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Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Unapologetic IPA

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RATINGS: 338   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3611) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2014
bottle - Pours lightly hazy orange with an aroma of citrus and pine hops. It’s extremely bitter as one would expect from the style and has a good solid malt body to balance it. Nothing really jumps out at me as being unique despite the new hop varieties, but it’s another good IIPA from Stone.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (164) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Poured from the bomber into the pint glass, nice looking orange with a fresh smell. The world can always use another IPA when it is done correctly like this one. Put it in a six pack for $12- and there will be no need to apologize to anyone.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1493) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Draft at Omaha Tap House. Pours a clear, light golden color with a frothy white head. Strong hoppy aroma but that’s about it. Thick, hoppy taste with some lingering citrus. Pretty good but could be a tab better.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1701) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
Bomber. Pours a slightly veiled pale golden with a short lived white head. Aroma is herbs, tropical fruit. Flavor is fruits, pineapple, grapefruit, orange, passionfruit. Finish is loads of tropical fruits, nice bitterness, dry and fruity. Lingering soft fruit bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GriffDaddy (74) - - DEC 7, 2014
Clear golden pour, soft white head. Kind of a musty hop with some orange underneath. Bitter, light palate and overall kind of murky. Not sure I would look for this again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1239) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle pour clear avg gold with moderate white head. Nose dank hop predominantes with orange undertones. Taste big bitter bite up front then dank hop flavors. Some citrus. Mid palate light grainy malt. Longer bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fub4r3d (7) - - DEC 1, 2014 does not count
Clear golden color with medium tan head. Citrus, orange and pine hop profile with a nice malt and alcohol nose. Finishes with nice bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (919) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2014
aroma of brown sugar, wood, eggy sulfur. Flavors of wheat toast, grapefruit & lemon. different but not better. .

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (616) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Pours a hazy light orange color with a nice head. The aroma has tropical fruits with pineapple, orange and mangos. Taste has orange zest, lemon and some maltiness. Long finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (541) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Appearance: light gold very clear color, has a thick beige head that settles into a nice density, laces nicely and the head lasts Aroma: grass, pine, some alcohol hues, smells good if faint under this thick head Taste: strong bitterness throughout and especially on the finish, citrus, alcohol Palate: heavy mouthfeel, average carbonation, very strong bitter aftertaste Overall: this is a very bitter beer, it's pretty good too, some alcohol that mostly comes thru as spice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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