Oregon brewing legend and Ecliptic Brewing founder John Harris; Luke and Walt Dickinson, the brewmaster duo behind North Carolina’s Wicked Weed Brewing; and Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele. So, this veritable triad of power opted to brew TWO beers. The first was a traditional Belgian-style tripel aged four months in oak barrels that originally housed red wine, then tequila. It was then blended at a one-fourth to three-fourths ratio with a freshly brewed West Coast double IPA to create this beer. A variety of diverse flavors coalesce into something more unique than any one beer our trio could have conceived.

Added by mig100 on 05-11-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
165
Ratings:
850
pDev:
9.23%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
276
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 850 |  Reviews: 165
Photo of KMcGrath
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarrettB
3.37/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

May 12th, 2015 - There's a lot of hands on board making this beer, and I'm worried it's going to be a brew designed by committee. And in a way it is, expressing a chimerical variety of flavors The color is a deep, grade A maple syrup color, and the aroma is danker than the lot behind a dispensary with a nose scrunching hit of body odor. But the flavor has a deep sweetness with chestnut, almond butter and toasted sesames in its core. There's chicken, too, shoyu flavored and savory. It's a confusing array of flavors, but as usual with some of these experimental brews, it's delicious in the confines of a 4 oz taster.

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Photo of Beerbuddha
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this beer; it was plenty hoppy, and nicely sweet. Definitely a re-buy.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from (very long-standing) notes. Poured from 22 oz. bottle into an unmarked pint glass.

A: Very hazy gold, with a two-finger off-white head with fairly good retention. Average visible carbonation.

S: Surprisingly low here – caramel malts with grassy, herbal, and fruity hops.

T: Bready malts with a fair amount of caramel flavor. Some ethanol sweetness, and grassy and citrus rind bitterness. A lesser amount of tropical fruit hops as well. The flavors fade into residual alpha and rind bitterness with just a touch of sweetness from the malts.

M: Medium-bodied, low carbonation sensation. It seems boozy - more than the fairly average listed ABV would suggest.

O: Not anything special at all. Really a little disappointed, especially with the breweries involved. It's certainly not undrinkable, but I won't have another anytime soon.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of entenduintransit
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Walnut
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wpreynolds
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dag1991
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear orange/amber pour, small soapy head. Sharp resinous aroma, very hoppy. Overall feel is kind of syrupy, taste also favors the hops, sticky bitterness. For the hop lover

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Photo of Cheney6234
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tukis
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeanWormer
4.8/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I'm not getting the BA Score in the high 80s - this is a fabulous collaboration! The two blended brews furnish an ideal hop / malt combination. Not as hoppy as what I regularly drink, but with the excellent taste and lighter mouthfeel it would be an excellent summer choice for an IPA hophead like myself. C'mon Stone et al, you can't make this just once!

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3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reizorc
4.85/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SteveCarrozza
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 850 ratings