I picked up another beer from the Stillwater “Readymade” series last time I was at Half Time. This is an interpretation of an IPA. Let’s see how it was.
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This Imperial IPA projects an array of multidimensional hop flavor and aroma. Simcoe offers piney fruit while Centennial delivers a squeeze of lemon atop bright the tangerine citrus of Galaxy, laid upon a field of grassy Sterling..and then some hippies comes by with a dank bag of Columbus..This heady combination is backed by an extremely lean malt body thanks to the addition of flaked rice. Label Design Notes: The layout of the label reinforces the absurdity by recalling both early promotional materials from Braun and Alfred Stieglitz’s photo of Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’.”
Random: Stillwater’s description of their beers are quite deep.
This beer poured with a two finger, white head that dissipated slowly and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy, dark yellow color with lots of visible floaties and moderate carbonation. The nose had notes of toasted rice, tangerine, grass and alcohol. The taste had notes of tangerine, lemon peel, grass and alcohol on the back-end. It had a medium thick body with moderate carbonation. The finish was lengthy with alcohol warming and citrus peel. This beer was $3.75 for the single bottle, which broke down to $.31 per ounce. I found this to be a solid beer and had some nice depth of flavor, and I really enjoyed the addition of the rice. I would have this one again.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0