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Stone Spotlight Series: Drew & Steve’s Imperial Mutt Brown Ale

Stone Spotlight Series: Drew & Steve’s Imperial Mutt Brown Ale

Rated 3.300 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Stone Brewing Company

Escondido, CA, United States

Style:  Strong Ale

9% Alcohol by Volume

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Stone Brewing Supervisor Drew Neldon and Brewer Steve Via joined forces to develop the award-winning beer. When brainstorming recipe ideas, Neldon wanted to brew an altbier, while Via was interested in exploring brown ales. (Before crafting this beer, Via felt he’d never had a brown ale that synced with his palate.) Rather than focus on a single beer category, the duo decided to combine the best qualities of both styles by using four different malts to make a unique mongrel, hence the name: Imperial Mutt Brown Ale. “With such talented and inventive brewers on our team, each installment of the Stone Spotlight Series has had very stiff competition,” explains Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “During the judging session earlier this year, we were most impressed by the English notes coming from Drew and Steve’s beer. After brewing their recipe on our 120-barrel systems, the character of the English ale yeast really shines, along with the interesting blend of malts used.” The beer’s grain bill is made up of Victory, chocolate wheat, Vienna and Honey malts. Fruity and bread-like aromatics are joined by subtle coffee notes. Mild roast and coffee traits carry over to the flavor, followed by hints of toffee and molasses. Magnum and East Kent Golding hops offer a restrained, balancing bitterness to a strong malt backbone. When all these qualities combine, the result is a full-bodied, malt-driven beer that’s smooth and easy to drink. Stone Spotlight: Imperial Mutt Brown Ale is ready to be enjoyed fresh or may be aged for months or several years at proper cellaring conditions (55°F or lower). Although Drew and Steve’s Imperial Mutt Brown Ale will be available in limited quantities, fans can look forward to a new winning beer every year from the Stone Spotlight Series that showcases Team Stone’s brewing talent.

ID: 63912 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 5 years ago

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Overall Rank9840
Overall Percentile79.3
Style Rank303 of 722
Style Percentile58
Lowest Score4.2
Highest Score4.2
Average Score4.200
Weighted Score3.300
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • CYBERCAT 10140 reviews
    rated 4.2 5 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Pours opaque chocolate brown with a thick, frothy, light tan head. Aroma has promising toasted malt, caramel, clove, and subtle cinnamon and semi-sweet chocolate notes. Bold flavor floods the tongue with toasty malt, woody hop, clove, earthy and toffee tones plus hints of chocolate and charcoal. Mouthfeel presents fairly firm body and good fizz. Barkin’ good!

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