Sorry Not Sorry IPA
Stone Brewing

Sorry Not Sorry IPASorry Not Sorry IPA
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IPA - Imperial
4.14 | pDev: 7.49%
Stone Brewing
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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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I_love_cold_beer from Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 06, 2015
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jacewg from District of Columbia

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

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy deep orange to amber with a big white head that drops to a solid white ring with nice thick lacing.

Smell: Definitely a bit of sweet caramel with some nice hop and fruit components. The peach/stonefruit element is there with hints of tropical fruit and just a touch of earthiness/pine.

Flavor: Some sweetness and caramel without being over the top. Citrus and stonefruit characters dominate the flavor with just a hint of tartness. All of the components work quite well together. Just the slightest bit of dank. Hop saturated, but not especially bitter.

Feel: Well carbed. The bubbles help to lift this beer off the palate without making the body feel thin. Medium bodied for the style. The bitterness is present, but quite subdued with everything else going on. Finishes with lingering stonefruit sweetness and hints of sweet malt.

Overall: Fun to drink. Peach and hop character quite good. Could use perhaps a touch less sweetness and slightly amplified bitterness, but those are minor critiques. This is good stuff.

Nov 12, 2015
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Nugganooch from California

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.

Jan 24, 2017
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kevanb from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle, dated 10.23.15, poured into a Stone Imperial Russian Stout snifter.

The beer pours a deep copper color, amber hues and hints of orange, decent clarity with a thick, finger and a half of white head that has nice retention and leaves a crazy amount of webbed lace. The aroma is great, huge peach fruit, berries, tropical fruit and citrus peel, pine, sticky and resinous with some assertive caramel and amber malt profile, sweet and grainy. The flavors are nice, not quite as bursting as the nose led on, strong piney hops, sticky, spicy, resinous, bitter grapefruit peel, mild citrus, light peach flavor, a bit of tropical character as well with strong malt presence that adds some nice balance. The mouthfeel is nice, coating, creamy, moderate carbonation that is super smooth and gentle yet finishes with a nice dry bite.

Verdict: A nice Imperial IPA from Stone and friends. The peach profile is mostly present in the aroma and really brings out some bright and delicate fruit aromas with it though the aggressive hops kind of wash it out flavor wise. An enjoyable beer, but nothing earth shattering here. Like another reviewer said, I'd be curious to get a taste of these experimental hops on their own or in a less assertive beer.

Dec 06, 2015
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Immortale25 from North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku pint. Bottleneck says Bottled On 10/23/15.

A- Pours a clean medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Big resinous hop nose. Fruity, dank.

T- Great citrus-forward hop flavor with a near perfectly executed attack of bitterness. Very easy to drink for the ABV and I find myself going back for more and more sips. Zesty zing of fruit. Just enough malt sweetness to balance.

M- Sharp and a bit oily from the hops. Medium carbonation with a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Whaddya know? Stone made a fantastic DIPA...Who knew they had it in 'em? Sarcasm of course.

Nov 26, 2015
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mabermud from Washington

4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: This beer has a clear, darker orange, and amber body. The head is fine and white, and retention is good. After the head dies down, a nice film lingers over the top of the beer. As the sticky curtains melt, smoothly from the sides of the glass, crooked and broken rings of lacing are left behind as decoration.
Smell: The smell is other-worldly. It is big and bold. Candied tropical fruit, candied pineapple, and zesty pine. The peaches definitely make a nice contribution to the perceived juiciness of this DIPA. World-class aroma.
Taste: Described above. Upfront and mid-way through, the beer is top-notch. Near the end, the taste tapers off and falls off a cliff. The finish is too short, nonetheless, I keep drinking. If the taste was somehow magically lengthened, this would be bumped up.
Feel: Substantial. Dry? Medium to higher-medium body. Carbonation is right on, nice dense lather that is not so creamy. Dry?

Overall - Spectaculicious. I don't know what happened to this rating, but this is a very good beer that I would definitely have again. It is a bit expensive at almost $10 per 22oz. Maybe, I will find some when I go home to Escondido next month...maybe not, my little brother asks me to send me Xocoveza from Washington, and he lives about 10 minutes from the brewery. Go figure.

Nov 26, 2015
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mschrei from Illinois

4.71/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow. I wasn't sure what to expect but this blew me away.
Bottled 10/23. Poured into a Russian River Nonic pint.

L- I haven't looked at a beer as much as I did with this one in a while. I was thinking it was gold, but it's almost a copper color. Either way, it's beautiful. Has a creamy white persistent head and healthy constant carb. Being used to sweeter "fruity" Imperial IPAs that also use honey, this one has a clean appearance with no sediment.

S-hops. Nothing else. When I sniff this, I'm expecting hop bomb on taste, shields up against bitterness.

T-and herein lies the surprise. I get hops and everything I expected with them – some bitterness, some citrus, some zing. But the peaches are the wild card-I hardly taste them, but i'm getting an underlying sweetness strong enough to compete with and compliment the hops that can come from nothing else. And it tastes great from the first sip until the final slug, which is all I can ask for from a 22 ounce bottle.

F- Standard Imperial IPA and all that implies, but it has a creaminess and smoothness to it that I think is the most pleasant aspect of the beer. It's reminiscent to me in a lot of ways of the Pipeworks Square Grouper series "fruit flavored" Imperial IPAs, but the big difference is obviously the lack of honey, which makes this a lighter feeling beer.

O-I absolutely love it, but I'm wondering if there is a way to make it slightly heavier without sacrificing all of the great things about it. I want to run out to the local grocery store and buy more of this, which makes me doubly glad–It was a surprisingly great beer, and it's getting great penetration in the market.

Nov 19, 2015
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richj1970 from Alabama

4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22 oz bomber dated 10/23/2015 into snifter.

A: Clear golden orange with 1-2 finger off white head with lasting retention and settling to a thin cap. Some decent lacing.

S: Fresh pine cones, ripe peaches, mango, and grapefruit.

T: Dank hops and stone fruits - peach and apricot. Just a hint of sweetness but well controlled and balanced.

M: Medium body with average carbonation. Finish has a nice hop bite.

O: Another fantastic IPA from Stone. Very well done.

Nov 07, 2015
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DerekE4750 from New York

4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dec 02, 2015
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Erik-P from Canada

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 11, 2015
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TH28 from Florida

4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Bottled 11/15/15. Appearance: Deep golden orange, clear, with a thick white head that dissipated fairly quickly.
Aroma: Strong fruit forward hop notes of tropical fruit and peach, with secondary pine and grass.
Taste: Light caramel sweet maltiness with dominant fruit flavor of peach, slowly turning to a strong bitterness with underlying grass and pine. Overall a very fruit forward taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium with moderate carbonation and slow developing alcohol warmth.
Finish: Pine resin sticks around after the swallow, with some retronasal fruit and peach aromas.
Overall: A well made IPA that leans heavily toward tropical fruit aroma and flavor as opposed to the normal pine and grapefruit. Very drinkable for it's strength. Aroma and flavor complexity not quite as strong as some of the best IIPAs

Dec 31, 2015
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ford0626 from Washington

4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nov 07, 2015
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ToddSoonerFan from Iowa

3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 15, 2015
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BobbySads from Florida

4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dec 12, 2015
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Dope from Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 10/23/15

A: Pours a nice clear red. Good sized thin and effervescent tan head. Head retention is quite good with no real lacing left behind.

S: Definitely get some peaches in there. Citrusy and piney too. Stone fruit?

T: Big hop bite up front. BIG. Sharp, bitter flavors. Loads of tropical fruit and citrus with a backing of spicy, dank pine flavors. Peachy in the middle and in the finish once the hops fade a bit. Another wave of bitterness in the finish, sharp and biting. Aftertaste is very piney and grassy with bits of citrus and tropical fruits floating with the remnants of the peaches.

M: Medium bodied, bitter and sharp.

O: Another big IPA from stone. Very sharp and bitter with a huge variety of flavors. Pretty well balanced hop flavors. Peaches are an unusual addition but are pretty decent. Overall, despite the strength and variety of flavors I felt it didn't work as well as it could have. Decent but nothing special.

Nov 19, 2015
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scxcrunner from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly darker than expected for an ipa with a slightly tinted head. Aroma pine, citrus, and melon. Taste Melon, caramel, pineapple, with a good amount of Pine. Bottle was 2 months old and wonder if the melon flavor was faded citrus. Really enjoyed this but would like to try it a tad fresher.

Dec 25, 2015
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TheWolf from Delaware

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

Filter light copper. Pine cat piss and citrus on the nose. More fruit than cat piss to taste. Really is a well crafter beer. A lot going on with the use of earthy hops and peaches. A great pairing and well balanced. Not sorry about this.

Nov 28, 2015
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shoegueuze from California

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

Nov 20, 2015
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Patches826 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 19, 2015
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jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

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

Nov 22, 2015
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johnpalisi from New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 28, 2015
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - This is a great look brew, clear orange, with a tight head that laces liberally.

S - Dank hit, with a touch of that stone fruit sweetness.

T - Bright hop notes, mostly of fruit, couples with very distinct peach flesh and slightly sour fruit notes. The close has a bright kick of bitterness, that closes pretty clean. A very nice experience.

M - Very clean with only a slight bite of drying in the close.

O - A fun mix, and a delicious beer. It is beautiful and fruity. The nose is a hop-lover's dream, with big dank notes.

Dec 06, 2015
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BlazingMoose from Rhode Island

4.61/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dec 02, 2015
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Beer21 from Florida

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

Jan 04, 2016
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KeithE from Illinois

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

Dec 28, 2015
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