Stone Junkie
Upright Brewing Company

Stone JunkieStone Junkie
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American Wild Ale
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4.1 | pDev: 3.41%
Upright Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
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Notes: Stone Junkie is the brewery's first use of fresh apricots. Sourced from our favorite grower, Trevor Baird, the fruit arrived last summer in wonderful form with layers of aromatics. We produced a simple 50/50 barley/wheat wort with aged hops and fermented it in barrel on top of the fruit, a method we employ for several beers that allows the orchard yeast and bacteria to co-ferment with our house yeasts. The casks were then moved into our main barrel aging room, where the temperature and humidity are ideal for a slow and steady maturation. Now in finished form, the Stone Junkie shows great depth with deep, jammy qualities up front, transitioning into floral and earthy notes while pushing a firm fruit and fermentation acid profile throughout.

Malts: pils, wheat
Hops: 2015 columbia, aged at room temp
Brewed: July 6th 2017
Bottled August 2nd 2018
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4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from The Beermongers.

A clear amber with a dense, white head with good retention, this look solid. The nose is wonderfully stone fruit forward. Bright, ripe apricots, jammy with notes of bitter almond and vanilla, a mild skin tannin note, and a moderate sourness of lactic acid with just a little buttermilk/yogurt. A little lemon mint is present as well. The palate opens sour and fruity, with a blend of juicy, ripe apricots and a solid lactic acid sourness. There's remarkable depth to the apricot character - it's jammy and intense but also nimble and floral with a deft dried apricot note in the back. The mildly lemony notes that distinguish apricots from peaches are present as well. There isn't a whole lot of funk present, and the simple grain bill keeps the focus on the fruit. There is, however, a very alight looseness on the palate, with seemingly insufficient acidity to cut through the jammy fruit notes. With a mild white wine character, this beer finishes dry and very fruity. Light in body and softly carbonated, this is excellent. Do not age, this needs too be drunk fresh.

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Stone Junkie from Upright Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 3 ratings