Stone Brewing Company Enjoy After 07.04.16 – Belgian IPA at 7% ABV | 70 IBU

Stone Brewing Company Enjoy After 07.04.16 Belgian IPA at 7% ABV | 70 IBU (C$17.09 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 650 ml, packaged on 30-May-2015, acquired 28-Jul-2015, reviewed 13-Feb-2018)

Appearance: clear pale gold with three fingers of rocky white head, excellent retention and well-defined soapy lacing. (5/5) Aroma: dry hay funk, pale malt, lemon zest, herbal. (8/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, moderate-high bitter, moderate funk. (9/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, dry mildly funky finish. (4/5)

I think I prefer this slightly over the other one of this vintage I had, just over a year ago. The extra time in the bottle doesn’t seem to have changed its aroma dramatically, although the Brett funk might be slightly higher than the last time I had it. However, on the tongue, I think it now seems even more highly attenuated, with an even dryer finish, suiting this style immensely well. I’m going to continue to age the 12.26.15 I have on hand for a while longer, because to be honest I’m seeing no degradation over time at all in this series, and in fact just the opposite. (17/20)

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