The Partner Ships Series: Stone Brewing Co.

Maryland
United States
The Partner Ships Series with Stone Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
97
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Brewed with Blackstrap Molasses in the kettle, chewy malt character supports layers of American hop mayhem (we are playing with Stone afterall) - a burly, palate obliterating Imperial Brown IPA!

Profile

ABV: 
9%
IBUs: 
90
Hops: 
Centennial, Palisade, Citra, Chinook, Simcoe
Malts: 
2-Row, UK Amber Malt, Brown Malt, Crystal Malt
Judges Review 
Pat Mulloy's picture
Judges Rating:
97
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This was evaluated as a BJCP style 21B Specialty IPA: Brown IPA, and I must say, I love this beer. It brings together a rich, creamy zaftig brown ale texture and body with a big, soft alcohol character and a balancing yet assertive hop bitterness. Hop resin and berry aromas blend with light chocolate, traces of dark sugar and nuts. It’s a stunningly beautiful, brilliant chestnut-colored beer blanketed by a two-inch rocky tan layer of foam. The palate settles in with dark chocolate, a hint of coffee and light fruit – primarily plum and a trace of cherry – and then moderately high bitterness comes forward in the middle providing balance and leading to a drying finish with bittersweet chocolate notes. A mild alcohol warming provides a perfect finish. The beer is big but well balanced with nothing harsh or out of place. 

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