Why Can't IBU | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by John_M on 10-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
497
Reviews:
92
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
69
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Wasatch
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle

Poured into a chalice a pretty nice hazy golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy/foamy two-finger plus white head, which also leaves some really creamy sticky lacing around. The nose is slightly hoppy, kinda malty, kinda yeasty, with some slight citrus, licorice. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, yeasty, some citrus, slight spice, licorice. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well. Overall, a tasty brew.

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Photo of rarigney
3.21/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Biggtriksta
2.72/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured with a ton of head for some reason. Either this bottle has been shaken up or there was just a ton of carbonation in the bottle. Once the beer has settled, it has a semi-cloudy, off yellow color to it. There's a little bit of sediment in the beer and a good amount of bubbles streaming to the top. It's got a strange aroma on it - not what I expected. A little bit of oak, maybe some Belgian yeast. Very little in the way of hop presence. I am starting to think this beer is quite old. There's no date on the bottle, but it has a very funky taste to it. Very little in terms of hops. Not very impressive at all. There's simply too much carbonation in this beer. I am not really getting any flavor. I can't tell if the beer is old or if it's just a bad beer. Overall, not impressed. Not much flavor. Not much aroma. Too much carbonation. Again, not sure if this bottle is infected or old, so take this review with a grain of salt.

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Photo of Fitzy01
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.52/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Why Can't IBU has an extremely thick, spongy, slightly off-white head, an opaque, gold-orange appearance, with fierce, tight bubble streams. The aroma is of orange peel, fruit juice, spices, and mild barley malts. Taste is of those elements, with some lower-level bitterness, white pepper, spiced white holiday bread, and citrus pith. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Why Can't IBU finishes on the dry side. Refreshing.

RJT

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Photo of andrew8626
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drbenderdo
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This decent little ale pours a lightly
cloudy pale yellow with a nice head of white foam that settles to a thick ring,
thick pool, and features some darn nice lacing. Nose of musty Belgian yeast
with notes of banana and funk, sweet candy malts, and serious grassy hops
mixed in with lemon zest. Flavors follow the nose with yeasty funk awash in
grassy bitter hops. Mild sweet malts of candy sugars touch and go with lightly
tart notes and lemon zest. Very effervescent mouth feel, medium high carbonation sears
in the hops and keeps it lively with a bitter finish. Nice overall, though the bitter aftertaste
could be slightly muted and improve the overall flavor IMHO. Still a solid offering.

Cheers

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Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ONN8
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of qcghost
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of speaking_for_trees
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMUbrewz
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zounder
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmashAdams
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a decent easy drinking Belgian Pale Ale. The smell is very faint hops and Belgian yeast with some fruity notes. The taste is light hops and yeast with a bitter finish. nb

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Photo of AGust82
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of weezarc
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snohojimbo
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hazy yellow with a solid, moderate foam head.

Tropical lemon, skunky rubber, caramel nuggets and salty french fry hit on the nose at random times.

The off-putting elements of the aroma thankfully don't carryover into the flavor, but everything else does, with the addition of some butter and biscuit.

Nicely dry.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a hazy medium yellow-copper body, one finger white head, good retention, bits of lacing. Looks much like a saison/weizen. Smells of resin, grass, floral and herbal notes, moderate caramel sweetness, touch of grain. Flavour is similarly sweetened with caramel, sulfuric notes like a farmhouse ale, touch of cereal grain, minerals, and a bitter floral and grassy resin on the finish. It's weird, and doesn't quite come together, but it isn't bad. Mouthfeel is medium-thinner bodied, good carbonation, refreshing, moderately bitter on the finish. It's not a bad Belgian IPA, but it just doesn't come together as well as I'd like. The mineral and sulfur do clash a bit with the sweetness and the bitterness.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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