Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.6/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
This is the 12/21/12 version imbibed on tap at Tony's Darts Away & Original Gravity SJ. This is a review of the OG pour. Also consumed from bottle, negligible difference imho.
This is a clear copper brew, shiny beneath a dense white head that dissipates quickly. Lacing is not what I expected, but it may be because this was served colder than normal. To say the hop aroma is strong would be an understatement. The biggest aroma is pine, but there's some grapefruit, floral, and lemon notes in there too. If there's a malt aroma, it's buried deep beneath all the hops, as it should be in my opinion. After a swirl, I get a solid biscuit aroma. The taste starts off coppery with white bread crust. The hop flavor is dominant as well: very vinous, earthy, and somewhat grassy. Bitterness comes smoothly, but it's unmistakably oppressive. There is some spiciness in the bitterness too, perhaps from Amarillo. Beer finishes coppery, earthy, and vinous. The taste delivers what the aroma promises. After all that, I thought: "what about the malt?" As in every good Triple IPA, this malt is just a stage for the hops. It's reminiscent of white bread and unseasoned oatmeal. The feel is balanced and finish dry. Although it's not malty, this is surprisingly balanced. This is a damn fine brew. Dare I say in line with Pliny!
Serving type: on-tap
11-30-2012 19:56:42 | More by Philousa
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