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Stone Scorpion Bowl IPA

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Stone Brewing presents Stone Scorpion Bowl IPA, a hops-driven beer packed with all the dank fruitiness of some of today’s favorite beers, but with no fruit added.

“Stone Scorpion Bowl IPA was initially brewed with the intent to add fruit,” said Jeremy Moynier, Stone Brewing senior innovation brewing manager. “However, once we brewed it, we couldn’t believe the amazing fruit aroma and flavors we’d coaxed from the hops alone. To heck with the fruit!”

Stone Scorpion Bowl IPA pours deep gold and bright with a thin white head. The aroma is as juicy as its name implies, with hints of passion fruit, pineapple, tangerine, guava and mango. Layer upon layer give this beer its complexity with tropical flavors as well as strawberry, blueberry and subtle herbal notes. It finishes refreshing but with just the right bitterness. The only thing missing? A volcano.

QUICK FACTS

Name: Stone Scorpion Bowl IPA
Web: stoneBrewing.com/scorpionbowl
Stats: 7.5% ABV, 76 IBUs
Availability: 22oz bottles and draft
Featured Hops: Mosaic, Loral & Mandarina Bavaria
Distribution: Nationwide and internationally in Australia, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Sweden and United Kingdom
Find Beer: find.stonebrewing.com

TASTING NOTES

Appearance: Deep gold, bright, thin white head.
Aroma: An explosion of tropical aromas! Essences of Hibiscus punch, pineapple, tangerine, guava, mango, and passion fruit.
Taste: Complex and layered fruit throughout including juicy tropical fruit, tangerine, strawberry, blueberry, and subtle herbal notes.
Palate: Savory and tropical! There is a nice lingering fruit finish with just the right amount of bitterness.
Overall: This beer clearly shows the amazing fruit aroma and flavors that you can coax from an artful blend of hops. There was NO fruit used in making this beer. All the complexities come from our best friend….the almighty hop. When we tasted the original prototype for this beer, someone commented that it reminded them of a Scorpion Bowl cocktail. The description was perfect and the name stuck!

PAIRING NOTES

An amazingly complex beer with myriad of fruit flavors both from fruit and hops, with hints of wheat as a backbone and a slight hint of pepper on the finish. It’s an adventurous beer that will pair well with adventurous flavors!
Starters: Fresh Spring Rolls, Wontons, Toasted Ravioli, Pierogi, Deviled Eggs, Grilled Artichoke, Honey Sriracha Quail Knots* Soups and Salads: Spinach and Strawberry Salad, Watermelon and Feta Salad, Tom Kha Gai, Tropical Black Bean Soup, Organic Mixed Greens Salad**
Main Courses: Spanakopita, Chicken Tacos with Lime or Mango Salsa, Duck Al Pastor Tacos,* Korean Fried Chicken, Mongolian Beef, Summer Squash Pasta
Desserts: Frozen Yogurt, Coconut Ice Cream, Grapefruit Panna Cotta**, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Mango or Pineapple Mochi