Stainless Steel IPA | Ellicottville Brewing Co.

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Stainless Steel IPAStainless Steel IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ellicottville Brewing Co.
New York, United States
ellicottvillebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Stainless Steel Obsession

Stuffed with hops, this flagship IPA pays homage to the material all beer is born in--Stainless Steel. Combining a traditional pale malt bill with a modern and aggressive hop profile, this new age American IPA is carrying EBC into the future.

Added by ClePaul on 01-23-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,153
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
120
pDev:
12.64%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
37
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 120 |  Reviews: 29
Reviews by pottergator:
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Resin, Balanced, Citrus, Bitter

In the modern world of IPAs this one ends up being a bit different from the rest. Dank and juicy with herbal overtones. Bitterness bites at the palate, orange rind and sweet floral resin join in, too. We’ve got a very bold and slightly “in your face” Flagship IPA here. Our appreciation grows taste after taste as the hop flavor opens up even more. It’s a true delight to run into an IPA that doesn’t follow the pack but instead makes its own path.

STYLE: American IPA | ABV: 7.0% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #99 (APR 2015)

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Photo of oberon
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%

Pours into a nonic a clear deep bronze with a pretty sticky half finger white head atop.Aromas are of earthy and herbal hops,not a citric and pine bomb by any means,a bit of caramel and toast is there as well.More dryer earthy hops on the palate along just a little pine,not much frutiness here,some mild caramel/biscuit and toast with some more earth in the finish.To me it almost has a porter hop profile not an IPA profile,not bad but a little off.

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Photo of Beaver13
1.93/5  rDev -47%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy dark golden orange with a medium creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is funky soapy floral fruit and caramel malt with a little green apple.

The flavor is sweet caramel malt and green apple with floral soapy hops and a medicinal finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a bit of a mess.

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Photo of generallee
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 7.0%.

Appearance: The body has a hazy deep orange amber color with a thick creamy head on top. The head is light beige in color and has good retention. This makes lots of cool lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma has big grapefruity and orange like citrus rind character with lighter hints of peaches and mango.

Taste / Palate: The malt offers a nice layer of bready sweet that blends well with a solid citrusy and fruity hop presence. Hop bitterness slowly moves in and leads into the finish with some dank deep resinous hop flavor. The palate feels smooth and full which I would expect from a 7% beer.

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Photo of JonBrand
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of GWalk612
4.82/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is one of my go-to IPA's. At 7% it packs a decent ABV and is also very drinkable. Has great flavor and aroma, and wonderfull amber-brown hue. This is a solid IPA that you will never go wrong with.

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Photo of Steffanie
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ryhn0
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Donimal
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of MJP77
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of davfc2627
4.57/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth great color and nicely balanced hoppy flavor.

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Photo of tdm168
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of beergorrilla
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattyb85
3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of poohbearzeccola
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Keene
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bnjmnlws
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.56/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a slightly hazy amber with a full off white head.

Aroma is sweet molasses malt with a resiny dank hop.

Taste is a straight balance between seeet caramel molasses and bitter dank resin hops.

This beer really has to be drunk from a glass to be appreciated. Out of a bottle it's super sweet but when you can fully smell and experience those hops it's delicious.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ClePaul
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look 8/10
Smell 15/20
Taste 35/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 85/100

Really good at 7%, very smooth and drinkable... Nice hoppiness and a rather heavy malt bill for an IPA, which I like.... Sweet and balanced. I would really like to rank this higher, just stands out as a great session beer, but lacks that (proverbia)l 'GREAT FLAVOR' that other beers (think Two Hearted or Stone IPA) that kick your palate. A friend brought me this... Would love to visit Ellicottville Brewing Company~

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Photo of logicalparadox
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Beautiful head. Sea-foam like, with great retension and sticky lacing.

Oarangey sappy pine on the nose.

The taste is pine sap, orange rind, and a hint of grassy and verbal notes; a bit astringent on the finish, like herbal bitters. After taste has a suggestion of citrusy barnyard, but is overshadowed by bitterness. Malty, but not necessarily balanced.

medium bodied with great combination.

Overall a lackluster IPA that comes off unbalanced, with no underlet ng harmony or unifying character.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high off white head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts are present in the nose along with notes of citrus and floral hops.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of caramel malts along with notes of citrusy hops and bits of floral and piney hops. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The malt bill in this IPA makes it taste more like an IPA from the late 1990s/early 2000s.

Serving type: bottle

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Stainless Steel IPA from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 120 ratings