Fear.Movie.Lions Double IPA

California
United States
Fear.Movie.Lions Double IPA, Stone Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Stone's take on the New England-Style IPA. Overall this unfiltered double IPA is juiced up with massive tropical & citrus notes. The mild bitterness and relatively dry body compliment the style, and the residual maltiness nicely rounds it out. Lingering lime peel and tropical fruit derived from the hops stand out on the finish, begging one to seek out more.

Profile

ABV: 
8.5%
IBUs: 
60
Hops: 
Loral, Mosaic
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Fear.Movie.Lions by Stone Brewing Co. is a East Coast Double IPA and is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA (category 21B in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). The focus of the Double IPA style is hops, hops and more hops. Additionally, despite being a high-alcohol content style, Double IPAs are fairly drinkable and lack a heavy malty body, which are more typical traits of beers of these strengths. New England IPAs are known for their juicy/tropical fruit/citrusy hop-forward character, hazy appearance and lighter-than-typical American IPA bitterness. Fear.Movie.Lions is hopped with Loral and Mosaic hops and measures in at 8.5% ABV and 60 IBUs.

Fear.Movie.Lions pours dark golden in color with a slight haze and a big, fluffy off-white head. The aroma is of prominent hops, tropical fruit and pine with a hint of pineapple and lime; the malt takes a far backseat to the hops but notes of malt can be detected. The flavor is moderate-strong tropical fruit and piney hops with a hint of lime.  A moderately light caramel malt flavor helps to balance the aggressive hops. The beer finishes with moderate bitterness and a moderately light caramel malt and hop flavors of tropical fruit, generic citrus and a hint of lime.

Fear.Movie.Lions is a solid Double IPA that leans towards the Double New England IPA style. In Fear.Movie.Lions, there are elements of the beer that are more typical of a traditional Double IPA such as the caramel malt presence, piney hop notes and a slightly higher bitterness. Regardless, hop heads should definitely seek this IPA out.

 

Brewery Introduction

Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, Stone Brewing has come a long way since opening up in San Diego, California in 1996. We have been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 11 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate ... Read More

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