Maine / Stone DaySlayer | Stone Brewing

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Maine / Stone DaySlayerMaine / Stone DaySlayer
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bold. Sharp. Golden. Like an axe used to cleave the bitter tongue of its drinkers, Day Slayer is here to delight in the destruction of your palate.

Deep in the darkest reaches exists an elite group of brewers formed in the image of chaos. Destined to ravage the earth, sowing bitterness upon the tongues of beer drinkers everywhere, the warrior brewers of Maine Beer, Societe Brewing and Stone Brewing have sharpened their axes and grown in might and fury, anticipating this day of reckoning. A swath of nobly-hopped damnation has been carved, eradicating the sun, yet lulling you into confidence with its soft golden hue. Day Slayer is here to destroy the weak and huddled masses, unleashing upon the world a mouth-shattering crescendo of palate destroying hops, fermented with the finest of Pilsner strains, delivering a beer as sharp as their blades. Enjoy fresh. Rock hard.

Tasting Notes: Bold in character, this clean and crisp imperial pilsner has intense bready character before turning sharply bitter with hints of pink peppercorns on the mid-palate. Finishes clean and dry.

Added by smutty33 on 02-15-2017

BEER STATS
Ratings:
200
Reviews:
54
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
6.37%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Tcsox
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bogdawg
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mantooth
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gordavidson
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Imperialjake
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

7/28/17 bottle @ Asheville home

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Photo of arizcards
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber from TW Arrowhead 4-15-17 for $7.99. Bottled on 3-23-17 and Enjoy By 6-21-17 - stored in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured a cloudy golden with a nice white head that has some good hang time.

Nose is bready with some pineapple notes.

Taste is a nice bready malt base with notes of citrus and pineapple woven in. Finish has a very small touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall this is a very enjoyable beer. Glad i got the opportunity to try it!

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Photo of brauseboof
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snowmageddon
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oberon
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours into a half liter stein a clear light to medium golden with a full one finger fluffy white crown atop.Big tangerine and grassy-like hops jump out in the nose,a slight doughy malt presence is detected as well.Much dryer and crisper than expected with citric notes and that sharpness promised coming in more as I drink more.Slightly sharp in the mouth but it goes down easy,a different take than many of the style,I like the peppery sharpness in the beer.Well done.

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Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boto
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber: this one pours a clear, golden color. Small white head and minimal lacing. Bready, spicy and peppery nose. Some malts also. The taste is very good. A bit bitter and peppery, with tasty maltiness behind it. Very tasty!

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Photo of Keeling
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whatname
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 57md
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a orangish-straw color with almost a finger of head. I expected that classic Stone hoppy nose but instead I was surprised by a nice floral and bready bouquet. The body is solid if not slightly hefty for the style and the flavor is citrusy and only slightly bitter.

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Photo of needMIbeer
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of obywan59
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pretty close to crystal clear, showing great carbonation. Yellow to golden in color with a 2 1/2 finger big bubbled white heat that leaves great lacing.

Really bready aroma upfront with citric/spicy hops and tons of pepper.

Sweet malt and taste of alcohol early on. Then a peppery taste develops before the bitter hops rise to dominance in the end.

Crisp, with syrupy malts that leave the mouth slightly sticky. Somewhat oily as well.

Great brew! It has good balance, the sweet and bitter are well matched. I'd buy it again.

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Photo of dmorgan310
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear medium to light golden pour. 1.5 fingers of foamy white head. Falls quickly with great lacing.

S: Biscuity malts and lager yeast. Citrusy hops.

T/F: Bready malts... biscuits and grains. Lager feel with a bigger hop character. Citrus and pineapple... a little peppercorn and spice. Clean and crisp. Finish is slightly sweet and citrus. Medium in body... highly drinkable.

O: Another nice stone collaboration. Great flavor.... either a hopped up lager or a lagered up IPA, but whatever it is the flavor works nicely. My 2nd time drinking it and hopefully this one will make a reappearance in the future.

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Photo of JPadilla
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Clear gold with a massive foamy white head. Excellent retention and lacing.

S: Orange zest, metallic, yellow grapefruit, pine, crisp biscuit malt, a touch of apricot or pineapple, basil/cilantro/herbal dankness.

T: Big orange zest and orange peel upfront, along with a little grapefruit. Biscuit malt backbone, made crisp by the lager yeast, with faint pineapple notes. Finishes with a solid bitterness comprised of piney flavor and some more orange peel bitterness. Alcohol is hidden, but the big malt backbone reminds you of its abv.

T: Medium-full bodied, well-carbonated, lending a full feeling.

O: A solid IPL. Chock full of hop flavor, yet very drinkable.

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Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Maine / Stone DaySlayer from Stone Brewing
4.08 out of 5 based on 200 ratings.
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