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Hop Revolver IPA - Simcoe | Stone Brewing

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BA SCORE
4.05/5
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16 Ratings
Hop Revolver IPA - SimcoeHop Revolver IPA - Simcoe
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by SaxmanRick on 10-08-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,280
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
16
pDev:
7.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of Agent47M
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emeyer
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of C_Adams
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkermitj
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ahypercube
4.84/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I feel excited. Like I'm about to try this hop for the first time. To be fair, I've had dozens of beers with this hop featured, even prominently. But I by no means feel like I know how it tastes. But it smells fruity and sweet as I pour it into a pint glass...

L: Extremely fine head. A snow-white blanket lingers over the top for ages. Nice clarity in the body and lots of active carbonation. Very nice.

S: Tropical and tantalizing: papaya, apricot, orange, mango, pineapple, pine and white pepper.

T: Wow. Perhaps the best limited release IPA I have ever tasted. A brief but dynamic flavor profile: papaya and grapefruit bitterness instantly suckerpunch the palate, but the bitterness dies before it even takes hold, as a flush of overripe peach and strawberry blends into a mellow, but richly sweet cantaloupe, followed by pineapple, mandarin, warming alcohol, then pepper, grapefruit rind, and pine. All is experienced less than two seconds after taking a sip. If you blinked, you could miss it.

F: As with the last rotation I tasted (#3: Ella), perfect mouthfeel. Clean and crisp, but rich and refreshing. Rather uniquely to this ale, the bitterness dies incredibly quickly, which may not appeal to some.

O: Score. I feel educated. Now I know what character the Simcoe hop imparts to beer, and I really like it. I feel like this hop is essential to the flavor profile of both Union Jack and Aurora Hoppyalis IPA. On top of that, this is the kind of thing I hope for from limited release IPAs. Complex, different, and interesting, but still recognizable and tasty. Stone is kicking FW's ass at this rotating hop game.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChuckTom
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jimpyle48
3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of jakecattleco
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tjb14
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hop Revolver IPA - Simcoe from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 16 ratings
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