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Kyle Hollingsworth / Keri Kelly / Stone Collective Distortion IPA
A beer by: Stone Brewing Co.
from Escondido, CA, United States
 
Score:
3.711
ABV:
9.3%
Availability:
Unknown

Reviews:
6
IBU:
n/a
Last Updated:
10/7/2014 10:17:57 AM
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Beer Description:
In bringing together artisans from disparate aural planes, one might expect an offbeat, feedback-warped cacophony, shrill to the point of unlistenable. Yet, by inviting Kyle Hollingsworth, keyboardist for eclectic, jam-prone sextet, The String Cheese Incident, and Keri Kelli, wailing rock guitarist of Alice Cooper fame, we were able to make truly beautiful music. Turns out, these musicians have a great deal in common, both with each other and with Stone. We all enjoy turning things up to 11, and that is represented in this collaborative offering, an imperial India pale ale ably backed by Nugget, Comet and Calypso hops, and amplified care of a healthy dry-hopping with Vic's Secret, a new Australian hop, adding citrus and tropical fruit oomph. To give this modern masterpiece some soulful, classic character, we traced the roots of brewing to the days when Old World herbs were used to spice beers, adding in coriander and, a first for us, elderberries. To stand up to that sumptuous spice and blaring bitterness, we added golden naked oats, which are lightly roasted and add body and enhanced mouthfeel to the brew like a steady, unbreakable backbeat to an incendiary jam solo. Sit back, crank the volume and get lost in this operatic incarnation of genres combined in the name of invention.
 
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Overall rank965 of 44835
Overall percentile97.8
Style rank90 of 1529
Style percentile94.2
Lowest score3.9
Highest score4.2
Average score4.067
Weighted score3.711
Standard deviation0.121
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