Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Philousa:
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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4.39/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours a golden amber with a one-finger white head. Nice amount of lacing.
S - Lots of sweet citrus - mango, orange, & pineapple.
T - Follows the smell with sweet citrus. After the sweetness there is a big punch of earthy piney hops. Finish has a lingering bitterness.
M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very crisp with a sticky and dry mouthfeel.
O - Very nice DIPA. Very smooth and drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 03:03:52 | More by TreyIsWilson
4.56/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Serving type: Bottle. 4/20/14. Poured into a tulip glass.
Great golden yellow coloration. Pure white 1/4" head. Slightly cloudy.
Nose immediately picks up citrus and fruity aromas ; definitely lives up to the "devastatingly dank" hype labeled on the neck of the bottle.
Extremely flavorful and emulates the aroma of the beer. Bold citrus flavors are elevated above the bitterness often associated with IPAs. A little "sting" is pervasive throughout each sip from the relatively high alcohol content, but it only adds to the dept of this beer's flavor profile.
Not necessarily full, but not light by any stretch of the imagination. Carbonation provides that iconic tingly sensation on the lips with each swig. Only issue here is that it took away from the initial flavor of the beer; all you could feel was tingling and couldn't even register the front-end of the flavor.
Absolutely fantastic Double IPA that, even bottled, is the personification of what this style of beer should be. It was a fresh beer that stands apart from the rest of Stone's line-up, which is generally overrated and readily available at many bars and liquor stores in my general area. I would recommend this specific brew to anyone that enjoys hoppy beers.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 23:35:53 | More by SpacingOutMan
Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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