Stonefly IPA | Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub

Stonefly IPAStonefly IPA
BA SCORE
37.6%
Liked This Beer
3.59 w/ 181 ratings
Stonefly IPAStonefly IPA
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
Ranking:
#36,353
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
181
Liked:
68
Avg:
3.59/5
pDev:
11.98%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
45
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 181 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of kvgomps
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dilbert65
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of awesomea
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dizzy242
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

S: The aroma contains floral hops, fruity citrus and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a burst of grassy hops bitterness. Then some mildly sweet flavors of citrus and a caramel come in. The malt character is on the thin side and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

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

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent IPA but there plenty of others in the style that I would pick first.

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Photo of dbauer
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jimpyle48
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled in bottle

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Photo of smcolw
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy, darker gold color. Decent bar poured head which leaves some streaks of lace.

The nose started with cream and weedy smelling hop.

A straight up IPA. The malt begins the taste with a bit of white-bread toast. It lasts until the swallow when the black pepper hop bitterness kicks in. Long lasting aftertaste. High carbonation with a moderate body.

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Photo of Pens1967
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dopen993
4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass from 12 oz bottle.
Golden orange in color with medium whit head.
Good citrus smell with hints of hops, not over powering of either.
Get a good amount of orange and lemon taste. Might be lacking a little on the finish. Very nice balance and VERY easily drinkablele.

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Photo of delta490
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy orange with a thick foamy white head. Good retention leaves small soapy lacing. The aroma is floral and fruity, with a nice malty bread quality to it. The taste is mostly malt with ajust a non-descript bitter note on the finish. The body is light with a light carbonation.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Hazy pale gold, finger white head slowly dissipates leaving plenty if lace. Bready malt aroma with some tropical fruit notes. The up front taste is a malty sweetness with orange citrus. The hops come in late, grapefruit peel and pine, turns to a wood sinless that stay on the palate waaaay after the swallow. Semi dry finish with a medium soft mouthfeel. Overall decent ipa with good balance, hops linger too long for me.

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Photo of SenatorSpaceman
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BigRizz62
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psweendogg
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HamdenHector
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudy; burnt orange in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to an uneven cap; OK lacing;

S: pineapple with pine in the background;

T: combination of orange, ripe pineapple, and pine; by the finish, it's mostly tropical fruit; mild bitterness at the end; drinks more like a DIPA - sweeter than I would expect with a regular IPA;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: nice, but I would have liked a bit more bitterness;

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Photo of brentk56
3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color; the head is very impressive, sticks like a champ and leaves plenty of lacing

Smell: Minty and slightly tropical, with a cracker malt aspect

Taste: Quite minty, up front, with a growing bitterness that builds above the cracker and nutty malt tones; surprising level of bitterness lingers in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A somewhat odd combination of flavors here; certainly different, but it didn't win me over

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Photo of MisledTitan
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophugger
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Stonefly IPA from Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub
Beer rating: 37.6% out of 100 with 181 ratings
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