Stonefly IPA | Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub

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3.58/5
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186 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#40,110
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
186
pDev:
12.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
47
Trade:
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Ratings: 186 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of CTHomer
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
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 +6.7%
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 +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophugger
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of epyon396
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shnanign
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dank203
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

really perfume/floral aroma. flavor balanced with spicy bitter sweetness and bready malt. pretty good feel. overall decent

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Photo of mrob22278
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-hunter
4.37/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 6.8% abv

Appearance- Pours an apricot orange color that has a glow to it. Twho finger head that hangs around. Very cloudy.

Smell- Strong fresh aroma of grapefruit and orange peel. Light toasted malt aroma also lingers.

Taste- A light, dry crackery bread taste with a touch of caramel quickly progesses into a citrus forward blast of flavor. The grapefruit really picks up midway in the flavor profile. Next come heavy pine flavors that go into a lasting bitter hop finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium heavy in body. Dry finish. Well carbonated.

Overall- I was surprised by the freshness and big taste of this beer. Impressed by this hop bomb, as it was my first Saucony Creek offering. Keeping up with the PA brewing greatness. Aside from the freshness, the appearance was of a top notch IPA. Plus it says on the label that proceeds go towards locla stream restoration, so that is awesome. Very well done IPA to be had here.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orangesol
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of faubs
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not bad. Citrus like IPA. Could use a bit more mouthfeel.

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Photo of cchrink
3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rdoggg
4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CptBlackBeerd
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesStreet
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The best of a group of beers from these guys I've recently tried!

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Photo of IPAddiction
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Seems more like a pale ale than an IPA to me. Average.

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Photo of jjd315
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of njtmayhem
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Rather bland beer. Very forget able.

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Stonefly IPA from Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 186 ratings