Scorpion Bowl IPA | Stone Brewing

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Scorpion Bowl IPAScorpion Bowl IPA
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3.88/5
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399 Ratings
Scorpion Bowl IPAScorpion Bowl IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
To create a recipe so tropical and fruity without the addition of fruit was no feat our team of brewers would leave up to the gods. They took floral and citrus notes from Mosaic, Loral and Mandarina Bavaria hops to dish up a mouthwatering fruit punch to the palate. Get deserted on your own island or share with others. One thing is for sure: there is no need to light this one. It is already on fire.

Added by kell50 on 01-15-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,457
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
399
pDev:
7.47%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
103
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Photo of Willyisanimrod
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acashk
3.08/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10/13/18 bottle @ Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf SF

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Photo of Kurzman
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Schmaltz33
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Being a tikiphile, I've had several Scorpion Bowls. Typically, they're a juice / rum bomb, but drinking booze out of a giant bowl with friends, is always fun. This is definitely a juicy IPA. I even taste a bit of pineapple. But outside of the quasi-tiki influence, there's nothing too remarkable about this IPA. It's not terrible by any means, but not as good as some of the other juicy IPA's I have had.

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Photo of BGCoon
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigFishCA
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bomber at 40 degrees. Bottled 11/27/18. initial few ounces appeared flat, so I proceeded with a full on harsh pour to achieve almost a one finger white Rocky head with medium lacing. Floral aroma and grapefruit aroma at the onset. It has a medium mouth feel with medium carbonation bite. The hop bitterness is quickly balanced with the floral hops of the Loral variety and then met with residual citrus and dry character. Definitely an interesting mix of bitterness, dryness, and citrus that mixes well with the soft mouth feel and medium carbonation. Overall a great beer that lacks some head, but definitely covers up the 7.5 ABV behind it's tail.

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Photo of VoodooBear
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Presentation: Draft, served in a pint glass.

Appearance: The one and a half finger head stays around for a very long time leaving some very good lacing that coats the entire glass in thick patches. It's a crystal clear, bright gold color.

Smell: It's very aromatic. There's mostly zesty citrus peels of grapefruit, orange, tangerine and lime.

Taste: The hoppy bitterness overwhelms the palate at the beginning and the gives way to more tropical fruit notes of grapefruit, tangerines, lemons and limes.

Mouthfeel: It's smooth and creamy but not that robust. It has a medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall: A fruit explosion of aromas and flavors that's sure to please hopheads. The crushing bitterness might be too much for some but overall it's really good.

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Photo of zestd
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pens1967
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 fl oz bottle poured into pint glass. No date evident.

Appearance - The bBody is clear and deep gold, with some sediment swirling about. The head is white and short but semi-durable. Decent lacing

Aroma - Moderately strong with tropical fruits and lesser grassy and floral notes.

Flavor - Moderate+ strength for style with moderate bitterness due to a generous malt load that provides faint honey sweetness. No off notes. Tropical fruit notes are dominant, with a some herbal and faint dankness.

Mouthfeel - medium body and carbonation.

Overall - distinct and bold yet balanced, and no off characteristics.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Didn't really get it at first, then the last ro0m temperature swig of this beer was blueberries, marionberry, sweet with a tart end, give it a try.

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Photo of Raptor66
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of omahawk
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is old school west coast IPA. Pours a hazy orange gold. Nice lacing with very little head. Smell is grassy, orange, bread and citrus. Taste is sharp bitter, bread dough and orangey citrus flavors. Balance is definitely old school bitter IPA.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of flyersfan900
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of J10Murphy
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RMW66
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of whynot44
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very hazy golden brew with a decent whitehead that retains well and produces a bit of lacing.

The aroma is citrus (orange, grapefruit, a hint of lemon), pine resin fresh mown grass and biscuits.

The taste is a bit strong on the hop bitterness but balanced by the underlying fruity sweetness, Flavors include grapefruit, orange, caramel malt, pine resin, passion fruit, biscuits, some floral notes and more.

Medium bodied, with a dry lingering finish.

Altogether a pretty decent IPA as usual from Stone.

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Photo of Didier
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Scorpion Bowl IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 399 ratings