Stone Enjoy By IPA

20180513:
Today I drink the Stone Enjoy By 04.20.18 IPA.

This beer had a strong hoppy smell. There was some head, was yellow in color, and appeared transparent.

I was surprised at how hoppy the beer tasted.


The beer was initially easy to consume, but then suddenly packed a punch with an absolutely bitter aftertaste.

While the beer generally tasted too strong, it was bearable at times. 4:03 AM PT

Personally I didn't completely enjoy this beer. But if you enjoy really hoppy beers, then I would recommend you give Stone Enjoy By IPA a try.

[20181006 Edit]

Stone Enjoy By IPA

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Enjoy By 04.20.18 IPA (Stone Website)
Stone Enjoy By IPA (RateBeer.com)
Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing (BeerAdvocate.com)



Website Information:
STONE ENJOY BY 04.20.18 IPA
Devastatingly Dank

STYLE Double IPA
ALC/VOL 9.4%
IBUs 90
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Consistently delivered faster than any bottled IPA on the planet, Stone Enjoy By IPA facilitated a paradigm shift in respect for and enjoyment of hoppy beers by ensuring craft beer fans the ultimate level of freshness. We brew this intense double IPA with more than 10 different hops, employing hop-bursting and dry-hopping techniques to amp up the peach and tropical fruit notes and overall hop factor. Brewed specifically NOT to last, this devastatingly fresh, golden beauty should be enjoyed within 37 days.

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RELEASE DATE March 14, 2018
PACKAGE TYPES 12oz Six-Packs | 22oz Bottles | Draft
FLAVOR PROFILE Hoppy, Tropical, Floral
WHEN TO ENJOY 37 Days
BEERADVOCATE 98
FEATURED HOPS Nugget, Super Galena, Simcoe, Delta, Target, Amarillo, Cascade, Galaxy, Citra®, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka & Helga

TASTING NOTES
APPEARANCE Golden with a creamy white head.
AROMA Intense hoppiness, resin, peaches, and hints of tropical fruit are all evident in the aroma.
TASTE Smooth malt up front, quickly dissipating into a massive onslaught of hops. The dankness and peach notes come through strongly.
PALATE Smooth with hints of alcohol, and a perfect balance of bitterness and dryness on the back end.

PAIRING NOTES
APPETIZERS Guacamole, kimchi, salt and pepper shrimp (or tofu), sausage-stuffed jalapeños
MAIN COURSE Chicken-fried steak, Merguez sausage, gumbo, chile relleno, Thai drunken noodles
DESSERT Carrot cake, peach cobbler, ginger spice cake, pumpkin cheesecake
CHEESES Parmigiano-Reggiano, extra aged cheddar, Rogue Creamery Caveman Blue, Mimolette
CIGARS Alec Bradley Trilogy Authentic Corojo, Altadis U.S.A Edición Limitada, Camacho Select

MORE INFORMATION
We took the opportunity with this beer to use several interesting techniques we’ve learned during our many years of brewing great double IPAs. The result is an intense, dry beer with very little malt sweetness, but with plenty of malt flavor to provide a background to the enormous...or shall I say "ginormous" hop character. Hopping, as might be expected, was over the top. First, the brew was mash-hopped with Ahtanum, one of our favorite hop varieties, after which we kettle-hopped with a very small dose of Super Galena hop extract for bittering. Then, using a technique known in homebrew circles as “hop bursting,” we loaded up very heavily on the flavor hops at the end of the boil and in the whirlpool. Simcoe, Delta, Target and Amarillo were used in the late kettle hop. Simcoe, Amarillo, Calypso and Cascade were used for the whirlpool hop. As you can clearly tell, this beer was super hoppy even before we dry-hopped it, but then we went for it...dry-hopping with primarily Southern Hemisphere hops, including Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka and Helga. Drink extra-super-tasty Stone Enjoy By IPA well before its shelf life to maximize the pungent glory that this beautiful, intense hop profile provides.