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 Enjoy By series has always been one of my favorite Stone lines of beer. The brews are always meant to be popped asap, and are noticeable fresh. Confession time: I’ve been a huge bitch when it comes to Black IPAs. Who knows, I just always felt that if I wanted nutty, coffee, or malted flavors I would drink a Porter or Stout. I usually like to keep my India pale ales hoppy, golden, and crisp. This beer is beginning to change my mind…
Oh baby is it hoppy, but there is so much more in there. Really enjoying all the other aftertastes that arise after the initial swig. The malted flavor goes nice with the bitter paleness. Sensing some coffee in there too, but the core of it is still just plain. phenomenal, hoppy IPA. Would highly recommend it, and definitely to those who are wary to black IPAs. However, it is a little too flavorful for a 20oz bottle. Would really have enjoyed a 16oz draft at a bar with dinner, or a 12oz draft to start out a night of drinking. Regardless, the Enjoy By series still has me pulling bottles off shelves when I see it in the distributor.
Available: January 10th, Limited 22oz Bottles & On Draft
Mine was bottled on: 1/09/2015
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