Notorious P.O.G.
Stone Brewing

Notorious P.O.G.Notorious P.O.G.
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Stone Brewing
California, United States
Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #293
Ranked #7,901
4.07 | pDev: 8.6%
Oct 31, 2023
Aug 02, 2017
This beer is the culmination of a journey begun on our Stone World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station 10bbl brewhouse. The twists and turns included more than one collaboration beer built on the “tropical weisse” theme. The Notorious P.O.G. was first served up at Hop-Con 4.0, our annual release event for the (in)famous Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout. For those unfamiliar with Hawaiian juice lore, P.O.G. stands for Passion, Orange, Guava.
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Rated: 4.01 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut

Oct 31, 2023
Rated: 3.69 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 14, 2021
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Reviewed by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Presentation: 12 oz. can with the canning and "enjoy by" dates printed on the bottom. Served in a Rastal Harmony tumbler.

Appearance: The one finger head stays around for a while and leaves behind a lot of lacing that covers the entire glass. It's a murky, bright, pale straw color. 

Smell: There's some waxy orange peel that dominates, followed by the musty, overripe guava aroma.

Taste: It's very juicy, fruity, tart and just delicious. There's some citrusy orange right away with the passion fruit and guava following right after. 

Mouthfeel: It's light, crisp and refreshing. There's a slight creaminess in there too which is nice. 

Overall: A very nice, juicy tasty beer that's perfect for warm weather. The tartness is just right and the sweetness doesn't get cloying either. 
Jun 22, 2021
Rated: 4.87 by alt_locke from Illinois

Mar 24, 2021
Rated: 4 by lhwjanssen from Netherlands

Jan 28, 2021
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Reviewed by joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured to a BrewDog Rastal snifter.

A: Body is mid-way between orange and yellow, showing some strong opaqueness. The head is white and vanishes pretty much very quickly.
S: The aroma is brilliant with a ton of fruit. Passion fruit, guava, citric tones of orange, lime zest, pineapple, it's pretty tropical. The acidity on the aroma matches pretty much the lactic acid bacteria tones that are present once the bacteria does its job.
T: Taste starts off with a huge tone of bright ripe orange, followed by passion fruit whose bitterness matches the low bitterness of the hops and whose acidity brightens up the crisp end of a lactic acid end. This is probably the best juice one can have.
M: Body is low. Carbonation is high. Alcohol is unnoticed. Bitterness is medium to low. Acidity is medium to low. Pretty much everything is balanced to create a very crisp and drinkable beer.
O: Wasn't expecting this beer to be as interesting as it is. One of the best Stone beers I've had in a while for sure, if not the best at all in the last couple years.
Dec 08, 2020
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Dec 02, 2020
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Reviewed by dsa7783 from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Six pack copped from Buy Rite Liquors in South Orange. Pours a hazy, golden, effervescent hue with moderate frothing. Assertive flavor and aroma replete with hints of guava and passionfruit. Excellent rendition of the style. Recommended.
Oct 29, 2020
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Reviewed by Beer_Right_Back from Arizona

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The perfect companion to grilling or barbecuing, this beer brings huge doses of tropical fruit juice, specifically passion fruit. This is balanced by an undertone of wheat, though there is not much else to speak of. Solidly sour, and a crushable summer treat.
Sep 01, 2020
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
12 oz can with a 9/9/2020 BB date stamp on the bottom. Served in a lager glass.
Pours with a cloudy, pale golden body with a tall white head that has decent retention.
Aroma. Very fruity and relatively complex with a suggestion of tartness.
Flavor. Mild tartness for the style with some sweetness. Juicy and fruity with notes of oranges, passion fruit and other tropical fruits.
Aug 25, 2020
Rated: 3.74 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

Jul 23, 2020
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Reviewed by eagles22 from Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look- hazy golden color with a huge fluffy white head
Smell-orange and passionfruit right up front
Taste-slightly bitter orange then rounds out somewhat sweet from the guava.
Feel-very lively from the crazy amount of carbonation very nice summer beer.
Great take on the style of the best American berliners
Jul 17, 2020
Rated: 4.3 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Jul 17, 2020
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Rated by Sellen from Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Jul 07, 2020
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Reviewed by Blogjackets from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Rock solid hazy yellow Berliner Weisse that hits the tart note perfectly. Interesting to note the wonderful lightly sweet orange nose on this one. Works good on a hot summer day as its flavor adjusts nicely as it warms.
Jul 03, 2020
Rated: 4.45 by UCLABrewin from California

Jul 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Straw yellow in color with a hazy complexion. There’s a quarter inch of creamy eggshell white on top. The aroma is of passion fruit and guava. I’m tasting passion fruit and guava. The mouth has that familiar refreshing cooling sensation I get from beers that add guava.
Jun 28, 2020
Rated: 4.13 by wlfmaldon1 from Connecticut

Jun 27, 2020
Rated: 3.87 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Jun 27, 2020
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Canned May 5th 2020.

Pours a cloudy colour of lemonade with a tinge of orange.

Wow, it's not shy with the aromas; passionfruit, oranges, guava, very good tropical fruit smells.

Passionfruit is number one in the taste, guava is well represented, orange zest rounds it out with a light blast of fruity tartness.

Good body for the light abv.

The rest of the 6pack will be easy to drink. I really enjoy this offering from Stone.
Jun 24, 2020
Notorious P.O.G. from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 140 ratings