Stone Reason Be Damned | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
79.8%
Liked This Beer
3.87 w/ 163 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A sour ale with 2 lbs. of Stone Farms Passion Fruit per Barrel. There is lots of red and rosé wine flavor here, as well as plenty of oak. Some acetic sharpness and lactic acid sourness in the flavor and on the nose. Tropical fruit flavors from the Passion Fruit, and a distinct guava and berry note from the two types of wine barrels make for a distinctive, intensely fruity beer.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 08-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,213
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
163
Liked:
130
Avg:
3.87/5
pDev:
9.82%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a 12 oz snifter from draft at the Vine on March 3, 2016.

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3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Pittsford Pub in Pittsford, NY.

This one pours a hazy reddish orange, with a small head, and basically no lacing.

Smells very fruity, lots of passionfruit, clearly, with some orange, and oak, but no real wine or sour character.

This felt like more of a straight up fruit beer with mild funkiness than a sour. It's not sour, really at all, with no red wine character, so it feels like a failure of what Stone was trying to do. However, it does taste pretty good as a fruity Belgian pale ale, so there's that.

This is medium bodied, pretty juicy, with a higher level of carbonation.

An interesting beer, but didn't really accomplish what it was trying to do.

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Photo of utahgiebs
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GarrettB
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

September 30th, 2013 - Enjoyed at the Escondido location. Stone's Reason Be Damned is a curious brew. I didn't write the style here, but I am tempted to guess based on my notes. So, here goes. The aroma is bright and sour, with a miniature bouquet of tiny friuits: strawberry, raspberry, and the sweet tart touch of a Fuji apple. More acidic than fruity, it provides a nice excuse to pucker up and roll that flavor of tartaric acid around. The flavor is similarly bright, almost refulgent, with acidity, and again, more acidity than fruity. The aftertaste corrals some fleeing strawberry, apple and saccharine grape notes, but these appear only once the palate is flattened out. Is this a Belgian Strong Ale? Maybe, but highly San Dieganized. To me it gravitates more closely to Sour Ale's stylistic orbit, though not complex, just bright and flashing and almost a little distracting.

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Photo of barczar
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not my favorite style. Aroma reveals soft peach esters, pear, coriander, and must from the yeast, along with a little pepto funk. Hops are lightly citrusy and piney.

Flavor reveals similar characteristics, with lots of stone fruit skin, finishing fairly bitter and a bit grassy and earthy. Notes of lime and grapefruit provide a solid hop fruit base. I like the balance of esters and hops, though the bitterness is too much for my liking.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Vine and Barley Palm City. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange. Medium white head with good retention.

Smell - Very fruity. Lots of oak and red wine. Pale malt.

Taste - Not what I expected at all. Immediately oaky. The base Belgian beer lends some yestiness and spice. Passion fruit kicks in behind it. It gets sour and oaky. Lots of wine in the finishand a little bit of solvent lingers.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. All over the place and a little tough to drink.

Overall - Well it's a fascinating combination, but it's also a little off putting. Worth a try.

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Photo of saulgoodyo
3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dactrius
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stortore
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brihon
4.37/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ristaccia
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moose90
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThaJokerWild
4.84/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

one of the best brews I've had this year

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pmangold
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bilco
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hookemjd
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Smashley_lynn
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of doc_logic
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elahote
4.69/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A lighter sour ale with a sweet aftertaste. Medium bodied with a somewhat fruity taste. Not much aroma escapes by way of smell, but as soon as it hits your taste buds the flavor explodes! I highly recommend

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Stone Reason Be Damned from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 79.8% out of 100 with 163 ratings
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