Scorpion Bowl IPA

California
United States
Stone Scorpion Bowl IPA, Stone Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
80
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

To create a recipe so tropical and fruity without the addition of fruit was no feat Stone's team of brewers would leave up to the gods. They took floral and citrus notes from Mosaic, Loral and Mandarina Bavaria hops to dish up a mouthwatering fruit punch to the palate. Get deserted on your own island or share with others. One thing is for sure: there is no need to light this one. It is already on fire.

Profile

ABV: 
7.5%
IBUs: 
76
Hops: 
Mosaic, Loral, Mandarina Bavaria
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Scorpion Bowl IPA by Stone Brewing Co. was judged as an American IPA (21A). The aroma is quite subdued for an IPA with hop notes that are floral and herbal, surprisingly noble hop-like, with some resinous qualities mixed in as well. Some malt sweetness with very low graininess can be detected in the nose as well along with a mild fruit quality that hints of cherry. The color is a pale copper, and it is quite bright with a firm, fine-bubbled head that remains on the surface over time. The hop flavor jumps out like a lightning bolt with intense grapefruit, pine and resinous characteristics. The bitterness is intense, but certainly in the IPA spectrum. Malt comes through with limited dimensionality that is slightly sugary and sweet. The hops flavor and some sweetness both linger in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium with a prominent astringency from the hops. The hop astringency in the finish and the lingering sweetness seem to be in conflict on the palate. Overall, this IPA produces a mix of unexpected qualities that does not, in my estimation, make it a standout in the very large field of options for the style.

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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