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TBA | Stone Brewing

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Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Bear Republic Brewing and Fat Head's Brewing

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 604 |  Reviews: 209
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a 1 inch foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks and dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of bready malt, brown sugar, spicy/herbal hops, and alcohol. Taste is of malt, dank/herbal/spicy hops, and very mild brown sugar flavors. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a crisp level of carbonation with a bit of a drying effect in the mouth. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but nothing I would go for again.

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3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Loaded with slow moving tiny carbonation. Poured from a 12oz into a tulip. Foamy one finger light tan head. Rich brown body

S - Grapefruit toffee nose. Bittery orange peel. Sweet and hint of smokey

T - Roasted malts, a bit spicy, herbally hopped

M - Puffy from all the carbonation, I wish it drank just a bit smoother

O - Pretty good brew. I dont drink much of the style, however I did enjoy it.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a standard-sized 375ml bottle; part of the 2012 collaboration series and without a best before date.

A - Light brown in color, slightly cloudy with a solid finger and a half head that leaves thin streaky lacing in the glass

S - rather than the usual malty nose this has a big, wet, grassy hops nose. Exciting!

T - big spicy and bitter hops attack that's subdued by a subtle wall of caramel malt, some brown sugar endures but the hops take over and dominate with a grassy, resinous and juicy finish. Very impressive to experience the battle between the hops and malt in this one.

M - medium body with lots of carbonation to cut the richness. Still pretty thirst quenching.

Overall this is a really delicious beer with an impressive addition of a big hop profile to a traditional brown ale. It's spicy, bitter and sweet all the same time. Definitely worth a try!

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3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a duvel cup...

A: pours a murky amber ish brown with a solid two fingers of a slightly caramel colored head... Good head retention leavs a nice sticky lacing.

S: while the beer is a bit cold I get a nice nutty caramely aroma, with a touch of piney hops and a little but of citrus hops as well... More piney then citrusy. As the beer warms I deffinatly seem to smell a bit more of tary molasses and brown sugar... A very nice nose... Lightly sweet and pleasing.

T: at first I get a nice piney blast of hops... Backed up with a nice brown sugary backbone.... The molasses I think seems to add to the hop bitterness with a nice dark taryness... The citrus hops seem to come in on the finish more... Lending a nice tropical/grapefruit hint. Deffinatly a bit of caramel in with this brew as well.

M: velvety and resinous, deffiinatley on the bitter side for a brown ale... But i feel as this was well balanced at the same time. Ends on the wet side.... Medium velvety carbonation. Really like the mouth feel.

O: a great brew... Deffinatly more of an ipa then a brown ale.... More brown then black? With a different hop profile and a more malt and sugar forward background... Deffinatly a different beer...but at the same time not that far apart. I guess just with the drastically different profiles of the stone collabs.... I think I would have been much more impressed with this of it didn't come so close in the wake of more brown then black...
But still an awesome brew... And I will drink a few of these.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured nice and smooth with moderate head. Brownish orange in color with mild cloudiness.

S- Hops, has a brown sugar note

T- Unique Stone taste. Hoppy and bitter with a light sugar taste. Definitely taste the alcohol. Leaves a delicious aftertaste of molasses without a harsh after-bite.

M- Smooth and lighter than expected.

O- Pretty good beer. One of the better collaborations from Stone I've had. I would recommend this as an after dinner beer.

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TBA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 604 ratings