Tag Archives: 2017 stone collaborations

Stone x Paul Bischeri & Patrick Martinez x Abnormal Neapolitan Dynamite

Brewery: Stone Brewing Co. x Paul Bischeri & Patrick Martinez x Abnormal Beer Company
Country: USA
ABV: 8.5%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Imperial Stout brewed w/ chocolate, vanilla, strawberries and coffee. 2017 Stone collaborations

Brewer Description: (from bottle) An Imperial Stout scooped from the freezer into your glass. At Stone Brewing we are proud to partner with the American Homebrewers Association to host a chapter member rally and homebrew competition in the commons at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station. Every year for the last 8 years, San Diego region AHA members have submitted their homebrews to be judged by their peers, and a team of Stone folk (that always includes Steve and Greg, natch). The prize? A chance to strut their stuff in front of craft beer fans on the national stage. You hold in your hands the most recent winner. Finding inspiration in that humble box of striped ice cream from our childhoods. Neapolitan Dynamite is an intense Imperial Stout brewed with vanilla, strawberries and chocolate, revved up with a shot of coffee to fuel the ultimate dance contest on your palate, gosh! You seem this specialty Imperial Stout is the Rex Kwon Do of Imperial Stouts. It’s got nunchuck skills, computer hacking skills AND bow hunting skills. Pair this dynamite stout with life’s finer things, like quesadillas, tater tots and freestyle dancing. This also answers the eternal question: Can you pair a stout with a liger? Hell yes you can. We just did.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.05
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber with a bottled on date of 25th August 2017. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a nice one finger brown head that had decent retention and left some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Coffee with light melted and mixed Neapolitan ice cream.
Taste: Lightly sweet beginning as coffee dominates followed closely by vanilla and roasty malts. The strawberry and chocolate are lurking around in the background before a finish that is lightly bitter from the coffee.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: This was quite nice but not quite Neapolitan enough for me as only the coffee and vanilla dominates the aroma and flavours while the strawberry and chocolate were not strong enough. I’m a big fan of mixing melted Neapolitan ice cream, so that was what I was hoping for. Body was also thinner than I hoped for, but not too much of a problem. I may seem a bit overly critical here, but it really is quite good and enjoyable.

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Stone x Marble x Odell Megawheat Double IPA

Brewery: Stone Brewing Co. x Marble Brewery x Odell Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 8.4%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: 2017 Stone Collaborations. 70 IBUs. Hops – Motueka, Mosaic and Mandarina Bavaria

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Kick back and crank it up – we’ve done all the brewing… the we being Stone and the special guest appearances of two heavy hitters in the indie craft beer industry: New Mexico’s Marble and Colorado’s Odell. Credited with 58 years of brewing chops, our trio built a wheat ale foundation on the classic “C” hops. Then we rocked a pure hop triad of “M” hops to achieve a supercharged succession of orange, tangerine, lemon, lime, spice and dankness. The undulating rifts of Motueka, Mosaic and Mandarina Bavaria hops slash through the wheat haze with equal footing, never playing over one another. The cacophony of flavor is what fans would expect from a name like Megawheat. So join us as we forge ahead on a path that directly leads to the main stage… and then off the front of it, into the crowd! If you feel the urge to smash the bottle afterwards, don’t. That’s what guitars are for.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.46
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 22 oz bomber, bottled on 9th January 2017 and to be enjoyed by 6th April 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear copper orange colour with a two finger white head that had great retention and nice lacing.
Aroma: Orange flesh and peel with hints of honeydew melon.
Taste: Bitter with lots of citrusy orange peel and pith, pine, dankness and hints of apricot plus melon. I’m also getting a tinge of alcohol here and there.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was ok, but mainly, I’m just not fond of getting any sort of alcohol booziness in any IPA, and in this case, I kept getting a tinge of just that, here and there.