Viking Space Probe Double IPA
Stone Brewing

Viking Space Probe Double IPAViking Space Probe Double IPA
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,236
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,351
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 6.78%
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
115
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 17, 2022
Added:
Sep 04, 2019
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  23
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Viking Space Probe Double IPAViking Space Probe Double IPA
Notes: In the spirit of all the exploratory missions deployed across the galaxy — be they spacecraft, Viking or other — we’re constantly probing the world of beer back here on Earth. That quest has brought us to this latest creation, which comes from our brewing team at Stone Brewing – Napa. With a subtle haze reminiscent of some far-off nebula, and further complemented with the juicy flavors of Ella and Citra hops, this beer is most definitely out of this world. Crafted to be enjoyed on Earth, but if intelligent life does exist out there, we’re pretty sure they’ll like it too.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
 
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jul 17, 2022
Photo of josanguapo
Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
De Labirratorium. En copa Teku. Con queso Pok y picos. IPA con la que son potentes tanto el fondo maltoso como el lúpulo, proporcionando una experiencia equilibrada y altamente disfrutable de carácter resinoso. Se sube poco a pesar del abv
Jan 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.43 by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

Sep 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.15 by HopBelT from Belgium

Sep 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.14 by desint from Belgium

Aug 18, 2021
Photo of dacrza1
Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
DATE: August 15, 2021... OCCASION: another picture-perfect summer day ends with a quality Stone product... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... pours a hazy orange-amber body checked with sediment that supports a half-finger of equally hazy head... thick citrus, dank with peach, grapefruit, tobacco, rose petals, and orange make a robust aroma... a thick, chewy mouthfeel with a long-lasting draw that puckers slightly... a fulfilling, juicy sip, expected of Stone... the flavor profile is a bit mellow at its ABV, with big grapefruit,, dank resin, and orange cream... grape, grass, and caramel balance the intense hop strength... bright, aggressive and a worthwhile nightcap...
Aug 16, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by Mattias from Sweden

Aug 14, 2021
Photo of iguanodon
Reviewed by iguanodon from Utah

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle. Pours super cloudy gold with a medium white head. There was noticeable sediment in the bottle and even though I poured gently it’s now in the glass. Aroma: tobacco, leather, citrus. Taste: citrus, straw, caramel. Excellent DIPA.
Aug 07, 2021
Photo of JamFuel
Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy orange with thick head and a ton of floaties.

Smell is fruity and a bit sweet with notes of grapefruit, mango, pine and caramel.

Taste is fruity, sweet and in your face with a solid bitterness. Notes of citrus, pine, resin, caramel and sponge cake. Balanced? Yes. Subtle? No.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and sticky with good carbonation.

Overall, I really like this. Stone gets a lot of crap, but everything I've ever had by them has been damn tasty.
Jul 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4.02 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Jul 10, 2021
Photo of Ggallin
Reviewed by Ggallin from New Hampshire

3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I can appreciate what’s been done here considering I like German beers this has kind of Oktoberfest and dunkel notesBut not what I expected when I heard the word hazy
Jul 09, 2021
Photo of blazerkor
Reviewed by blazerkor from Nevada

3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
It smells juicy like pineapple and tangerine with a little bit of malt back there somewhere.

I taste the fruity hops up front and a bitter bite not far behind. That's about it.

It's medium bodied and a little foamy. The finish starts out bitter but a sweet aftertaste lasts a long time.

This is a pretty solid hazy double IPA. I give it a 4.4 out of 6.
Jul 01, 2021
 
Rated: 3.81 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Jun 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Stengelfoot from California

Jun 11, 2021
Photo of mvanaskie13
Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is murky copper, head is 1+ fingers thick with frothy top, head lingers well with spotty remnants on glass and a solid top.

Smell is like candied hops - sweet, full, moderately malty - notes of citrus pith, tangerine, light pine, herbs, lemon, melon; malt is neither caramel-like sweet or grainy base like but it provides some backing sweet maltiness.

Taste is sweeter and similarly candied - dried or sweetened citrus, tangerine, with notes of pine, grass, lemon, and melon, neutral malt flavor providing a fuller base sweetness, but not caramel like.

Mouthfeel is well done for as candied sweet as this comes across otherwise - moderate carbonation, moderate sweetness, moderate bitterness and the right amount to back the sweeter flavors of hops and malt.

Overall thicker, fuller HDIPA but the hop mix and beer construction bring this brew through to the finish.
May 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.21 by o29 from Texas

May 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by BeerMeCJS from California

May 16, 2021
Photo of DrBeergood
Reviewed by DrBeergood from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Caramel orange and hazy. Mildly carbonated (Carbonation is often leeched off during longer fermentation processes). Glossy on top.

S: Big tropical hop aroma. Not bitter, but fruity. I'm picking up barley and oats.

T: I guessed 3 hops but reading the bottle says 2. The citra is, well, citra. The ella resembles mosaic--it is more pungent and darkens the color. They got lots of lupulin out of these hops.

F: A layer of deep dank resinous bitter coats the tongue and into the stomach. It's a rather strong flavor.

O: A full strength, but not maximum, IPA.
May 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by Corburk from Pennsylvania

May 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by shigg85 from Japan

May 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.33 by shreead from Pennsylvania

May 02, 2021
Photo of Dr_Gonzo
Reviewed by Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Appearance is a dark golden color, with more than a finger's worth of tan head with good retention and lacing.

Aroma: peach, apricot, pine, mango, papaya, passionfruit, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, and bread malt. Smells greatly of tropical hops, but there are some citrus ones too.

Essentially tastes like the aroma suggests, lot of tropical and fruity notes, some breadyness, and also tasting some caramel. Chewy texture. Body is medium.
Apr 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.06 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Apr 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Apr 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Mortarforker from Texas

Apr 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.96 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Apr 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by Gmartin75 from Pennsylvania

Apr 11, 2021
 
Rated: 3.83 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Apr 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.12 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Apr 10, 2021
Photo of Newbeergeek1
Reviewed by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My “worker guru” at the local Total Wine recommended this to me so bought just one to try. Stone hit this out of the ballpark. Very nice and I will go get the 5 pack I took my one out of. Well maybe they put one back to make it a 6 pk?
Apr 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by rolltide from Pennsylvania

Apr 09, 2021
Photo of StonedTrippin
Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.66/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
finally something new from stone, but i had higher hopes for this, super thick and hazy from the tap, denser than is generally appealing to me, even though the head is high and lasting and there is no visible particulate, its just super viscous, a pretty dull shade, and looks a little raw to me. it smells fine, generically dry hoppy, nothing unique to me in this, definitely was hoping for a little more from the ella, but it almost takes on a citra mosaic thing, some light canned pineapple juice and cat pee, with the typical assertiveness in dosing that we have all come to expect from stone, but its not particularly interesting or well refined, and i will admit the name and branding are a little bit lost on me here. i think the nose is slightly brighter than the flavor, where more of the malt heft kicks up, this feels as strong as it is not from alcohol but from grain weight, lots of body here, off dry but not rich or sweet or anything. cool to have it be so dry hopped but also pack in a little bitterness at the end, its full spectrum in that regard, but this just seems like a beer ive had a million times before, not as unique on the hop side as i hoped it would be, and to me a little below stones usual quality level. that said, i am curious to try the packaged version, perhaps a little more cleaned up in that medium. there is potential here, but it feels just big for the sake of being big, and whatever nuance the ella contributes is kind of lost to the size of this, as well as the more more familiar and robust citra hop profile. nothing special on tap in my experience, maybe not at the peak of freshness...
Apr 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.62 by Danzifer from Ohio

Apr 09, 2021
Photo of Limazulu
Reviewed by Limazulu from Idaho

4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
A-love the bright orange haze that lets you see the carbonation bubbling up. Pretty substantial head
S-danky citrus
T-peach, apricot, pine. above average bitter, avg to below average sweet.
M-realllly nice chewy, smooth medium-full body
O-one of the best Double Hazy's on my repertoire
Apr 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by robebo44 from Virginia

Apr 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.79 by dazedman from Virginia

Apr 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.01 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Apr 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.29 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Mar 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by B_B from California

Mar 28, 2021
Photo of rudiecantfail
Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 ounce bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

L---Hazed, rich golden color. Fluffy, white head had good retention and left gorgeous lacing.

S---Smells like a tropical fruit bomb.

T---Mango, papaya, passionfruit. It's the tropical fruit bomb the nose promised.

F---Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O---Really, really nice one. Wish I got more than one.
Mar 21, 2021
Viking Space Probe Double IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 188 ratings