Vengeful Spirit
Stone Brewing

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Stone Brewing
California, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #1,156
Ranked #10,985
4 | pDev: 7%
Jun 05, 2022
Jun 06, 2017
Very Good
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Notes: With Stone Vengeful Spirit we employ a bit of tropical mythology to pay homage to our ever present gargoyle. Since 1996 he’s had our backs, and yours, by representing an aggressive intolerance for commoditized beer. He constantly inspires us to forge ahead with resolve–even with the omnipresent forces of forceful evil. Vengeful spirits can be awesome when they’re on your side.

FEATURED HOPS: Herkules, Mosaic, Loral, Mandarina Bavaria
SPECIAL INGREDIENTS: Pineapple & Mandarin orange
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3.31/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From a 12 oz. bottle dated 04/15/21. Sampled June 5, 2022 so this over a year old. My thoughts will be tainted.

The pour is a cloudy golden color with a lingering off-white head.

In the aroma I pick up fruity sensations such as pineapple, apple, pear, and cardboard malts. It might have been more vibrant many months ago. This seems stale.

Medium mouthfeel.

The taste is sweet and also stale but I can tell that fruity or citrus hop character were prominent at some time in the past. I might have given it a high rating had I had it a long time ago.

Jun 05, 2022
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3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

1/5/22 Bottle with brew date of 7/7/22. Six months old. Not sure if this has effected any flavors/smell ....

Bready and lemon nose. Not as "tropical" as we expected. Bright on tongue. Starts off hoppy which continues dry throughout the taste. Flavors of malt and canned mandarin orange (not a good thing) with slight lemon zest. A decent, but not a noteworthy IPA.

Feb 05, 2022
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4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by defunksta from North Dakota

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy (~30% opaque) medium orange color with a large white head. SRM of 12. (4.00)

Aroma: Moderate aromas of pineapple and mango. Smooth and juicy. (4.25)

Flavor: Moderate flavors of creamy pineapple, mango, with a sharp pithy bitterness on the end. Still, drinks smooth and creamy. (4.00)

Feel: Medium bodied with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Impressively smooth. (4.50)

Compared to Three Floyd's Foggy Geezer 12/7/21: Pours a slightly hazier color. Stronger aromas. More pineapple and mango. Less orange and peach creamsicle.

Overall: Impressive juicy and creamy IPA here. Stone did this one right. Lots of pineapple, mango, creamsicle. An incredible body. A better IPA than expected here. Give Stone credit on this one. (Final Rating: 4.18)

Dec 08, 2021
3.51 by vabeerguy from Virginia on Oct 01, 2021
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3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Elemental19xx from Illinois

A mediocre ipa in my opinion. Its not bad but not my preference. Its a lot more fruity than others. The 7.3 apv is quite nice as well

Sep 23, 2021
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3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by imnodoctorbut from Texas

finally getting my paws around the IPA which my favorite IPA (so far) is based; mixed emotions

pours a slightly hazy gold body with an off-white head that has low retention and leaves trace amounts of lacing as it settles

aroma is of very floral shades of pineapple and orange with slight grass and earthy bittersweet hop

taste is juicy version of the floral tropical fruit notes and a punchy offering of grain and earthy evergreen hop bitterness

mouthfeel is mid-level in carbonation and body, running smooth, if not a little oily, with occasional carbo prickles and grainy feeling towards the end. the finish is semi-dry with an earthy, near-minty hop aftertaste

it's alright. it's definitely better as an imperial offering, with the mouthfeel being my primary complaint. it just isn't very balanced. it's not abrasive, but the elements miss a uniting feature, and the brew suffers from that void. maybe I messed up having the augmented version first, or maybe I just know that this mission statement has been delivered more effectively elsewhere..

Sep 12, 2021
4.18 by ummswimmin from New Jersey on Aug 25, 2021
4.23 by markhobbs1 from California on Aug 22, 2021
3.97 by FrankCastle from California on Aug 15, 2021
4.03 by RBorsato from Virginia on Aug 07, 2021
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4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by detgfrsh from Texas

From a bottle brewed 6/8/21. Clear orange color with a quarter inch of white head. Tropical fruit smell. Medium body. Guava and pineapple flavors over an earthy malt base. Medium bitterness on the finish. A nice fruity IPA.

Aug 07, 2021
4.05 by Danzifer from Ohio on Jul 22, 2021
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4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by 57md from Pennsylvania

Pours a straw color with just under a finger of head. The nose has an earthy essence along with notes of overripened fruit. The flavor has notes of bitter citrus comingled with a hint of woodiness.

Jul 17, 2021
3.75 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 17, 2021
3.73 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Jul 14, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CHickman from New York

A really nice spin on the base Stone IPA with the pineapple and mandarin orange adding really nice flavors. Smooth and easy to drink, this is a great summer beer.

May 23, 2021
4 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 16, 2020
4.45 by Sellen from Connecticut on Jun 13, 2020
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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by KTCamm from New Jersey

3/26/20....pours pale bronze with an orange hint and light layer of white foam. Tropical fruit nose. Mangoes and pineapples. Oranges too. Strong melon forward flavor w/ latent bitter. Slight fruitiness but with a persistent bitter. Quite nice/.

May 23, 2020
3.96 by NastyNorseman from New York on Mar 14, 2020
4.06 by einman from Minnesota on Feb 05, 2020
4.06 by EdFed from Illinois on Jan 01, 2020
3.75 by bundy462 from Texas on Dec 28, 2019
3.96 by z_21 from Pennsylvania on Dec 08, 2019
4.18 by Tcsox from Massachusetts on Nov 17, 2019
3.94 by donspublic from Texas on Oct 28, 2019
4.25 by MizzouBrew from Missouri on Oct 21, 2019
4 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania on Oct 13, 2019
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3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a super haze orange color with a billowy white head of foam. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading to leave tones of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is massive of tropical fruits, mainly of pineapple and mango, but also having a good showing of tangerine and papaya. Along with these smells comes a big showing of grapefruit hop matched by some nice herbal and grassy hop smells. With some lighter cereal grain smells rounding out the aroma, one is left with a nice sweet and inviting smell.
Taste – The taste begins much less sweet then one would anticipate from the nose with it beginning with a rather crackery taste that has a good showing of grapefruit hop. There is a bit of the tropical fruit flavors upfront that were detected in the nose, but these are much lighter then would be anticipated. As the taste advances the tropical fruits do grow slightly stronger with the pineapple getting more potent and being joined by a decent showing of mango and tangerine. At the end some other hop flavors of a herbal and earthy nature join the tongue and with the rest of the tastes leave one with a nice and robust fruity, but not overly sweet and hoppy taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is average in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is slightly lower. For the mix of light sweeter tropics, dry malt, and dank hop the feel is good and makes for a nice sipper.
Overall – A rather nice, not overly sweet, but tropical and dank IPA overall. A fun one for sure.

Oct 07, 2019
4.05 by gefinley from California on Oct 07, 2019
3.75 by tgdavis from Tennessee on Sep 29, 2019
4 by Marvicsin from California on Sep 22, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Beejay from Virginia

Thanks Alanna and Richard!

A: Yellow in color with a bunch of chunks floating about, large white head.

S: Pineapple. pear, mango, and apricot. Piles of juicy fruit.

T: Bright citrus, and tropical fruits, with pear, and pineapple. Light bitterness, with a simcoe flavor in the finish, as well as something else... earthy maybe.

M: Medium in feel with somewhat lighter carbonation.

O: Overall pretty good, Nice tropical flavor, but the yeast chunks are funky looking a little funky tasty.

Sep 10, 2019
3.99 by ghasting from Washington on Sep 08, 2019
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4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by nicholas2121 from Ohio

Vengeful Spirit brewed by Stone Brewing, with an ABV of 7.30% This American IPA pours out of a 12oz glass bottle into a pint beer glass. The color is a nice hazy amber color with a nice white head. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is Rich with hop bitterness mixed with sweetness. Lots of pineapple notes an other fruits mixed in. You also pick up a nice amount of earthy grains and malts in the smell as well. So far Vengeful Spirit is a nice inviting American IPA. Now for the taste , it is Bold with hoppy goodness mixed with sweetness. The pineapple and manidarin orange is a nice touch to this brew. The fruit sweetness off sets the hop bitterness making this a more enjoyable drinking brew. The earthy grains and malts give this brew a nice smooth finish. The body of Vengeful Spirit is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down. It is really hard to pick up on the 7.30% ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. This brew would go nice with a nice dinner. The mouth feel is Bold, Rich, Hoppy, Sweet, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I am going to give Vengeful Spirit a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again givin the opportunity too. Stone Brewing, did a super nice job with this American IPA.

Sep 04, 2019
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3.51/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Parmesan from Colorado

L: Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange, with a medium white head and a bit of thin lacing.

S: Citrusy, with some pineapple, a bit of a weird woodiness, ripe tropical fruit.

T: Citrusy, with some pineapple, a lemon peel bitterness, ripe tropical fruit.

F: Medium body, smooth carbonation.

Sep 02, 2019
3.99 by Mrseanworldwide from Ohio on Sep 01, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JayQue from Virginia

Very good citrusy IPA. Pour a hazy honey yellow color with a good size frothy white head and thick frothy rings of lacing. Head retention is very good. Aroma features strong bitterness, orange and pineapple flavor, not much maltiness. Flavor is outstanding. The citrus fruit jumps out at you and the bitterness level is high. A good, tasty hop bomb!!!!! Mouthfeel is strong and bitter. the fairly high alcohol content is not heavily featured. Still goes down fairly easily despite the initial hops blast. Overall this is a very good IPA.

Aug 30, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by tkolterman from Pennsylvania

I enjoyed it

Aug 30, 2019
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