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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Vengeful Spirit IPA is a 7.3 percent ABV unfiltered IPA brewed with Loral, Mandarina Bavaria and Mosaic hops as well as pineapples and Mandarin oranges. The new IPA is being released as a homage to the Escondido, Calif.-based brewery’s gargoyle logo, which has been used on the company’s products since it was introduced in 1996.

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4.2
PeterPanPC (2) - - JAN 17, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2018 Cloudy golden beer. Find bubble. Hoppy with tropical fruit. Well balance. Good finish.

3.7
kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2018
Can. Pours a clear yellow gold body with a small fizzy white head. The nose is some light tropical hops and a light caramel maltiness. The flavor is fruity and juicy with some minimal bitterness on the back end. Pretty decent hop profile in here, a nice mix of tropical notes. Lighter bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Nice refreshing ipa. 3/8/8/3/15

4.3
Maris (1611) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2018 From a 355ml can on 16/1/2018. Pours a super cloudy golden with a smallish head. Has a strong tropical and citrus fruit nose. As promised by the can, the flavours feature lots of pineapple, mandarin and orange - I get some apricot and mango too. The lovely sweetness is countered by a pretty firm resiny, peely hops (10 IBU? Really?), which balance things out beautifully. Has a full and creamy palate and moderate carbonation. Fuck this is good stuff - as good if not better than the superb Tangerine Express. I'm not sure I've encountered a brewer as consistently good as Stone. I hope they make this as a regular. I will certainly be consuming more.

4.5
mkel07 (6546) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2018
Can from Greenslopes Cellars on 14 January 2018. BBD 19/10/18. Great looking can and I even learnt a new word when I read the can - commoditized - beer really is an education. Once again Stone have brewed a big juicy IPA that ticks all of the boxes for me. Pours a hazy cloudy mango colour with a thin layer foam. Hoppy with pineapple and citrus flavours with an oily aftertaste that stays a while. Thick ion the mouth and there is a big hit of alcohol - creamy and smooth in the mouth.

3.7
LoFi (1762) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2018 Red Lion. amber, off-white head with lacing. Tropical fruits, orange, some dried fruit and marmalade candies.

3.6
hawthorne00 (4191) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2018
Can. Moderately hazy amber with a white head. Fruity aroma with mandarins and tropical bubblegum, citrus flowers. Fairly light bodied, creamy with medium carbonation. Very fruity and fairly sweet with some biscuit, lowish bitterness - particularly for Stone. Avoids the yeasty bite some of these very fruity IPAs have. The bitterness is just enough to stop it being cloying and keeping it tasting like beer, I liked the not entirely dissimilar Tangerine Express one slightly better (more bitterness, lower alcohol) but this is another pretty nice one.

3.6
fidelis83 (2535) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2018
Cloudy orange to gold pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is full of pineapple, sweet citrus some biscuit, sesame and leafy hops. Flavor is pretty similar, more of the weird sesame note I get from Mosaic sometimes, quite sweet and fruity. Medium body, creamy and a bit syrupy, but a little chalky as well, light carbonation. Pretty good overall, but a bit too sweet for me, could use a little more carbonation.

3.5
hockey9930 (321) - - JAN 11, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2018 cloudy yellow with lots of floaty bits. strong aroma of pineapple and mango. taste is strongly grapefruit, pineapple, and mango. dry grapefruit hop finish. so fruity I'd almost mistake it for carbonated fruit juice, but taste doesn't come across as artificial like a lot of wine coolers.

3.6
allmyvinyl (11178) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2018
Can from Beers of Europe. Pours clear pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of pineapple and citrus. Taste is bitter, resinous hops. Creamy texture, bitter finish. Bit chewy mind.

3.6
doriangrey (124) - Diamond Creek, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2018 Marmalade orange peel taste. Not overly bitter and hoppy but quite balanced and rich. Some pineapple and apricots in there and a degree of sweetness


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