Stone Enjoy By Brut IPA

One of my clients at work was discussing how much he enjoys Brut IPAs. Since I had never had one, I went to the beer store specifically to find one. This was the first one I found.

ABV: 9.4%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “What better way to commemorate a fresh start than with an uber-fresh beer? This variant of our Enjoy By IPA series features innovative brewing techniques that give it a bright effervescence and a super-dry finish. It makes for a great craft beer alternative to traditional “bubbles,” and it’s still blasted with enough explosive hop flavor to rival any fireworks display. Enjoy its refreshing notes of citrus and peach before, during or after the holidays… just not TOO long after. While this beer is brewed NOT to last, here’s hoping your resolutions are the opposite.”

Random: This beer comes in at 90 IBUs.

The beer poured with a one finger, white head. It dissipated quickly and left a crown on top of the clear, copper-colored body. There was a lot of carbonation visible. The nose was muted with notes of grapefruit and peach. The taste was filled with citrus. I specifically picked up grapefruit, tangerine, peach and apricot. There was not much else. The body was medium thickness with lots of carbonation. It had a very dry finish, which was to be expected. A can of this beer was $2.75, which came to $.23 per ounce. I thought this was an interesting take on an IPA, but due to the ABV, one that I would only have sparingly.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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