Fear.Movie.Lions | Stone Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with Loral and Mosaic hops.

60 IBU

Added by smutty33 on 03-20-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,221
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
87
pDev:
5.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lukass
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a slightly cloudy orange-gold body with two-finger head that sticks around for a while and leaves lace ring. Floral, citric hopped aroma with minor malt base. A little fluffy, fuller body, no bitterness at all, citric hoppiness with a somewhat tropical fruit sweetness and a clean finish.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbl_delta
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can dated 5/17/18 into pint glass. Pours a hazy amber color with a nice off-white head. Initial impression is grapefruit, caramel malt, pine resin, lemon, all with a decent but not overwhelming dose of bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, as is carbonation. Quite easy to drink. Finish is semi-dry and bitter, but with a lingering caramel sweetness. Enjoyable.

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Photo of redsoxjim
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_if_you_can
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazed amber with 2 fingers of pearl colored head. Pretty good head retention & great lacing

S: Grapefruit, a little mango

T: Grapefruit & breadyness, along a little dryness with a touch of pomelo up front. More dryness & pomelo once warm, a touch of orange juice as well. Finishes pretty juicy, some leafy hops & bready dryness as well

MF: Medium body, pretty firm carbonation, nice balance

Drinks really easy, a good offering from Stone

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Photo of rangerred
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of djrn2
3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkblr
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz canned 5/17/18 RVA (30 days old) poured into a nonic pint glass at fridge temp 8.5% ABV. The beer pours opaque orange amber in color with khaki head. The head recedes to a cap and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is citrus forward with lemon and orange most prominent. The taste is semisweet light caramel with a barely bitter orange note throughout. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. It's not cloying, but there is sweetness in the finish alongside the hops. Overall, very good. A very different take on a DIPA from all I've had previously.

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knickfan3
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ppavlick
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciceroman
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ichorNet
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The idea behind the name of this beer is certainly pretty out-there, but Stone has been known for their weirdness in the past, so I'll kind of overlook it to focus on the quality of the beer within the can here. Basically, though, the name of the beer is derived from an algorithm used by a website that can pinpoint locations (in this case, their VA brewery), via unique three-word identifiers, without dealing with post office codes and traditional address systems. That's pretty much it. I'm not sure why that is useful, but perhaps it's good for the future of drone-delivery services? Whatever.

This pours a surprisingly cloudy deep amber color... wow, when they say unfiltered, they don't mean "like the early batches of Enjoy By coming from the VA brewery" unfiltered. This is very straight-up and intensely opaque. That said, if held up to light, I can detect a lot of hop and yeast particulate in suspension. The head here is pretty solidly dedicated to several fingers of foam with great legs and some frothy head when sipped it. Nice stuff!

This beer utilizes Loral and Mosaic hops, so I'm not quite sure what to expect. I remember first experiencing Loral from another Stone beer, Hop Revolver. I was not a huge fan of that beer and essentially assumed Loral was a hop better relegated to styles such as Belgian dark ales or saisons considering its peppery, lemony and dark-fruit-like elements. The nose here helps bring it into better focus as an assisting hop in modern IPAs, though, considering it plays off the spice, grassiness and dankness of Mosaic very well. Though it still seems to play up notes of plum and peach, Mosaic brings out some playfulness along with grassy elements and snappy citrus. Light notes of honey malt and biscuit pop up as it warms. Nice nose, and much more impressive than I thought it would be!

The flavor profile is very cool too, with a big hit upfront of grapefruit, tangelo and grassy flavors backed by subtle notes of plum and apricot. Strong maltiness backs it all up with a hefty honeyed note and a biscuity chewiness that speaks to the intense strength of this DIPA. This is no "New England" IPA, this is done the Stone way through and through! Lots of pulpy citrus and blackcurrant-like flavor with some unique spice in the finish.

The feel overall is a bit thicker than I'd probably like, but given the 8.5% ABV it does make some sense. Carbonation is normal (mildly effervescent, I should say) at first but starts kicking the proverbial bucket after about twenty minutes in my glass. At that point, this becomes slightly more of a chore to drink, but the flavors are pretty interesting still so I never quite get bored of it, as I would if this were a more generically-hopped DIPA. I think this deserves some more appreciation, honestly. Stone doesn't often reinvent the wheel, but they are good at turning dials to figure things out over time, and their successful and unique usage, in this beer, of a hop I had previously assumed was "not for IPAs" is a good example of their expertise. I'd get this again!

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Photo of kbuzz
3.41/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chris585
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into stone euro pint glass.
Looks nice. Unfiltered great head retention.
Smells faint hops and sweetness. Maybe my nose is off, but it’s just barely noticeable. Smells slightly sweet and hoppy/grassy
Taste is very balanced slight lemon fruity and piney. Nice mix. Something is off here not in a bad way but it’s almost as if the two hops don’t mix for my palate. Tastes good and no off putting flavors. Abv very well hidden. Guava and melon lemon grass and slight pine on the middle. Pretty tasty but not sure i would get again. I do enjoy the 16 oz pint 6 pack! Under $15 is pretty nice considering i also picked up a 6 of 07.04.18 ENJOY BY which was just under $19.

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Photo of brureview
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden color with a 4F head in a Stone IPA glass.

Aroma: citrus, sweet, piney, tropical fruit.

Taste: citrus. Nutty, sweet, tropical fruit. Nicely balanced.

MF: Cloying: sticky, sweet.

Moderate hoppy finish.

Always excellent beers from Stone.

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Fear.Movie.Lions from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 87 ratings