Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jlindros:
4.28/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Glad I got a chance to try this... and I know for sure it's fresh. Hooray for Stone!
Pours a light fizzy bubbly head of about 1/2 finger, that fades semi slowly, the decent head retention leads to some nice lacing as well. The beer is a crystal clear golden honey tan colored beer.
Nose is fantastic! Tons of fresh hops, lots of pine and resin, some tropical fruit passion fruit, guava, mango, papaya, even a little grapefruit. Fresh resinous musty wet hop aromas, etc etc. A very light malty base under that, maybe all pale malts, but just enough to prop up the hops.
Taste brings a decent bitterness. Again hops just explode, fresh tropical fruit galore, mango, papaya, guava, passion fruit and some musty resinous super fresh hop flavors. A little hop oil cuts in with more of the resin, plenty of pine and a bit of citrus too. A light fluffy malt base is there as well, again I think all pale malt or mostly so as there's no real contributing malt flavor, but a nice malt that brings a good base for the hops to float on and not destroy. It also has a mild sweetness that helps balance the fairly bitter hop profile. Finish is a bit drier, long lingering bitterness, more musty resinous fresh hops, little pine and lots more tropical fruit.
Mouth is med bodied, fluffy and nice carb, and a bit oily, with just a bit of warming alcohol.
Overall quite nice. Lots of great fresh hop additions, super fresh, resinous wet hop flavors, oily, just enough malt to prop it up. delicious.
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2012 22:42:08 | More by jlindros
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