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(860) IPA | Stony Creek Brewery

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Brewed by:
Stony Creek Brewery
Connecticut, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our first Stony Creek beers are (203) India Pale Ale and (860) India Pale Ale. Each mildly different yet truly American IPA’s. Packed with Cascade hops from Washington’s Yakima Valley, Stony Creek IPA’s have a thirst quenching citrus flavor and aroma. We balance this with light crystal specialty malts to bring you a deep golden beer that drinks easy, and won’t leave your taste buds wanting for anything.

Added by shigg85 on 10-11-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -13%

Not as good as I remember it being, soft aroma slightly floral with citrus, taste is almost watered down, there really isn't anything that pops out as amazing. This is still better than 203 but I won't try it again. BMFR

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Looks like apple juice, thin one finger head. Smells slightly boozy, pear, apple. Taste, roasted malt up front followed by nice bitter hops. Light carbonation, medium light body, very pleasant. 6% abv adds nice bite. I liked this and the 203, this might be slightly better than 203.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

date of tasting: 03/29/2013
place of tasting: Barley Vine - Bristol, CT
beer: 860
brewery: Stony Creek
brewery location: Branford, CT
type: Ale
style: American IPA
abv: 6.15
ibu: 53
glass: mug w/appearance test in tasting glass
temperature of beer: 55F

Appearance: hazy, golden, very little carbonation present. head pours rich and marshmallow but dissipates quickly

Smell: zest, specifically orange, spicy hops, mainly cardamom

Taste: hoppy up front, somewhere in between where I would expect an American IPA to be and a modern English IPA. Cardamom comes out as well as orange oil. hops are sharp and somewhat muted. The balance is pretty typical for the style.

Mouthfeel: creamy, medium bodied a bit of chewiness, again think a typical lighter styled American IPA

Overall Impression: Not bad, it’s a solid IPA. I personally prefer the less hoppy IPA’s like this one but I would like to get a little floral hint from the fermentation which this is strangely lacking.

Food Pairings: I can’t help but think of spring rolls, A cheeseburger with really sharp blue cheese and ketchup. I really want to try this with carrot and orange donuts for some reason. A pulled venison or even pulled pork would work well too. I could also see beer battered onion rings with a bean sauce or a grilled romaine salad with some kind of creamy dressing with some strong herbs, maybe rosemary.

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(860) IPA from Stony Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 28 ratings
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