Vengeful Spirit IPA | Stone Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
With Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA 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

Added by kell50 on 06-06-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
396
pDev:
7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
90
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 396 |  Reviews: 116
Photo of StArnoldFan
3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can't remember if I did have it before or what, but I picked up that variety 12 pack of ipas from Stone and this is 3 of the bottles.

Pours a darker gold to light amber color. 1/2" off white head. The commercial tug job speaks of a bunch of dumb shit, but the pineapple and orange adjuncts aren't dominated the nose. For having Mosaic hops, those don't really shine either in the aroma. I'm guessing the other 3 varieties are used in greater proportion. Its a decent nose, but aromatic hops aren't Stone's hallmark or anything.

The taste isn't over the top adjunct fruit, so that is nice. Not a fan of overly sweet milkshake ipas. Find another style of beer to jack up. Bitterness is in the 50ibu range I suspect. It leans on the orange notes the hardest of any of them. Alcohol is decently hidden, which usually Loral seems to kind of bind with alcohol and make it a little more pronounced in my limited experience, something about that kind of grapefruit bitterness with it. Its not as sweet as the tangerine express one, but pretty similar.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by October 17th, for a brewery that emphasizes drink fresh, the stamps on their bottles need to be read easier.

Pale gold in colour, no visible bubble action going on, the foam is good and long lasting. Lacing is above average.

Bitter smell of tangerines, definitely imparts tropical fruit notes, pineapple, oranges? Not sure aboot that.

Taste is tropical fruit, pineapple, wee bit of grapefruit, hints of onions, kinda dank.

Almost a hop oil stickiness on the tongue.

Good but not an IPA I would return to on a regular basis. Flavours are wearing on my palate.

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Photo of MTone8788
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewnme
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy gold color with thick ample head that leaves a fine lacing. Smell is light fruity. The taste had a fruity tropical thing going followed by a good feel of the bittering hops. Well played!

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Photo of mfigueroa713
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.32/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This one was weird for me. Had the look and mouthfeel of a Stone IPA. The muted smell and taste is where it fell apart. I almost passed out trying to get a decent whiff out of my snifter. Taste was light tangerine and a nondescript mix of fruit. Glad I tried but nothing I care to have again.

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Photo of jhlosito75
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buschbeer
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 fl oz bottle
Served in a Stone tulip glass

This beer pours a hazy amber color with burnt orange highlights. Suspended yeast is visible when held to the light. It is topped with two inches of beige head that leaves a few spots of lacing.

The smell is tropical and citrus fruit.

The taste is the same with tangerine standing out to me.

Medium mouthfeel

This is a good IPA from a great maker of traditional west coast IPAs.

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Photo of StoutSnob40
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of degueulasse
3.26/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The tropical, citrusy flavors of orange, mango, and pineapple flow through very nicely, though this is a tad too focused on the fruits and not enough on the bitter hoppiness that can be detected in the background.

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Photo of CreedeSon
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nitty703
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.56/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottled 5-30-18 best by 9-12-18
Hazy with particles in suspension. Golden color IPA. 1/2" head falls to a 1/4" and hangs as a cap.
**poured second bottle w/o as much yeast and beer is a little brighter and less floaties.
Definite pineapple aroma mixed with sweet citrus - candied. Feels like plenty of malt included to get it right.
Pleasant fruit flavors, dominated by pineapple...some vanilla(?), not getting Mandarin Orange myself...mild overall and balanced.
Medium body, right carbonation - it's good, not feeling great though or exceptional after 2 bottles.

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Photo of dukeandduke
3.47/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

7/1/18: $1.67 12 ounce can purchased at Binny's 3/4, canned 11/9/17, best before 3/9/18. Murky golden pour, light thin white lacing, mild carbonation. Sweet pineapple aroma offset by mild hop aroma. Taste matches aroma, mild fruit flavor offset by pleasant hop taste. Very firm and dry, nice light mouth feel, smooth drinking. Overall good offering!

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Photo of gmcb_5
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of riderwbd
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richard-Scott
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the incredible woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a hazy, golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of mango, oranges. Taste is pineapple, oranges, light mango, mild bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a highly drinkable and solid beer.

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Photo of rorjets
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hophead1946
4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DOCRW
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckles21
3.49/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jayhunter357
3.52/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stephens101
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy pale orange and covered with a large and rocky tan froth that breaks down slowly.

Aroma consists of pine resin, grapefruit covered w/ sugar, tangerine

This one is light in body and super easy going down but quite tasty with big tangy notes of tangerine and orange orange along with cream, faint pine and other citrus zest.

Cooler beer for warmer weather and ain't nothin' wrong with that.

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Vengeful Spirit IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 396 ratings