Stone Fear Movie Lions
What the brewers say
"New England-style IPAs are all the rage. Fans of Stone repeatedly ask for our take on the style, which can be met with some criticism. Rooted in West-Coast style IPAs for decades, how would we do it? Fear no more. Our brewers took the approach to deliver incredibly hoppy and aromatic flavor while keeping it very balanced, and upping the alcohol unnoticeably - nailing this astounding one-of-a-kind creation.Overall, this unfitered double IPA is juiced up with masve Loral & Mosaic 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. What 3 words pinpoint where this indelible beast was born? The location is printed on the can."
What our panel thought
Aroma: "American hop varieties with notes of pine and resin. Malt is moderate and gives a sweetness to the aroma that gives it a ripe dirty gym underwear note."
Flavor: "Malt sweetness paired with a citrus orange hop. Onion and pine resin come through, it's just not a good combination with under attenuated malt."
Overall: "Off flavors, tropical fruits, alcohols, overall unpleasant."