Stone / Green Flash / Pizza Port Highway 78 Scotch Ale | Stone Brewing

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582 Ratings
Stone / Green Flash / Pizza Port  Highway 78 Scotch AleStone / Green Flash / Pizza Port  Highway 78 Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Green Flash Brewing and Pizza Port Brewing

Added by HopHead84 on 02-07-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
328
Ratings:
582
pDev:
11.72%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
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September 11th, 2013 - A beer of this calibre, and at this price ($17.99, California) is typically out of my range. But it's my birthday month, and a luxurious beer is better than a cake at my age. The Highway 78 Scotch Ale is a promising way to celebrate. The style is one of my favorite, and the bottle demonstrates all the pedigrees of an expensive collaboration. Once poured it looks a great deal like a pint of Coca-Cola. Large bubbles stick to the side of the glass, sitting just below the thinnest of mottled heads, and the body is that familiar semi-clear liquid that we've all seen splashed, swirled and slurped in a million Coke commercials. The aroma is dominated by hickory, hickory smoke, and wood, almost so as to snell like Virginian pipe tobacco. The hickory notes return on the tongue where they present as slightly sour. A mild to medium weight palate is closer to a flat carbonation than I would have expected, but the silence of the mouthfeel reveals other subtle flavors like juniper, blueberries, black pepper, and beef jerky. The traditional caramel sugars of the scotch ale don't appear here, nor does the whiskey burn of the barrel, but these are replaced with new and interesting flavors - a wonderful birthday gift.

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Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 582 ratings