Blip | Stoneface Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our take on a “session” IPA, Blip is a lighter, crisper, lower ABV choice. Brewed and dry hopped with generous amounts of Mosaic hops, imparting notes of citrusy lemon.

Added by blisscent on 10-25-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,828
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
127
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
37
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of sethmeister
3.24/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

16 oz can marked "KARL MALONE THE MAILCAN 7-24-18"

Hazy peach color with a fluffy white head. Head drops to a ring and a skim and does not leave much lace.

Scent is... subdued. Apricot? Or peach? Something vaguely tropical?

Taste is also somewhat subdued. A hint of fruit sweetness. Muddled tropical fruit. Papaya if I had to guess. Some lemon / lime. A slight bitterness.

Mouth is a little thin. The carbonation is a bit harsh to my taste.

I'm a little disappointed. At 5.8% ABV it's not a low alcohol session IPA but it sort of drinks like one. Compare Banded Brewing's 'Wheat and Potatoes' at 4.1%ABV which shows more hop aroma and flavor in my opinion.

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Photo of BeerBucks
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jahfoi
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rbjohnson52
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Supergenou
4.37/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.27/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured a 16oz can into a tulip shaped pint glass: color is murky orange juice like, golden straw but dense; head is off white with fine bubbles, head presents about 1/2 inch deep but dissipates to a thin top with some lacing and a ring along the glass sides.

Smell is heavy dry hopped mosaic aroma - a heavy dose of papaya, pepper, and mint blended together with some grassy notes. It is a strong aroma that is not bad I just don't find it pleasant.

Taste follows the aroma with bit hit of tropical fruit, papaya heavy with mint and grass, but it thins out quickly with not much malt backbone. I do find hints of oat or biscuit but the dry hopping flavors dominate.

For such a lower abv IPA or higher abv session IPA the mouthfeel seems to thin but a bit harsh with the heavy mosaic flavors. There is a lingering drying with bittering component that overtakes your tongue and lingers with the hop flavors.

Overall this light NEIPA seems to straddle to many identities (IPA, NEIPA, and session IPA) and neither one seems to present well to me - heavy mosaic dry hopping leaves some less than enticing aroma, taste, and mouthfeel qualities and the thin malt profile does not leave a backing for that late-boil and dry hopping profile.

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Photo of Oakley
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeromedepot
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VoxRationis
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a glass at the Stoneface Brewing Company in Newington, New Hampshire.
A: Pours a hazy, golden orange color very akin to orange juice, with a white head displaying low retention and only soapy lacing.
S: Light aromas of peach, mango and citrus.
T: Fruity flavor a melange of peach and pineapple, resiny. Low bitterness. Very refreshing and crisp.
M: Light bodied with low to moderate carbonation.
O: A light bodied, refreshing IPA closer to the EC variety. Like Full Blip, but flavor more in the pitted to tropical fruit spectrum. Again, a positive change from a typically loud, spicy NEIPA.

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Photo of williahd
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kelvarnsen
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of worldkrysis
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of holzman57
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of terry33
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of farrago
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very airy and agitated head, gets close to three fingers, bleached white, deeply dimpled surface, retention is better than expected, however, the lacing starts off as big splotches that sink down into the morass. More filmy than outright cloudy, to the transparent side of translucent, washed out yellow hued liquid, healthy amount of very large bubbles rushing up to the surface. The nose is somewhat tightly would with an emphasis on florality, orange zest, salted pretzels, snappy apple, peach fruit scents, subtler malts waft in and out, texturally it feels dry and stiff in the nostrils. Medium-bodied, likewise here too it’s dry and has very good grip for its weight. The carbonation feels more like a flurry of punches than a consistent tickle. Peppery and salty, more grains than cooked bread, in fact it feels “unprocessed” on the whole like an assemblage of uncooked ingredients. Paucity of fruit, mainly apricot, peach to pear, certainly nothing tropical. More leafy than deep, resonating herbaceousness. Clean and fresh, lemon to white grapefruit citrus bite and seems at times more savory than sweet. Admirable liveliness.

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Photo of OzmanBey
1/5  rDev -74.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Tucquan
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2017-10-01 in Columbia, PA from a 12oz can dated 2017-03-29

A - Very hazy straw-yellow with a 1-finger white head and nice lace

S - Very ripe peach, light-moderately dank, cracker, grassy spice

T - Low amount of toasted white bread, black and herbal tea, white pepper, lemon flesh. Reasonably bitter finish for the style.

M - Light body and medium-high carbonation. Effervescent. Dry.

O - A pleasant, easy-to-drink IPA for hot summer days.

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Photo of Daru
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fruity..single tone.

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Photo of tigg924
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. Pours clear, bright yellow in color with minimal head. taste is lemon, citrus punch, and grain. Super light bodied, slightly sweet, with moderate carbonation. Makes for a nice and refreshing summer sipper.

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Photo of redsoxjim
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jimj28
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Iski100
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUBrew
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of doremite
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Blip from Stoneface Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 127 ratings