Megawheat Double IPA
Stone Brewing

Megawheat Double IPAMegawheat Double IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 7.02%
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
302
From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
89
Very Good
Megawheat Double IPAMegawheat Double IPA
Notes: Collaboration with Marble Brewery & Odell Brewing Co.

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
Reviews: 87 | Ratings: 302 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by travolta:
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travolta from California

4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 25, 2017
More User Reviews:
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light copper in color with vibrant carbonation bubbles within the body. There's a nearly two inch thick dense and lightly tan head. Light to moderate lacing in the glass. I'm smelling a nice blend of pale wheat, bitter citrus hops, and floral hops. I'm smelling notes of banana and tangerine. The taste is prominently wheat with the mosaic hops at the back of the palate. The mouth is fairly quaffable for a double IPA, but I suspect that to be due to the wheat. There's also a light stickiness at the back of the palate.

Feb 17, 2017
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HopHunter19 from Missouri

4.55/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - nice golden amber clear color with a white head that sticks forever and leaves a nice lacing.
S # very hop resinous up front, ganja, garlic, onion, tangerine, orange, citrus pith
T % big citrusy and dank hops - tangerine, orange, grapefruit, light garlic/onion, light ganja, citrus pith
M & medium, soft mouthfeel for a double ipa, alc covered, aftertaste is citrus peel, grapefruit
O = good beer. Its a buy it once kind of beer though. It just doesnt blow you out if the water like some other similar beers - super fresh FFF gumballhead comes to mind, although thats an extra hoppy take on a pale wheat ale with amarillo.

Feb 18, 2017
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.37/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. Bomber
Bottled On: 01/09/17
Enjoy By: 04/06/17

Pours a pretty nice clean/clear dark golden yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which also leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with some really nice citrus, piney. The taste is hoppy, citrusy, nice little pine note. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a pretty tasty brew.

Apr 13, 2017
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Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 05, 2017
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

May 28, 2017
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TheWolf from Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Meh

Feb 20, 2017
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a bright amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains piney hops, wheat, citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong burst of piney hops bitterness that is quickly followed by sweetness from flavors of citrus and caramel. The malt character is heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid 2IPA to drink for a long time.

Oct 15, 2017
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NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 12, 2017
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ColForbinBC from New Jersey

4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jan 30, 2017
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VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 07, 2017
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deereless from Colorado

3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 18, 2017
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hman43 from North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: It pours golden with an off white head. There is a fair amount of lacing with moderate head retention.

Smell: It has aromas of grapefruit, tropical fruit (pineapple like), and citrus. There is a wheat around in the background.

Taste: The flavors are a combination of fruitiness and bitter hops. Tropical fruits are in the forefront which provides a sweet flavor with citrus, wheat, lime, spice, and tangerine.

Feel: The finish is sweet and then bitter and dry which lasts long into the finish.

Overall, this is a flavor burst of citrus and tropical fruits that provides a moderate bitter punch with a bit of sweetness.

Mar 31, 2017
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woodchipper from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle date is messed up on this copy, but I can at least determin Jan of this year. Smell is dank and I don't even like that word, but I actually think it fits here. Pours relatively clear despite the back of the bottle description as hazy. Head is moderate, but fades to single layer of bubbles after a few minutes. This beer is really different depending on where I move the taste around in my mouth. Front is sweet fade to hop bitterness. Back of tongue is alcohol and fruit. Swish it around and there is complexity.
Maybe my palate isn't good enough, but I would not suspect this to be a wheat beer if it wasn't for the name and the description.
Overall- A good interesting collaboration. A surprise with every sip, all good surprises.

Feb 13, 2017
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JPadilla from Florida

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 23, 2017
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Burt from Rhode Island

3.42/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Mar 30, 2017
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.41/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at Total Wine & More in Woodland Hills, CA. Poured into a Stone Brewing standard Pint Glass.

Look: Deep Golden yellow, little to no head with trace amounts of lacing.
Smell: Strong hop and floral notes with a fantastic pine compliment. Lingering scents of wheat.
Taste: Amazing flavor, a perfect balance of citrus and pine, with lingering floral notes as found in the smell. The citrus notes are sweeter, more tangerine as opposed to grapefruit. Aftertaste leaves nice hop quality and lingering notes of fruit (I'd agree with other reviews and definitely get a taste of nectarine).
Feel: Perfect amount of carbonation, very slight stickiness that quickly dissipates.

A fantastic DIPA from Stone, Odell, and Marble. I was initially drawn in from the awesome label art on this bad boy, and was as equally impressed by the beer. I've had my fair share of Stone, and this has broken it's way towards the top. I highly recommend this brew.

Jan 30, 2017
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Kendo from New York

4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the bomber into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is dark golden/light copper - seems clear, but further inspection yields a lot of fine particulate in suspension. A 1-finger whitish head is on top; leaves solid lacing behind.

S: Not a terribly strong nose at all. Some sweet caramel malt, a touch of citrusy and tropical fruity hops and a hint of rye-like spice.

T: Sweet caramel-type malt foundation is followed by the hops - citrusy (oranges, candied oranges and orange peel, plus a touch of grapefruit and some lime as well) and a load of tropical fruit (mango, papaya and a touch of pineapple). Finishes with a touch of heat from the 8.4% ABV, but it's not intrusive at all.

M: A little syrupy, which is a surprise given the wheat billing in the name. I expected this to be lighter in heft, though anything labeled a "Double" IPA is bound to have a bigger base, notwithstanding the use of wheat. Carbonation is subdued, making this one an easy drinker - no sharp bite at all, it flows smoothly down the throat.

O: Interesting. A solid DIPA that doesn't hit my personal high points (I'm old fashioned, I suppose, as I remain partial to the C-hops and the citrusy, piney assault that comes from their prodigious use), but which remains a good beer nonetheless. I probably won't get it again, but I'm glad to have tried it.

Feb 23, 2017
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Spacedog666 from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 10, 2017
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rydev24 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 16, 2017
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on draft

Pours clear copper color with nice thick white head, nice lacing all around the glass

Aroma lots of orange and grapefruit and tangerine very fresh smell

Taste lots of citrus grapefruit, orange peel and lemon bitter taste nice pine hop flavor.

feel - medium body pretty dry finish

I really like this great flavor and feel.

Mar 23, 2017
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a large fluffy head of foam. It smelled citrusy!! I hate to use the word but it tasted juicy with lots of citrusy hop bite. The wheat smooths out the bitterness of the hops. It was dangerously easy-drinking.

Jan 30, 2017
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear bright, light orange with yellow shining through the edges of the beer. Head foams up to a mere finger in height, and white in color. Retention is okay, with a little lacing at the start, but not much as the beer warms. Aroma is sopping wet with hops - citrus, spicy, earthy, and grassy. Biscuit and bread malts are strong. Flavor profile features spicy and citrusy hops right out front. Earthy and grassy hops stand in reserve, and add to the bitter hop bite. Biscuit malts and wheat add to the complexity. This beer follows the west coast IPA style with bitter biting hops. Mouth feel is a little thin, with a slightly watery feel. It has a fizzy feel on the tip of the tongue. Overall, a hoppy, west coast style IPA. Hoppy here means bitter, so be wary.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

Feb 12, 2017
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neenerzig from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of the 22 oz bomber bottle into one of my tulip glasses, this beer pours a, surprisingly for a wheat beer (or hell, a wheat IPA anyway), clear medium golden copper color with numerous streams of little bubbles fairly rapidly and continuously rising to the beer's surface. Also has a nice, big fluffy white head that's about an inch thick when first poured with good retention and excellent lacing. Aromas of slightly toasted, bready malts with strong citrus notes of mandarin orange, lemon, and grapefruit that's all rounded out with a bit of crisp wheat. The taste is very similar with slightly toasted, bready caramel malt sweetness along with a nice wheat note that gives way to a bit of grapefruit, orange, and lemon, earthy hop bitterness, The flavors are very well balanced here overall. Has a crisp, yet smooth, and frothy, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean, slightly dry finish. Another good and interesting approach to the double IPA style of beer from Stone.

Eric

Feb 02, 2017
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mmorris15 from Maine

4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 22, 2017
Megawheat Double IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 302 ratings