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

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Loral & Dr. Rudi's Inevitable AdventureLoral & Dr. Rudi's Inevitable Adventure

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Loral hops were released in 2016 and quickly became one of our favorite new varieties. It was highlighted in our Stone Hop Revolver single IPA series, and was 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 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

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Reviews by puck1225:
Photo of puck1225
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Clear golden yellow with a beautiful fluffy head and nice lacing. Citrus orange smell and taste. Some vanilla and cinnamon richness with just enough bitterness. Nice beer!

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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Had this beer at Capital Ale House - Midlothian, poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden-orange color and a clear texture. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good, but not great, lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, tropical fruit, melon, citrus, and pine.

T: Tasted of a mild bit of malt (mostly in the finish), a good shot of hops, a surprising amount of melon, a tinge of pine, some tropical fruit (pineapple), citrus (grapefruit), and spices (nutmeg). One of the more interesting DIPA flavors I've tried recently. The inclusion of spices is odd, but it somehow works. Well-balanced and delicious.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a slightly slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A very solidly made DIPA. Light, fruity, and easy to drink.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - The beer is served a lightly hazed golden color with a small white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a nice sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell - The aroma is stongest of some dank grapefruit along with some smells of pine and other aromas of light stone fruits of peach and apricot. Along with these smells comes some light smells of herb and citrus hop.
Taste - The taste begins with a slightly light sweet taste of light fruits and citrus as well as a little bit of grain and bread. As the taste advances some flavors of a big pine and more citrus hop come to the tongue. In the end one is left with a clean and nicely hoped taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel - The body of the beer is slightly lighter for a big brew with a carbonation level that is moderate. Overall the feel was pretty good.
Overall- A tasty brew oversll, with a crisp feel, some lighter fruit tastes, and a decent hop hit. A rather fun one to try

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Photo of oberon
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a nonic a clear medium golden with a half finger white head that settles quickly leaving no lace behind.Aromas are quite clean for a DIPA I must say,I get some grass and mango.I do like the smooth fuller feel,it goes down easy.It's herbal and grassy on the palate with a tinge of grapefruit but it's pretty clean.No where near the hop presence I was thinkin here but it's not a bad beer,just don't expect a hop profile by any means.

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Photo of aszatk01
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Beaver13
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange gold with a small creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet doughy malt with some fruit and peppery green onion hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malt with a lot of sugary candied tropical fruit and a bitter resiny finish with very mild green onion. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a decent DIPA.

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Photo of petewheeler
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattyG85
4.49/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of moundbz
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 estajoe
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep orange color. Bubbly white foam, medium residual lace.

Very intriguing aromas on this one. Hints of citrus, and surprising notes of sweet vanilla and nutmeg, but that kind of disappears as it warms. Melon, honey, malt. Slightly bitter finish.

Piney and floral balances grapefruit, with hints citrus peel and sweet melon. Finishes nicely with a slight bitterness and sweet malt.

Medium body, effervescent carb, sticky finish. A good smooth DIPA.

A good recovery from the less-than-stellar experience I had with Scorpion Bowl. This a is a well balanced, true West coast DIPA. I like these two hops together.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before date of 02/27/18

Appearance - Pours relatively clear and golden orange in color with a white, finger width head. Fair retention results in a thin, broken layer of suds. Fair lacing with some broken lines and spotting.

Smell - Aroma hits on orange, mild spice and a solid amount of bready malt character.

Taste - Follows the nose. Fair amount of orange character with a hint of spice and a solid, bready malt backbone. Orange essence continues mid-taste and into the finish, and it lingers long in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with fair, bubbly carbonation. Smooth, easy drinker.

Overall - A good, drinkable beer. It won't knock your socks off but the depth of orange character is impressive.

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Photo of tdm168
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dertyd
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out a crystal clear dark golden color, with 2 fingers of off white head---------------- the aromas are of citrus, herbal, pine, resinous, orange, grapefruit, lemon lime and dank weed------------------ the flavors are of orange, orange pith, pine, herbal, eucalyptus, breadiness and earthy spice, the beer has a thin to medium mouthfeel with an assertive pine bitterness on the finish-------------------- overall this beer was very nice, it's a great mix of both hops, you get citrus up front followed by a pine and earthy bitterness on the back end, a well made old school ipa

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Stone Brewing "Loral & Dr. Rudi's Inevitable Adventure"
12 fl oz brown glass bottle, coded "CA 01/17/18 EJB05/02/18"
$2.99 @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It pours a slightly hazy golden body beneath a finger-thick head of off-white foam that holds remarkably well, slowly dropping and leaving behind craggy lace. The aroma is sweetly floral, lightly citrusy, and just a touch spicy. It's not a bold aroma but it's clear. On to the flavor... it's much more tropical than the nose suggests with some orange, melon and peach, and interestingly kind of like sweet red cherry and plum as well... but there's more, it's also earthy, herbal, gently piney, and even minty in the dry finish. It's definitely interesting, and works quite well within the sweetish golden malt base. It doesn't seem that bitter for having 84 IBUs, of course there's a lot of malt there, and the 8.9% alcohol by volume never shows. In the mouth it's dextrinous and medium-full in body with a median-moderate carbonation that leaves it delicately bristling at first and then smooth and creamy once warmed a bit. I think that about covers it and I'm not even sure I need to add an "overall" comment.

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Photo of Roguer
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nearly crystal clear golden brew, its transparency only spoiled by the incredible amount of bubbly action. Head production is solid, and retention and lacing are excellent. A nearly perfect brew in appearance.

Dank, juicy, hoppy, grassy, bitter, herbal, fruity nose - if it's a hop tone you like, it's probably in here. Grapefruit, mandarin orange, and lemon round out the citrus notes; small touches of pineapple and passion fruit for some tropical influence; pine, resin, a bit of oregano and mint, and slight dankness.

Flavor really follows: despite featuring relatively new hop varietals, this is a fairly straightforward DIPA. Mostly pale malt provides the background, and there's a wave of juicy hops battering the palate over and over. Bitterness is fairly restrained, especially for Stone, speaking to significant late- and dry-hopping. Individual hop tones are more difficult to pick out than on the nose, but it's a very pleasing blend of tropical and lighter citrus flavors, along with some resin and even lighter black pepper notes - even some pear and apple. Not particularly dank at all, surprisingly.

Crisp and lively; wonderfully drinkable, hitting the sweet spot for an 8.9% ABV brew.

This is one of the better straight DIPAs I've had in a long while, and is up there with Stone's best offerings, in my opinion.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I tried this at Babes BBQ in Rancho Mirage. It poured a clear orangish with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of pine and booze. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink for a DIPA. Pine laying a base to floral bitter hop and alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of avisong
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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