Stone Brewing Company Scorpion Bowl – American IPA at 7.5% ABV | 76 IBU

Stone Brewing Company Scorpion Bowl American IPA at 7.5% ABV | 76 IBU (C$6.21 at Collective, 568 ml, packaged on 17-Apr-2019, best before 16-Apr-2020, acquired 14-Jun-2019, reviewed 16-Jun-2019)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with two fingers of fine off-white head, excellent retention and chunky lacing. (5/5) Aroma: tropical fruit, bready caramel, citrus, floral, light pine. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body tending slightly thin, moderate carbonation dropping off somewhat, medium duration slightly watery finish. (3/5)

Decent enough, I suppose, but nothing too exciting or unique – we’ve certainly come a long way since the Stone name carried much in the way of cachet. The aroma and flavour are OK, but I’m particularly unimpressed by the way in which the body and carbonation fall off just slightly watery. (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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