Marble / Odell / Stone Megawheat Double IPA | Stone Brewing

Marble / Odell / Stone Megawheat Double IPAMarble / Odell / Stone Megawheat Double IPA
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4.03 w/ 292 Ratings
Marble / Odell / Stone Megawheat Double IPAMarble / Odell / Stone Megawheat Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Kick back and crank it up as we’ve done all the brewing…the we being us and the special guest appearances of two heavy hitters in the indie craft beer industry: New Mexico’s Marble and Colorado’s Odell. Credited with 58 years of brewing chops, our trio built their wheat ale foundation on the classic “C” hops. Then, we rocked a pure hop triad of “M” hops to achieve a supercharged succession of orange, tangerine, lemon, lime, spice and dankness. The undulating riffs of Motueka, Mosaic and Mandarina Bavaria hops slash through the wheat haze with equal footing, never playing over one another. The cacophony of flavor is what fans would expect with a name like Megawheat. So join us as we forge ahead on a path that directly leads to the main stage…and then off the front of it, into the crowd!

If you feel the urge to smash the bottle afterward, don’t. That’s what guitars are for.

70 IBU

Added by gillagorilla on 11-12-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,817
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
292
Liked:
250
Avg:
4.03/5
pDev:
7.2%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
43
Trade:
0
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

8/1/17 bottle

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3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
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4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3/5  rDev -25.6%
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4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip. Cool artwork.

L: Semi-opaque medium golden copper pour. 1.5 fingers of frothy white head. Outstanding lacing.

S: Citrus and sweet tropical fruits... dank and bready.

T/F: Malty and bready... very rich with definite sweetness which largely masks how bitter this beer is. The hop profile strongly tends towards the citrus... grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, and mango. Some grain character... sharp and dank... medium to thick in body, especially for a beer this hoppy. The finish is sweet citrus with some bitter resin.

O: A nice collaboration... a tropical juice bomb and erring slightly on the sweet side perhaps. Pretty delicious though, and criticism feels like nitpicking. In general I really enjoy the Stone collaborations and this was no exception.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
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3.83/5  rDev -5%
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - clear copper color, nice 2-finger head fades slowly to a thin layer

S - whole grain bread, citrus, and that resiny smell so common in Stone IPAs

T - maltier than most, fruity mid-palate, rye bread, piney finish with medium plus bitterness

F - nice small bubbles with medium plus carbonation, slightly oily after the swallow, you can feel the ABV

O - really nice, lots of late hop additions compared to older Stone brews, but I still prefer my local Brooklyn options

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
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4.19/5  rDev +4%
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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Yet another Stone brew enticing me towards it with a brash label and (as usual) heady alcohol content (8.4% ABV with this one). Then I had a read of the label: Motueka, Mosaic and Mandarina Bavaria hops - yes please! I’m well acquainted with Motueka (which gives IPAs a real orange juice vibe) and Mosaic (mangos very prominent with this hop) however Mandarina Bavaria is a new one for me, I’m guessing mandarin notes [let’s not get ahead of ourselves Doc]. Added to what will no doubt be another fantastic Stone brew is wheat... so yeah, banana and clove flavours too? Sounds like a bit of a fruit salad in a glass, I’m looking forward to it!

Poured from a 650ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Cloudy, with visible yeast particles, orange body with a billowy white head on top. Very much looks more like a Hefeweizen than a DIPA, but I guess that’s the point when you add wheat to a beer. 8/10.

S: Bit of a fruit salad as expected: Orange-flavoured Starburst, banana, orange juice and hints of, yep, you guessed it; Mandarin. Overall it’s a pleasing, if overly sweet, melange of an aroma, one which makes me eager to dive right in to the next bit (my favourite bit) the tasting. 8/10.

T: Headstrong hopping upfront and all over - Stone do nothing by half measures, and for this we - the craft beer collective voices - thank them. Starts off syrupy with banana/mandarin, then mid-palate hits with a biscuity note, follows through to fresh orange juice/Starbursts, and finishes with a pithy orange moderate bitterness. The balance is on par with what we expect from Stone - that is to say excellent, with just the right amount of sweetness, it’s rather a little too easy to drink for 8.4%, but that’s how Stone rolls [needed a pun in there somewhere]. 8/10.

M: Wheat gives this a nice creamy medium bodied consistency, and the carbonation is spot on - dense but not too gassy, hard to fault here. 9/10.

D: Too drinkable for its own good IMO! This is the Stone you bring round to meet your parents (if your parents happen to be avid craft beer drinkers, mine are not appreciators of the fine art of brewing sadly). Aside from being exceptionally easy to drink and tasty the only question you need to ask yourself (apart from: “Do I feel lucky punk?”) is: Are these flavours that I love? Personally I’m not a huge orange fan, if you asked me to list my top fruits orange would be like 10 or 12th on the scale, however I do love bananas... so conflicted right now. 8/10.

Food match: BBQ ribs with slaw and a brioche (if I want to turn the hipster up to 11).

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4.61/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: slight haze; copper in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a splotchy cap; nice lacing;

S: orange, pineapple, and pine;

T: follows the nose to the middle, then orange zest gets added in; finish is mild to moderately bitter and all orange;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: well made and interesting; for me, it wasn't worth the money;

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3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 85.6% out of 100 with 292 ratings
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