The Stalk
Proclamation Ale Company

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #388
ABV:
8.6%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,870
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 7.98%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
141
From:
Proclamation Ale Company
 
Rhode Island, United States
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94
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The StalkThe Stalk
Notes: This amped up mother, of earth shredding greenery, is our full scale hop assault. It's made with some like, some love, (and also some hate.) May it put your kisshole in a headlock, and not let go, like your big brother used to do, but with less wedgies. Enjoy?

Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy, CTZ hops.

70 IBU
Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 141
Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

As usual, this was a beer that I traded for a while ago and took ages to get to. Canned on 1/11/18 DAVE'S MID-LIFE CRISIS written underneath it, this held up over the last year and a half and had less sediment than the statement on the label indicated. This was the first beer from Proclamation that I rated and reviewed here at home and it was so much fun to have, as it's humorous description held true to form!

Good pour to this as the milky, muted golden hue was topped off with plenty of head that faded a bit faster than I would have liked. Spotty lacing remained along the back of my pint glass and only about a quarter of the way down. Tropical fruit, wet grass, dank hops, and deep floral notes came through but taste was where this bee really shone. Deep tangerine cream, earthy pine, overripe fruit, and an underlying herbaceous tone all combined to make this heavy and complex while inviting me to have another sip. Quite the outdoorsy feel to this with stone fruit sweetness on the level of guava or apricot, as the liquid was moderately slick with just enough of a presence of resin.

Enough booze was in here as well but when you're dealing with something as complex as this, an accompanying amount of alcohol would be needed to stay on par with this beer's heft. Not a lot of carbonation as there were hints of oat and spelt here, to give this the body it deserved. Really enjoyed this beer and how well it held up, along with the quasi-trippy label! Glad I was able to give this one a go...

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Photo of PEBKAC
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from Covenhoven.

DFH pint glass. Lathery head. Hazy pineapple body.

Smells of soap, fruit rind & general freshness.

Juicy fruit, mellow hops, sudsy, light to moderate pithy white grapefruit lingering bitterness. Extra yeasty feel. ABV perceived to be lower then the 8.5% on the label.

This is fine. Might even have two. Still don't get the hype though.

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Photo of metter98
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy yellow in color and has some hints of amber hues. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly settled down, leaving large patches of bubbles on the surface, a narrow collar, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of gooseberries and herbal hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of gooseberries along with hints of limes and herbal hops, the latter of which linger a bit into the finish. Only faint traces of alcohol are noticeable and no bitterness is detectable.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp and juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: From both the smell and the taste, this New England IPA is all about the gooseberries, although the herbal hops help to balance things out, particularly when they stand out in the finish.

Serving type: can

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Photo of dacrza1
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

DATE: May 31, 2019... OCCASION: relishing that we are out of attorney review and heading to a beautiful weekend... GLASSWARE: Duvel snifter... pours a dark grapefruit orange body that blacks out any hope of seeing through it... its head is thick, white, and clumpy, with swirling lace that curls like cirrus clouds... the topper makes this attractive enough to sip... this is dripping with grapefruit, mango, orange creamsicle, wow, this crunches! thick, vibrant hops rattle the teeth and fills with a creamy warmth... biting and rich, with a drenching, coating drizzle of resin and pine... the orange, pineapple, mango and tropical fruits (papaya?) that sweetens the deal an sours the profile... this is a beautiful representation of the NEIPA that seems to be en vogue right now... BIG Mosaic and Galaxy make this quite a flavorful experience...

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Photo of SierraNevallagash
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint can - dated 04/23/2019 - poured into a wine stem at 48F

Pours a turbid, milky, complete opaque deep burnish mango yellow, with a single finger of ivory head that takes forever to settle to a very thick collar, leaving a pronounced ring of lacing behind.

Nose: Pungent, aromatic hops fill the nose, with a distinct spicy character in addition to the sweet fruitiness. There is a dominant note, not of mango or pineapple, but rather of strawberry and banana. Clear as day, that classic strawberry-banana aroma that we're all familiar with, either from childhood drinks, candies, or desserts. There's a presence of cantaloupe as well, with more subtle notes of white grape, kiwi, red apple, sugarcane, and sweet porridge, with just the faintest green/grassy, herbaceous notes underneath everything else. Interesting.

Palate: That spicy hop presence from the nose is quickly evident from the first sip. Not quite savoury, but there's definitely a strong spicy, herbaceous quality to the flavour. There is a pronounced malt sweetness laying the foundation, perhaps with some oat, but the hop spice thing that's going on really works at counteracting that sweetness. I am getting some of that strawberry-banana flavour, but it's much drier than it appeared on the nose, and it's tucked into all these spicy, herbaceous, and green grassy notes. There isn't a whole lot of defined fruitiness going on. Perhaps a faint touch of the classic mango and pineapple dry hopped flavour, but other than that, I'm struggling to find any accurate flavour parallels in this one. Maybe some musty overripe stone fruit towards the finish, but it's mostly a sweet foundation, with a huge spicy, green, herbaceous hoppy presence with a hint of strawberry-banana, lots of grassy notes, and then into the finish, the grassiness becomes amplified, with a modest bitterness showing up that's neither piney, nor citrus pithy, but rather resinous, and a bit grassy and sharp, as it lingers.

Mouthfeel/Palate: This is a big beer, there's no hiding that. At 8.5%, it's bound to show some heft. I'm actually not really getting any alcohol flavour or burn whatsoever, but the ABV shows itself in body. The beer is heavy and rich, with a commanding presence, and the massive New England style malt base lends itself to a slightly syrupy feel, which is incredibly thick, creamy, soft and smooth. Pillowy and dense. One of the thickest IPAs I've encountered. The thick creamy feel, paired with a slightly syrupy body and sweetness makes this one somewhat of a sipper. This is not a mid-day session beer. It's one to sit down with for a while. Effervescence is about as high as it could be in a beer this hefty, which isn't much at all, but it's there, and provides some much needed texture in contrast to the pudding-like body.

Overall: This one, to me, is somewhat of a let down. I find the flavour to be rather vague in an overall sense. The nose is fantastic, and that strawberry-banana thing carried over slightly into taste, which is neat, but overall, there were no real defining flavour characteristics. Big spicy herbaceous hoppiness, and a pronounced sweetness, but no development or complexity. The mouthfeel of the beer is phenomenal if you're a fan of thick, fluffy, creamy IPAs. It just seemed to be vague and ambiguous, despite it's massive size and hopped up character. I can't say I'm really fully enjoying finishing the pint, and I wouldn't voluntarily seek this out again. There's a crowd this will appeal to, but unfortunately, I'm not a part of it.

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Photo of Gatch
4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On-tap at the brewery. First time visiting...your typical industrial joint, with that great brewery smell and plenty of games and space for hanging out.

This is damn delicious. A tropical fruit bomb, this NEDIPA (or is it DNEIPA??) has everything you want in the style. Almost sweet, the fruit is so strong. Quite dry but so creamy and smooth in the finish and feel. Wish they had cans bc I’d love to bring this home. Superb!

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a hazy yellow with a big frothy white head.

Aroma is tropical notes. A little mango and pineapple coming through.

Taste is massive pineapple.

Really excellent!

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Photo of Noah_B
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Cloudy, light, hazy pineapple color, fluffy head
Smell: Upon open some medium aromas- fruity, some pineapple. Quickly dissipated now no nose at all
Taste: Missing something. A really good DIPA, but there's no particular quality in here that is redeeming. I am enjoying it but there's nothing special about it. Very smooth though
Feel: Thick and juicy.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wow this is insane. grapefruit, nectarines, orange, cream, lychee, melon, mint, bready malts, hit of pithy grapefruit/piney bitterness on the finish. soft mouthfeel, no booze, beautiful looking. killed it!

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: pale orangish yellow .5 inch head
Smell: tropical fruit, peach, grape fruit
Taste: grapefruit, peach, little pine and malt
Feel: medium body, super easy to drink... dosnt feel 8.6%

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Photo of dar482
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a medium gold color, full haze.

The aroma smacks of juicy orange, light bready sweetness, grass, mango, apricot.

The flavor hits of creamy grapefruit and orange juicy, a light grainy quality, more mango, pineapple, onto green grass, herbs, some pine with a medium bitterness. Lingering more on the aftertaste with a bit of hop burn on the back end and alcohol lightly warming its way down.

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Photo of barsonthetrak
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Tip Tap Room, 12 oz pour into a tulip glass. Nice 1.5 finger head that sinks into the hazy orange brew pretty quickly. Smell is dank hop oils, some stonefruit, overripe citrus, hints of fresh cut grass.
Super soft up front, medium carbonation, so smooooooth. Peach, mango, apricot, subdued bitterness. Flavors evolve nicely as it warms, Meyer lemon and even more hop resins start to cut through. This is the first brew I've had from Proclamation and wow... I am impressed. Reminiscent of Trillium's Scaled Up. More than happy to see them distributing (if sparingly) to Boston now.

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Photo of LeRose
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Chomp in RI.

Slightly hazy orange color, about a half inch of dense white foam, decent cling to the glass/

Taste and smell are well-matched - no surprises. Citrus, tropical, dank, pine, a ton of peach, earthy. The malt is assertive enough to stand up to the onslaught. Crackers, bread, herbal...you get the idea and it just comes on in waves yet doesn't beat the tongue to a bloody pulp delivering those huge flavors. This is a very enjoyable, provocative, robust pint of never ending flavor.

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Photo of smcolw
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy, dirty gold color. Small head, but it sticks around leaving ample spots on the glass.

Strong aroma of cream with a light, flowery hop nose. Not aggressive.

First impression is of a mild sweetness on the initial sip. This is a very well-balanced DIPA. There's a solid mildly toasted pale malt base. The hop is quite subtle for the style. There's a modest spice of lavender in the swallow. Modest aftertaste (again, for the style). I note some alcohol warmth, but subtle.

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Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from tasterschoice62. 22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but should be a recent release. Pours lightly hazy golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of huge peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, guava, mango, melon, berry, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, light pepper/pine, light honey, cracker, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Incredible aromas with awesome complexity and balance of bright/dank citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, guava, mango, melon, berry, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, light pepper/pine, light honey, cracker, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, guava, mango, melon, berry, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, light pepper/pine, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of bright/dank citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly sticky/grainy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible DIPA! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of bright/dank citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Very juicy on hops, with light malts for balance against the modest bitterness. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of nmaher
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had on draft at Row 34 in Boston on 3/24. Simply an excellent beverage. Great look, great taste. Will definitely be trying to find more from these guys.

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Photo of crotharagain
4.84/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Holy crap! This is a juice bomb that reminds me of a slightly more bitter version of Julius.
Cloudy yellow gold with minimal head, mango/oj aroma and taste matches. Excellent, glad I made the trip to the brewery to pick this up. I think Proclamation has a winner here.

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Photo of BergBeer
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Transparent straw gold with a thin white head. Very active.

Smell: Big citrus and grassy hops pop from the glass. Candied peaches, dried apricot, fresh lemongrass, and tangerine. Very slight malt. Smell is dense and sticky on the nose.

Taste: Big peachy hops on the attack. Fades into lemongrass. Peach lingers and a wave of earthy dank almost vegetal hop note takes hold. Finishes with grapefruit zest.

Feel: Very clean on the beginning then becomes dank and medium bodied on the palate. Slight hop stickiness. Very drinkable given the ABV.

Overall: A peachy hop bomb that balances off a dank earthy body. Brings big hop flavor in a easy drinking double IPA. The depth and complexity of the hop notes makes you not miss the malt at all. Beautiful stuff

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Photo of Dopen993
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into tulip. No date that I could find, but release was around 2 weeks ago.

L. Clear, light copper (apple juice) in color, with 2 finger of white head and nice lacing.
S. Get a bit of alcohol right off the bat. Light tropical fruit notes but a little underwhelmed to be honest. Light mango, light
T. Sweetness up front with again, light tropical fruit flavors. More pronounced on the palate than on the nose, but nothing over the top. Some nice hops balanced by a good presence malt and breadiness.
F. Medium mouthfeel, with light to medium carbonation.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a growler filled on 8/22/15 into tulip
Appearance is a semi-hazy,orange-hued gold color with a 1/2" thick white head. Retention is moderate with better than average lace.
Smell is really tropical with notes of pineapple and mango with a light amount of cracker malt. Smells really great?
Taste follows suit with the nose showing off the tropical fruits. A bit of the 8.6% booziness comes in as well, but nowhere near obnoxious. A little oily hop taste also.
Feel is medium-bodied with a bit of the burn from the alcohol. Carbonation is on par for this brew.
Overall, a nice hoppy DIPA. Proclamation is doing good things.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.76/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On-tap 6/10/2015 at What Cheer Tavern in Providence, RI served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a bright orange/amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is an excellent blend of fruity citrus (mostly grapefruit), floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with a very strong citrusy grapefruit flavor and some caramel. Then a strong hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Very crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean for the style.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, excellent representation of style, this is definitely one of the best 2IPA’s I’ve ever had.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz. howler filled on 6/6. Served in a tulip. Pours a dull burnt orange with a hazy clarity and a loose, quarter inch, cream-colored cap that dissipates into a sudsy froth towards the edges. Nose expresses tangerines, zest and a trace of spice. Taste follows nose; however, the tangerine is a bit muted and there's a pleasant earthiness added to the mix. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a mild, even carbonation and a trace of oiliness to the texture. Overall, nice balance and quite drinkable. I love what these guys are doing with IPAs and APAs.

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Photo of SenorHops
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Another excellent brew from Proclamation Ale Co. Deliciously fruity with a round soft mouthfeel. The only thing that separates this from a world class DIPA is a more pronounced nose and a little more dankness and bitterness to compliment the sweet fruity hops. Very enjoyable, nonetheless.

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Photo of pattyj514
4.91/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow this is a great juicy DIPA that goes down smooth. It is easily the best in the state for this style. Simply amazing. If they were readily available they would easily have the top DIPA in Rhode Island.

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The Stalk from Proclamation Ale Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 141 ratings