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Champion Of The Sun | Stone Brewing

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3.89/5
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8 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by atrocity on 07-14-2017

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
8
pDev:
5.91%
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Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a Magnum into a Delerium Tremens tulip - Berlin collaboration series #5

L: Nearly clear golden copper pour. Massive foamy white head. Great lacing.

S: Malty and rich mixed with coffee beans and citrus.

T/F: Follows the nose. Surprisingly malty... rich... caramel and dark sugars giving way to a citrusy/fruity hop character. Drinks more like an Imperial Red than an IPA. Good flavors though... coffee in the back... present but not overpowering. Medium in body... fairly smooth... a bit earthy.

O: An interesting collaboration effort... overall good flavors, and well worth trying. More malty than expected... coffee very much in the background, and less of a hop kick than I would have hoped for. Still... really nice if you can find it.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of angrybabboon
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this, consumed 8/19/17, review from notes

A: Burnt orange to copper - lightly hazy - pours with a medium to large foamy head - fades to a wispy cap, leaves some really nice lacing

S: Smells more like a Stone DIPA than a coffee IPA - juicy citrus with some nice orange and grapefruit juice and flesh - leafy hops and some resinous hops - not a ton of coffee, honestly, but some nice roasty character - Dayman had a more intriguing coffee aroma - oily - light sweetness

T: Juicy citrus with orange, grapefruit, and citrus zest - leafy and wet hop cones - substantial lack of coffee - some light coffee flavor is dominated by the dank citrus - lightly earthy - chewy pale malts and some sweetness - some booze

M: Medium body, smooth, medium carbonation, a touch oily

O: The Nightman has influenced this beverage

The notion of an "imperial Dayman" was so very exciting. Sadly, Champion of the Sun just drinks like a average (maybe below average) Stone DIPA with some splashes of coffee. Have I mentioned I miss Dayman?

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Photo of sweemzander
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dayman 2.0

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Champion Of The Sun from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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