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Stonefly IPA | Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub

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3.59/5
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182 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:
#37,258
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
182
pDev:
11.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
45
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 182 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of hophugger
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of epyon396
3.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shnanign
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dank203
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
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 +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-hunter
4.37/5  rDev +21.7%
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 -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of faubs
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
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 +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of CptBlackBeerd
3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
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 -12.8%
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 +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of njtmayhem
3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Rather bland beer. Very forget able.

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Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of scotorum
4.02/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

No visible bottling date info but the Wegman's pasteover label suggested it arrived at the store Sept. 30th. So it would be at least a month old.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Lawson's Finest Liquids tulip.

a: Slightly hazy amber with a two inch tall white head which receded to persistent heavy surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Floral, pine and citrus.

t: Follows the nose with medium hop bite over a bready malt base. Rather bitter finish.

m; Medium, good body, plenty of carbonation tingle.

o: An exceptional medium strength IPA, tasty with no shortage of hop bitterness or initial flavor. Inviting durable head and lacing too. Main drawback is the hop flavor fades and bitterness builds. However it is hard to say how old this bottle was when I bought it in a mixed six, and age tends to cause the hop flavors to decline.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Shandycan
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Stonefly IPA from Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 182 ratings
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