Magic Stone Dog

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Pale Ale - American
3.31 | pDev: 17.82%
Scotland, United Kingdom
Retired (no longer brewed)
Magic Stone DogMagic Stone Dog
Notes: Collaboration with Magic Rock Brewing & Stone Brewing
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 35 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by double2chin:
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double2chin from California

4/5  rDev +20.8%

Dec 16, 2014
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ADZA from Australia

3.2/5  rDev -3.3%

Pours a dark golden hue with a bubbly three finger head not the best looking, the smell has that typical saison farmhouse yeast character along with some bready malts and white fruit, rhe feel is medium bodied with spritzy carbonation and the tastes are pretty one dimensional with hints of barley, spicy rye, pale malts and finished with a herbal bitterness, overall a big disappointment and definately dont recommend cheers.

Nov 09, 2014
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mdagnew from Northern Ireland

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Sep 06, 2014
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thierrynantes from France

3.73/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beer bottle (33 cl.)
LooK : orange with a small white head.
Smell : grapefruit and citrus aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration.
overall : a good beer in the style IPA.

Jun 02, 2015
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CrazyDavros from Australia

3.87/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber with a large head.
Nose shows farmhouse yeast notes, soft pear and apple and some herbal hops.
Flavours are more geared towards a pale ale, with some sweet malt and fruity hops.

Jan 19, 2015
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dgilks from Australia

3/5  rDev -9.4%

Sep 08, 2014
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Nov 21, 2014
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Mattias from Sweden

3/5  rDev -9.4%

Dec 06, 2014
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heygeebee from Australia

3.05/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A real hybrid or not?
A big let down to look at with the head dying to flat quickly. No film no nothing. The rest of the experience really just ends up being a sweet non-saison non-pale ale.
Hint of earthiness and yeast but the blend of styles subtracts from both and adds to neither.

Nov 23, 2014
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flyingpig from Scotland

3/5  rDev -9.4%

330ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co in Glasgow (£2.40):
I had high hopes for this one going in given that it's a collaboration between three excellent breweries but in truth it failed to deliver, at least in part. The beer was quite enjoyable but it wasn't as good as I've come to expect from these three craft breweries, the aroma in particular being a real disappointment and what brought the beer down some in my opinion of it.

Sep 15, 2014
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CwrwAmByth from England

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Oct 06, 2014
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Eramen from Ireland

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Sep 19, 2014
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shigg85 from Japan

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Nov 16, 2014
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aztraz from Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Nov 15, 2014
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safaricook from Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Oct 13, 2014
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innominat from Ireland

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Sep 04, 2014
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JavierGC from Spain

3.84/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 11, 2015
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Poupae from Thailand

3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 22, 2015
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hansavijaticar from Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

Nov 16, 2014
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SoPeL from Poland

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Nov 01, 2014
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Anatole from Belgium

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Sep 20, 2014
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dcmchew from Romania

3.6/5  rDev +8.8%

Pours light golden, a bit hazy, nice foamy one finger white head, popping to a tiny frothy lace and some traces pretty fast.
Smell of lemon, spicy cracker, some honey, spicy yeasts (stronger from the spice mix infusion, strong clove), a low funk (some straw, some green hay), hops.
Crisp zesty start with lots of lemon and some grapefruit, followed by a short flash of caramel biscuity sweetness. The farmhouse ale notes follow, faint barnyard, some hay and straw funk, herbal with some coriander and lemongrass, even a bit of lactose. A rich multi-grain note throughout, spicy and rich. Finishes hoppy, mildly bitter.
Medium body and carbonation. Nice aftertaste, spicy, hoppy, grainy, a bit funky too.
Expected more from such a big collaboration. Pale ale with a tiny saison twist, something that you can easily find in cheaper Belgian brews. A bit of an edge with the nice American hops.

Sep 19, 2014
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Hayley_86 from Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Nov 30, 2014
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poskok from Croatia (Hrvatska)

3/5  rDev -9.4%

Nov 20, 2014
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Sam-VW from England

3/5  rDev -9.4%

Aug 26, 2014
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Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 35 ratings