Thursday, April 3, 2014

Stone Brewing - Enjoy By IPA

Brewery: Stone Brewing Co.
Location: Escondido, CA
Beer: Enjoy By 4.20.14
Style: Double IPA
Serving: Weizen Glass (22 oz.) 
ABV: 9.4%
IBUs: 88

The "Enjoy By" beer series is designed to inform the public that IPAs are best severed as fresh as possible.  The Hop aroma and flavor slowly start to decay until they are only a silhouette of their former glory. Of course the beer will also start to oxidize and a wet cardboard taste will begin to develop, but this takes much longer.

A (3/3):   A medium off white creamy head tops this beer. A very attractive beer, incredibly clear and light golden.

S (10/12):  A delicate caramel malt is a terrific base to build the hop potpourri.  Bold citrus character presents itself as orange aroma, followed up by the tropical fruit aromas of mango and papaya.

T (18/20): Huge hop flavor with tropical and grapefruit notes.  Not too bitter, but definitely a very hop forward beer.

M (4/5):A medium bodied beer with a slick texture and a soft carbonation level.  A moderate level of alcohol can be felt but not an unreasonable level for a beer of 9.4%.  Finishes dry and clean.

O (8/10): A superb beer I wish I would have bought more than one.  I'm glad I got one when I did the New Seasons my by work was out when I went back the next day.


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