Garage Project / Beavertown / Stone Fruitallica

California
United States
Garage Project / Beavertown / Stone Fruitallica by Stone Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

It’s a melee of ingredients that make for an immensely juicy beer. Kiwi and yuzu fruit alongside American and New Zealand hops plus London Ale Yeast, rounded out with a dash of Habanero give this beer a subtle, lingering heat. It pours golden and hazy, smells of freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice and tastes like a glorious, crank-it-to-‘11’ cacophony. There is a slight tartness from the Kiwi with flavors of peach, lime, citrus, and tropical fruit from the hops. All this is complemented by hints of wheat in the background and a surprisingly pleasant pepper on the finish. It’s [hop] head-banging worthy, it’s electrifyingly amped…this beer is liquid metal.

Profile

ABV: 
8%
IBUs: 
80
Served at: 
55º
Hops: 
Wai-iti, Riwaka, Centennial
Judges Review 
Randy Scorby's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Fruitallica, a collaboration by Stone Brewing, Beavertown Brewery and Garage Project, is being evaluated as a Fruit & Spice Beer (Category 29B) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Although Fruitallica has a solid representation of yuzu, kiwi and habanero, it leaves no doubt that it is still a double IPA.  The complex and ever changing aroma kicks off with prominent fresh mango, light pineapple and mixed citrus from the hops and yuzu, with a hint of earthiness and kiwi in the background.  As the beer warms a touch of bready malt emerges along with a light floral alcohol character.  The flavor provides a similar kick, with mango, pineapple, light kiwi and a hint of lemon zest.  The base malt sneaks in for an appearance mid-palate along with a moderate but smooth floral alcohol, as well as a moderately high hop bitterness.  A touch of complimentary peppery heat reminds you that there is habanero added.  Moderate residual sweetness dries out a little in the finish with help from the peppers and alcohol.  The significant haze and residual sweetness is reminiscent of a New England style IPA.  This is an enjoyable and well-made beer to take with you into the cooler fall days that lie ahead.

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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