Stone Enjoy By 11.27.15 Black IPA

Stone Enjoy By 11.27.15 Black IPA

The Dark Side of Fresh

Just like its golden envelope-pushing counterpart, Stone Enjoy By Black IPA is intensely hoppy and should be enjoyed über fresh to experience its vibrant stone and tropical fruit flavors and dankness.

This double IPA’s dark-colored malt canvas comes from German Sinamar and from Patagonia Black Pearl barley, which adds a pleasingly smooth taste. The hop profile is predominantly Australian, featuring down-under wonders Vic Secret, Ella and Galaxy. Stone Enjoy By Black IPA is shipped immediately to ensure hopheads get their hands on it as soon as possible, as it is brewed specifically NOT to last.

October 23, 2015
Black IPA
9.4%
12 ounce bottles, six-packs & draft
80
37 DAYS
Amarillo
Cascade
Centennial
Ella
Galaxy
Super Galena
Vic Secret

Tasting Notes

Provided by
Mitch Steele
,
Brewmaster
Appearance
Deep black with a light mocha head.
Aroma
A beautiful blend of tropical, stone fruit, berry and dank hop aromas with an interesting nutty and spicy note and hints of coffee and roasted malt.
Taste
Fruity and dank, with lots of peach and mango upfront, some spice and berry in the middle, and a bit of a citrusy hop zing in the finish. It is bitter, dry and incredibly complex, to the point where you want to keep tasting it to see what else you’ll pick up.
Palate
Medium bodied, dry and bitter
Overall
This beer took six prototypes to develop and none of them ever quite nailed exactly what we were shooting for. After tasting those prototypes, we continued to refine the recipe each time. Once we finally nailed the recipe development dance between the hoppy aromas and flavors and the delicate back notes of roast, we graduated the recipe to our big brewery here in Escondido so we could bring it to you!

Pairing Notes

Provided by
"Dr." Bill Sysak
,
Craft Beer Ambassador
Appetizers
Hummus, bacon-wrapped figs, blue cheese-stuffed mushrooms, carnitas tacos, breaded and baked Parmesan spinach balls
Soups & Salads
Cheddar soup, black bean chili, arugula salad, Waldorf salad
Entrées
Prime rib, flank steak with chimichurri, roasted lamb shoulder, shiitake risotto, vegetable lasagna with arrabbiata sauce, vegetarian bibimbap
Cheeses
Wisconsin cheddar, Grana Padano, aged Gouda, Rogue Smokey Blue
Desserts
Mississippi mud cake, pecan pie, peanut butter cookies, tiramisu
Cigars
Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill, Arturo Fuente OpusX, Cabaiguan Guapos