Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by philbe311:
4.24/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Glad to finally see this one make it to Central PA...
A - A fairly active pour yields two fingers worth of slightly late to develop crisp ultra light khaki colored head comprised of medium and large sized chunky bubbles... Excellent retention... The head turns a much creamier as it settles ultimately leaving a full velvety veil of lacing and moderately thick collar... Surprisingly still with just a stray carbonation bubble hear and there... The color is equal pats pale copper and vibrant amber... Gobs of sticky lacing cling to the sides of the glass...
S - A big hop forward nose that doesn't disappoint... Bursting at the seams wit topical fruit and citrus... Mango... Pineapple... Oranges... Grapefruit... Honeydew... A bit beneath the surface lies an additional layer of slightly dank resiny piney hops... Little to no malt backbone in terms of aroma... Loaded with an array of depth and complexity that truly showcases artistry in hops...
T - Starts fairly restrained and subtle... A mix of earth hops are at the forefront... Again no malt to balance out the palate... The hops really begin to intensify on the finish and take on a resiny piney character... Much of the fruity nature alluded to by the nose are absent...
M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Slightly astringent... Clean and fairly crisp... The bitterness turns slightly blistering on the finish...
D - A truly excellent beer, but one that is a bit over hyped in the opinion... I personally would opt for a Ruinten any day of the week... With that slight disclosure out of the way, this is still a craft beer and especially a hop heads dream... The aroma is the star of the show... Overall, it seems to be a bit less than the sum of its parts...
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2014 03:21:34 | More by philbe311
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4.7/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
I had a batch with the sell by date of 7/4/14, and consumed on June 22. Growler from keg at local beer-specific retailer. Good dense gold color, a little hazy, but normal for a DIPA. Good healthy one finger head which left slowly. Aroma is almost pure hops, with a backing of malty sweetness. A bit grassy in its hoppiness, along with pine, grapefruit, and tropical fruit. Taste is wonderful, full in your face hoppy bitter resinousness, backed by enough sweet malt to make it really drinkable. Again, a bit of green freshness in the hops, I'd compare it most to nopalitos or green agave, which accents the pine and grapefruit excellently. Finishes dry, hoppy, and leaving you wanting more. Great beer. My first in this series, but definitely not my last.
Serving type: growler
07-26-2014 20:15:03 | More by MikeI
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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