Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.31/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Enjoy by 14-February-2014
Enjoyed on 30-January-2014
Pours a clear copper with a finger of white head that retained well. The nose has good hoppiness and a touch of citrus. There was a blast of hop bitterness upfront followed by an interesting blend of malt and hops. This baby is plenty bitter. The finish has a touch of alcohol bite that does not go well with the remainder of the tasting experience. The mouthfeel is a touch thinner than top shelf DIPAs.
This offering is quite good, but I am not convinced that it lives up to the hype. I am certainly interested enough to try another batch if I can get my hands on one. I drank this bottle at cellar temperature; I think that next time I will briefly chill it before enjoying it.
Enjoy by 04-July-2014
Enjoyed on 15-june-2014
This second sampling proved to have a stronger citrus flavor which was accompanied by a notable spiciness. Also, the alcohol was much better in check this time. All around - a tastier iteration than the first.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2014 07:19:51 | More by 57md
4.53/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Tasting conditions: 8oz glass from 22oz bottle. 50 degrees fahrenheit.
Appearance: Clear and light, with little evidence of crystal/caramel malt coloring. Poured a 1 finger head of fine white bubbles into an 8 ounce sample glass, which subsided to a ring after a few minutes. Noted, but not remarkable lacing. Persistent champagne-like carbonation.
Smell: Remarkably fresh hop aroma with a strong dank cannabis presence, accompanied by notes of bright grapefruit and resin. Very close to the smell of whole cone hops from the bag.
Taste: A brief splash of malt sweetness at the front, enduring only a split-second before succumbing to white pepper and lemongrass washing over the mid-palate. Alcohol is noted, but incorporate into the flavors well. A dry resin finish joins the remaining pepper bite to bring the next sip fast.
Mouthfeel: Adequate carbonation and alcohol bite to present the juicy hop character well. It seemed to linger noticeably more than most IPAs, but the substantial gravity is likely to blame.
Overall: A very unique and fresh IPA! I can't remember having another quite like it, with the focus towards dank and peppery flavor. A pleasant change from the citrus forward fare of the day, but with enough grapefruit to remind you it's an American IPA. In my opinion, an outstanding beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2014 00:25:09 | More by Yeastiary
4.3/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
I found this beer by surprise at Joe's Inn in Richmond Virginia. I had been keeping an eye out for it for quite some time and it always eluded me, so this was quite a treat.
This beer came out in a shaker pint, with a crystal clear, amber-orange appearance and about two fingers of foamy white head.
It smelled like a classic west coast ipa, with a twist. It was grapefruit, pineaple and pear with a faint, simcoe-garlic background with some pine.
The taste followed suit, although the garlic was more pronounced and there was a surprisingly assertive sweet malt presence in the mid palate. The finish was pine and hop resin with pear.
The mouthfeel was thicker and more substantial than expected but finished dry.
Overall, this is a beautifully crafted beer that absolutely lives up to the hype. Crisp, clean and tropical with a quick bitter punch. Highly recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
01-30-2014 22:22:16 | More by precariouslydaniel
4.28/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Transparent, Liquid Gold; Foamy, White Head; Medium Lace; Minimal Carbonation
Smell: Pine; Grapefruit; Dank; Honey Dew; Herbal Hops
Taste: Follows nose in character and order.
Mouth-feel: Medium Body; Big Carbonation; Resinous; Long, Bitter Finish
Overall: Fucking Awesome, as always.
Comments: One of the best DIPAs on the market.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2014 05:12:25 | More by JoshuaMason
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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