Stumbled Hoppy Red IPA | Ocelot Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ocelot Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
ocelotbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Boone757 on 11-06-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
5
Ratings:
24
pDev:
6%
 
 
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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of BrueryDC
3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drknight
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of delta490
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A slightly cloudy medium red with a nice cap of light tan head. Good retention leaves swathes of tight sticky lacing. The aroma is moderately hoppy, with pine and citrus balanced against dark sugar sweetness. The taste is similar but a little less robust. It is medium bodied with slight carbonation and a smooth finish.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a fairly light head that dissipates quickly. It is a nice creamy and light brown looking head though. The beer itself is a very nice dark amber color with a deep reddish hue to it. Of all the red ales I've seen, this is definitely one of the better looking ones.

The smell is interesting and certainly unique from others of the same style. Instead of a bright and pine hop note, this beer is a bit more earthy and resin. The hop notes are grapefruit and resin but aren't as bitter as one would expect because of the malt. The malt gives a nice sweetness with a moderate caramel note. The overall product is a sweet and bitter smell that is pretty balanced and strong.

The taste is similar to the smell to the point it might be the same but with a bit more intensity. It has a nice balance with a sweet malt note, which comes off as honey a bit, and pine/grapefruit hops that there appears to be a nice tea note that comes from it. A pretty good taste and a lot more similar to others of the style.

The feel is interesting but it isn't as good as the taste or smell. It has light carbonation and medium body that is on the lighter side. The mouthfeel doesn't have much thickness to it and comes off a bit thin and is decent. Overall, very easily drinkable.

Overall, a pretty good Red Ale and worth getting. It has a nice balance between malty sweetness and hop bitterness. I definitely recommend this one if you come across it.

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Photo of GeuzeInTheHouse
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cts309
3.57/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattXT
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pencible
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious hop profile that was blended and perfectly balanced with the red malt. Very clean finish. One of the best red ales I have ever had.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AshburnWineShop
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petermethot
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beers-es
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a growler, this beer looks amazing--a deep copper-red with a 2-finger buff-colored head that's dense and creamy, which never completely goes away. Lacing all the way down. It's a beautiful, jewel-like beer, reminiscent of Furious but darker and even more crimson.

Both smell and taste are more IPA than you'd expect given the color (hence the "Red IPA" in the name, duh), though there is a malty sweetness that pokes through. Smell is somewhat subdued overall, with grapefruit and pine, along with an earthy smell, and even a tiny bit of banana.

Taste has all the elements of the smell, with a decently bitter finish that's both dry and juicy. Feel is super smooth but a tad watery, with very little carbonation evident.

Overall this is another really good offering from Ocelot, who are consistently firing off world-class beers in the DC area.

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Photo of jacewg
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ocelot Stumbled Hoppy Red - Columbus and Simcoe hops

On-tap at Meridian Pint

Appearance: Pours a deep ruby with a big, off-white head. Some light sneaks through. Largely clear, but with a touch of hop haze.

Smell: Pretty classic Red IPA aroma. Big, dank, grapefruit, tropical, and pine hop character on top of a large, sweet caramel malt backbone.

Taste: Opening palate is a hop won battle between hop flavor and malt character. That said, they complement each other quite well. Lots of juicy caramel and piney, resiny, grapefruity, tropical hops. The lower ABV on this beer as compared to the Gallows suits very well. Malt contributes great juicy character without ever getting sweet enough to invade on the hops.

Feel: Dank and sticky without getting tiresome on the palate. Bitterness is on point for the style. Firm and balancing without being palate wrecking. Long, juicy, fruity finish.

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Photo of joemama76
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My 2nd sixtel from these guys.

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Photo of DavidHume
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brick red with a thick off-white head. Aromas of pineapple, caramel, pine, and grapefruit. Full bodied, with a caramelly sweetness supporting a dank collection of hop flavors—tropical fruit, citrus, pine, and resin.

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Photo of Boone757
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stumbled Hoppy Red IPA from Ocelot Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 24 ratings