Stonefly IPA | Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub
Pennsylvania, United States
sauconycreekbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stonefly IPA has been refreshed with the addition of Citra Hops and introduction of a new dry-hopping process we call Alle Zeit Hopfen. A new dry-hopping contraption we custom built called HopfenKubel that we designed to slowly release dry-hops continuously for 48 hours into the fermentation tank. This will allow more surface contact time with the hops and beer fully maximizing the aroma and flavors from the hops. The addition of Citra Hops deliver a spicy, floral, strong citrus and tropical tone of grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee. Stonefly IPA will continue to support the efforts of the Schuylkill Action Network and donate a portion of proceeds to the Berks Watershed Restoration Fund to protect the source waters and health of the Schuylkill River watershed.

Added by JTSbeerislife on 03-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
178
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
45
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 178 |  Reviews: 33
Reviews by micromaniac129:
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Al262
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured clean with a light white head.

Aroma of citrus hops and mild malt.

A well balanced IPA that presented the hop bitterness without crushing the palate. Good overall body and presentation of malt. Enjoyable IPA that raised the desire for another. Nice job Matt.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of briandaube
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of JohnF
4.34/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Actually live near the brewery. Tried Stonefly on tap several times during the past few months and also buy cases at the brewery.
First time trying it, it was very good. Bought a case and it did not taste the same as the bottle. Late last year they changed the recipe a bit and it is much better.

Good appearance since they do not filter it is very cloudy, but I like that item. Pretty carbonated IPA with nice hop smell. It became my standard beer to have around this year.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesStreet
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Saucony Creek Brewing Co. "Stonefly India Pale Ale"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle without freshness dating
$2 @ Giant, Havertown, PA

Look: Slightly hazy golden body, possibly from dry-hopping. Creamy bright white head that holds well and leaves impressive lacing behind.
Smell: Lightly sweetish grainy malt with gently citrusy, tropical, and softly piney hops. As an American IPA I would expect the aroma to be a bit bolder, but the label doesn't indicate that. On the other hand, as an English IPA it would be remiss in that it's clearly utilizing hops from the American pacific northwest.
Taste: As the aroma indicates it will be, but fuller of course. The citrus, however, remains gentle and not particularly clear although at least orange is upfront, if not grapefruit as well. It's a little bit spicy and peach or apricot-like as well. A solid bitterness anchors it and conquers any sweetness that the malt might have left in it by the time it reaches the finish. Along with bitterness some earthiness, citrus pith, mild fruitiness with a hint of peach, and pine linger.
Feel: Medium bodied with a median carbonation that's gently crisp and then smooth.
Overall: While it doesn't stand out from the great hordes of IPAs on the shelves theses days it's certainly able to maintain it's position within the group. Nicely done. A well balanced and rounded, "solid" IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of JohnFatAss
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a hazy bronzed golden orange with a two finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. A good amount of white clingy and ringy lacing glazed around the sides of the glass. The smell had a decent citrus to piney hops overcoating a delicate caramel malt. The taste had pretty much the same with a sticky piney aftertaste leading to sticky dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there and the bitterness is there but allows a decent sticky citrus to sharpen and delicately stroll across my tongue. Overall, this was a pretty good AIPA that I would have again. It definitely had a different mouthfeel, but still everything else seemed spot on.

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3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy golden amber with a medium off white head, mild lacing. Aroma and Taste is of floral citrus hops upfront, some grapefruit, yeast and bready notes and mildly fruity, caramel malt. Palate is a medium body, smooth with good carbonation. The finish is sweet caramel malt, yeast and bread notes with some grapefruit citrus and floral hops bitterness. Overall a simply good solid all around IPA.

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3.24/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: A billowy light tan head forms above a canyon clay colored body with a heavy protein haze within. Broken soapy ring lace, faint misty rise of effervesce.

A: Aroma was light to moderate in strength, a bit sub-par in complexity, very sweet caramelized citrus best describes this with a leave of pine hops.

T: The flavor was sweetly toasted specialty grains meeting juicy wet citrus and pine hops. Lightly dry hopped, lemon straw with only a moderate hop bitterness.

M: Light mouthful, lacking in crispness, light carbonation and mildly unexciting.

O: Overall middle of the road offering that lacks stand out features. Malting is decent, a bit heavy handed on the speciality grains, but the hop strength and complexity lacks anything more then entry level appeal.

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3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Stonefly IPA from Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub
3.72 out of 5 based on 178 ratings.
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