Release Stone Brewing presents Stone Scorpion Bowl IPA

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,468) Aug 23, 1996 California

    Stone Brewing presents Stone Scorpion Bowl IPA

    An artful blending of hops and a blazing volcano

    ESCONDIDO, CA (March 12, 2018) – Trends in craft beer rise and fall, but through the dank, the fruit and the haze, one constant remains: Hops. Spotlighting this wonderful plant, Stone Brewing presents Stone Scorpion Bowl IPA, a beer packed with all the fruitiness of some of today’s favorite beers, with absolutely no addition of fruit.

    “Stone Scorpion Bowl IPA was initially brewed with the intent to add fruit,” said Jeremy Moynier, Stone Brewing senior innovation brewing manager. “However, once we brewed it, we couldn’t believe the amazing fruit aroma and flavors we’d coaxed from the hops alone. To heck with the fruit!”

    It is certain that this week’s nationwide release may inspire a Tiki escapade. Seven straws and a blazing volcano may be the best way to share a scorpion bowl cocktail, but not this 7.5% ABV island inspiration.

    Stone Scorpion Bowl IPA pours deep gold and bright with a thin white head. The aroma is as juicy as its name implies, with hints of passion fruit, pineapple, tangerine, guava and mango. Layer upon layer give this beer its complexity with tropical flavors as well as strawberry, blueberry and subtle herbal notes. It finishes refreshing but with just the right bitterness. Straws not needed…or even welcome.

    Stone Scorpion Bowl IPA is available in 22-ounce bottles and draft. The juicy hop creation joins Stone’s year-round lineup of beers including Stone IPA, Stone Delicious IPA, Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0, Stone Tangerine Express IPA, Stone Go To IPA and Stone Ripper.

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  2. eldoctorador

    eldoctorador Zealot (544) Dec 12, 2014 California

    Another Stone IPA that I will somehow still try, and think this is tasty but wonder how is this different from their previous ten IPA releases
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  3. Crim122

    Crim122 Aspirant (286) Aug 4, 2014 North Carolina
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    I had one of these a few weeks ago. I'm really into classic tiki cocktails so this was the best of both worlds. It was incredibly tropical.
  4. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,448) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Cha-ching! Stone Brewing Company thanks you!!

  5. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Meyvn (1,132) Jul 27, 2013 California
    Premium Member Beer Trader

    It’s been on shelves for a few weeks. Pretty tasty
  6. Dan411

    Dan411 Initiate (149) Mar 20, 2017 Missouri

    I had it two weeks ago (22 oz bomber format). This beer to me was a bit odd. I'm no stranger to Stone, and have enjoyed many glasses of Tangerine Express since they started canning it, and really dig the new Hop Worship (Exalted) series with loral and citra hops. Scorpion Bowl was a little malt forward at first, much more than I am accustomed to with Stone's offerings. But, let that beer warm up some, and it is tropical truly as described.
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  7. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,448) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Sounds like to decision to package in 22 ounce bottles makes sense for this beer? The last half will be 'warmed up' and tropical?

  8. Dan411

    Dan411 Initiate (149) Mar 20, 2017 Missouri

    It worked for sure in my case. I have a Spiegelau stout glass that will hold a whole bomber. It was a perfect glass to experience that beer. It really evolved all the way to the last sip.
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  9. Sinzanasti

    Sinzanasti Aspirant (230) Apr 3, 2014 Ohio
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    The price on this beer was $4.99 for the 22 oz. bomber. Too cheap for me to pass up. Haven't tried it yet but other people's comments are encouraging.
  10. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,448) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Please share your thoughts on this beer in this thread once you have an opportunity to drink it.

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  11. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,699) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I had it on draught at Old Chicago a couple of weeks ago. I'll just say that I have no desire to drink it again. The Delicious IPA from a bottle suited me more.