Stone Enjoy After 12.24.16

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This IPA is spiked at bottling with Brettanomyces, a wild yeast that, over time, brings about charmingly unpredictable complexities of spice, funk, acidity and more. The operative words in our beer-cellaring thesis are “over time.”

Final Rating: 4.02/5
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy after 12.24.16, enjoyed on 01.04.17. 7th Edition. Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Stone tulip glass. Thanks Sara and Andrew for this beer!

Pours a hazy amber body with a one finger white head that reduces slowly to leave heavy lacing and retention.

Aromas of citrus and over ripe oranges, light yeasty brett, farmhouse pepperyness. A bit of an “old” flavor in there, probably the faded hops from sitting for all this time.

On the tongue is a very distinct farmhouse flavor profile – peppery, yeasty, brett notes, bananas and spice, citrus, oranges, followed by a hoppy, astringent, intense bitter bite that sticks on the tongue for quite some time. Mouthfeel like medium body with medium carbonation.

Interesting and enjoyable. This is a hoppy farmhouse ale more than an IPA. Reminds me of Hill Farmstead Dorothy.

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