Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.6/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a very fresh bomber on 8/25/12...
Appearance - Poured nearly 2 fingers of tight creamy eggshell head, body is a gorgeous glowing and just slightly hazy light yellow orange amber. Gorgeous intricate webbed lacing coats the glass at the end of the session.
Smell - OMG!! Huge grapefruit, pine, light tropical fruits, orange peel, rich oily hops!
Taste - Starts with huge oily grapefruit peels and pine, bright green sticky hops, green grass, floral hops, lavender...in the back and into the finish there are huge herbal hops, fresh cut green onion, chive, and even a hint of basil, finish is more of the same with dried grapefruit pith - just incredible!
Mouthfeel - Actully on the lighter side of medium, this feels light and bright with an almost silky smoothness in the mouth - carb is nearly medium but not harsh, carb begins smooth but then has some bright, nearly sharp edges near the back of the tongue. Finish is on the dry side with a few poine needles and hop oils in the mouth corners.
Overall - The complexity of hops here is beyond description - huge citrus flavors, but not sweet at all - also alot of floral and herbal hop flavors here too. DON'T let my mention of lavender, onion, chive and basil throw you - you have to taste this to believe it - it's like a perfect symphony of super fresh pungent bright green hop nuances, especially citrus, floral and herbal - and there is a slight sweetness here, but its seems completely natural, the level you might get from a slightly under-ripe yellow grapefruit. This is what hopslam would taste like without the honey. Your mouth will be alive after each sip, I'm going to purchase alot more of this!
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2012 03:56:17 | More by blackcompg
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