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(401) IPA | Stony Creek Brewery

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Brewed by:
Stony Creek Brewery
Connecticut, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.15%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at Thomas Hooker Brewing.

Added by waughbrew on 07-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
9
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
10.99%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 9
Reviews by waughbrew:
Photo of waughbrew
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gold with creamy white head that sticks around and sticks around. Smell is surprisingly malty for an IPA, but not in a bad way. There is an herbal and citrusy brightness above a bready and honeyish sweetness. The taste is along very similar lines, and is very evenly balanced. The mouthfeel is super smooth with just a bit of prickliness from the hops, and the finish lasts quite a while in an enjoyable decrescendo.

Overall a very enjoyable beer that probably fits better into the Pale Ale category than the American IPA that it claims to be. The simple-malt-with-Cascade-hop formula still works well, and this one carries it across with a nice mouthfeel.

As a native Rhode Islander, I don't know if I should just be happy that another brewer is catering to the (401) area code crowd, or if I should be bitter that the brewery is from CT and is just pandering to different area codes to confuse consumers into thinking they are drinking the local choice.

Bottle says: Born on 4/24/2013 Thanks for the freshness dating!
Bottle does not say: Alcohol percentage. Had to find it on the website. Please help your customers drink responsibly by including ABV on the label!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, Earthy hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with a strong hops bitterness followed by some mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid IPA to pound down for a while.

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Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Mikecap
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Idigrcks
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of bcm75
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichD
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

(401) IPA from Stony Creek Brewery
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.
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