Stone Enjoy By 07.04.16 IPA

Stone Enjoy By 07.04.16 IPA

Devastatingly Independent

Our all-important, hop-driven quest to deliver the most devastatingly fresh IPA on the planet facilitated a paradigm shift in 2012 with the launch of Stone Enjoy By IPA. Not only did we brew this beer with more than 10 different hops, we brewed it specifically NOT to last. Acclaimed for its groundbreakingly short shelf life, this intense double IPA brought forth a whole new concept of what constitutes “fresh”—guaranteeing fans the ultimate level of hoppiness. The devastatingly independent batch you have in your hands is no different. It, like its predecessors before, is a celebration and declaration of the fresh beer. 

May 30, 2016
Double IPA
9.4%
12oz Six-Packs, 22oz Bottles & Draft
EnjoyBy
Hoppy, Tropical, Floral
37 Days
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90
100
Nugget
Super Galena
Simcoe
Delta
Target
Amarillo
Cascade
Galaxy
Citra
Nelson Sauvin
Motueka & Helga

Tasting Notes

Provided by
Mitch Steele
,
Brewmaster
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.
Overall
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.

Pairing Notes

Provided by
"Dr" Bill Sysak
,
Craft Brew Ambassador
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