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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Glorious-crank-it-to-‘11’-cacophony is what happens when intense tropical fruit gets a flashpot addition of pyrotechnic heat from habanero. The result is a literal world tour, as three globe-trotting breweries collaborated on this immensely thunderous soundstorm of a beer.

Masters of brewing Beavertown (UK) and Garage Project (New Zealand) worked with us in San Diego to brew this double IPA with a power trio of kiwi, yuzu and habanero. Yuzu and habanero, sure, but who knew kiwi fruit could be so metal. Add in a colossal hop character to ride the lightning of the subtle but fiery heat. Hops, fruit, heat…And Juiciness For All.

Call up your mosh mates, crank up the tunes, throw this beer in the fridge and chill ‘em all.

80 IBU

Added by WickedBeer on 08-11-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,963
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
195
pDev:
7.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
38
Trade:
0
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Photo of BenHoppy
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Most notably is a large number of chunky clumps of yeast that pour from the bottom of the bottle. The liquid is whitish dirty gold color. Decent starting head, but

The smell reminds me of stone fruit with light white pepper in the background.

The taste starts with strong pineapple notes. The finish is of black pepper. The body is rich while the carbonation is low. This is a surprisingly well balanced beer. I note the warmth of alcohol throughout the tasting.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of baklo
3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bowers-Brew
3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of doktorhops
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strangely enough I almost didn’t buy this Double India Pale Ale from those masters of mayhem: Stone Brewing, in collaboration with Beavertown and one of NZ’s finest: Garage Project. It struck me as an odd cacophony of flavours, however last time I thought that was Stone Mocha IPA, and we all know how well that went with me [pretty, pretty good]. Then I was speaking with one of the bar tenders at Bloodhound in the valley (Brisvegas of course), and he rated this brew very highly, so who am I to refuse another awesomesauce brew from Stone? Here’s a bit of the bottle blurb: “... with a power trio of kiwi, yuzu and habanero. Yuzu and habanero, sure, but who knew kiwi fruit could be so metal.” Well I kinda always suspected kiwi to be a little bit metal, have you seen a kiwi fruit before? It’s like a shaved head.

Poured from a 650ml US bomber bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Cloudy orange sunburst body with a nice meaty cream-coloured head that slowly drops back leaving a bit of lace on the sides of the glass. Looks pretty standard, I happen to like my DIPAs cloudy, so thanks there Stone. 8/10.

S: Aroma is BIG [Bearing Immense Gusto] and bold with a sharp citric stab no doubt provided by the yuzu (a Japanese citrus fruit that is sorta half-lemon/half-grapefruit in flavour). Hints of kiwi, piney notes, and a dash of habanero round out this juicy DIPA fragrance - so looking forward to the next part. Any criticisms? Perhaps the kiwi and habanero could be a little more elevated, but it’s a minor critique. 8/10.

T: Wow, yeah! Old mate from Bloodhound wasn’t kidding - this is an absolute ripper of a DIPA! Very citrusy, that yuzu comes through well along with orange juice and pink grapefruit. Kiwi is adds a slight background sweetness, and habanero a slight background spiciness, both of those flavours could use a dial up. Piney/tropical fruit (bit of the old pineapple chunks) come through as well. Finishes a touch on the sweeter side with a reasonably mild earthy bitterness (some hop fade is noted here). Once again Stone have nailed a big juicy DIPA. Ahhh, the habanero comes through as some heat in the aftertaste. That 8% ABV is barely registered too. 9/10.

M: Mid to heavy bodied with a dense and creamy/light carbonation. 8/10.

D: Once again Stone have shown themselves to be the masters of their domain, the kings (& queens) of their castle, which is brewing great big beers that taste interesting and go down waaay too easy. Once again I must tip my hat to Stone. Cheers you big old Wookie Greg Koch! 8/10.

Food match: Malaysian or Mexican, both would work well with this.

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Photo of Botulizard
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jnorris404
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSFS
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hman43
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours a cloudy orange-yellow with an off white head. Head retention is moderate.

Smell: There are aromas of citrus with some tropical fruit and a bit of peppery spice.

Taste: It has flavors that are highlighted by tropical fruit, maybe a bit a pineapple and moderately low peppers. It is a bit spicy. There are some bready elements in the background.

Feel: The bitterness is moderate. It has a medium body with a slightly silky textures. The bitterness from the tropical fruit and the spiciness of pepper last long into the finish.

Overall, rather impressive since the peppers blend well with the tropical fruits. The flavors are complex and work well together and is thoroughly enjoyable.

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Photo of taospowder
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcthfg
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.74/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of andrenaline
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
3.28/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Typical optics...smell has some generic citrus / dry tropical hops, but the yuzu is noticeable and a nice touch. Taste is mostly tropical rind, lost the yuzu but the kiwi is there though doesn't add much. The habanero is more feel than taste, just a warmness on the tongue at the end. Surprisingly generic given the description but fine

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Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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