///Fear.Movie.Lions | Stone Brewing

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Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

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

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Photo of kricks77
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kpr8rh8r
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RMW66
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 76BeerGuys
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

So damn good

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Photo of gutbuster
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of argock
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

RVA 10/31/18.
Poured into a Duvel tulip.
A: Milky amber with lots of floaties and copious, frothy 2-finger head with good retention and lacing.
S: Overripe melon and pineapple, Juicy Fruit gum, lime, and grapefruit with some herbal grassiness in the background.
T: Flavor is more resiney and bitter than most unfiltered DIPA/NEIPAs, definitely has an edge. Hop notes include lime, grapefruit, honeysuckle, resin, and lighter evergreen. Less fruity than the nose. Moderately bitter which I like -- like some bite in this style. Malt component is straight light malt, tough to tell if pilsner or 2-row pale malt.
M: Comes off with moderate body and at least moderate carbonation with slightly sticky afterfeel. Pretty dry for the style which I also like.
O: I liked this beer but it isn't a distinctive example of style, it rides the line of WCIPA and NEIPA with features of both which I like. The hop aroma and flavor though are not at the level of the top notch WCIPA or NEIPA though.

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Photo of terry33
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very juicy. The pour yields plenty of sedimentary visualizations. Stuff floating around in the beer is almost always good with me. Very juicy flavor with loads of flavor and less than Jake on the bitterness. No idea on the BPU but I would guess around 70. Full flavored and a great beer for the value.

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Photo of hipcathobbes
3.67/5  rDev -10%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

For the style, not impressive -- barely hazy but rather a lot of tiny suspended particulates. Nice lace. Smell is citrus, pineapple, malty; taste adds hints of some other stone fruits, sweet on the front end and peppery on the back end. Low carbonation and soft feel. Each time I've hesitated on picking this out among other beers in my fridge, but fairly enjoyed each one.

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Photo of plaid75
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Stone begrudgingly decides to make a NEIPA and it shows.

Other than being unfiltered, it is a west coast beer. Cloudiness alone does not qualify for the style.

Still, the beer is fine.

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Photo of Strix
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy golden amber, nice gobs of lace.

Fresh green pepper, biscuit, pineapple, pine.

Clean crisp malt, green peppery bite, brief hopslamesque note, then piney.

Quite drinkable.

A nice offering..

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Photo of RockySasquatch
4.71/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a pint glass. Nice cloudy medium dark amber with lots of floaters. Fruity smell. Very good lacing. The taste is sweet and sharp; just the right amount bitterness. Probably the best unfiltered IPA.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Slightly sandy burnt orange with a thin, off-white film and bubbly collar leaving a uniform layer of lace all the way around.

Smell is fruity and lightly dank--unobtrusively mild for Stone.

Taste is graham, sweet orange and grapefruit via a light body with a semi-wet finish.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not sure why I enjoyed this so much but I felt it was a very solid offering from Stone. The beer poured out as an opaque orange color with a white head on top. The smell of the beer had a good aroma of juicy hops coming off of it. The taste has a nice sweet malt profile with the emphasis on the late addition hops to give this that soft juicy flavor of tropical fruits and some bitterness. The feel is creamy and smooth, almost like fruit nectar. Overall it's a very nice beer, I was impressed and I feel its a little underrated. I'm glad they've made this one again since I missed out on the first batch.

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Photo of jera1350
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DarthVorador
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden amber color with an orange hue. Oddly enough, the pour begins somewhat clear, although the beer becomes hazier throughout, with floaties and visible carbonation. An aggressive pour yields a massive fluffy head, its exceptional retention leaving me waiting and yielding sticky foamy thick lacing throughout. I'm loving the look.
The nose produces a juicy burst of tropical aromas, including, banana, mango and pineapple. Citrus aromas evoke freshly squeezed grapefruit pulp and candied oranges. The malt aroma evokes caramel, honey and graham cracker. Beyond the sweetness of the aroma lies a subtle scent of pine, grass and peppercorn.
The taste opens up juicy and sweet, revealing fruity flavors amidst a full and doughy malt backbone. Flavors of overripe mango, peach, apricot jam, banana, berries and dry pineapple evoke a tropical juice drink. Meanwhile, the malt supports the fruitiness with, graham cracker, caramel, honey flavors and residual sugars that almost threaten to make it cloying. A developing piny and peppery hops spice offers a respite and adds balance. Similarly, the developing of more citrusy flavors add a zestiness that aids drink ability. .
Medium to full bodied with a rather smooth and soft mouthfeel. The carbonation is relatively gentle. The finish is semi dry but complex, with flavors of grapefruit rind, a touch of alcohol and pine resin.
Very enjoyable, flavorful and complex.

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Very unfiltered, but doesn’t have the “hazy” appearance.....Tons of floaties that to be honest doesn’t make it look very appetizing

Smells of apricot and orange, a light, sweet, fruit profile

Taste is tangerine, orange rind, citrus zest. I get a weird lemon pepper finish.

Slightly oily, low carbonation.slightly chalky finish.

This is a beer that tries to be many different things, and succeeds and nothing as a result. Somewhat interesting, but very flawed. Would not buy again.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.51/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the 16 oz. can with an Enjoy By date of 01-21-19. Sampled on November 18, 2018.

Slightly cloudy golden amber pour with a long lasting white foamy head. Lacing.

This may be a slightly older bottle so I'm getting a stale malt character more than the herbal and floral character of the hops.

The body is smooth and falls into the medium mouthfeel range.

As I mentioned, this is becoming a malt bomb so that is the main character I get at first. But behind it is an herbal and vaguely fruity character. Mild bitterness.

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Photo of socon67
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I find this beer to be a bit mind boggling. I mean, at least in appearance, that is. It says it’s a Hazy, and it is, but it looks more like one of the Orange juice beers from Tree House or Trillium. It’s not a golden, Sandy dream. Moving along like we do though, it’s kind of like, who cares about her personality when she got that junk in that trunk. So even if this beer is oddly perplexing on a visual basis, what does it matter if it tastes good? And like Jessica Alba in a two piece, Raul is satisfied. Nothing mind blowing, just a typical west coast, unfiltered IPA. Nothing to get excited about, or pissed at. It just an ‘aite’ beer, that at the end of the day, Raul can’t help but think that the classification of this beeer as a hazy is incorrect, but it’s still just good for what it’s worth.

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Photo of dbell23
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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