Idolatrous IPA
Stone Brewing

Idolatrous IPAIdolatrous IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,941
ABV:
7%
Score:
88
Ranked #12,132
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 7.11%
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
218
From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  3
Gots
  39
SCORE
88
Very Good
Idolatrous IPAIdolatrous IPA
Notes: Stone Idolatrous IPA represents the elevated state of reverence that Stone extols for the venerable and almighty Hop. El Dorado & Mosaic hops have been anointed to bestow their divine qualities on this sacred brew. This limited release is part of Stone's Hop Worship Series. Glory be to those who imbibe it in its freshest form and faithfully worship thy Hop in the beauty of blissful bitterness.
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Reviews by JackieTH:
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JackieTH from Minnesota

4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pale straw gold liquid with a half inch of white foam that coats the glass with sheets of lace.

Smells deliciously dank, pineapple, mango.

Taste is is citrus, unripe papaya, orange marmalade, moderate pithy bitterness. Clean, bitter, orange/citrus finish.

Medium well crafted and creamy body holds together well across the tongue.

A great smelling IPA, a really solid creamy body with the perfect carbonation. Being picky I’m finding the flavor is a good but not what’s hinted at in the smell.

Jul 02, 2018
More User Reviews:
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markallmon from Tennessee

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 04, 2019
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user785335 from Florida

3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 03, 2018
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mrfrancis from Kentucky

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

Jul 21, 2018
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gopens44 from Virginia

3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just a touch bit hazy, but overall it’s pretty clean and golden with a nice foamy white head. Nose starts slightly mango sweet before tailing off into an earthy, ripe veggie finish. Taste starts with the same sweetness until a bitter bite of grapefruit drifts in, only to leave in the same manner as the nose, which is to say a little on the earth side. Feels pretty light but leaves behind a chalky, resiny bitter tongue blanket. Doesn’t really remind me of classic Stone IPAs, like maybe they got away from the old malt lineups or something. Different yeast? Dunno, just doesn’t have the same depth as everything Bastard.

Jul 22, 2018
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tdm168 from Pennsylvania

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

Jul 29, 2018
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kojevergas from Louisiana

2.99/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Initial impression from a can:

7% ABV. Hopped with El Dorado and Mosaic.

APPEARANCE: Vibrant copper body. Frothy white head. ~8 minute head retention.

AROMA: Tropical zest. Dried mango. Pale malts. Hop profile seems decent. Mosaic's full potential is not exploited here judging by the aroma.

TASTE: Matches the aroma with some unchecked bitterness manifesting in the late second act as well. A bit unpleasant. Hop profile is wanting; Mosaic is not well showcased.

TEXTURE: Unrefreshing, a bit too full-bodied, and in-between smooth & coarse and rough & dry. Overcarbonated.

OVERALL: On the high end of average. It's a very simplistic IPA of limited depth of flavour that doesn't showcase its hops well. More mediocrity from the marketing company that happens to make beer.

High C (2.99) / AVERAGE

Jun 22, 2018
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archero from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 07, 2018
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crob3888 from California

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 21, 2018
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bubseymour from Maryland

4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A very solid, well crafted IPA. Sweet and hoppy and full bodied. Slight lingering bitterness.

Aug 07, 2018
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stella77artois from New York

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

Aug 26, 2018
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BeerDawgs from Georgia

4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - Bronze with 1 full finger of lace and tons of sticky lace. Classic Stone IPA appearance. Gorgeous

S - Citrus aromas, tangerine. Big malty undercurrent. Very distinct Stone IPA aroma.

T - More bitter than citrus. Nice malty backbone. Delicious.

F - Medium body and carbonation

O - It tastes like a flashback to the original Ruination days. So good, and so glad to taste the classic stone IPA again. Love this beer

Feb 09, 2019
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wpreynolds from New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jul 24, 2018
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dbauer from California

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

Sep 15, 2018
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CreightonSM from New York

3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 06, 2018
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Curt3 from New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 15, 2018
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bigred89 from Maryland

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

Aug 30, 2018
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InfernoBoss from California

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

Jul 04, 2018
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into a pint glass. canned 5/31/18, so 3 months old. Best by 9/28/18.

Crystal clear slightly pale golden yellow body. Nice bright white bubbly head replenished by decent carbonation. Good lacing.

There is a faint piney aroma.

While clearly not the hop assault it would have been 1-2 months ago, there is still a significant bite. Slightly sweet background and a touch flowery.

Mouth is somewhat foamy & full, finish bittersweet.

Overall, with a bit of age on it, this drink still produces a pleasing balance to this palate. Will be sipping the other 5 in the fridge quite soon methinks.

Sep 01, 2018
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Stinger80OH from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 12, 2018
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Dduquette from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 15, 2018
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YalovaIA from Iowa

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

Jun 20, 2018
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sd123 from Texas

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

Jun 24, 2018
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brureview from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: semi clear golden color. 3F head. Good retention. Spiegelau IPA glass.

Aroma: very floral, earthy.

MF: just the right amount of carbonation. Hoppy finish. Good consistency.

Taste: dwarfed by hoppiness. Very light citrus and tropical fruit. This should be accentuated. Too much earthy overtones detracting from the taste.

Overall: good beer, not favorite from the brewer.

Jul 29, 2018
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 03, 2018
Idolatrous IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 218 ratings