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Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Unapologetic IPA

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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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When you get three hopheads together to collaborate on a beer, it’s only natural to expect some hopped up liquid incarnation of their lupulin lust to spring forth from such a session. Maybe it seems passé to some—three masters of hoppy beer once again exploring the familiar territory of the India pale ale. After all, who needs yet another IPA, double or otherwise, right? It’s all been done. To those who feel this way, this trio’s reply is: “So what?” In birthing a double IPA made bitter and fruity care of a mélange of new and experimental hops (Azacca, Belma, and yet-to-be-named varieties from Washington’s Yakima Valley), they aren’t staying in a comfort zone—they’re hitting a sweet spot in the name of all that is good, delicious, hoppy and forward-thinking to create an IPA that’s both like and unlike anything they, or you, have ever tasted. Rife with essence of pine, resin, and fruits both citrus and tropical, there’s no need for apologies with this beer. All that’s necessary is a yearning for hops, a sturdy constitution and an empty glass.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3202) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle at Antenna America. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Sweet with a crispy dryness.spicy hops profile. Hints of soracci ace hops. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (788) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Light and fruity aroma. Hopped up but balanced. Appearance is hazy orange with sticky white lace. It has a pine hop presence with orange, grapefruit and watermelon notes.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (2107) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at Antenna America. Nice. Light weird creaminess, sorachi like cheesy, tropical fruit, light funk. Really interesting hop tastes. Light plastic! Booze well hidden. Spicy! Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2280) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2014
22 oz bottle from Biggie Wine & Liquor. Cloudy orange appearance, 2nd pour was clear, with a small white head and light sticky lacing. Aroma of floral notes, herbal hops, pine, citrus zest, toasted grains, tropical fruits and light resin. Similar flavor, strong hop bitterness with minimal malt sweetness. Medium plus body with a somewhat dry feel and a bold, lingering bitter finish. Not bad, but not too fresh either. I think this came out about 3 months ago.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDalkoholic (2156) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle from Sprout’s: Poured a solid golden liquid as expected with most every other traditional IPA to leave Stone Brewery. Created minimal formation of head but did leave behind tiny amounts web like lacing from the foam. Aroma is a breath of life because of how awakened my senses sparked up. Thick whiffs of buttery malts and butterscotch candy with an undertone of perfumey hops that suggest oily green hop pellets. Only after taking my first sips did the hops start to kick in and really begin to shine since they have bright flavor of pine and tart citrus fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
This is very hoppy Julie is not with me but it is very hoppy and I do not think she would like ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chadski4 (119) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Beautiful pour solid white pillowy head on top of murky gold color. Melon sweet flavors move to a nice, dry bitter finish. Almost as if the flavors stop before reaching the back of the throat but still enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5562) - Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Draft at Cock n Bull. Pours a clear dark golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have resiny citrus hops, grapefruit, toasted malt, eearthy character, moderate plus bitterness, perhaps just a touch thin, yet sticky, I would drink this again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle: Poured a hazy bright yellow color ale with a nice thick white foamy head with excellent retention and some good lacing. Aroma of citrus hops with some grapefruit notes with some nice floral undertones is quite enticing. Taste is also dominated by loads of floral notes with some citrus and grapefruit notes easily noticeable with light bitterness notes with some residual sugars with the malt backbone. Light tropical notes are also noticeable. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Another good IPA to come out of Stone brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4753) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2014
22oz bottle split with coworkers. Poured a clear golden yellow color with a fluffy white head. Aroma was pine, citrus. Reminds me of Ruination. Flavor was pine, resin. Alcohol.


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