Ruffled Feathers IPA | Stony Creek Brewery

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Ruffled Feathers IPARuffled Feathers IPA
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3.88/5
Very Good
60 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:
#15,476
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
60
pDev:
8.25%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.63/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Opaque gold with a foamy white head. Good retention. Sheets and spots of lacing.

S: Ripe apricot, papaya, pineapple, white grape, mango, honey.

T: Big mango, papaya, white grape and mango upfront. Some lemon and orange zest. White bread malt with some honey. Has an odd plum and grape juice note near the finish. Finishes with just a touch of bitterness. Mildly sweet, but balanced. This NEIPA actually tastes juicy.

F: Medium-plus bodied, moderately carbonated, smooth and creamy.

O: An excellent NEIPA! Really hits the mark in so many ways. Actually juicy tasting.
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Photo of alexsergio
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can poured into a snifter.

A: Golden color with an egg-white-in-a-drink sort of haze to it. Pillowy white head retains very well and leaves clumpy rings of lacing stuck to the glass.

S: Floral and grassy with an aroma of fresh lawn clippings. Candied lemon, pithy white grapefruit, tangerine, and a hint of mango. Underlying doughy grain base.

T: Tangerine and mango up front, pithy white grapefruit, candied lemon peel. Minor bitterness, though there is a bit of leafy hop spice to it. Grassy and herbal, mildly peppery. Muddled and doughy grain base. Tropical hop finish with some lingering, modestly bitter hop spice.

M: Chewy and milky sort of texture. Medium body. Carbonation has a bit of a crisp bite to it. Some gritty and mildly astringent, enamel-raking hop tannins.

O: About par for the course for the style, but it lacks the real room-filling "pop" of tropical hop flavor and aroma that the best of them have. It's all there, just not as bright and clear as the elites. Those who demand the haze and soft tropical hopping should still find enjoyment here, though.

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Photo of dudd
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

Poured from the tap into a tulip glass. The appearance is a murky gold color with a large white head. The aroma is tropical fruit and hops. The taste is hop driven with the tropical fruit blended with pepper coming up behind.

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

Photo of awoodbury
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jhfinn
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of edthehead
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of SawDog505
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
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 +0.5%
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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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Diggy_Smalls
3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
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 -5.4%
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 -10.6%
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 -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CTHomer
3.12/5  rDev -19.6%
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 +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Ruffled Feathers IPA from Stony Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 60 ratings