Why Can't IBU | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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3.81/5
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500 Ratings
Why Can't IBUWhy Can't IBU
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by John_M on 10-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,196
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
500
pDev:
9.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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23
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Ratings: 500 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of MattLiz312
1.57/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of harrylee773
2/5  rDev -47.5%

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
2/5  rDev -47.5%

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

Photo of akademiklee
2.42/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Well it's OK ....I mean I'll drink it

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Photo of perpetuity
2.54/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Jesse13713
2.6/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of Biggtriksta
2.72/5  rDev -28.6%
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 ONN8
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JLapadura
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of Bob_Rhoades
2.89/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Tyrus
3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of JeffKowalek
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

way too fruity for me

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of leekainen97
3.04/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

-Pours a cloudy yellow. One finger head with poor retention. Leaves a light lace.
-Smells quite strongly of yeast. Odd for an IPA. Strong fruity scents.
-Bitter. Almost a burnt toast flavor. Fruity hints. Bready.
-A lot of carbonation, seems to dry out my throat. Medium body.
-Overall- Very odd in nearly every aspect. Not anything I would expect out of an IPA. Doesn't seem to have much of the signature hops flavors that I've come to expect out of an IPA. That aside, it's just okay. Probably would not buy again.

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3.04/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of corby112
3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very cloudy, bright golden yellow color with a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Earthy, floral hop aroma that slightly spicy with grassy pine needle character, bready yeast and subtle light fruit. Hop profile is a but one dimensional but smells pretty good. Pale malt presence with bread, biscuit and cracker. Light fruit sweetness with apple, pear and grape. Not bland but a bit one dimensional and not very interesting.

Light body with tight combination and a stronger hop presence than the nose suggests. There's a dry, crisp hop bite up front that lingers over the pale malt backbone into a dry finish. Earthy, grassy and slightly spicy with dry piny bitterness and subtle citrus zest. Some lemon peel character before finishing with biscuit malt, bread and cracker. Decent balance but it kind of falls off in the finish. Kind of watery and bland on the back end. Decent hop flavor and pretty easy to drink but I found this beer a bit bland. I guess if you just want to pound an easy to drink, aggressively hopped beer this old be appealing but I found it kind if boring.

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Photo of JamFuel
3.19/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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