Blown Speakers | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by superspak on 04-12-2018

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by woodychandler:
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4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Oh, the trials & tribulations of The CANQuest (tm)! This was added on 12 April 2018 & never subsequently rated and/or reviewed. I recently scored a CAN for The CANQuest (tm), but an approved pic was not in place. woodychandler to the rescue! Okay, but now a couple of Stillwaters already in abeyance. Now, I am ready & @Thomash-houston beat me by 53 minutes! Haha. Yeah, but no review, pal. I'm still gonna come in first in that department! Much

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Greywulfken
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The problem with the "triple IPA" is that, as it gets lumped in with the "double IPA," it tends to be held to the same style expectations... With a "TIPA," I expect a bigger body, an abv that may actually be perceptible, and a more sugary presentation... That's not to say that I necessarily like that more, but I don't hold it against the beer. But, that said, a TIPA is not the same as a barleywine - I expect a leaner body, with more of a hop presence, and a beer that isn't likely to benefit from aging - it is still a hop-forward ale, whereas even an american barleywine should be a richer, maltier beer...

This is a big, fruity, sweet, and hoppy triple IPA... Medium-gold-colored, with a fair amount of haze (more translucent than opaque), and a fat white head on top... Fruitiness is suggestive of rich tropical fare like papaya, and more standard orchard fare like peach, apricot, and orange... Medium-full feel is moderately carbonated, sweet, and mildly bitter, though there is something of a fruity shellac on the palate, suggestive of fruit leather and resin...

A solid TIPA, leaning toward the chewier, fleshier side...

Brewed and canned at Dorchester Brewing...

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a lightly hazy, medium golden amber with a fine, one finger white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of lightly caramel and biscuit malt, citrus hops, orange, grapefruit, light mixed stone fruit, vague tropical fruit. Flavor is carmamel malt, citrus, dank and piney hops, orange, mixed light stone fruit, grapefruit, fresh bong water; spicy. Finishes with piney and citrus hops and lingering caramel and fruit esters. Medium bodied with light creaminess and nice mouth feel. A full flavored, malty IPA with generous hops that are a little busy in flavor, but has lots of good fruit to sort through. There are good stone fruit notes typical of triple IPAs that lean to barleywine. The hop bill is unique and leaves a great hoppy, resinous aftertaste. Very enjoyable. A fine triple IPA all round.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a one pint can on August 28, 2018. Look is cloudy dark gold with a thick head and sticky lacing. Smell and taste is fruity, hoppy and sweet. Feel is full in body. Recommended.

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Photo of DamienArk
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomash-houston
4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass; no can dating, but is a recent release. Pours fairly hazy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, melon, citrus peel/zest, light pepper, pine, honey, toasted biscuit, light caramel/nutty, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/pine hops and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, melon, citrus peel/zest, light pepper, pine, honey, toasted biscuit, light caramel/nutty, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, floral, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, melon, citrus peel/rind, pepper, pine, honey, toasted biscuit, light caramel/nutty, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance; with zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, fairly sticky, and slightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Lightly increasing warmth of 10% after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic TIPA! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the big ABV, with the mellowly bitter/drying finish, not overly aggressive. This tastes exactly like Founders Centennial, but at higher ABV. Awesome juicy, vibrant, and lightly dank Centennial hop complexity; nice bready pale/Munich malt backbone. Not overly sweet/heavy for the ABV from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and well made style example.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.45/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Way too sweet, as triple IPAs tend to be. It's not bad, and it smells great, but the strength of the ABV overshines the hops.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not sure of the can date (was released towards the end of June), consumed 7/24/18

L: Hazy amber orange with a nice standard head that left nice bands of lacing.

S: All kinds of fruit (citrus, tropical, stonefruits), floral & earthy hops, biscuit malt, sweet honey - a lot going on, strong, sticky, and dank.

T: Wow crazy full-flavored, just a wide gamut of flavors like the aroma, more on the West Coast style with a lot of piney, danky, resinous hops to go with the fruit hop flavors.

F: Medium, not at all heavy like you'd be expecting from the ABV, pretty sweet, solid amount of bitterness. Would characterize the feel as an easier WC-IPA since there's really some noticeable bitterness but not too much.

O: Pretty great triple IPA. I was confused on the appearance and the fact that this beer came from the NorthEast that this would be a NEIPA, but that is not the case at all, so adjust your expectations. But I did really enjoy the full and wide-ranging aromas and flavors presented here.

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