Stinger | Bog Iron Brewing

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86
very good
70 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bog Iron Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
bogironbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jlindros on 03-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
10.74%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
18
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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Mac and Walt's in Norton, MA.

This one pours a dark orange, almost amber, with a small long lasting, with a good amount of lacing.

Smells like honeyed caramel malt, candied grapefruit, orange peel, pine and other vague citrus.

This is a cool beer. It's not amazing, but it feels like a lighter and better rendition of Hopslam. It's a nice little hop smack, lots of grapefruit and orange peel, and a small lingering bitterness. The malt character is definitely there, and makes the beer sweet and sticky. The honey is nice and makes the sweetness palatable.

This has a sticky mouthfeel, fairly crisp, with a good level of carbonation.

Bog Iron makes consistently nice beers that don't quite reach the sun.

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Photo of shehateme
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hammerhead79
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stevem1206
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Denzo
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an almost clear golden orange with a ring of head. Slight aroma of tangerine. Taste citrus...mild and well balanced. Solid feel...really very tasty.

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Photo of hudsonvalleyslim
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stinger IPA (with honey according to their website.) On draft at the brewery. Very fine IPA, so I had 2. Followed by their West Coast offering which came up a bit short. (Not bad at all , but shorter than the Stinger.) Stinger was excellent, another brew pointing towards the Hill Farmstead/Trillium new standard IPA.

The verdict is: HELLS YEAH! Nicely made.

(Add-on January 19, 2016) My second impression, drinking a growler poured from the brewery, is that this is not of the HF/Trillium camp clones. But most excellent in a different way. My scoring stands as it was. There is a sort of tartness to the nose and taste, some flavor I can't place but really like, and a sweetness to the finish, maybe the honey?. Fine mouthfeel and some kick that is pretty well hidden. I really enjoyed this brew. And all from a cozy little bar/tasting room in Norton Massachusetts. Very cool.

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Photo of fearfactory
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On cask at Buddy's Pizza in Middleboro, quite different from the kegged version. Much more prevalent nose, way more intense flavor. Nice surprise at a local joint.

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Photo of Bogdawg
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1KEVIN1
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShanePB
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap at Kinsale. Slight hazy burnt orange color, nice white head. Pine, slight citrus and nice malt balance on the nose. Certainly bitter on the taste, not as citrusy as the nose had me at but a nicely balanced, easy drinking IPA.

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Photo of Drinky_Time
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Current batch seems to have an oxidized character. Yeast may be tired. There is a giant hop aroma but a background of something else. Overall a pretty good beer.

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Photo of Petegrieco
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MA_Nole
3.32/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tigg924
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap @Flynns Cedarville. Taste is herbal mustiness, citrus--tangerine and orange, as well as light honey that becomes more prominent as the beer warms. Interesting, above average IPA that has me curious about the brewery's other offerings.

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Photo of BAsbill
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Triple_Seven
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

BI Stinger is probably the best IPA I've had to date. Great beer from a great little local brewery. Good people and great beer. This is a must have for IPA fans. Looking forward to trying all of their brews!

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Photo of emptyglassagain
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DukeRanger17
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great single IPA with good flavor

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Photo of Brabel480
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HelpMeBloody
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mcenroeb
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TTTBeer
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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Stinger from Bog Iron Brewing
3.91 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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