Sorry Not Sorry IPA
Stone Brewing

Sorry Not Sorry IPASorry Not Sorry IPA
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
ABV:
9.3%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 7.49%
Reviews:
179
Ratings:
786
From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
92
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Sorry Not Sorry IPASorry Not Sorry IPA
Notes: AVAILABLE: November 9, 2015
We make no apologies for the fact that we love brewing bold, flavorful, hop-centric beers. Naturally, we welcomed the opportunity to work with two amazing craft breweries that share our lupulin-fueled dedication: St. Louis-based 4 Hands Brewing Co., known for its innovative IPAs; and Bale Breaker Brewing Co., whose owners’ family has farmed hops in Washington’s Yakima Valley for generations. Since theirs was the first hop farm to commercially grow the beloved Simcoe variety, using that piney, stone fruit-like hop was a must. Puréed peaches upped the fruit factor, while experimental hops HBC 342 and HBC 344 introduced notes of stone fruit, tropical fruit, berries and citrus to this IPA. Yes, we made another IPA. We concede it’s not surprising, but we are who we are: an unapologetic band of hopheads psyched to explore the ever-expanding IPA universe.
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Photo of macrosmatic
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from (very) long-standing notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into an Upland Brewing pint glass. Consumed on 1/4/16.

A: Hazy gold, with a finger's worth of white head that fades quickly. A good amount of visible carbonation.

S: Citrus, resin, and tropical fruits. There's also a soft, indistinct fruity aroma that I'm guessing is the peaches. Biscuity malt backbone.

T: Resin, citrus rind, and tropical fruit hops. Biscuit malt sweetness, a good bit of hop bitterness with the peach fruity sweetness on top that serves to balance it a little bit. Sweet peaches under the grapefruit hop bitterness through the end.

M: An average DIPA body. Carbonation sensation on the low side. Alcohol presence is noticeable but not too high for style.

O: Decent – the fruit flavors seem nicely natural and blend in with the other flavors present, rather than sticking out of place. But it's still nothing that I'd be in a hurry to repeat.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle with my Stone IPA pint glass
Notes from 11/19/15

Clear burnished golden body with some definite fining agents in use here. Sparkles with streaming bubbles in action. The khaki foam head is massive and dense as it settles in for a while and never fully subsiding. Random and tattered looking lace all strewn across the glass. The nose is incredibly fruit forward with lots of peach juice (go figure) and distinct Simcoe hop traits of grapefruit-citrus zest, pine, and dank leafy green notes. I get a bit of honey and caramel malt to the aroma as well as some old spiced alcohol. Fresh green pine and citrus hops seem to really flourish on a wave of sweet peach nectar. There is lots of grapefruit notes with dank herbs and lemony sprigs of pine. Has a moderate to upper amount of peppering bitters reserved by some honey graham cracker like malt. Lightly sticky mouthfeel and some decent drying efforts leading into a crisp finish. Fairly clean in the retreat with some residual lingering hop oils and fruit sugars on the palate.

Far from my favorite hopped offering from a Stone Collab. You basically have a really nice base DIPA with peach juice added. Not sure that one side really promotes the other here but I would consider this as well executed in an attempt at making a Peach IPA.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.45/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

**
01/02/16
Bottle to pilsner glass. Gold color, nice white head. Aroma is lemon, pine. Taste is a typical ashy, citrusy ipa; underneath I get some peach, and a woody taste. Feel is a touch flat, but smooth. Good beer, but not great."
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Photo of stortore
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.

A very peach looking pour, a little cloudy. A slowly dissipating one- plus finger head, good amount of soapy lacing. Smell leads with citrusy hops- grapefruit, pineapple, then more dank earthy hops. Light malt, peaches, some yeast. Taste leads a little more with the malt, earthy hops, peaches, a light cream or lactose flavor. Slightly sweet overall, not much bitterness at any point. Smooth, well carbonated, some creaminess.

Very enjoyable offering. The peaches come through well in the aroma and flavor. Glad I was able to try this.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clean, fresh, citrusy, honeyed tasting. Another fine beer from Stone. I like this one for its clarity and focused flavors as well as the honeyed sweetness combined with the citrusy hops. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of VikingBeer
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Arcadium in Lexington, KY.

Pours a moderately lively draught into a chalice glass. Pretty golden color, persistent lacing, active small bubbles that keep moving for the duration of the drink.

Aroma is full of big, sometimes unexpected fruit aromas: mango/pineapple/grapefruit appear, certainly, but are joined by more dominant passionfruit, cherry, peaches (as advertised), and a whiff of blueberries. Grass, spice, and a nutty, slightly caramelized malt aroma round out the nose in appetizing fashion.

Wow. Taste is all that was promised by above aromas (mango, pineapple, grapefruit, berries, passionfruit, peaches, cherries), plus plums, with the aforementioned grass and spice (grains of paradise, coriander) joined on the mid-palate and finish by green tea and pepper, along with the malts nutty, caramel notes underpinning everything and playing well with the big, complex hop flavors. Finishes moderately dry, with green-tea, grass, spice, citrus, and peach flavors hanging on for dear life.

Mouthfeel is spot-on, enough carbonation to keep the beer surprisingly drinkable while still respecting a body big enough to be substantial, without being syrupy or cloying.

Overall, yet another in a long line of excellent DIPAs from Stone. That they keep doing new ones and avoid repeating themselves, or being boring, show just how strong a brewery Stone is overall - "Ruination 2.0" aside...

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Photo of zshaft
3.82/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pours nice orange with slight haze and half finger head that does not seem to dissipate quickly. smells like bready malt and alcohol with some grapefruit and pine. initial taste of grapefruit and tangerine with some sweet malt to round it out. as the beer warms the nose mellows and more grapefruit comes out. taste improves as well and initial tangerine followed by some sweet malt and slight peach. I was hoping for a little more peach in this beer but got just a regular ipa from stone which is not a bad thing. good to try for sure.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A 22oz bottle with a bottled on date of 10.23.15

L - Hazy blond, with lots of sediment and no clarity. 1 finger of head and some nice lacing left on the glass

S - Big juicy hop aroma, with citrus and pine/grapefruit aromas. Subtle peach aromas as well. Very nice

T - A classic Stone DIPA, but with subtle added fruit flavors from the Peaches.

F - Well carbonated and medium body

O - An awesome DIPA from Stone/Bale Breaker/4 Hands. Love the subtle Peach flavors and aroma. Blends surprisingly well and adds a nice/different twist.

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Photo of Mikeszab
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just like every other review on here. This is a very good IPA, not Stones best but absolutely worth trying. The peach and tropical tones from the hops are a different and pleasant accompaniment to the strong alcohol feel.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark but shiny Sunkist orange with clingy taupe legs. 4
Greasy orange oil, leaf and some stone fruit. 4.5
Soft orchard fruit up front, then lemon zest, ripe papaya, white melon, and sugared white grapefruit. 4.25
Resiny rind blast to end and salty finish.
Oily, round, tinny, just short of medium. 4

HBC 342 and HBC 344, plus peaches

Kills as an IPA even at 3 months. Specks of green apple (Exp #344) and boysenberry (Exp #342.) The “9-point-what?!” ABV is quiet. Lots of moving parts but lovely. 4

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Photo of flyingpig
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

1/3rd of a pint on-tap at Brewdog Glasgow (£4.15):
Another great IPA from Stone, they definitely have the style nailed. This one comes through strong with good alcohol & plenty bitterness but remains drinkable. It proved great to sip away at with some nice tropical & citrus flavours coming through along with plenty of pine & floral ones too. A strong but very enjoyable beer, although one would probably do it for me I imagine.

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Photo of keithv70
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was hesitant to try an IPA brewed with Peaches, but the knowledgeable woman at Market Street recommended it.

The color yellow/orange reminds me of a typical IPA, with only slight cloudiness. The head is small, and lacing is decent, lasting throughout the glass. The aroma is mildly hoppy with a slight citrus sweetness.

The taste is where this beer shines. You get tart and sweet, with a great blend of citrus sweetness and a little hop bite in the finish. Neither is overpowering, but this beer is really excellently balanced. I picked up a little peach in the aftertaste, but again, not too strong.

The mouth feel is great, with good carbonation followed by a smooth flavorful finish. Overall, I really like this one, and will grab another bottle or 2 before it disappears.

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Photo of NatoMasochism
4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Flying Saucer downtown Nashville. Best beer of the night. I only just now read that there were peach additions to this. Glad I didn't know because i neither smelled nor tasted any peach. That being said, still an awesome IPA.
Appearance - same as the other reviews. Nice 1 finger off-white head. Good lacing. Very clear amber. very typical of the style.
Smell - Very nice hop profile. Piney, citrus, and lots of grapefruit.
Taste - Again with the grapefruit, which I would prefer over peach anyway.

Overall not quite as good as Enjoy BY, but pretty close.

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty nice IPA, but nothing special. I believe Stone's Enjoy By is their best IPA, so it is hard to compare this one to that level. This had a nice hop character, but wasn't especially balanced.

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Photo of AndrewMichael
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle, poured into a small sampling glass. A nice amber color, and still good carbonation even though it was bottled in October. Found this at a local Harris Teeter and had been wanting to try it, and it says drink fresh. A solid DIPA, but my only knock was that I was not getting much peach. It paired nicely with some spicy Thai.

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Photo of Pencible
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: This poured a clear dark gold with a little light tan head.
S: It smelled like grapefruit and peaches, with some pineapple and wild honey.
T: It tasted like dank metallic hops and bitter grapefruit, with some fresh peach and wild honey. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was thick with moderate carbonation. Nice big body.
D: This was another solid IPA from Stone, with really nice scent and taste that used peach as a nice accent. The body was solid, and the finish was smooth with well hidden alcohol, so it was easy to drink. Not the best IPA out there, but still really enjoyable.

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Photo of brewaddict
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - Pours a golden amber with a thin off white head and a little lace
S- Hints of peach and hops
T- I taste some peach but it is almost a little overpowered by the sweet malt finish. It does have a descent hop flavor that doesn't get to bitter
F- Good mouth feel. There seems to be a lot of carbonation considering the small amount of head at the pour.
O- This is an OK fruit beer. I was hoping for a little more fruit

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Photo of brewandbbq
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle from October.

Pours hazy copper with a thin head. Minor lacing and a few wisps on the surface.

Mild hops and citrus fruit with some stale malt in the nose. Hints of wet cardboard and caramel.

Medium bodied with a sticky, somewhat syrupy mouthfeel.

Citrus and hops start the palate. Pine and grapefruit with muddled malt.

Finishes with stale malt and bitter hops.

A let down for a $10 bomber. Typical of many older IPA's, the hops have faded and the stale, oxidized malt has stepped forward. Wish I could have found this beer sooner.

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Photo of puck1225
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Nice clear golden orange with a thick fluffy head and great lacing. Very fragrant with a sweet citrus smell. This beer is very citrusy and fruits. Light and crisp, especially for an imperial IPA. Tasted great with fajitas.

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Photo of Fauxweiler
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a spiegelau glass. A- pours a cloudy golden amber color (best guess is 11-15 SRM) with good solid head which lingers well after pour. The head leaves a fair amount of lacing. S- To me it was hop forward with the fruitiness, peaches and melons, more in the background but definitely present. There is a slight alcohol sense in there as well. T- tastes much (damn near exactly) like it smells. Hop forward but the peaches play wonderfully. The 9+% adds some alcoholic warmth. A balanced and tasty tropical DIPA. O- I have typically enjoyed Stone's IPA collection and this is no different. The peaches are a great touch. I would recommend this beer if you enjoy fruity and hoppy IPAs.

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Photo of Omnium
3.82/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber > Snifter Glass

A - Beautiful orange gold with a two finger soapy white head, medium lacing.
S - Very astringent, tons of hop resin, pine, orange, grapefruit, black pepper, almost chemical-like
T - Good flavor, slight peach with lemongrass, pine, herbal and floral notes, caramel malt, lots of melon in the finish.
M - Kinda sticky, and definitely warm, its a bigger beer.
O - Pretty good, the best thing about this one is the lingering melon aftertaste.

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Photo of KYGunner
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a big and bold DIPA with a ton of citrus character. I get mango, melon, oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit. Lots of supporting malt as well as there's a nice honey and caramel backbone. It does finish with a bit of chive and bitterness.

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Photo of Tilly
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

P: Golden amber with a one finger lasting white head. Good retention which is rewarded with nice lacing.
A: Pine resin, grapefruit, hops.
T: Resinous pine, grapefruit, soft fruit, lots of hops,
M: Nicely balance, some tartness, very decent bitterness. Clean, crisp.
O: This is one hell of a fabulous union of two very excellent breweries! Well done Kevin and Kevin!

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Photo of Cannibalgasm
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bottle.

A: Pours a cloudy blood orange color with amber hues and one finger of foamy slightly off-white head. Head retains for quite awhile and leaves some very nice lacing.

S: Fruity aromas of peaches, oranges, mango, papaya, grapefruit, tangerines, apricots, red berries, and sweet bready malts as well as some dank citrusy pine/grass like hops. Also slight hints of coriander and a hint of alcohol. Very nice smelling brew.

T: Very fruit forward and hoppy. Follows the nose essentially with flavors of peaches, orange peel, mango, grapefruit, tangerines, papaya, guava, red berries, apricot, and citrusy hops up front. Then you get some sweet bready malt flavors and a slight black pepper and coriander spiciness. Finishes with a piney/grassy hop flavor and crisp lingering citrus.

M: Medium bodied with a moderately high amount of carbonation. Very crisp and clean with a very dank hop bitterness. Hass some slight alcohol warmth to it as well. Easy to drink considering the 9.3% ABV.

O: Yet another solid IPA collaboration from Stone. With IPA's flooding the market it becomes harder for one to really impress me but this one stands out as a truly great brew. Nice tropical flavors, and dank piney hops meld together perfectly with the subtly sweet malts to create a fantastic flavor experience.

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Photo of Dopen993
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz into tulip glass.

L. Dark copper with a good amount of haze. 2 fingers of head and light lacing.
S. Some nice tropical fruits off the bat, with light yeast and bread notes.
T. Lots of malt and caramel. Finishes with light hops and bitterness.
F. Medium body with medium carbonation.

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Sorry Not Sorry IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 786 ratings