Loral & Dr. Rudi's Inevitable Adventure | Stone Brewing

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3.95/5
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233 Ratings
Loral & Dr. Rudi's Inevitable AdventureLoral & Dr. Rudi's Inevitable Adventure
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Loral hops were release in 2016 and quickly became one of our favorite New varieties. It was highlighted in our Stone hop revolver single ipa series, and with the featured hop in our hugely popular 2017 summer seasonal beer: Stone ghost hammer IPA. Then there's Dr. Rudi , which has been around since 1976. Originally known as a super alpha, this hop brings classic resin and piney notes, which pair it perfectly with the floral citrusy aroma of loral. Traditionalist GenX meets adventurous Millennial. What do they talk about? Nothing, hops don't talk. Together however, they speak. It's apparent that a pairing like this was bound to happen. At Stone we call it inevitable.

Added by TheSixthRing on 01-22-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,876
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
233
pDev:
7.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WATSON-HOPSER
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A very good IPA with great hops and cirtrusy mix. What I seem to be drawn t o in an IPA. I MUST TRY!

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Photo of bdiiorio
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevoDavies
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pathman
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

4/7/18 bottle

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Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveMaciolek21
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The resinous Dr. Rudi overpowers the citrusy Loral to create an IPA that leans significantly West Coast. Better as it warms. Solid, pleasant hop bite.

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Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sludgeman
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CMC73
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - Light orange with hues of yellow; somewhat hazy but still a good amount of clarity with a thin white head that sticks around and leaves sticky lacing behind.
S - Piney, citrusy, bitter hops and floral notes. It's a nice smell, and it smells like an IPA as it should, but nothing really special going on in the smell department.
T - Follows the nose with pine, resin, and citrus notes intermixed with bitter hops. There's also a good amount of floral notes intermixed as well. A very slight amount of malt thrown in as well which ties it all together.
F - Medium to fuller bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel, yet crisp.
O - This is a good IPA, but for a "Limited" release I feel somewhat let down as it really seems like "par for the course" Stone; it's a fantastic IPA that showcases the loral hops - and they are good - but doesn't really do anything special for me that pushes the boundaries. Yes, it's a good IPA, but I just expected more out of a limited release.

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4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle with no clear dating.
A: Slightly hazy and pale amber body with a good white head that leaves some lacing.
Aroma: Moderately strong, pungent aroma of alcohol esters and hops with some floral notes and hints of soft ripe fruits and tropical fruits.
Flavor: good complexity but dominated by fruity notes. Moderately bitter for style.
Feel: medium-full body with good smoothness for style. Medium carbonation. Some alcohol warmth.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of themayorkoch
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msscott1973
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wwoj
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of user785335
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Loral & Dr. Rudi's Inevitable Adventure from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 233 ratings