///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:
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:
#3,944
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
223
pDev:
6.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
57
Trade:
0
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Photo of sparx1100
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pens1967
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrainCaperKid
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wrigfen
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HexamGafferty
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of barnzy78
3.43/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz can, stamped "RVA 06/26/18 DJBY 10/26/18". Huge foamy ivory head leaves thick lacing on the glass as is slowly fades to a foam capping a chunky, yeasty, opaque apricot colored ale. Not much of an aroma at all: a bit of hoppy citrus. Bolder flavors with notes of tropical passion fruit, kumquat, lemon-lime, peach, and lemon grass. Full body, creamy and smooth with a bitter and tart finish. I'm not wowed by this at all; it's quite mediocre in my opinion.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from can to pint glass. Turbid orange liquid with a few fingers of off white foam. Aroma notes of tropical fruit cocktail and orange rinds. Flavor is full of white bread, pineapple, papaya, lemon zest and mandarin oranges. Full, soft feel. Booze is well hidden. Decent.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy translucent orange with some floaties. Huge rocky white head with long-lasting retention and sheets of lacing.

S: Ripe cantaloupe, mango, orange candy, pineapple, toast, caramel, and some grapefruit.

T: Big mango, apricot, orange, and cantaloupe upfront; followed by sweet toasty/caramel malt. Some pink grapefruit, papaya, and pineapple in there as well. A touch of light pine on the finish, with a moderate but lingering orange peel bitterness. Leans sweet but finishes balanced.

F: Fairly full, well-carbonated, rounded and slick. Sticky on the finish.

O: A solid, fruity DIPA--but NOT New England-style. Let's not mislead customers, Stone.

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Photo of Gmartin75
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of peabody
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jaxon53
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WJL2112
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent! Great DIPA. 16 oz can from Whole Foods Arlington, VA. Bottom stamped with RVA 073018; born in Richmond, VA. Very fresh. Has the initial sweetness of a NEIPA, but that doesn't last long when the bitterness hits, so finishes nice. Nice head and a bit of lacing. Can definitely get the 8.5% ABV pretty quickly, but hidden well in all of the great hoppiness. Very enjoyable! Definitely buy more.

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Photo of BKotch
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DCHritz
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackop555
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours light hazy orange. Tall, thick, wet white head that lasts a while with lacing.

Smells tropical, citrus peel, Peach and bready malt.

Taste tropical, pineapple, citrus peel, Orange, Light grapefruit, Peach and bready malt. Finish is dry with a citrus peel linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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3.39/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

$ 2.00 (Including tax)/16 oz can ($ 0.125/oz) from Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA. Reviewed 8/8/18.
Can marked on bottom “Enjoy by 10/24/18”, stored in cooler in store. Served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.
Body – Medium yellow, opaque. The second pour adds many suspended particles to the body.
Head – Large (Maximum 5.8 cm, aggressive center pour), off-white, dense, good retention, slowly diminishing to a two mm ring and a heaped partial layer. Head retraction leaves lots of torn curtain lacing. The second pour produces a much smaller head.
Lacing – None added as level drops, so we have to enjoy the head retraction lacing.
First pour – Light yellow, clear.
Aroma – 3 – Very weak, slightly citrusy.
Flavor – 3.5 – Begins moderately bitter with no distinguishable fruitiness although a bit of malt flavor does shine through. Ends with a chalky bitterness with a long hang time. No alcohol, no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3.25 - Medium, almost creamy, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 3.5 – Looks OK, tastes OK, feels OK, priced OK. Unremarkable DIPA/NEIPA.

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4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTone8788
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Xxambersky89
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fatty_Mccracken
4.85/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BGCoon
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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