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Friday, December 1, 2017

Stone Enjoy By 12.25.17 Unfiltered IPA

Stone Enjoy By Unfiltered series has 99 overall and 99 style scores on RateBeer. It has a 4.34 out of 5 on Beer Advocate. 4.07 out of 5 on Untappd.

The regular Enjoy By series has 100 overall and 100 style scores on RateBeer. 4.42 out 5 on Beer Advocate. On Untappd, they are broken out by dates.

Rip into this one now

Double IPA



For this version of Stone Enjoy By IPA we thought: “We don’t always have a filter, so why should our beer?” By skipping a step and letting this devastatingly fresh, golden-hued double IPA go un filtered, the beer takes on a hazy appearance and its peach and tropical fruit hop aroma are intensified. So though it may sound like it, this missed step was no misstep.

Like the other IPAs in this series, this version is brewed specifically NOT to last.

Recently picked up a 6 pack of Stone Enjoy By 12.25.17 Unfiltered IPA. Got it at my usual place of Savor Pint.

Earned the Untappd For The Can level 3 badge. It's for 15 different beers in cans.

Also earned the Untappd Hopped Up level 41 badge. 205 different beers with an IBU of 65 or above.

Didn't buy a 6 pack the last time the regular Enjoy By was out. Bought just a single.

Really like how Stone is doing Enjoy By in cans. Do think they should do all of their beers in cans all the time. Reduces weight. Plus beer tastes better out of cans.

Cans can't make PBR taste any better. It's like putting lipstick on a pig.

Everyone knows how PBR drink from a can.

PBR drinkers motto.

They drink PBR while partaking in their favorite snack.

Since it's close to Christmas, they have to pull out the Christmas sweater.

Do believe this sweater is an insult.

A grave insult to the Misfits.

Of course, PBR drinkers have no clue who the Misfits were.

Where Eagles Dare

Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight?

As with other Enjoy Color scheme fits in with a lot of the other Enjoy By releases. Enjoy By Christmas was added on the "back" of the can. It seems like the same description is on all of the releases. At least this one is a bit different.

Do think the color scheme is eye catching. Only bad thing is the price point. Anything over $11.99 for a 6 pack is a bit of a drawback. When a 6 pack is approaching $20, it does hurt people picking it up randomly. 

Hell, for $17.99, about 102 cases of PBR could be bought.

With all those cans, PBR swillers get resourceful with the Christmas decorations.

PBR onesies on Christmas are also worn.

What did you expect out of people who prefer trannies? And no, I'm not talking about a car transmission.

And out of people who go to the bathroom in pools?

Or eat Kit Kat bars like this?

PBR drinkers are banned from most petting zoos.

Poured into a generic IPA glass. Decent head. No lacing to speak of. Aroma seems to lean towards melon on this one. Maybe some slight grapefruit. Some hops. Don't seem to get any alcohol in the smell.

Rather smooth for a 9.4% ABV beer. Don't get an alcohol tinge at all. As with the aroma, seems to lean a bit towards melon in the taste. Throw in some grapefruit. Some slight bitterness at the end. Doesn't seem like the IBU is that high. With an IBU of 90, I was expecting a bit more bitterness than there is. Think the other flavors help cut the bitterness. Do believe that Enjoy By 12.15.17 is one of those beers that'll sneak up on you. Rated it 4.25 out of 5. It is a somewhat conservative rating.

Stone Enjoy By 12.25.17 Unfiltered IPA is one worth seeking out.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Seventh Son Humulus Nimbus Pale Ale

3.81 out of 5 on Untappd. 88 overall and 78 style scores on RateBeer. 3.95 out of 5 on Beer Advocate.

Strong Pale Ale

6.0% ABV
53 IBU

berry-piney hops and light malts, toes the line between IPA and pale ale

Recently picked up a 4 pack of 16 ounce cans from Savor Pint.

Last time I bought of 4 pack of Humulus Nimbus was in May of 2015. It was listed as a super pale ale.

Since it's been over 2 years since the last 4 pack, I knew it was time to try it again.

Since today is Thanksgiving, I earned the Beers-Giving 2017 badge on Untappd.

PBR swillers do celebrate Thanksgiving differently.

First is how they get their turkey.

At the PBR drinkers Thanksgiving table.

They even serve Sloppy Joes as an appetizer.

How PBR fans celebrate Christmas.

I tend to ignore Seventh Son beers. I see them all the time at Savor Pint. After all, there are many beers out there that I haven't tried yet.

Recently went back to the Ohio History Center.

The O gauge model railroad is up.

Model of a steam powered tractor engine.

Some World War 1 guns.

With 53 IBU, that's when beer starts to get interesting. Don't know why a lot of people don't like bitterness in beer. Bitterness adds to the taste. What about dark chocolate? That's bitter, but in beer, it's a no go? Bitterness lets you know that it's a real beer. If you don't like bitterness in beer, than you don't like beer. You just like to pee a lot.

It seems like 6% ABV is becoming close to the norm for beers. A lot of beers seem to be in the 5.5% to 7% ABV range now. Not that is a bad thing. It weeds out people who can't hold their alcohol. I'm looking at you PBR drinkers.

Poured into an English style pub glass. Really great head. Lacing could have been better. Don't get a lot of malt in the aroma. Touch of grapefruit.

Some nice citrus to the flavor. Has some grapefruit, with a bit of orange to it. Wish the citrus was a bit more upfront. Very light bready malt. Bitterness does come in at the end. I wouldn't say it was overwhelming bitterness. Just enough to know it was there. If the bitterness can't be detected, is it really a beer? A very drinkable beer. Had rated it 4.25 out of 5 on Untappd in the past. The rating still stands.