We weren’t quite sure what to expect when we walked into Un-Dun; your friendly neighborhood bottle shop/cigar shop/vape lounge/sex shop in Lebanon, NH. But we wound up finding a huge selection of unique New England beers. One in particular that the owner was raving about was the Full Clip IPA; a limited release from Stoneface Brewing Company in Newington, NH that he claimed was one of the best beers he’s had. Apparently distribution of this local favorite is so limited that he is only able to get one case at a time a couple of times per year. But you’re in luck if you live near Newington – you can buy 4-packs of the good stuff right at the brewery.
After the glowing recommendation, we picked up a cold one and headed to a sunny lakeside picnic area in Pillsbury State Park to try out the Full Clip with a cigar and it definitely did not disappoint! It is light and crisp with a pleasing aroma of grapefruit and pine which you can smell as soon as you pop the can. Stoneface added an English ale yeast to their flagship IPA recipe that brings a little peppery spice to the table. The malts are very nicely balanced, not too sweet, and allow the hops to truly be the star of the show.
Bottom line: This is a great beer that left me wanting even more of those juicy, citrusy hops. If you love IPAs, this one will definitely not let you down.