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Hopulization | Stoneface Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stoneface Brewing Co.
New Hampshire, United States
stonefacebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by NHbeerguy on 10-26-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#603
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
218
pDev:
7.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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51
Gots:
53
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Ratings: 218 |  Reviews: 43
Reviews by d_brommer_nh:
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5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

More User Reviews:
Photo of WesMantooth
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

It is predominantly cloudy. Gold in color. A sticky head clings all over the glass.

Aroma is fairly muted for me. Some tropical fruits, a lot of malts, and some grain alcohol. There is something very distinct in there that I can't pin down though. Interesting...

The taste is much more assertive. Mango, grapefruit, fresh homemade bread like grains, and more than anything else, that unique item that I can smell so strong. It might be Paw Paw fruit/papaya?? Hard to describe, but I think I had it before in Jackie O's Paw Paw Wheat. A very earthy, dull (in a good way), stone ground, barley like flavor combined with a non sweet, peach pit like fruit. Very different. I like it. This one is sneaky hoppy. Nowhere near assertive, but it has a solid, lingering bitterness.

The feel is insane. I am giving it a 5 here. Lots of body, but so drinkable.

I am kind of surprised at the ratings being as high as they are. Not a negative thing. It's just that I find this so balanced I figured people would not be wowed by it. Very tasty beer that stands out a bit in a crowded field.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.57/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A friend of mine sent me this DIPA and I thought it was really great.

Look - Cloudy amber/orange like apple juice with a two inch white head.

Aroma - The aroma was fruity, citrus, a bit floral.

Taste - The taste was very fruity, grapefruit, mango, papaya, as well as some pine and grassy taste, perhaps some yeast too.

Overall - Very juicy, relatively light, delicious.

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Photo of Jcorn
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of abottrill
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of JakerLou
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of aquazr1
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doremite
3.99/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mhbach97
4.9/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of SomethingClever
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz bottle poured into tulip glass bottled on 6/21

A: Hazy opaque orange amber body with a soapy white head.

S: Grapefruits, pibeapple, peaches, herbal, with a light bit of floralness

T: Huge grapefruit and pineapple nice herbal undertones sweet candy tastes light bit of bitterness.

M: Light to medium feel softer on the palate not as heavy as you would think of a DIPA.

O: Very good fruity beer nice soft grapefruit pith and a lighter mouthfeel. Tgis is one of Stoneface brewings better beers. This is worth finding if you can.

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Photo of rossracing
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ace1117
4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mjstacker
4.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of mbmiche
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Wolvesinthetaproom
4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of natbarr
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.93/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
4.86/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at The Ginger Man in Boston.

Pours a fairly clear shade of amber, with little head.

Smell is juicy, tropical, with mostly pineapple, but citrus and stonefruit as well. Superb smell.

The taste is also tropical, balancing all the fruit with a robust bitterness and some pine. Now, this is an IPA!

Medium bodied, well carbonated, and almost oily in texture, this is joy to pour down your throat.

Wow, Stoneface, this was world class! So much flavor, and great mouthfeel. An epic IPA!

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Photo of Snellgg5
4.83/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of trevorpost
3.94/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slight hazy dark yellow. Smell is faint Creamsicle, not nearly as strong of a hop aroma as I would expect. Taste is more orange with some toasty malt. A bit of the hoppy sweet feel that beers like ruinten and Ephraim have. Solid beer but not super exciting.

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4.96/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of puboflyons
4.16/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From the 500 ml. bottle. Sampled on March 20, 2016.

Hazy yellow pour under a lingering white head.

Big pineapple juice and tropical aroma. Also a little grainy and tobacco note.

The body is medium but also smooth.

The taste is not quite as fruity and tropical like as the aroma suggests but the hop bitterness is still very strong and dry at the end.

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Photo of liquorpig
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Hopulization from Stoneface Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 218 ratings
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