Dayslayer India Pale Lager Stone Brewing (Escondido, CA)


Dayslayer (Stone / Maine)

Brewery : Stone / Maine
Beer : Dayslayer
Style : India Pale Lager / IPL / Imperial Pilsner / Double Pilsner / Strong Pale Lager
Variance : It’s fit for the lords of metal.

9 / 10

Fuck Yeaaaahhhhhhhhh! Are you ready to fucking rock?! Glasses down. Horns high! I absolutely love metal and this beer has brought me back 10 years to my days of going to shows every weekend, screaming along with the band, and being an all around dick while moshing trying to punch anyone I could in the face just to ruin their day. I’ve actually had the distinct honor of getting to see Slayer at one of the Mayhem Fests in NJ and if you’ve never gotten to take part in the experience basically everything on stage is on fire and grown ass men headbang harder than you’ve ever seen in your life. The only real difference between that and this beer is I ended up seeing Slayer after 8pm which I’m guessing would make them a Nightslayer but this beer aims to fuck you up as soon as you open your eyes in the morning. Stone and Maine coming together is basically like Iron Maiden and Pantera coming together to blow your eardrums out of your asshole but instead this beer just stage dives right onto your tongue and punches your tastebuds mercilessly over and over again. A super bright and lemony floral hop flavor starts this off with those hops gaining speed and starting a circle pit of death in your mouth bringing with it a mild but noticeable bitterness and some citrus bursts before blowing the speakers out and queuing the pyro melting your face off like you were James Helfield ending with a nice refreshing sweetness with some more floral hops and bitterness making you call out for an encore after every sip. If you are looking for an insanely flavorful collaboration that is sure to get your heart pumping and your fists swinging, pick this up and thank me later because this shit is insanely good. Regardless of your drinking level or how much you love metal make sure you snag this ASAP because if it’s gone before you get the chance to taste it, I’ll personally beat your ass. Wait, unless you are stronger than me in which case, don’t hurt me!

Written by: Steve B.