Superhop IPA | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

Superhop IPASuperhop IPA
BA SCORE
3.92/5
312 Ratings
Superhop IPASuperhop IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States
stillwater-artisanal.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dar482 on 04-03-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,708
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
312
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
65
Trade:
2
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted a below average amount of time. Good lacing.

S: A sweet, fruity aroma of hops, tropical fruit, citrus, and malt.

T: Tasted of a tinge of malt (mostly in the finish), tropical fruit (mango, in particular), lots of hops, citrus fruit (grapefruit, lemon), and a hint of pine as well. The flavor isn't as wildly fruity as I thought it might be, but it's still quite sweet and tasty. A good balance between the hops, fruit, and malt.

F: A nice amount of carbonation with a slightly slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, this is a very enjoyable IPA. Worth a look.

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stillwater Superhop IPA is Neo-Tropic. NEO-TROPIC. Get it? Forget that Old-Tropic crap - Neo-Tropic is the future of all hopped beers... Morpheus-Tropic? Maybe, one day, but it’s Neo-Tropic for now peeps. Viva Neo-Tropic! PS: There is no spoon. So far I’ve tried one other beer from this gypsy brewer Stillwater: Existent - it was decent enough, a bit Dubbel-like in flavour (less of a Saison as it was advertised), however it was nothing to write home about... even though I did write (at) home about it... as a review... you know, that thing I do... for 6 years now... wow, it’s really been that long? I’m still working my way up to the big daddy quadruple digits (#1000) too... only 88 more reviews till my liver retires, yay!

Poured from a 500ml can into a nonic pint.

A: Cloudy pale straw body with a nice 1 centimetre white cappuccino foam head that sticks around for a while... looks New England IPAish, perhaps that’s what they mean by “Neo-Tropic”? Just say “NEIPA” Stillwater - everyone else is. Sheesh, still waters do indeed run deep. 8/10.

S: Piney/herbal hops upfront mingle with dry cracker and a juniper-esque back note. Aroma comes across dry and spicy, a bit like a Gin in that respect. Hopefully more hop character comes through in the flavour because this ain’t great (or tropical) so far. 6/10.

T: Yep, my old nemesis: hop fade (BB date is May 2018 but no way is a year passable on a hop-driven IPA, sorry). Flavour hints at a lychee/pineapple past but the present is pine/juniper/pepper and a long dry cracker middle. Finish is medicinal herb medium bitterness. Aftertaste lingers with a herbal bitterness and pepper - reminiscent of rocket. Further sips introduce a tropical sugariness that clashes with that peppery character. 7/10.

M: Medium bodied with a nice sharp, dense carbonation that plays well here. Hop oils? None noted, happens with hop faded beers unfortunately. 8/10.

D: So less tropics, more juniper and spice. Another brew altered beyond recognition by hop fade - I’m going to have to get out to the east coast of the US sometime - I’m missing heaps of awesome beers and I know it. Still it didn’t stop this IPA from being pretty drinkable, just made it a bit so-so and lacking in hop character, what can I do? I’ve been avoiding reviewing east coast APAs and IPAs for this reason but I actually thought Stillwater was west coast for some reason. 8/10.

Food match: This is one dry/spicy beer, try a spicy sausage with mustard here.

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3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
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4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
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3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2%
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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Superhop IPA from Stillwater Brewery is supposedly a neo-tropic IPA. I don't know what that means but it sure had a lot of fruit flavor without losing focus on the piney hop bitterness. I was also intrigued by the information being in Swedish. I liked this one.

Look: light golden yellow with a two-inch white head.

Aroma: It has a very nice fruity aroma.

Taste: The flavor is tropical fruits and pine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and it's dank, hop bitterness and lots of fruit.

Feel: medium body and medium carbonation

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Superhop IPA from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 312 ratings
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