Stinger | Bog Iron Brewing

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Bog Iron Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jlindros on 03-25-2013

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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 15
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Photo of tigg924
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
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 renaveg
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of mmurphy
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Denzo
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trevorpost
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4/5  rDev -0.7%
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 Dhamma73
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of HattedClassic
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours some decent head that dissipates quickly. The head is white and creamy. The beer itself is a golden orange color that is fairly hazy but a little see through. The smell has strong honey and hop notes. The hop notes are primarily orange and a bit tropical. the hones adds a nice sweet balance to it and works better than malts. The taste is similar to the smell with strong honey sweetness to balance out the orange hop notes. The beer is medium bodied but on the lighter side. The beer was brewed using fewer malts and honey was used to replace it, which accounts for the lightness. The feeling is thick and smooth with biting carbonation. Overall, a very good beer and definitely their best. I highly recommend this as a cheap Hopslam replacement.

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Photo of ShanePB
3.79/5  rDev -6%
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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500ml swing-top growler that was filled at the brewery, into a US tumbler glass.

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

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

T: The taste starts out with a good strong burst of hops bitterness that remains dominant as you continue to drink the beer. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good 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 very easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid IPA to drink for a whole evening.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Tasty and a little bit "off-center" - I like this beer a lot. I will definitely be filling up some growlers at their brewery.

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Photo of msondel
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of jlindros
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tap at Trinity Pub in Norton.

Light fizzy head with decent lacing, semi hazy honey golden orange color.

Nose has a juicy malt aroma at first, then light juicy floral hops, bit of citrus, faint mango papaya tangerine thing, little stone fruit, decently aromatic for being as cold as it is. As it warms the floral and light spicy hops come through a bit more, although overall still seems slightly muted. But I heard from one of the brewers that they are working on it so hopefully the next batch is a bit more bright in the nose.

Taste starts with a decent hop bite, nothing big on bitterness but enough to let you know, some citrus, little tangerine like, floral flowery hops, perfumey, touch of musty and light pine. Tropical like fruit is faint but there with touch of papaya skin and melon rind. Bitterness turns a bit spicy and earthy, slightly chewy even as it intensifies throughout the sips. Malts bring light sweetness and a light juicy malt base and faintest honey malt flavor, just enough overall sweetness to balance the bitterness. It's warms a bit with booze but it's hardly detectable. Finish its fairly bitter, nice rind like hop profile with hint of resin and spicy hops with some pine, some light juicy malt lingering, somewhat drier bit a bit sticky and sweet.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall pretty nice, quite a unique ipa somehow, it seems like it should be an average East Coast style IPA, but somehow has its own thing going. Nice overall hop profile although could be presented a bit more, light malt base just enough to present the hops. pretty tasty and drinkable overall.

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Photo of mcenroeb
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SwampYanqui
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is practically imperial strength and you can feel the alcohol’s warmth after a sip. Orange aroma, dark gold color, nearly amber. Low carbonation.

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Photo of Triple_Seven
5/5  rDev +24.1%
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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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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Stinger from Bog Iron Brewing
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 72 ratings