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Stone Mixtape Vol. 05 - The Winking Lizard Blend

Stone Mixtape Vol. 05 - The Winking Lizard Blend
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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
The Winking Lizard Blend, which was designed by The Winking Lizard Tavern operating partner John Lane for the Ohio restaurant chain of the same name, and crafted in a blending session with Lane, GK, Stone President and Co-founder Steve Wagner, Bremaster Mitch Steele and the aforementioned Moynier. Itís a blend of Stone Cali-Belgique IPA, unreleased Stone Belgian Pale Ale aged in White Wine Barrels and Stone LeVariation Ale (Stone Levitation Ale fermented with the yeast strand utilized for our Belgian IPA, Stone Cali-Belgique IPA) aged in Red Wine Barrels thatís been dry-hopped with East Kent Golding Hops. (Whew!) Coming in around 8% ABV, itís immensely fruity from the vino and Belgian yeast esters, and built as something of an ďhomageĒ to the Belgian Trappist classic, Orval. This beer will be featured at The Winking Lizard Tavern locations the entire month of June along with numerous other Stone beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Aroma:Floral and pine hops, with hints of resin. Appearance:Clear amber with rich white head. Taste:Medium sweetness with light sourness Palate:Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, balanced but minimal finish. Overall:Nice, well balance beer with some depth. Iím impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951 (646) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 Had it at World of Beer in Evanston IL. IPA Belgian experience both in aroma and taste. Clear copper hue light head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Growler. Clear dark golden with a fizzy white head. Grape, grapefruit, caramel, and wine barrel aroma. Silky, bright medium bodied palate. Tastes of pear, orange, grape, grapefruit, caramel, wine, and subtle oak with a fruity, perfume like, vinous finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bengibbs6 (65) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Draft @oak barrel. Deep straw amber color. Little to no head. Passion fruit and papaya in the nose, with some wine ethers. Big fruity, sauv-blanc headiness up front, mellowing into some softer citrus and pine ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
A golden ale with a glow, and a thin lacing white head. In aroma, smooth fruity malt with light spiced notes, discreet hops, nice. In mouth, very belgian malt with grassy hops, citrus notes, alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Draft at brews, pours dark orange with decent off white head. Aroma is very fruity with wine notes and some citrus with a oaky undertone. Taste is very different, nice blends between the ipa flavors and wine and belgian yeast, fruity esters,vinous, lots of oak. Glad i got to try it before it disappeared.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1673) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Clear orange/red pour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, vinous, and taste is similar with a white wine flavor coming through. Good brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Anova167 (335) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
I really liked this beer. The barrel aging was very apparent in the aroma. The flavor was very fruity and almost tangy. I donít think this is properly listed in the IPAís. very little IPA character. A bit sweet almost. Nice unique beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2320) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Wine barrel comes through. Probably best Belgian ipa I have had but more a wine barrel ale. Sweet good balance interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9425) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Draft at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a clear orange-gold with a minimal off-white head. Aroma of peach, apricot, herbs, sweet malts, and red and white wine grapes. Flavor of pale and sweet malts, oak, vanilla, grapes, and florals. Light-bodied, with modest carbonation and a bright, vinous mouthfeel that has some floral bitterness at the end. Really nice and refreshing.

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