Release Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by TheCrimsonKing, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. TheCrimsonKing

    TheCrimsonKing Initiate (135) Jul 28, 2017 Ohio

  2. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (1,995) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I'm in. Thanks for posting this.
  3. DEdesings57

    DEdesings57 Devotee (464) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    Sounds tasty!
  4. tillmac62

    tillmac62 Poo-Bah (1,505) Oct 2, 2013 South Carolina
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    I'll give it a shot, not a big Stone fan.
  5. Haybeerman

    Haybeerman Poo-Bah (2,335) May 21, 2008 Colorado
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    Had me with "sent from the gods". I'm always in for Stone.
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    IRS4MEPLEASE Initiate (158) Jul 20, 2008 California

    I will give it a try. I hope Stone rethinks the idea of not producing Old Guardian. I enjoyed that barley wine very much.
  7. i_run_far

    i_run_far Initiate (69) Aug 11, 2016 District of Columbia
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    If this is brewed in the RVA facility, I'll pass. Everything I've had from there has been average at best (bottled beers, haven't visited the brewery).
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  8. BrewsOverHoes

    BrewsOverHoes Defender (637) Nov 17, 2013 Georgia
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    Saw this on BeerStreetJournal a couple months ago, been waiting for the release! Definitely going to be a pick up!
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  9. LumpkinBrews

    LumpkinBrews Disciple (307) Aug 30, 2013 Arizona
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    I'll give it a shot! Not the biggest stone fan, but their recent Ghost Hammer was a banger IMO. Any word on that Henna killer (Neopolitan Dynamite hahahha)???
  10. eldoctorador

    eldoctorador Zealot (579) Dec 12, 2014 California

    So Stone is making IPAs now? :stuck_out_tongue:
  11. beer_me_phl

    beer_me_phl Initiate (73) Aug 26, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    This just hit the Philly area. I just saw two cases at Wegman's KOP.
  12. TheCrimsonKing

    TheCrimsonKing Initiate (135) Jul 28, 2017 Ohio

    We finally got some in at my store and I took one home last night. I enjoyed it. Not my favorite Stone release, but I would drink it again/buy a 6 pack
  13. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (229) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I really enjoyed this. I felt that this is something I could have in my fridge at all times.
  14. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (1,555) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    I just bought a six pack. It's a very nice, easy to drink IPA. Decent balance. A little higher abv than I'd like, but nicely priced at $10/6.
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  15. neenerzig

    neenerzig Poo-Bah (1,830) Feb 15, 2006 Ohio

    I'm sure it will not disappoint. I'll certainly give it a try.

  16. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,731) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    I found it mute on the nose and lacking dynamic attributes on the taste. I'll see how a couple cans evolve with age, but will be gifting half of the 6er I purchased.
  17. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Zealot (582) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    had this at the brewery fresh in Escondido and also just bought a few cans at home. Its delicious! pleasantly hoppy and tropical in every sense. Very sessiionable but dangerous at 6+% ABV. The pricepoint is great too! $10 for a sixer is nice to see.
  18. ACGypsy

    ACGypsy Initiate (149) Mar 24, 2014 Texas

    I missed out on the cans but had a growler. Good IPA but not my favorite from Stone. But I appreciate how they keep churning out different variants. Looking forward to Dr Frankenstone's Monster IPA.
  19. CannedWaggoneer

    CannedWaggoneer Initiate (74) May 1, 2017 Ohio

    This is so lame. Stone has long ago outgrown their ability to stay influential and innovative. Its all fruit extract IPA now, just like the rest of them.

    This beer is like when teacher dabs in class.
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  20. moshea

    moshea Devotee (432) Jul 16, 2007 Michigan
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    Sorry to hate, becasue I do love Stone, but did anyone else read the sales blurb?

    "Since 1996 he’s had our backs, and yours, by representing an aggressive intolerance for commoditized beer"

    How is this commoditized product any different than the 100's of other tropical IPAs on the market?

    Commoditize refers to a process in which goods or services become relatively indistinguishable from competing offerings over time. Generally speaking, commoditized products within specific categories are so similar to one another that the only distinguishing feature is pricing.

    I think it is safe to say that Stone IPA's are already a commoditized product.
  21. CannedWaggoneer

    CannedWaggoneer Initiate (74) May 1, 2017 Ohio

    Luckily for them most people don't read those sales blurbs. But man, is that ever a shallow attempt at misdirection.
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  22. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,402) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    I have always loved Stone but over the years I see where a lot of you guys are coming from. I don't see much innovation anymore, they just hammer out the routine items. Outside of Xocoveza and Mocha IPA I am pretty burnt out with their offerings.
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  23. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,622) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    I just had Odell's Rupture, if you are wanting that big pineapple hit without the added juice, then I recommend you take it for a ride. Really nice beer with huge hop flavor
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  24. Tryionn66

    Tryionn66 Initiate (145) Feb 17, 2017 New Hampshire
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    I just tapped a keg of this at my restaurant. Once the old beer clears the line I'll be giving it a try
  25. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (271) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I tried this, it was okay. I would drink again if handed to me but not something I would seek out.
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  26. ACGypsy

    ACGypsy Initiate (149) Mar 24, 2014 Texas

    I definitely liked Dr FrankenStone's Montster IPA much better as far as single IPA Halloween releases from Stone.
  27. RobHB

    RobHB Initiate (153) Aug 20, 2017 New Jersey

    Yeah, surprised to see an IPA offering from them.
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