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

Added by MasterSki on 01-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Pours brown initially, but will go to a reddish color when held up to the light. It's very hazy, not well filtered. There's a white colored head that provides some pretty decent lacing.

Smell is good but not great. Has characteristics of a good brown ale such as toffee and some nice caramelized malt. On top of that it's well hopped and has some nice a nice zesty citrus peel aromas as well as some aromas of pine.

Taste is on par with the smell. Starts plenty sweet, really has a nice malt backbone with the toffee and caramel. Then there is a strong helping of citrus zest and pine. At the end there is a slight hint of smoke.

Mouthfeel is good. Medium to full. Well balanced where it starts sweet and has a nice bitter bite. Reasonably clean finish as well with a good carbonation level. GOod overall beer, I'm liking that more brewers are trying the hoppy brown ale. Not the best Stone collaboration, but good none the less.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a medium brown, with an off white foam and lace. Aroma of peaty malts and bright tropical citrus. In the flavor, nutty malts with some caramel flavor and a good solid helping of pineapple, mango, ripe orange and pine. Coming from three breweries that know how to make west coast ipas, this does not disappoint. Good level of bitterness yet remains balanced. Little to no alcohol flavor. Medium bodied feel, well carbonated. Overall, a very tasty beer, consider it a west coast brown ale.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brown color and a hazy consistency. There was a massive, creamy, off white, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A hoppier than you'd expect aroma, with traces of the brown ale nuttiness, and a sugary element.

T: Tasted of hops (like the aroma, it's a bigger element that you might expect), brown sugar, malt, and molasses. The nutty quality appears in the finish, but isn't as pronounced with other beers of the style. A complex, enjoyable flavor.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: TBA isn't your typical brown ale, and that's a good thing. It's flavorful, well made, and certainly drinkable.

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

Glass - Snifter

A - A murky looking, mahogany colored brew that didn't produce much of a head at all. The clarity is very low on the beer, and I got a few spots left on my glass.

S - Fresh dank hop, in the way of herbal, grapefruit, orange, citrus zests, and pine. Underneath I get brown sugar, wood and hints of smoke.

T - Herbal, rind, and citrus hop characteristics flood the palate, with strong woody, smokey, charcoal flavors quickly following. I also pick up brown sugar, roasted nuts, and molasses. It finishes with fairly strong bitterness, lots of warming alcoholic flavors, and more woody/smokey notes that linger on the tongue.

M - Medium-full bodied with soft crispness and a velvety, smooth texture.

O - This is one full flavored Brown Ale! I wouldn't like to drink this all night but it sure is a tasty brew that I'd have 1-2 of. The woodiness of the beer brings me back to the Arrogant Bastard, which I really enjoy. Overall I really like this beer, and I'd pick it up once in a while, that is if it's ever brewed again. Cheers!

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TBA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 605 ratings