Mixtape Ale - Winking Lizard Blend Vol. 5 | Stone Brewing

73 Ratings

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by pathman on 06-02-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 9
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3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from a growler via Jungle Jim's in a snifter glass. This nice Belgian IPA pours a nice clear orange with a moderate head of foam that dissipates to a light layer and moderate ring of foam with spotty lacing. Nose of Belgian candy sugar, moderate amounts of citrus fruits---mandarin oranges, light grapefruit, and pineapple, as well as a dash of very floral and funky yeast mixed with some bittering hops. Flavors follow the nose with mild candy sugars, tart stone fruits, and funky yeast flavors to the rear meld with a wine barrel note adding to a sizable Flemish quality . Moderately dry finish, with a subtle sweetness that fades to a tart aftertaste. Good for the style, muddled between a hash of good brews that are nice on their own, but not outstanding for the style.

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Photo of Morey
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Rayek
3.39/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at Back Country Pizza in Boulder, CO. Served in a small snifter.

A: The beer has a pale amber hue and a dense eggshell cap. Head retention is just OK and no lace is left behind.

S: This beer's nose is its strong suit. I picked up heavy fruit aromas of passion fruit and pear, plus a light whiff of citrus. A touch of vanilla rounds things out.

T: The promise of the nose falls short in the flavor. The beer starts out with many of the aromas from the nose. Bitterness is light and bolstered by a mild sourness. And then the beer just sort of stops. The taste abruptly fades after the initial burst and leaves almost no lingering flavors. Very odd.

M: A light body makes for easy drinkability. There's not quite enough carbonation at work.

O: I'm really torn on this one. The aromas are worth the price of admission. However, the flavor really disappointed me. It came and went way too fast for my tastes. I kept wanting more to happen.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft at WOB Gainesville. Pours a clear dark copper with pretty one finger white creamy head. Aroma of big wine barrel, oak, sweet fruits. Flavor follows with a big white wine presence, Oakes Chardonnay, more oak, light pear and white grape. Lingering oak on the palate. Slick mouthfeel with low to medium carbonation. Interesting beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Mixtape Ale - Winking Lizard Blend Vol. 5 from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 73 ratings
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