Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Stone Enjoy By 07.04.17

ChadPolenz (1807) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2017

DOC: 5/29/2017

2015 BJCP Category: 22A Double IPA

AROMA: Prominent hop aroma of American/New World varietals. Citrus, stone fruit, white grape all seem to be aromatics. Clean, bright nose overall. Malt base is nondescript. No alcohol presence. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Flame orange hue; very hazy. Moderate off-white foam. 3/3

FLAVOR: Orange citrus throughout with a sherbet or sweet orange peel taste on the first half. Strong bitterness throughout, but becomes a dry bitterness at the peak, followed by more fruity flavors (tropical, white grape) on the finish. Alcohol taste and warmth is a significant part of the palette, but not hot. Slight astringency between the hops and alcohol. Malt base creates for enough sweetness for balance, but has no significant character. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-full body; medium carbonation. Smooth texture; no challenge to drink at 9.4% ABV. Slight alcohol warmth is tolerable. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Yet another very good DIPA from Stone, but it’s been done. 8/10