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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Previously known as Liberty Station 2nd Anniversary Mocha IPA, now a distributed Stone brand.

Clearly, style lines have been crossed. Is it half-IPA, half-stout? Not quite. It’s definitely all IPA, but it’s also the best of both styles, making this love child of a beer simply just a beautiful, pleasure-seeking meld of imperial IPA and mocha indulgence. How did we come up with this inexplicably delicious creation? Well, that doesn’t really matter. What matters is that it exists and that it’s here for you now, thanks to our deliberate disregard for brewing norms. Some things are not meant to be known, just enjoyed...thoroughly.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (2207) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Amber with 2" of caramel colored head. Aroma is intensely red grapefruit, with an undertone of coffee. Tastes pretty much like it smells, with warming alcohol into the finish. $3/12oz ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

danjs5 (252) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2017 A great beer with hints of coffee, chocolate nuts, hops, citrus and honey. Although a relatively mainstream gimmicky experience, it is able to pull it off with good flavours. Plenty of sweetness balance.

villevav (506) - FINLAND - SEP 9, 2017
[2016-11-23, Rooster, Oulu] Kuparinruskea, kirkas, luonnonvaalea vaahto. Tuoksussa greippiä ja hikeä. Maussa suklaisuutta ja kahvia.

jmgreenuk (9696) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 3, 2017
Tap at Hair of the Dog, Phloen Chit, Bangkok. Poured a slightly hazy light amber with a frothy white head and some broken lace. The aroma is chocolate malt, woody, light resin hop. The flavour is moderate bitter, light sweet with a crisp, sweet chocolate, resin, woody, alcoholic hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

beergearbox (32) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2017
Bottle. Abundance, abstinence, and annihilation. Abundance to the poor. Abstinence to the intemperate, Annihilation to the wicked.

Beachmaster (572) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 28, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2017 On draught. Pours a light amber, with a smal white head. Nose is cocoa and hops. Taste follows. Very nice, well balanced ale. Blends IPA with coffee. Good stufg.

solidfunk (9181) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2017
Surprisingly good for a gimmicky style that usually cancels itself out like an illegal punch in boxing. Hazy golden pour with decent head and lacing. Mocha and sharp pine come together pretty well. Tangy finish with some caramel mocha. Tap.

jimhilt (2614) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 24, 2017
Pours a three finger cream head that fades very slowly to a ring leaving a good lace. Clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Citrus hop nose and flavor is sweet chocolate and pine hops, different. Warming, but higher ABV is hidden. $3.89 for a 12oz bottle from Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH. Best by Sep 15, 2017.

jhking34 (10) - - AUG 20, 2017
I hate ratebeer and these comments. They force me to write them then I can't even access them later. Boooo! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

dorain (459) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2017
Vom Fass Stone Brewing Berlin 2016-08 getrunken. Ich dachte wie soll das gehen - Kaffee- und IPA-Aromen zusammen? Doch es geht sogar sehr gut. Verrückt und Spannend ist dieses Ding hier. Beide Aromen beginnen ein Kämpf im Glas und enden in ein harmonsichen Remis. Und dabie ist es kaum bitter egal wie warm das Bier auch wird. So ein Ding mit Mango statt Mocha wäre ja was. Aus der Flasche im LagerLager Berlin am 2016-09 getrunken. Die Flaschenversion des Stone Mocha IPA wirkt nicht ganz so frisch wie direkt bei Stone aus dem Fass, aber das ist nur ein kleiner Unterschied und kann auch an Tagesforrm oder Trinkreihenfolge zu tun haben. Trotzdem ein klasse Teil.

jgb9348 (6387) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Crisp, clear amber and copper coloured body with a thinnish, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of very pleasant chocolate along with some biscuity malt, a small amount of hops and a lot of alcohol - more of the chocolate than anything though. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong biting chocolate bitterness at first with a nice hop backbone showing some grassy and piney hops along with a big malt flavour and more pungent malt and alcohol finish - strong throughout, but the bitterness from both the chocolate and hos is very noticeable. Aftertaste shows some light coffee and grassy flavours with some alcohol and more pungent malt than anything else. Overall, a nice (surprising, giving it’s a stone beer) IPA that shows a balance of chocolate and malt somehow, with some moderate hops, but the alcohol and body support this one well. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 31-May-2017 for US$3,75 sampled in my hotel room here in Richmond, Virginia on 19-August-2017.

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