Ruffled Feathers IPA | Stony Creek Brewery

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Ruffled Feathers IPARuffled Feathers IPA
BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
53 Ratings
Ruffled Feathers IPARuffled Feathers IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stony Creek Brewery
Connecticut, United States
stonycreekbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ruffled Feathers is our attempt to spread our wings and try a new flight path with a luscious, fresh-pressed texture bursting with juicy tropical notes and just enough bitterness to finish clean and crisp. Flavors of ripe mango, bright citrus, and stone fruit from a generous hopping of El Dorado, Azacca, and Eureka hops give this surprisingly hazy IPA a brilliant clarity of flavor.

Added by OatmattStout on 06-16-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,374
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
53
pDev:
8.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a tulip glass.

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Photo of LennyDercolo
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of awoodbury
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jhfinn
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of edthehead
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bdiiorio
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ElGallo
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to SawDog505 for this.
Golden color. Hazy with a milky white head that rises more than a finger high, recedes to a solid milky layer that caps the whole top. Lacing is foamy and plentiful.
Smell is lush. Citrusy notes with mango and pineapple. A creamy sweet note come through as well.
Taste follows the nose but in an understated way. More of a smooth ride of citrus and creamy malt with a simple drying out the end bitterness.
Mouthfeel light to medium with a bit of fluffiness. carbonation is more prominent in the beginning but tapers off a bit after a few minutes.
Overall, a good IPA. I'd like the flavor to follow the nose a little more, but still good.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange color with a tiny white head that left a bit of lace.
Fruity aroma, sweet and citrus.
Taste of mango, peach, and orange. From the aroma I thought there would be more.
Light to medium bodied.

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Photo of GreenBayBA
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Diggy_Smalls
3.31/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Listen, this wasn't bad. But, it was a $4 can and wasn't nearly that good.

The flavor is kind of hollow, not much depth to it. Weak aroma to match the weak flavor. There are better choices for a Juicy IPA. I will not be getting this one again.

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Photo of Bluecrow
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

-pale yellow can pour with some haze and a thin foam cap. There is minimal aroma, slightly tropical. The flavor includes kiwi, and some mango. This is sweet with little hop bitterness. The body is light. This would be a good choice for someone who likes the juice without the bite.

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Photo of EMH73
3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky golden color with some brown hues, a half inch white head that dissipated quickly but left lots of lacing. Smell is rather mild with some tropical notes, lemon and sweet malts. Tastes of mango, lemon, grapefruit, pepper,some lemon rind and sweet malts in the background. Light to medium bodied, lightly carbonated, very odd metallic finish and aftertaste. Glad I only got a single can.

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Photo of broadway848
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CTHomer
3.12/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: cloudy; pale gold in color; 1 finger finely pored white head that receded to a thick collar; light lacing;

S: not very aromatic; what's there is peach and mango;

T: peach and mango, but not a lot of flavor; no bitterness;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: disappointing;

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Photo of Bloodsnot77
4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Maudrey
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buzzarooski
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkJP6
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pint can

New England style hazy and murky golden color, with white highlights. An all white, bubbly top of the rather creamy foam top. Intricate lacing is left in the wake.

The nose has a rather sweet, red fruity and tropical juice mix aroma to the hops. Zesty earth , medicinal, and herbals mixture are also from the El Dorodo, and Eureka hpp combo. All spice, pepper, dry earthy funk with a sweet nutty malt. The sweet tropicals pop out more later on as the liquid warms.

The flavor from this hop triad brings forth a unique and interesting mango, kiwi, grapefruit, starfruit with zesty, peppery citrus tones. This is one of the cleanest feeling, juicy body I've had so far. Sweet and tangy, light feeling malt balances well with more sweet fruits from the hops. Complexity is good, not crazy high but good enough to interesting. A strange citrus/herbal aftertaste is the strangest and most unique aspect.

The feel is very clean, light and refreshing...much lighter and cleaner than some of the more, hefty and thick versions of this style. Only the slightest bitterness in the after taste, grapefruit style.

Overall, this is light and airy, tropical dominated NEipa. The hops give off a few good layers of complexity and seem to mutate flavor from a wide range of textures and colors. A bright and shiny version of the neverending stream of New England ipa's.

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Photo of Duffman79
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ronl12
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TWStandley
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Ruffled Feathers IPA from Stony Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 53 ratings