Sorry Not Sorry IPA

California
United States
Sorry Not Sorry IPA Stone beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

We make no apologies for the fact that we love brewing bold, flavorful, hop-centric beers. Naturally, we welcomed the opportunity to work with two amazing craft breweries that share our lupulin-fueled dedication: St. Louis-based 4 Hands Brewing Co., known for its innovative IPAs; and Bale Breaker Brewing Co., whose owners’ family has farmed hops in Washington’s Yakima Valley for generations. Since theirs was the first hop farm to commercially grow the beloved Simcoe variety, using that piney, stone fruit-like hop was a must. Puréed peaches upped the fruit factor, while experimental hops HBC 342 and HBC 344 introduced notes of stone fruit, tropical fruit, berries and citrus to this IPA. Yes, we made another IPA. We concede it’s not surprising, but we are who we are: an unapologetic band of hopheads psyched to explore the ever-expanding IPA universe.

Profile

ABV: 
9.3%
IBUs: 
70
Hops: 
Warrior, Simcoe, Mosaic, HBC 342, HBC 344
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The beer had a very profound aroma of pine resin in the nose (along with secondary floral notes) due to the overwhelming use of hops. The beer poured a crystal clear copper color. The creamy carbonation was nice along with good head retention. This beer definitely fit into the Double IPA category, as it had the necessary malt, hops and alcohol to back this claim. Again, flavors of pine needles and resin from the hops featured nicely. The beer was pretty straightforward in its flavor: there were no roasted malts and/or bread-like flavors. The beer was medium in body and mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and slight creaminess in the palate. It also had a nice, smooth and noticeable alcohol warmth in the aftertaste. The overall flavors were sharp and clean from beginning to end – a standard and tasty Double IPA.

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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