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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379 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:
-
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
379
pDev:
7.22%
 
 
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7
Gots:
99
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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

Photo of psycHOPathy
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden-orange clear body, two fingers spongy head
Pine, clementine, agave, guava
Pine, honey, clementine, earth, chamomile
A little rough on the tongue tbh
It's good, flavorful, a little bitter and lacking any malt presence, but interesting

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Photo of TheRock7755
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

1pt 6fl oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip. Got it at a gas station for around $5 I think? CA 09/05/18 and EJB12/19/18 stamped glass at the base of the neck. Presumably that's the enjoy by date, so this has about 2 months of freshness left in it.

Appearance - Pours large semi-fine sudsy white head with decent to good soapy stick and moderate retention. Body is a deep gold, faintly on the orange side, and so hazy it's almost opaque. 4.5

Smell - Light, grassy, floral and a sweetness that could either be honey or some tropical fruit. 4.5

Taste - Strong but round. No off characters. Some faint honey sweetness riding the body into the aftertaste. Not as sweet as I was hoping it would be, based on the smell. 4.5

Mouthfeel - Strong IPA kick but with a round medium body and aside from some of the hop bitterness, has a pretty clean finish. 4.5

Overall - Interesting, unique, strong yet balanced, and no off characters. 4.5

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Photo of shreead
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle:

Pours golden. A thin head descends to a wisp, leaving lacing.

The smell is of citrus fruits, biscuit and alcohol.

The taste is of citrus fruit - esp. grapefruit and lemon. Caramelized biscuit balances the bitterness.Some floral notes mix in, Some alcohol shows. FInishes with a grapefruit bitter bite.

Juicy and smooth despite bitterness and noticeable touch of alcohol.

Fruity hop character dominates but malt backbone is there to keep it smooth. Very nice!

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Photo of kmoen
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BAsbill
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vheissu15
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MustangPauli
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DefenCorps
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle, best by 28 Nov.

A clear copper with a large, off-white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks great. The nose is really perfumey with some floral notes as well, an intriguing citrus-like dankness ( think of citrusy weed). A touch of toast and biscuit are present as well. The palate opens moderately bitter with an intriguing blend of floral notes - there's jasmine, rose and a dried hibiscus, with a chamomile-like tannin character noticeable. Very perfume-like with geranium oil. Reminds me of their English DIPA anniversary beer. Malt character is minimal; light toast is present. Drying on the palate and with mild bitterness, this beer is unique, but ultimately, not that impressive.

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Photo of RickS95
3.17/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of smithj4
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of matcris
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

LOOKS: Dark golden/light amber, with a small white foam that disappears quickly.
AROMA: Lemon drops, citrus, and a bit of earthy dank weed.
TASTE: Bright, sweet, lemon drop candy, citrus, and a touch of caramel.
FEEL: Well carbonated, dry, medium body, and a bit sticky. Nice.
OA: The candied lemon makes this one stick out, just enough to make it memorable.

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Photo of acurtis
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of siskiyoucellar
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Scorpion Bowl? Kiss? What? The typically verbose blurb on the bottle gives the impression that the beer was brewed in a sacred pharaonic skull vessel of some kind. Well, I do like Stone and their endless iterations of IPAs, so let’s go. Its pretty, slightly on the gold side of straw, slightly hazy. Aroma is a nice balance of fruit and malt. And, as promised, the fruit really comes out in the taste (though what this has to do with scorpions I really don’t know...). Still, it’s very tasty; nice work with the hops. It does have a strong bitterness, but it’s well hidden under the sweet fruitiness. Feel actually stands out; it’s just right for a medium strong IPA. Stone loves to play with hoppy ales and they’ve made a good play here.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MugillaGorilla
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zylod
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMac59
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Scorpion Bowl IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 379 ratings