Brewed by Stone Brewing Co.
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Serve at 48-50°
Availability: Brewed Once
Enjoyed from a snifter on draft at The Beer Trappe in Lexington, Kentucky
A: Pours a lightly hazy deep amber-orange with two fingers of off-white head that eventually fades to a thin, creamy layer. Ample lacing.
S: A blast of hops as the style would suggest. Big, juicy, earthy, citrusy and fruit notes hit the nose first. Lemon, grapefruit, orange rind, mango, berries, and peach. Deep, resinous pine and spices work through the caramel and grain notes. More experienced noses will notice the spiciness that permeates this fantastic aroma.
T: Believe it or not, the sweet malts hits the tongue first. The grainy sweetness is short-lived, fading under a wave of hops. Grapefruit, mango, lemon, tangerine, pineapple, and apricot dominate, with the elderberries adding a unique sweet profile to an already rich fruit palette.
M: Medium bodied, creamy and rich. Juicy and oily with a pronounced dry finish.
O: Stone never lack for creative collaborations or inspired hop bombs. This is a fantastic, sweet, uniquely hoppy brew and definitely worth grabbing a bomber or two. Great summer DIPA.