Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.75/5 rDev +7.2%
A- Pours a very nice bright golden straw/amber color. Created a quick 2 finger width off-white head that faded quickly leaving some lingering lacing.
S - Wow, smells amazing. A great hop hit, with great grapefruit and mango accents. A little pine and malt there for good measure. It reminds me of Sucks a little.
T - More of the same. An great hop blast, with wonderful citrus throughout.
M - Crisp, light bodied and leaves a dry palate. It is smooth despite it's higher ABV.
O - The last batch (and first) I had of this was back in December and it really surprised me. This batch did exactly the same. This beer is amazing. Fresh, easy to drink and well balanced. Well done Stone.
04-05-2013 01:29:37 | More by drrone
4.03/5 rDev -9%
Bomber from vissai in a recent box. Cheers man!
From a bomber into a snifter
Review is from notes kids...
APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium looking, fluffy white head with good retention. Perfectly clear gamboge orange, though more amber when held to the light, with lower levels of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a wisp and sticks to the sides of the glass. A splotchy wisp remains and leavs some dots of lacing down the glass.
SMELL: Lots of citrus, grapefruit, lemon and orange peel on the nose. Floral elements with some melon and a touch of caramel. Really bold and heavy on the citrus and grapefruit quality. Nice stuff.
TASTE: Lots of pine, grapefruit, lemon and citrus flavors for sure. Floral and piney bitterness at the swallow with a big but dry finish of bitter citrus and floral hops, pine and a touch of caramel sweetness. The hops are great and it's very flavorful, though I'd appreciate a slightly bigger malt profile as balance. Still very enjoyable.
PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes dry. Good feel.
OVERALL: Another good IPA from Stone. This is a fun series and I ask myself whether any of the collectors are putting together verticals of this bad boy. I would like to see a little more malt presence here so as to add another dimension to the beer, but the hop profile is quite lovely as the centerpiece anyways. High quality and would gladly drink again. Cheers vissai.
04-03-2013 13:43:36 | More by Jeffo
4.61/5 rDev +4.1%
- Stone Enjoy by 4/01/13 Enjoyed on 4/01/13 -
Poured from a 22 oz bomber into an oversize wine glass. Purchased in North Attleboro, MA.
A- Pours an ever so slightly hazy deep gold body with a 2 finger white head that reduces fairly quickly but leaves some foam behind. Small lacing.
S- The second you take a whiff of this beer you can tell why they want you to enjoy it fresh. It smells SO fresh and tropical, the hops are really at work here. Fresh mango, apricots, pineapple, grapefruit, citrus, and after a while a hint of booze. Really amazing.
T- Huge hop bomb the second it hits your tongue - citrus, grapefruit, clementines, all play together to create a masterpiece of bold flavors, which develop into a subtle resinous bitterness that doesn't stick around too long, the finish is smooth. The only thing preventing this beer from getting a 5/5 is that it is lacking the creamy, malty, caramel finish of the one and only Heady Topper. Very very little booze detected for 9.4% abv
M- Medium-light body, medium carbonation. Pretty drinkable for such a bold brew.
Stone has really outdid themselves with this beer. In my opinion, they're really competing with RR for the best west coast DIPA - this beer deserves a spot at the top. The hop presence is bold and intense, but not cloying. They work intricately to create a balanced and tasty beer. If you can't get your hands on Pliny or Heady, try this one. A notch above PtE and a hair below Heady Topper. Must try.
04-02-2013 01:54:23 | More by gcamparone
4.29/5 rDev -3.2%
4-1-17 rated 4.5
Bottle (5/17/13 on 4/21) to DFH IPA glass
A: Light golden orange color with a off white head and plenty of carbonation. It is also very clean as there is nothing in it and it is completely translucent what a traditionalist might look for in a DIPA but i like it cloudy with hops though I will not hold anything against the cleanness.
S: Well there are definitely plenty of fresh hops in there. In this batch the smell is floral mostly and very clean but there are notes of pine there though it is not too resinous smelling. The hops smell is pretty much dominant, but that is what I expect. It is different then the others I've tried that where more citrusy this beer has none of that.
T: These are not typical hops or at least they are different from the other releases, they have a very bitter hop bite without a lot of resin and is extremely clean. This bite however is powerful and stays on your tongue for almost 30 seconds after one sip. Other then the hop flavor there is not much else there , but the hop bitterness has a significant amount of depth as it unbitters.
M: There is a little resin that stays on the tongue but it is mostly that your pallet is just assaulted with bitterness as this is a palate wrecker for sure. With that being said it is also thick but very watery and clean as can be though the thickness does effect the drinkability it still goes down pretty easily while disguising all of the 9.4% abv so that is impressive.
O: This version is different from the others and have to say i prefer the citrus juicy hops but this beer is very good. The most impressive aspect is definitely how clean it looks, tastes, and feels it is competitive with the big boys like pliny but not as good for sure. It is however a very solid DIPA if you enjoy palate wrecking hop bitterness definitely try this but if IPAs aren't your thing stay away and drink it fresh as this is gonna be a malt bomb fast.
04-01-2013 23:31:38 | More by Pinknuggets
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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