Stegmaier IPA | Lion Brewery, Inc.

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Stegmaier IPAStegmaier IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lion Brewery, Inc.
Pennsylvania, United States
lionbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ClassicBrad on 05-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
131
Reviews:
59
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
15.12%
 
 
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3
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Photo of stakem
3.06/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks for gifting me with this Eric. Pounder can into tumbler appears dark copper with rich tan cap that persists leaving patchy lace.

Aroma is sweet caramel malt with fruity hops. Little bit of minerals also noted.

Tastes bitter with caramel malt and mineral laden aftertaste. Its oily but with a familiar feel to the aftertaste almost like malt extract.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. This is average at best.

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Photo of C_Pel
2.88/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Boone757
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of agreenman19
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

L - pours a solid deeply brown orange. Slightly opaque with a super fluffy sticky head. Fantastic lacing!

S - aroma is a pungent malt burn up front. Not sure if this is how it's supposed to smell, but either way, it doesn't bode well. Has a very earthy, grassy smell. Crabgrass?

T - taste is better than the nose, but only up front. Sweet malts that make it seem like a potent amber ale. Grainy and yeasty. More earth. Finish is all bitterness, but rather abrasive. No finesse.

F - one of the better aspects of this beer. Soft and pillowy from the moment it hits your lips. Low carbonation and smooth and creamy without being syrupy, due to the light and airy character. A deceiving mouthfeel.

O - it's... a beer. Not the worst but it really lacks refinement. Kinda boring, powerful flavors, but not a lot of them. Strong bitterness. This'll wallop you in the face, especially at 6.7%.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Not a hop bomb by any means and certainly more malty/biscuits than I expect for this style. Bitter. Cloudy orange amber.

Drink this beer with food, in particular, something cheesy or creamy seems to make the beer's happiness, which is hidden by the malt, stand out.

My grandfather used to drink Stegmaier and that's why I picked this beer to drink.

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Photo of JayQue
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pretty average IPA. It is not too thin and it has bitterness. That makes it do-able!!! pours a fairly clear copper color with a small white head (average retention) and wide bands of lacing on the glass. Smell is pretty weak, maybe a little grassy hops. Taste is better. Mostly grassy but some piney hops, some dry biscuity malt. The bitterness is the major attraction. Mouthfeel is fairly light, but not watery. Not a great IPA, but I would drink one again, nothing wrong with it.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of babacosmo
3.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had some better, many worst, this is my go to IPA. First mouthful after a rough day is like heaven. Low price keeps some snobs away, I don't mind...
A: reddish brown, almost like an Irish ale
S: Light hoppy, not much else
T: Nice bitter taste, goes through your whole body on first sip..
M: Lighter body than most IPA's , don't let it fool you.
O: Double the price and people will say what hidden gem... but don't do that

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Photo of Barleycorn
3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beejay
2.85/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Medium brown in color, very little head, and what is there dissipates almost immediately.

S: Malt centric with a lot of caramel and toffee some light hoppiness in there in the form of orange peel, but man you have to search for it.

T: Holy malt. This is a very malt centered beer for being an IPA. There is a bit of residual bitterness in the the finish, but for the most part it tastes like slightly overdone toffee. I can get into malt centric IPA's as well as hop bombs, and this one misses the mark.

M:Medium body with fairly high carbonation.

O: Overall just a huge miss, not even very enjoyable aside from not meeting style characteristics. Not bad, just not good.

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Photo of skriv
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BillCheck
3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Categart
4.26/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very good, smooth and not too hoppy

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Photo of JasonTaverner
2.97/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TTripp725
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of lillitnn92
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Dank4185
4.04/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Zdrummer15
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of THP
2.77/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

This beer is very affordable, I paid $24 for a case.

The Stegmaier brewery is known for Lion's Head, a truely mediocre beer but very cheap.

I was not expecting much and was pleasantly surprised, better than bad!

There is a slight hint of hops and that familiar IPA bitterness but no hints of citrus or fruit to speak of.

At 6.7% it is a rather potent drink for the price.

Color and smell are good for Stegmaier standards, which isn't saying much.

Something to buy when you want to pretend you can afford to drink IPAs.

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Photo of ONEBEERGIRL
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of olinwp
4/5  rDev +16.3%

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Stegmaier IPA from Lion Brewery, Inc.
3.44 out of 5 based on 131 ratings.
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