Notorious P.O.G.
Stone Brewing

Notorious P.O.G.Notorious P.O.G.
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Style:
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #169
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,681
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 8.58%
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
133
From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  5
Gots
  16
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Notorious P.O.G.Notorious P.O.G.
Notes: 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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Reviews by KRug:
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KRug from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned 6/22/19, was supposed to be enjoyed by 10/20/19...oops!

Pours a hazed over gold color with a white head that leaves spotty lacing

The aroma, well, almost exactly what you'd expect knowing what fruits are here. I also pick up a nice, floral hop note and some slight grain

A nice sip for sure, pretty much follows the nose, leaving a bit of a grapefruit-ish aftertaste, a nice, simple fruited sour

The feel was a bit weird, too pillowy for what it is but still good nonetheless, maybe this an issue of freshness

Overall a good sessionable sour that I'd love to try fresher next time

Dec 13, 2019
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HipCzech from Texas

4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Stone Company Store (Pasadena, CA), 5 oz pour in a globe tasting glass. Hazy, pale yellow with fleeting head of fine white bubbles and spotty lace. Mixed citrus on the nose with light wheat. Wallop of citrus with ruby grapefruit, mandarin, and passion fruit leading into clean, tart flavors and a light, wheat and cracker malt base. Light body with soft, refreshing carbonation. Clean, crisp and refreshing, with enough citrus to pass for a mimosa.

Jul 08, 2018
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superspak from Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass; canned on 6/22/2019, best before 10/20/2019. Pours very hazy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tart/tangy orange juice, pink guava, passion fruit, papaya, fruit skin/seed, lemon, lime, citrus peel/zest, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light peppercorn/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of orange, passion fruit, guava, fruity/acidic yeast, and pale/wheat malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge tart/tangy orange juice, pink guava, passion fruit, papaya, fruit skin/seed, lemon, lime, citrus peel/zest, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light peppercorn/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang; light spiciness and citrus peel bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy orange juice, pink guava, passion fruit, papaya, fruit skin/seed, lemon, lime, citrus peel/zest, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light peppercorn/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of orange, passion fruit, guava, fruity/acidic yeast, and pale/wheat malt flavors; with a fantastic malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tartness, tangy fruit, and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is an incredible fruited Berliner weisse. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of orange, passion fruit, guava, fruity/acidic yeast, and pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and fairly crisp/clean to drink with the modestly acidic/tangy/drying finish; mellowly lactic. Amazing balance of juicy/vibrant/jammy fruit and lacto complexity; with a nice sized pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity for the ABV. Mild residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example.

Aug 08, 2019
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jcarlosv from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 06, 2020
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kjkinsey from Texas

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 27, 2019
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.52/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sep 02, 2019
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ovaltine from Indiana

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

As brilliant as a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, the nose is jam packed with tart oranges, guava, and passion fruit, and those aromas translate impeccably to the taste. Really well done by Stone.

Aug 01, 2019
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Magery from Kentucky

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

Oct 11, 2019
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Leave it to a favorite - Stone - to top my favorite hometown brewer, Carton, at the game of fruit and flower and herb inspired Weisse.
POG is one of my favorite people, and also: Passionfruit, orange and guava.
A) Hazed, lemon body, energetic but short lived head.
S) Amazing fruit, flower nectar. Original, tropical, transporting.
T) Adds the amazing melee of fruit and flower blossom, crusty sourdough, peppery finish, white wine, green apple tartness.
F) Suitable tangy sour.
O) Bigger than most others

Jun 12, 2020
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Silke_Neryn from Sweden

3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 01, 2019
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jason_nwx from Oregon

3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jun 27, 2020
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nruhlig from Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 18, 2020
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 14, 2019
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djrn2 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 02, 2019
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce can - $3.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

ENJOY BY: 10/12/19.

Appearance: Pours a muddled, obscured, creamy yellow body with a tall,

Smell: Strongly tropical, freshly fruity aroma with a slight leaning towards its pulpy orange scent.

Taste: Burly fruitiness. Again, the citrusy, lightly floral, faintly bitterish orange leads for me, but the p-fruit and guava are definitely notable components in the flavor profile as well. Vibrant acidity. It's certainly not a beer that leaves you feeling cheated in regards to its fruity flavor(s), though it doesn't get bogged down in a dubious desire to be ganky and gloopy. Tangy, fruity finish cleansed by the crackling carbonation.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Well carbonated for a lively mouthfeel.

Overall: A nice surprise. Certainly, it's better than I had anticipated. A full-on fruitiness without unabashedly veering away from being refreshing, engaging and drinkable.

Aug 24, 2019
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
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
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
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
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teamwiggum from Wisconsin

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

Aug 31, 2019
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nikij from California

4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 13, 2019
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge head which settles slowly in a rocky fashion. Cloudy, raspberry gold color. Thick 3D ring after the first sip. Minor, but chunky, spots thereafter.

Stinky (more) and sour (less). The sour is easier to identify: a bit like a sour candy; think SweetTarts without the sweet. The stinky reminds me of off-smells from poorly made beers--it's a little bit like the smell of a grease trap. I get some alcohol in the background.

The stinky is gone in the taste, thank God. In its place is a lip puckering tartness that reminds me of Sour Patch Kids. I do pick up a touch of sweetness to cut the strong sourness--like unsweetened lemonade with sweet cherries. The swallow is where the taste peaks but the aftertaste diminishes rapidly for some reason. The body is richer than most Berliner Weisses but the carbonation is spot on. Overall, if you plug your nose and you like sours, you'll likely enjoy this beer.

Nov 01, 2019
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm trying this beer at my good friend and old neighbor's house in the 'Wego. It poured a hazy orangish with thin white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had grapefruit guava mix. The taste was slightly tart but still easy to drink with juicy citrus presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. I'm not a berliner weiss fan but this is really good.

Aug 30, 2019
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 11, 2018
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Mortarforker from Texas

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 03, 2019
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Danielr26 from Michigan

3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aug 02, 2017
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Hayley_86 from Netherlands

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

Dec 16, 2018
Notorious P.O.G. from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 133 ratings