Enjoy By Brüt IPA
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Enjoy By Brüt IPAEnjoy By Brüt IPA
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Style:
American Brut IPA
Ranked #7
ABV:
9.4%
Score:
90
Ranked #7,119
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 7.46%
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
179
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Enjoy By Brüt IPAEnjoy By Brüt IPA
Notes: Listing for all Stone Enjoy By xx.xx.xx Brüt IPA beers.

Featured Hops: Nugget, Super Galena, Simcoe, Delta, Target, Amarillo, Cascade, Galaxy, Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka, & Helga.
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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.46/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Food Shack. Mostly clear golden orange. Smells of pineapple, fruity hops, booze, and a little bit of plasticky yeast. Tastes of caramel maltiness that lends sweetness and dries out quickly. Big fruity hop flavor. Pineapple and a little citrus. Back end is yeast bitterness and a touch of the plasticky flavor from the nose. It's good. Delivers the flavor profile of an old school DIPA with less sugar. The trade off is a hint of yeast flavor.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass.

L---Mostly clear, but not crystal clear. Rich, dark golden color. Nice, fluffy cap with good retention and ok lacing.

S---Strong citrus (grapefruit & orange) aroma. Some biscuity/bready notes give it a malty backbone as well.

T---Grapefruit and orange follow through from the nose and dominate the taste. Very full of citrus. Like, a LOT of citrus.

F---Juicier than I was expecting from a brut IPA. There is a tinge of dryness in the finish, but that impression may be just because I'm looking for it.

O---I did not in fact enjoy this on by 01/01/19. That may play into my rating. But it was still a really good IPA. I just didn't get any of the Brut characteristics that I've gotten from other Brut IPAs.

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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania, Mar 14, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer is truly refreshing as well as surprisingly light on the palette for a high-gravity brew. I enjoyed the richness of both the complex berry and citrus flavors and the floral aromas. As I was drinking, all I could think was “Damn, this IS good!” So I had another.

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jdduffie from Alabama, Jan 31, 2019
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3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: 12 oz. can with a canning date printed on the bottom and the enjoy by date on the cylinder (01/01/19). Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: The two finger head stays around for a bit and then settles down into a thin foam layer that leaves a lot of thick lacing. It's a hazy, slightly reddish gold color.

Smell: It's mostly citrus fruit but the aroma is not that strong. There's some grapefruit and orange peels and a hint of musky hops.

Taste: It's very bitter up front with grapefruit, lime and orange notes followed by a musky pine resin aftertaste and some grains in the background as well.

Mouthfeel: It's dry and medium bodied with medium-high carbonation.

Overall: A very good offering from Stone that's strong and bitter but hides the high ABV well. It's a bit too strong to be truly refreshing though.

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VoodooBear from Puerto Rico, Jan 29, 2019
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4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A wee bit late on this one, but the best-laid CAN plans for New Year's Day oft go astray. Ah well, where The CANQuest (tm) is CANcerned, better late than never. This was the 01.01.19 version, BTW.

From the CAN: A festively fresh Double IPA"; "Enjoy Now!"; "Brewed to be Enjoyed Fresh".

A Crack! of the vent, a slow, gentle C-Line Glug & I was off & running. It was kind enough to form two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, French Vanilla-colored head with amazing retention, slowly falling away, leaving nice lacing in its wake. Color was solidly Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Clarity, y'hear me?!? Not some muddy pile o' shite! Nose extremely citrusy, very much of grapefruit, a real throwback. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy. The taste was extremely citrusy, redolent with grapefruit & stunningly dry as a result. I Enjoy dry, so this was right up my alley. Of course, I have also gotten into the habit of drinking copious amounts of H2O with many beers, including this one. Finish was dry & citrusy, but I don't know that I could go more than a couple. YMMV.

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woodychandler from Pennsylvania, Jan 24, 2019
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4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 11/26/2018. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep golden/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, white grape/wine, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, white grape/wine, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, white grape/wine, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly crisp/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Mild increasing warmth of 9.4% after the finish. Overall this is an incredible imperial brut IPA. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; dangerously smooth and fairly crisp/refreshing to drink; with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish, not overly aggressive. Amazing mixed profile of 12 different hops. Extremely juicy, vibrant, dank, and earthy balanced hop complexity; with a nice bready malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness from crisp resin dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing spot on style example.

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superspak from Michigan, Jan 11, 2019
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3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of citrus, some pine. Taste is dank, equal parts pine and citrus, significant bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer with satisfied my need for some hops.

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tone77 from Pennsylvania, Jan 10, 2019
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3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Crystal clear; copper in color; 1 finger tightly pored white head that receded to a thin collar; nice lacing;

S: not especially aromatic; what’s there is grapefruit and peach;

T: dank grapefruit up front; peach come in at the middle and is dominant by the finish; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation; dry finish;

O: not as fruity as other BIPAs I’ve had;

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CTHomer from Connecticut, Jan 03, 2019
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3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

To me, this seems to dark, too heavy, and too sweet for the style. I get that you use adjuncts in this style to approximate a sparkling wine's effervescence, but then use adjuncts that achieve that effect. Here it seems like either corn or another heavy grain has sweetened and made heavier the whole shebang- I get more a sense of a hoppy double-Budweiser rather than something sparkling.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can dated 11/27/18.

Pours clear copper with an inch of white head. Nice retention and thick ropes of lacing. Caramel malt with pine and grapefruit in the nose. Subdued hops for the style. Medium bodied with a chewy mouthfeel. Thickish. Sweet malt with a fairly big bitterness and chaulk-dusted pine on the palate. Finishes sweet, bitter, and piney.

A Brut IPA should have a thin body with a dry, effervescent character which this beer does not have.

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brewandbbq from New Hampshire, Jan 01, 2019
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a 6 pack of these 5 days before the 1/1/19 enjoy by date. $18 a 6 pack, yikes.

Pours a similar color to the regular enjoy by series, yellow and golden with good clarity. 1/2" white head that recedes quickly. Aroma are less hoppy than the regular enjoy by ipa, but that is every brut ipa I come across, the hop aromas seem sacrificed slightly by whatever is going on in these brut ipas.

Taste was pretty nice though, definitely a super light body already before they bruted this one up, and it gets even lighter and drier somehow. There is still some decent hop flavors in there that run the gamut from the usual descriptors of citrus and tropical fruits and tree effects. The alcohol is hidden extremely well, and the tandem of that aspect, the light body and relatively low bitterness make this a very dangerous beer, you could knock back 2 cans yourself before you realize, oh shit, I'm getting tore up tonight like you accidentally got there.

I think I listened to the hype bois a little much about a Stone beer here, because if this was put out by some small regional place, it would be getting all the love.. Stone did good here.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Perfect new years eve beer! Smell is swirl of hops with bready champagne yeast, lemon, pine, grass, cracker, and orange. Heavy carbonation as expected, with the texture finishing dry with a nice infusion of hops. Taste has typical style dry yeast, rising citrus, but with big hop notes through out. Highly enjoyable, bright and light. Happy New Year!

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REVZEB from Illinois, Jan 01, 2019
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4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L - Yellow/golden, hazy with a orange core and a large, fluffy, white head that sticks around and leaves behind a ton of lacing. This is a really nice looking IPA and a really nice looking drink for new years eve - definitely pulls off that champagne vibe
S - Tons of bitter, piney, resinous hops on the nose along with some citrus and slight bready notes
T - Tons of bitter, pineym resinous hops up front followed by notes of citrus and a bready, malt backbone to tie it all together. Some floral notes as well.
F - Medium bodied with a medium to high amount of carbonation - clean, crisp, with a dry mouthfeel, but honestly I was expecting more carbonation and a drier mouthfeel.
O - A really nice IPA - my first brut IPA - personally, I think it could have benefited from more carbonation and a much drier mouthfeel, but otherwise the hop presence was spot on and the overall taste was great

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Photo of haines710
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brilliant. Super dry hoppy IPA. Nice citrus smell and easy to drink. Alcohol totally hidden. Taste is bready caramel with nice dry bitter finish. Skip the champagne and celebrating New Years with a Brut IPA from Stone

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haines710 from Delaware, Dec 31, 2018
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear copper color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap that leaves good lacing

S: Citrus, pine, and some bready malt notes up front along with some light floral notes as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the citrus and pine notes and then picks up some bready malt and floral notes. Lightly bitter. Finishes with lingering floral notes

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A decent iteration on the Brüt style, could definitely be drier though. Easy to drink. Worth checking out

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Photo of Amendm
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12-oz. can needed an easy pour for a two finger sized head of rocky white froth with long retention, not much lace. Clear golden straw color appears yellow straw in front of light. Chill haze at first, clears in about five minutes. Smells of piney and floral hops.
Taste is evenly dry and bitter. At first yeast and pale malt drive the taste. The middle is ALMOST semi-sweet, citrus fruit/rinds and grape are faint. Hop flavor builds, the dryness returns at the fast and clean finish. Bitter/spicy hops and peppery alcohol linger a while.
Light bodied, plenty of carbonation. It looks like an AIPA, then the chill haze clears and it appears like a "West Coast" AIPA. Smells like an APA. ALMOST tastes like NEIPA during the middle of the taste. ABV of a DIPA.
Less hop bitterness could balance the dryness better.

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Amendm from Rhode Island, Dec 30, 2018
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3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 01.01.2019. 12Oz Can. Canned 11/26/2018. Bought 12/23.
Poured to Birrateque IPA 18OZ Glass on 12/23.
A:Brown clear colour. No haziness. 3 fingers of cloud and disappear soon. Rough bubbles.
S:Nice Citrus, pine aroma. Different from NE IPA.
T:Citrus, weak pineapple and pine taste. Not too sweet and not too bitter.
M: Smooth and slightly creamy.
O: Clean and clear. Medium body. Easy to drink. Not feel 9.4% Alcohol strengthen.
NuggetSuper/ Galena/Simcoe/Delta/Target/Amarillo/Cascade/Galaxy/Citra®/Nelson Sauvin/Motueka & Helga, 9.4%ABV)

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jykleo from New York, Dec 28, 2018
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it on tap in a pint glass. Poured with a nice head and decent lacing. Clear yellow color. Smell and taste of honey,vanilla and lemon. Hint of hoppy bitterness reminds you it is an IPA.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear gold with a two finger foamy white head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is orange, mango, grapefrut and piney hops.

T - The taste is orange, tangerine, peach grapefruit rind and piney hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - Nice addition to the Enjoy By series. Flavors are a good mix of sweet citrus and piney hops.

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TreyIsWilson from Michigan, Dec 27, 2018
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4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Super clear golden orange body, white head fluffy with tight bubbles, lots of lacing.

S - Pine and gentle citrus, strong yeast notes suggesting grape must.

T - Pungent hop hit of resin and pine, with citrus and white wine highlights, and a strong bitter finish.

M - Very strong carbonation, very light on the tongue given the ABV. In fact, very little sign of the alcohol.

O - Exceptional design - I prefer stronger fruit flavors typical of the hop profile of standard Enjoy By, but this is still a very interesting example of the Brut IPA style.

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Tsar_Riga from Indiana, Dec 26, 2018
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4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours crystal clear deep gold/pale amber producing 3+ fingers of lasting, soap bubble frothy, glowing white head that leaves clumpy weaths and wisps of lace above a thin surface cap and dense, thick collar. Abundant effervescence rises from the bottom of the glass. Aroma is pungent grapefruit pith, pine & floral notes, green/under-ripe nectarine/peach with light pineapple and leafy/earthy dank hints; subdued by the hoppiness honey, Graham Cracker and caramel lies beneath. The flavor is hugely hoppy! Oily/resinous hop notes of pine, orange zests, pineapple, green peach, melon rind, spice; peppery & pungent with a low level darkness. Malts provide honey, caramel and cane syrup notes. Alcohol spice/bitterness in the mouth is prominent otherwise alcohol is well hidden in both the nose in the mouth. Hop bite & bitterness from start into aftertaste where the bitterness lingers. Earthy dank and leafy dark tea hints in the finish. This brew is nicely bitter, but sweet for a Stone brew, with complex hoppiness that becomes even more so as the brew warms. Mouthfeel exhibits medium-high body with high carbonation. I don't drink enough champagne to quantify it's Brut like character but it seesaws between juicy and dry, is tongue coating, prickly, pungent, & mildly astringent. My first example of the style.

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Photo of arizcards
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop cooler on 12-19-18 for $2.83. Canned on 11-27-18; consumed on 12-24-18.

Beer poured golden orange with a soap bubble head that has some good hang time.

Nose is citrusy but not overly pungent.

Taste is grapefruit and peach forward combining with a large malt base. Finish is piney and rindy abrasive bitterness; classic WCIPA.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, effervescent yet pretty smooth and refreshing.

Overall a solid beer that was fun to try.

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arizcards from Arizona, Dec 24, 2018
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4.7/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a beer with quite different flavor profiles depending on the serving temperature. Delicious stuff, but I think it's better by an order of magnitude when it's cold. That's when the hoppiness is at its peak. Poured cold from 12-ounce can into a tulip glass. Rather dark amber color, with a decent white head that left quite a bit of lacing. Big aromas and flavors of pine, spruce, orange, grapefruit, lemon, mango, and citrus zest. Very dry and crisp finish. It's so well attenuated that there is almost no malt sweetness when cold. There is a little caramelly sweetness on the finish as it gets toward room temperature, and a bit of astringence begins to come through. The alcohol is extremely well hidden, so much so that I had no idea that it was 9.4% ABV until I looked at the can. Not sure if this would be a textbook exemplar of the style, but it is delicious and highly drinkable for such a big beer. Well done!

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dcotom from Iowa, Dec 23, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Amber; 1 finger of dissipating white head; clear

Smell: pine; tropical fruit

taste: sweet orange and malty upfront; alcohol and slight bitterness at the close;

Feel: Sparkly; slightly prickly

Overall: Neat beer; sweeter / fruiter then anticipated; lingering bitterness, but not overly citrusy

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Marraybay from District of Columbia, Dec 23, 2018
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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 2 Bros. Pours a clear golden color with an inch of head. Sweet aroma of resin, fruit, white grapes and pine. The taste is resin, pine, white wine and some orange peel. Medium body with lots of carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. As expected, it tastes pretty boozey.

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PicoPapa from Connecticut, Dec 22, 2018
Enjoy By Brüt IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 179 ratings