Downunderstruck IPA
Stone Brewing

Downunderstruck IPADownunderstruck IPA
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Stone Brewing
California, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,610
Ranked #10,714
4.05 | pDev: 14.32%
Tuesday at 07:44 PM
May 06, 2023
Downunderstruck IPADownunderstruck IPA
Notes: Australia is well-known for being the home of flora and fauna that exist nowhere else on earth. Among these creatures (both creepy and cuddly), you can also encounter some unique and highly sought-after hop varieties. Only in Oz can you find Galaxy, Ella and Vic Secret hops, which lend striking tropical fruit, citrus and peach flavors to this booming behemoth of an IPA. Originally released to commemorate our 19th Anniversary, this is a recipe that’s garnered constant rumblings requesting its return, as steady and powerful as the sound of a didgeridoo…
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Rated: 3.63 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Tuesday at 07:44 PM
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12oz canned (RVA) 4/19/23 EB 8/17/23 poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 9% ABV. The beer pours bright golden amber with light khaki head. The head recedes to a rocky cap and leaves a web of lacing. The aroma is tropical fruit salad with hints of malt. The taste is bittersweet with more tropical fruit, citrus, lite pine and general earthiness. The malt is soft with light caramel and the finish is firmly bitter. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation and a semi dry finish. Not overly sweet, but sticky with all the hops. Overall, excellent.
Tuesday at 03:25 AM
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a can dated 4-20-2023

This beer is a very clear pouring beer. Beautiful golden pour with some small carbonation bubbles rising in the glass. The head is 2 finger, and white. The head looks quite fluffy and frothy. The head retention is quite good, and as the head dissipates, there's some great lacing on the glass.
The nose has some tropical notes. I get some mango, and grapefruit. I also get a bit of pine in the aroma.
Taste - This beer starts off with the mango and grapefruit flavors. These flavors are quickly vanquished, and a slightly dank flavor hits in the middle. This doesn't last long, because the back is all bitter and pine, and very pleasingly so.
The bitter feeling from the hops really lingers in my throat. The body of this beer is very full.
Damn, this is a palate wrecker, and I love it. I know the NEIPA is the rage today, but I just love a well made bitter IPA.
Monday at 10:36 PM
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Reviewed by cjeep from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is going pretty old-school man. Very bitter very tasty works for me. For the record definitely be over 90. As far as I’m concerned.
L: drinking it from the can in the can is very stylish a little bit psychedelic.
S: little bit of citrus pie it’s nice.
Tea: grapefruit rind plenty of bitterness a little bit of pine. Works for me.
F: meeting body. Crisp. Dry.
O: some good stuff man bring it back again and I will keep my eyes open for it.
Monday at 01:00 AM
Rated: 4 by DMarlinJ from Michigan

Sunday at 10:49 PM
Rated: 4.15 by o29 from Texas

Saturday at 10:06 PM
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Reviewed by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Purchased as a 6 pack at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, PA on 5/26/23. Can date: 4/20/23.

L- Clear golden amber.

S- Malt forward with mild hoppy-ness.

T- Crisp, dry, some citrus.

F- Clean, dry.

O- I never had the OG. I’m glad that they
resurrected this!
Saturday at 01:12 AM
Rated: 4.31 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Friday at 09:32 PM
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of fluffy foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass. It smelled of pineapple, grapefruit, orange and caramel. Sweet grapefruit taste with a citrusy kick and a toasted caramel finish. Nice bitterness.
May 25, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by KT3418 from Colorado

May 25, 2023
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Clear gold, eggshell head, decent retention, rings of lace
Peach, mango, mixed citrus aroma, little bit of dank and spice
Lean malt, tropical fruit and citrus, some pine needles and spice flavors, long bitter finish
Medium bodied and well carbonated, clean
Nice to have a DIPA with southern hemisphere hops that leans WC instead of NE/
May 23, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by BeerBeast from Florida

May 23, 2023
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
So we have ourselves a ginger IPA here. What’s good is that it’s not like that squirrell son of a gun who sat behind you in the 4th grade. You know, the guy that loved to chew on erasers. That said, DUS isn’t exactly Jessica Chastain either. It’s in-between. Or maybe it’s Jessica with no make up on, chewing on an eraser.

Eat your greens, my children.
May 20, 2023
Rated: 3.98 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

May 20, 2023
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Reviewed by Resistance88 from California

4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had this when it released and having more today

Perfect for me in 5oz pours in Pasadena . Classic Stone IPA glory. Don't pass this up if you're a Whiney "The Sold out and arent the same" Willy.
May 20, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by McSeal from Connecticut

May 19, 2023
Rated: 3.93 by wvsabbath from West Virginia

May 19, 2023
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Rated by mjordan012865 from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
What an amazing beer. Smooth and aromatic and the 9% sneaks up on you. You would never believe it.
May 17, 2023
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Reviewed by neenerzig from Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured out of a 12 oz. can into my tulip glass, this beer pours a mainly clear, medium golden color w/ a bit of a copper hue color w/ lots of streams of little bubbles continuously and fairly rapidly rising to the beer's surface. Has a very nice white head that’s an inch thick when first poured. Head eventually settles to a thick surface coating along w/ a very thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with big cluster swirls of foam on the beer's surface and some excellent lacing. Aromas of some slightly biscuity malts w/ a hint of caramel sweetness along w/ floral hops and grapefruit, pineapple, and mango fruit notes. The flavor profile certainly follows suit, with the aforementioned biscuity malts w/ a slight hint of caramel sweetness that's followed by pungent, juicy, grapefruit, pineapple, honey dew melon, cantaloupe and mango fruit notes and floral hops w/ a good amount of bitterness. The fruit and hop flavors certainly dominate the flavor profile, and that's just fine. The hop bitterness is strong, but it is refined and nuanced. It doesn't clonk your tongue over the head. Has a slightly crisp, smooth, somewhat dry, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Another excellent Imperial IPA from the fine folks at Stone!

May 17, 2023
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Dusting off their 19th Anniversary Ale, Stone Brewing looks to the down under hops of Galaxy, Ella and Vic Secret to fuel a bitter bomb of a double IPA that's back by demand.

As Downundertruck IPA pours with an bright golden color, its striking clarity is as inviting as is its tropical perfume. With citrus aromatics playing out underneath, there's a decidedly juicy, fruity and intoxicating aroma to take the shape of pineapple, lemon and mango. Its mild honey-dipped malt sweetness is supple and sweet to give the fruity impressions a rounded, juicy and vibrantly ripe character upon initial impressions.

And as the sweetness retreats and the hops abound, the flavors systematically turn to dried, dehydrated and condensed fruit flavor. The dried apricot, white grapefruit, mango, passionfruit and bitter orange notes gain intensity and eventually develop into a full spicy, curacao-like bitter taste. But in the meantime, an acute lemony tang develops along with kiwi, melon and a trail of pink grapefruit.

Deceptively light and dry in body, the imperial ale drinks much more like a drier, crisper and refreshing standard American IPA. Bracingly bitter in finish, the beer is spicy, leafy, stemmy and herbal with sassafras and lemon verbena with a mild alcoholic acetone burn.
May 15, 2023
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a nice clear golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has resin and piney hints
The taste follows the nose with a resin and piney flavor
A medium bodied well carbonated beer
A good West Coast IIPA
May 13, 2023
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Canned on: 4-19-23

A - Medium vibrant gold color with moderate carbonation and a thin creamy layer resting on top.

S - Tropical fruit, mango, peach, and papaya.

T - Big juicy tropical fruit, mango, papaya, pineapple, and peach with a bitter, resiny pine bite on the back side that lingers.

M - Big medium body with prickly carbonation that lingers.

O - This is a really nice West Coast style that packs an assertive bitter bite.
May 13, 2023
Rated: 1.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

May 12, 2023
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Reviewed by Beers-es from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From a 3-week-old can, pours a brilliantly clear deep gold. Smell combines fruit, resin and diesely dank. Taste follows and is very, very good. Big hit of bitterness in the finish. Not boozy at all to me. I loved the original Thunderstruck and this one is also killer.
May 12, 2023
Downunderstruck IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 25 ratings