Sorry Not Sorry IPA | Stone Brewing

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Sorry Not Sorry IPASorry Not Sorry IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by superspak on 09-19-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
177
Ratings:
784
pDev:
7.51%
 
 
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Reviews by SHODriver:
Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of jacewg
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of richj1970
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
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 mabermud
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of kevanb
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of mschrei
4.71/5  rDev +14%
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.

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Photo of legalag11
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DanGeo
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another great IPA from Stone. A vivid orange Amber with tropical hops, citrus, and of course, peach on the nose. Tastes like a top shelf IPA with peaches. Pretty good!

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Photo of GameOfBeers
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of woodchipper
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SanFranJake
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jpinoniemi
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TTripp725
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dbrulet
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Motleydrunk56
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber poured into a stone glass.I`m getting pineapple and pine.Very hoppy.And of course peach.Taste is hoppy with pineapple & peach.Overall I would say it`s another hit for stone.One of many.Give it a try.

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Photo of Meyers1023
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden amber color with one fingers worth of bubbly white head that laces the glass. The smell is very floral and fruity. Smells amazing! You definitely get a peach flavor with a very light bitterness. The new hops add a wonderful flavor, very citrusy and fruity. I love this collaboration.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
4.72/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Darker golden amber with a thick off white head.

Smell: Citrus, hops, and light pine notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops with a subtle citrus taste.

Overall: Excellent brew!!

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shiny copper penny color with excellent clarity. There's a quarter inch of tan colored head on top. Heavy Brussels lacing. Strong citrus, pineapple, and peach notes. The taste is slightly more dialed back than the aroma, but citrus and peach still dominate the palate. The mouth is not as sticky as one would expect for a double IPA, especially considering the strength.

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Photo of warmbier804
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of off white head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A very juicy and dank hop forward aroma with a scent of citrus and pine resin. Upfront citrus hop presence with a scent of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, lemon, apricot, and pineapple along with some peaches and berry. Earthy and herbal hints of pine resin, grass, and cannabis. Background malt hints of caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. A really good hoppy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and dank hop driven taste with notes of citrus fruits and resin. Big upfront citrus hop presence with tropical notes of orange peel, melon, grapefruit, apricot, mango, pineapple, and lemon. Big presence of peach juice as well as a little berry. Earthy hop notes of pine resin and grass. Backing malt notes of caramel, cracker, grains, and yeast. A very good juicy taste.

Mouthfeel: Body is on the heavier side of medium. Carbonation is moderate. Very juicy and somewhat oily with a drying finish.

Overall: Another really good West Coast IPA from Stone and their collaborators. Good juicy citrus and earthy hops. The added peach adds a nice touch.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Two ingredients that are sure to get my attention (other than hops, malts, barley and water) are cherries and peaches . . . I'm a sucker for either. So when I heard about this ipa I knew I would be looking for it. Not sure why I haven't seen it until 31days after the bottle date. This one is about as solid as any of the stone collaboration brews so far. Not overly impressed, floored or wowed with this beer but Stone just just keeps pumping out good to great ipa's and dipa's. Sorry not sorry is piney, grassy, earthy with a dandelion type touch similar to the Go to ipa. The peaches aren't as up front as I would have liked or the description would leave you to believe. Overall this is another good ipa collaboration from stone that I don't feel the least upset about paying $9 a bomber.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Sorry Not Sorry IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 784 ratings