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Oliver / Stillwater - Whipped Volume 2 (Nitro Double India Pale Ale) | Oliver Brewing Company

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Oliver / Stillwater - Whipped Volume 2 (Nitro Double India Pale Ale)Oliver / Stillwater - Whipped Volume 2 (Nitro Double India Pale Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oliver Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
oliverbrewingco.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Stillwater Artisanal & Oliver Brewing Collaboration

Nitro Double India Pale Ale With Mango, Vanilla, and Lactose.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
17
Ratings:
41
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by DamienArk:
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3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of jdhilt
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a one finger white head that fades very slowly leaving no lace. Butt ugly, murky, light orange color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet citrus hop nose and flavor is sweet grapefruit and mango. Higher ABV (8%) is hidden. $5.20 for a 16oz can from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

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Photo of Suds
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a can with 1970's era retro styling, this brew is interesting and very tasty. The beer is cream-colored brew, a milky-egg colored liquid with a thick white head. The aroma has citrus and vanilla...orange peel and light sweetness. I didn't get the mango at first, but it does come out as the beer warms. Balanced, slight warming and a bit of spicy hops in the finish. Full in body and very creamy. Nice.

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Photo of stephens101
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very haze pale-orange brew with a tight white froth. Smells of mango and other light fruits. A robust mix of grapefruit, orange juice and zest on the tongue. Medium in body with a somewhat creamy lactose middle and a touch of alcohol heat in the end.

Never going to be a go to, but glad I went to.

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Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky bright golden apricot in color with moderate to heavy amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly along the edges of the glass and moderate golden yellow + burnt orange colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense creamy foamy white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of juicy tropical/mango, citrus/orange, citrus/lemon zest, and stone fruit/peach hops over light to moderate aromas of biscuit malts + oats with a moderate amount of lactose + vanilla sweetness.

T: Upfront there are just shy of moderate flavors of biscuit malts + oats with a moderate amount of lactose + vanilla sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of juicy tropical/mango, citrus/orange, citrus/lemon zest, and stone fruit/peach hops with a hint of dank resinous hops. The hops impart a hint of bitterness which fades away almost instantly leaving a lingering juicy tropical + citrus hop flavor.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with that smooth nitro feel combined with the very enjoyable hop profile + mango + vanilla + lactose sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden. Enjoyable.

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Photo of ludachris
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The look alone gives off a tropical vibe. It's a mango flesh orange with peachy yellow highlights. A very dense, tightly knit white head holds like glue.

A hefty dose of marshmallow and vanilla gives it some goosh. Lots of deep, ripe mango and peach juice. Pineapple adds some tang. It's a very inviting and soothing tropical drank.

Toasted marshmallow with vanilla and graham cracker act as the base. A peach and pineapple twang on the back end pulls the sweetness towards the fruity hoppy light. The cream extends into the green, resiny bitterness that glides past the finish. Mango is the dominant fruit that's stacked on top.

Creamy? Definitely, but not luscious. The green, leafy bitterness and acidic tropical fruit twang pulls the feel in its favor. There's a good balance struck between the lacto driven sweetness and the fruit forward hop character.

The nitro adds to the look more so than anything else. The rich, creamy texture of a milkshake IPA is still very much there, but not a whole lot different. It does smooth out the bitterness and give its fruitiness some puff.

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Photo of bobv
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Collaboration with Stillwater Artisanal.

Label:
Nitro Double India Pale Ale With Mango, Vanilla, and Lactose

Poured as directed from can:
1.) Gently shake the can to activate nitrogen.
2.) Open then invert can over your glass and pour hard.

Hmm...

A Guinness-like creamy white head over a Double IPA?!?!?
Extremely hazy body with some lacing.
Head is creamy and apparent to the bottom of the glass!

Nose of candied citrus (orange, lemon, and lime.)
Straight orange juice on the nose as well.

Taste of orange, tangerine, tangelo, and orange pith on the finish with its
requisite bitterness.

Good feel (at first and then just okay afterwards.)

Overall, way better than I was expecting and glad for the opportunity.

Thanks to Ryan T. for the hookup.
Cheers!

Oh, print on bottom of can:

CAT O'
NINE TAILS
12/04/17

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

16 ounce can into tulip glass; no can dating, but is a recent release. Pours opaquely hazy/murky orange juice color with a 1 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas with big mango, melon, tangerine, orange juice, grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, citrus peel/rind, light pepper/pine, vanilla, cream, honey, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, mango, vanilla, lactose, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big mango, melon, tangerine, orange juice, grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, citrus peel/rind, light pepper/pine, vanilla, cream, honey, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness; and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of mango, melon, tangerine, orange juice, grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, citrus peel/rind, pepper, pine, vanilla, cream, honey, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, mango, vanilla, lactose, and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance. Touch of lingering hop/fruit astringency, but not overwhelming. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop bitterness. Light carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and fairly sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 8%. Overall this is an excellent fruited milkshake style NEIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, mango, vanilla, lactose, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV, with the mellowly bitter finish. Very juicy and lightly dank hops/fruit; balanced bready malt/lactose backbone, not overly sweet/heavy feeling. Has a nice soft mouthfeel, but starts to get rough on the finish through the glass. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love it! What a fun beer! Gave it a little shaking, popped it open - some did fly out lol, and then gave it an inverted pour into a nonic pint... Solid orange body with a creamy white head - poured just like an orange creamsicle Guinness draught, with the cascading colors and head formation... Aromas of tropical mango with hints of vanilla as expected... Delighted that it was not too sweet - sweetness was moderate, bitterness mild, and the mango kinda melded in with the hops, and produced some dank orange notes... Super creamy, smooth, and soft; a little bit of citric tingle... Really enjoyed this...

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Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThickNStout
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz can from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 5.49. Canned 8/30/18. Served in a Terrapin goblet. Enjoyed 10/29/18.

Pours an opaque, hazy pale mango orange with a short cap of loose white froth. I don’t see the reverse cascade that is typical of most nitrogen beers. No retention.

Sweet, smooth aromas of mango, citrus, orange creamsicle and cake. This smells outstanding.

Tastes of old citrusy hops, mangoes, bitter lemon peel, plant stalks, mild milk sugar and a hint of vague, almost metallic astringency.

Velvety medium feel with, of course, no carbonation. The nitrogen is considerably more restrained than I’m accustomed. The aftertaste calls to mind a mango smoothie that is slightly tainted by the old hop notes and mysterious astringency.

I’m not familiar with Oliver but Stillwater has done well by me over the years. Whipped seems a solid concept and the mango has held quite up well. Unfortunately for my tastes neither the hop aspect nor the nitrogen seem to be operating at full potential. I fear that I might have let my zeal for nitro brews override my good sense in purchasing a two month old IPA. I’d like to try this in peak condition at some point.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

a shakeable can? i had to buy this when i saw it! pretty cool way to activate the nitrogen, and i always like these random stillwater collaborations so why not?! i shake the snot out of this can before i open it, and it pops and spits a little bit when i crack it, but it doesnt go everywhere. i pour aggressively and get an inch of beer and 4 inches of slowly cascading nitro cream, finally settling to about an inch on the top, when all is said and done its as pretty and rich as any draft nitro pour out there, and i am convinced this method is the real deal. that said, im not immediately attracted to the beer they chose to do this with, its super thick, murky, and kind of sloppy looking, something simpler may have suited the nitro can better, but nevertheless i dig in. i get mango in the nose for sure, and its desserty and sweet although im not sure i know its vanilla right away, too much obvious hop bitterness for that, but its grainy too which i like. the flavor is good, i like how its intensely hoppy, even with new school varietals, there is enough there to cut through the fruit and the sweet. i get this trying to be milkshakey or whipped creamy or whatever, but i could do without the lactose and vanilla, mango and hops would be enough i reckon. the beer is almost leaden in texture, seriously weighty to the max, smooth and creamy as can be from the nitro for sure, that part really works, but its like drinking rubber cement, almost not even liquid, and the sugar seems to be largely responsible for that. not overly mango but tropical for sure with the hops, green and vegetal and on the edge of overdone at the end on the hop side, but pleasing to me. its a little raw, but its surely original. i hope they do like an english brown ale or something with this nitro shake can next time, not some gimmick dessert ipa, it would take a style like that to the next level...

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Photo of seansween
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spoony
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a 16 oz nitro can (dated February 19, 2018) to a nonic glass. Reviewed from notes dated March 14, 2018.

A-I followed the instructions and gave the can a gentle shake before commencing a hard pour into the glass. The result was a murky tan-yellow beer with a huge, dense head of banana-hued foam. Head retention is pretty good and the three-finger tall foam dropped quickly at first, but the remnants linger until nearly the end of the glass. Interesting stuff.

S-The aroma is not as fruity as I would have anticipated, but I sniff some mango, tart citrus (orange mostly) and leafy, peppery spice that gets progressively stronger as the beer warms up. I can't tell if the spice is from the alcohol or the hops. I also pick up some of the lactose and vanilla advertised on the can.

T-The taste is pretty similar to the smell. The milky vanilla lactose flavor comes through clearly and mixes with peach, mango, and tart citrus flavors. But I am surprised by the amount of alcohol burn I get from this beer on the palate. The heat from the alcohol combines with a leafy, peppery note on the finish and it seems out of place.

M-The body is creamy and milky with a mild, ultra-fine nitro carbonation that mostly dissipates by the bottom of the glass.

O-I am a sucker for new things but this beer did not do it for me. The alcohol burn was pretty odd and it mostly killed the novelty of the nitro can.

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Photo of Zonian1
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.05/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lukass
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A pretty fun beer right here. Nice gentle shake, and a hard inverted pour into a pint glass. Starts off with the signature milky froth, and transforms into a great looking NE DIPA. A true milkshake style beer. Silky, creamy mouthfeel, and the hop aroma/flavor is on point. I'm picking up some heavy mosaic, some citra and maybe Hallertau blanc as well? Whatever hops were used I really enjoyed this, and it's dangerously smooth for 8% abv.

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Photo of Tony210
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful hazy golden orange. Citrus aromas prevail: orange, lemon, some grapefruit. Taste is very hoppy - quite spicy on the swallow, spicyness lingers on the back of my throat for a while. Very creamy. Overall a fun beer.

7/13/18
16 oz can dated 2/19/18
4.25 rating

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Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gobuccos
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wordsworth
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Oliver / Stillwater - Whipped Volume 2 (Nitro Double India Pale Ale) from Oliver Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 41 ratings