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Stone Collaboration More Brown Than Black IPA


Got another collab beer to try. This one is a collab with John Kimmich of the Alchemist and Jamie Floyd of Ninkasi. First of all, I want to mention that the proceeds of this beer go to the Waterbury Good Neighbor Fund, so pick one up for that. Second, this is a very interesting beer. They backed off some of the darker malt a tad, hence the name, and put in some crazy hops. It’s got Super Galena, Nelson Sauvin, Delta, Galaxy, and Citra.

American Black Ale. 7.4% ABV.

Dark brown with a bunch of sediment. The head on this beer is insane and leaves just a ton of lacing.

Very piney nose with just a hint of chocolate and citrus.

Mouthfeel is a light medium body with high medium carbonation.

That’s a wild tasting beer. It’s altogether a huge, hop bomb. But the hop flavor is so unusual. You’ve got some pine and citrus, but it’s also really fruity. I’m getting some apricots, cherries, lemon, orange, and it actually compliments the pine flavor very well. It’s definitely got a big amount of bitterness on the back, so this is not for everyone.

I’m loving this. I’ve had hundreds of IPA’s, but I’ve never tasted a hop profile like this, and it just tickles my fancy. 92 points.

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