///Fear.Movie.Lions | Stone Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
New England-style IPAs are all the rage. Fans of Stone repeatedly ask for our take on the style, which can be met with some criticism. Rooted in West-Coast style IPAs for decades, how would we do it? Fear no more. Our brewers took the approach to deliver incredibly hoppy and aromatic flavor while keeping it very balanced, and upping the alcohol unnoticeably - nailing this astounding one-of-a-kind creation.

Overall, this unfitered double IPA is juiced up with masve Loral and Mosaic tropical and citrus notes. The mild bitterness and relatively dry body compliment the style, and the residual maltiness nicely rounds it out. Lingering lime peel and tropical fruit derived from the hops stand out on the finish, begging one to seek out more.

What 3 words pinpoint where this indelible beast was born? The location is printed on the can.

Added by smutty33 on 03-20-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
282
pDev:
6.63%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of Mitchster
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brewed with loral and mosaic hops. 8.5% abv, 60 ibus. Unfiltered. $2.39 for 16 ounce can. Pours out to a hazy peach, forming a tall creamy white head with beautiful retention and lacing. Carbonation is moderate, about 2.5 carbs or so. The nose opens with mango and peach nectar followed by Pine resin. The mouth feel is smooth and dense bodied. The taste is a recap of the aroma. Lots of peach and mango with a pine and grapefruit bitterness which is moderately strong and lasts well into the finish which has some nice residual sugars to balance it out. No off flavors or aromas.

A nice unfiltered double IPA done in the stone tradition with lots of pine. A little too bitter for me for what I'm looking for in a New England IPA, but definitely worth a try and recommended.

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Photo of Bammer21
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 10-9-18.

A - Medium orange colored pour with nice clarity and bright white thick lacing. (Even though the beer says, "Unfiltered".)

S - Fruity, citrus aroma with light herbal, tropical fruit, and mango.

T - Fruity, resiny citrus from start to finish, mango, citrus, and some floral notes. Ends with a balanced sweetness.

M - Heavy and thick body with a slippery feel. Wet finish on the palate.

O - Rock solid. Period.

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Photo of BoodahMoogle
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just a complete slam of apricot and peach on the tastebuds. Some good malt and just enough resin stickiness and bitter orange peel to round it out perfectly.

Definitely a new favorite.

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Photo of martinpfal
4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Exactly what I was hoping for from a dipa. Not so boozy as to be a slow drinker. Hoppy but not overpowering. Citrus notes are top notch. Very good

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Photo of BAsbill
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of pkalix
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConsolidatedCorkCrowner
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great double IPA with extra alcohol well hidden in a juicy, hoppy West coast version of an East coast IPA.

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Photo of grapeshops
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nsiergiej
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesLeung
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DruC4
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of billbeers
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BirdsandHops
3.34/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vabeerguy
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of strengthdoc
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rpw
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deereless
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tracker83
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenHoppy
4.81/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Amazingly delicious. I would've liked it to be a bit more hazy but the flavors and mouthfeel were on par. It's more of a west coast meets east coast vs northeast IPA but still delicious nonetheless and wouldn't want it to be any different. This might be one of Stone's finest and hope it's something that becomes a yearly tradition. I get flavors of lime loral jell-o, honey dew melon, cantaloupe, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, pear, peach, and papaya with hints of resiny pine grass and creamy tangy mouthfeel that carries a piney delicate hop punch on the tongue. The loral good and tropical fruit flavors of mosaic work well. As this truly is great stuff.

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Photo of JPVanderbilt
4.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

YES!
Color: cloudy light orange amber. Taste: punch of flavor, apricot, melon, pine, subdued citrus, touch pineapple, juicy, tangy, perfectly ripe fruit, complex, different, a cut above most double IPAs, medium bitter that's balanced with the intense flavor. Very impressive. ABV 8.5.

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///Fear.Movie.Lions from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 282 ratings