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Beavertown / Garage Project / Stone - Fruitallica | Stone Brewing

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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:
39
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 195 |  Reviews: 64
Reviews by jaxon53:
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4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of jlindros
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Iiiiiiiiiiinteresting.

Light fizzy head, little lacing, super murky orange juice

Nose weird vegetal earthy hops, big fruity thing, pepper, spice, citrus, creamy malt,

Taste little toasted biscuit malt, sweet wheat cream, fruity citrus, genetic berry citrus thing, spice little pepper heat, bitter rind pith and pulp, tannin, lingering mild heat bitter rind finish

Mouth is med bod, little creamy decent carb

Overall interesting, not great but interesting.

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Photo of Billolick
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle, with brewed on and best before dating printed on the neck.

Medium hazed, moderate off white froth, collar, film and well developed ringed lacing left on the glass.

Soft, ripe fruity sniff, I get mostly melon, and some peppery spice.

Tropical hoppy notes, fruity, with more melon, mango, lime and some light pepper on the palate...habanero peppers?, I dont really get any hot peppery bite here, I do detect some slight warming on the back of the throat..thats about it.

Fresh and flavorful, NE IPA by West coast heavy hitters Stone and their international collaborators crew...who would have thunk it? well worth a try

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Photo of MattyG85
4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Beer21
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Looking forward to this Heavy metal beer!

This pours very hazy for Stone, how exciting! Nice deep golden color, not too much head. But great look.

Sweet tropical fruit on the nose. Citrus comes out a bit more, and getting some malty hints as well.

Wow, definitely a winning combo with this one. Not as much sweetness as on the nose, definitely more grapefruit bitterness. I like that the habanero flavor is evident but doesn’t spice the beer up and throw off the balance. Again getting a malty backbone flavor like with the nose.

Overall I’m digging this beer. A sort of New England IPA appearance with some good west Coast qualities. Really good but not fantastic.

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

22 oz. Bomber

A pale appricot golden color. Totally hazy, with a white and high foam cap. A very active and bubbly center that allows a constant thin foam cover.

You can really smell the habanero pepper addition, other than that its all kiwi fruity and citrus aroma's. Peppery oranges, tangy and sweet. A very light but sweet scented malt underneath.

Wow, the habenero pepper and alcohol heat packs a punch at first! A crispy, tangy, hot (for beer) effect with an overall medium mouthfeel. A grainy, and honey like malt sweetness comes across as bright, light and zippy. The Yuzu hop is a first for me, but I get some seriously interesting fruity flavor's, which is due in part, to the kiwi for sweetness and an added tropical thing. But... dry, leafy and earthy tones under that. A dry, earthy, peppery and grainy finish.

This is truely a monsterous DIPA with some serious unique aspects. Its soo interesting that you may not realize how quickly your drinking it.

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Photo of Sammy
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy orange. Bottom has tons of yeast.
S- Citrus notes maybe a bit of leche fruit notes
T - Smooth citrusy hops up front followed by the fruit (yuzu and kiwi) reminiscent of ripe leche. Finishes with a very strange note that I can only attribute to the yeast(?). Its almost like a freeon/pure clean oxygen note that wipes the pallet. Off putting.
O- Enjoyable up until the note from the yeast or whatever, but can't get past that.

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Photo of tdm168
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pyaemia
4.84/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dertyd
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of avisong
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.66/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of russpowell
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed gold with a thumb+ of cream colored head. Stellar head retention & lacing

S: Tropical fruit, not much ekse

T: Tropical Fruit with tangerine, grapefruit, a little dryness, a little complementary habenero heat up front. Pomelo, a little pepper heat, & dryness as this warms along with some mango & cattyness. Finishes with a little grassyness, some heat, & mango

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation with good balance

Easy to drink was hoping for a little more flavor/hop pop. Still worth a go

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Photo of Dduquette
3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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 richj1970
3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22 oz bomber dated 8/11:2017. How are we just now getting this almost a month after bottling?

A: Cloudy orange tinted yellow with one finger dense white head. Lasting retention and moderate lacing. Doesn't look like a typical Stone DIPA.

S: Interesting blend of fruits with pineapple, peach, mango, passion fruit, and kiwi. Peppers but more bell pepper than habenaro.

T: Tropical fruits coming through but muted by the peppers. Mostly pineapple, peach, and kiwi. Some tartness that very well might be from the yuzu. Very little habenaro heat. Too much going on here, and the flavors seem to be competing.

M: Medium body with average carbonation. Finishes with some mild hop bitterness.

O: Interesting collaboration that I'm glad I tried, but also that I only grabbed one bottle.

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

Photo of VeganUndead
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ocelot2500
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden orange with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of bright, tropical fruits and some floral notes.

Tastes of the bright fruits with a nice malt backbone. Hops lead off with notes of pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and guava. This gives way to some malt sweetness with syrup and a bit of bread. Habanero spiciness comes next with a small amount of heat. Kiwi makes an appearance towards the end along with some earthy bitterness. Finishes with a slow, subtle burn and some kiwi.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, a nicely done DIPA.

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