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Stone Mocha IPA | Stone Brewing

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4.07/5
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816 Ratings
Stone Mocha IPAStone Mocha IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Clearly, style lines have been crossed. Is it half-IPA, half-stout? Not quite. It’s definitely all IPA, but it’s also the best of both styles, making this love child of a beer simply just a beautiful, pleasure-seeking meld of imperial IPA and mocha indulgence. How did we come up with this inexplicably delicious creation? Well, that doesn’t really matter. What matters is that it exists and that it’s here for you now, thanks to our deliberate disregard for brewing norms. Some things are not meant to be known, just enjoyed...thoroughly.

Added by StoneBrewingCo on 06-03-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,625
Reviews:
232
Ratings:
816
pDev:
8.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
179
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 816 |  Reviews: 232
Photo of BenHoppy
3.22/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trbtodd
3.61/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLima
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice aroma with notes of roasted coffee beans, lots of pine, mild cocoa juice and mild mango.
Flavor with predominant notes of cocoa, pine, grapefruit, their house yeast, caramels, orange marmalade with peel, resin, peat, lemongrass, green coffee beans and lots of pepper. Dry and bitter aftertaste. It does not feel as high as its 80 IBUs.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 9% is very well disguised considering it does not have a full body.
Well-crafted DIPA with predominant non-sweet mocha, citrusy and piney notes. It resulted in a complexity off the common ground. Interesting.

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Photo of BEER88
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another very good offering from Stone...

I find it funny to know I'm not big into IPAs but boy, have I drank quite a few different ones over the years. Every so often I come across something really good and unique - and this mocha IPA falls into both categories at once. It has a nice cloudy, orange look to it in the glass with white foam that quickly evaporates, though there's some lacing down the glass. The smell is mostly citrusy with the most distant hint of coffee and really no notes of chocolate I could pull out, nonetheless, it was good to the nose. Mouthfeel was medium-bodied, velvety and lightly carbonated. The taste was a very balanced blend of the hops, the distant coffee and chocolate notes, but all mixed together to give a smooth effect - you can easily forget it's at 9% ABV, easily. I expected a bit more from this, more mocha, but was surprised at it's light boozy effect and it's overall drinkability. (Though I felt it a bit afterwards to be honest...)

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Photo of nater919
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jack77
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of swblackford
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrenaline
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjrider
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skabiski
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bb-magic
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ALHOPLOVER
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by date of 9/15/17, poured on 9/29/17
L: Looks great, nice dense head that stuck around.
S: Smells like a spicy, peppery hop with just a hint of mocha coffee. Was hoping to get more mocha out of the deal. Different. A little malty. Just a smidge of booze.
T: Taste follows the nose but has something very unusual, unique and special going on. Complex. Flavorful. Can't describe it exactly. And that's the beauty of a finely crafted beer; there's nothing else like it (and this goes for other crafts out there as well). It's something that I've never tasted before. Dark chocolate, fruitcake and coffee with a touch of mild jalapeño. Who would've thought it? But very enjoyable!
F: Good consistency of an imperial, good bite. Very drinkable.
O: Good out of the fridge but watch out now... I let number two warm up and whoa... I did not want it to end. Found my happy place. This is a peppery mocha DIPA. But I haven't seen the pepper described in other reviews... Glad I bought the six pack cause I haven't had Stone in a while. Would like to try a really fresh one. Also think I might Age one in the cellar; read a review that said this one ages well.

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Photo of sisterofba
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.76/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a orange hue with nice 2'' head, creamy lacing. Smells coffee,caramel,fresh Italian loaf of bread, Mildly hoppy. Tastes well, like mocha, flowery hops linger in the after taste. Feels silky,smooth, and highly quaffable. This is an awesome brew from in my opinion from one the top 3 IPA brewers.I think I rated Stone IPA perfect, this is right there,

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Photo of anthony-s
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SteelCity36
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is by far one of the best IPA's on the market. The hops and body of and IPA along with the taste and smell, mixed with the characteristics of a great stout taste.

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Photo of DavidR_9
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 6/1/17. Consumed on 9/17/17.

Wish I could have tried this fresher. Smells like fresh roasty coffee with a hint of chocolate and a slight smoky character. Almost no citrusy characteristic Stone hop aroma on this one - I think the Mocha has really taken over. Taste pretty much follows the nose but a bit more citrusy rind presence. Pretty delicious mocha flavor - clearly evident. Mouthfeel is really nice and full. Great carbonation.

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Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.93/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Raime
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RMW66
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Stone Mocha IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 816 ratings
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