Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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District of Columbia
4.45/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Note: just gotten over a cold when I tried this
A: golden-amber with little head, not much lacing
S: orange with sweet caramel notes
T/M: much like the smell, very malt forward, melding into orange blossoms, then into a grassy (tinged with citrus). Mildly dry pull that lingers.
O: very good beer. Could maybe be a little less sweet, but love the citrus backbone of this beer, as well as the malt front and somewhat dry finish.
A: clear golden amber, but more lacing in this pour
S: same, but I notice an earthiness this time
T/M: more bitterness I notice up front in this one, less sweet than I reviewed before.
O: I didn't change any of my ratings, but I think I expected better given the rating versus what I thought about this tasting. Given that, I await my next one to see if I should adjust my rating.
#14: 2-14-14 (adjusted ratings up)
A+: more lacing
S-: weaker to me
T: definitely more bitter than original review, but there is what I now consider mango flavor (not orange).
M+/O+: starting to enjoy this more and more as a must have when available
#?: 7-4-14 (no adjustments) - seemed more "juicy" and less bitter than previous reviews, closer to original review of a September "by date"
Serving type: on-tap
02-07-2014 23:46:55 | More by cjgiant
4.19/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Aroma: Citrus and slight vegetal hop matter. Light tropical fruit, bright and zingy. Some sweetness and almost a buckwheat honey character.
Appearance: Deep gold to almost copper color. Huge white head with tight bubbles. Brilliant.
Flavor: Slightly sweet at first but not much, fading quickly to a dry middle and finish. Borderline astringent end, but manages to stay drinkable. Some light caramel malt notes, but not actually sweet. I do get a orange pith flavor and strong bitterness. Some muscat grape as it warms.
Overall: Very drinkable due to dryness but lacks a certain balance that I have found in my top examples.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2014 20:23:37 | More by Jackofallbrews
3.64/5 rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Poured into a tulip. Crystal clear golden orange with a finger of head.
Scent of dry piney hops, as per ushe, and a hint of sweetness that's tough to describe.
Different kind of bitterness here. More orange than grapefruit. Can't put my finger on it, maybe it's those New Zealand hops. Not as bitter as anticipated. Actually a tiny bit sour, interesting. A bit let down by the bitterness, but it makes up for it with the complexity of it. The more I drink of it the more orange I'm getting. Gets better as it warms.
Thin and drinkable with an aftertaste that hits periodically after the sip.
Overall a solid IPA, not in my top 10, but earns points for surprising me with something different in an IPA.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2014 00:54:47 | More by PeterParker
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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