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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
What you hold in your hands is an experiment. 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." For those of you who are impatient or like to experiment, the earliest we recommend sampling this beer is 10.31.14. The beer wont be fully carbonated until that date. Ideally, youll want to cellar the beer up to--or beyond--the Enjoy After date to help it reach its full evolutionary potential. At that point, some facets of the Brett characteristics will have mellowed, while others will have become more profound; it all matures into a fascinating and delicious culmination. Individual results will vary...and thats both the beauty and the intent behind this beer.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (1362) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2017
(750ml bottle from Systembolaget, enjoy after 07/04/16) Sampled ~7mo after the enjoy after date. Pours lightly hazed medium gold with a massive head of white foam that looks like frothed milk, others above the rim of the glass, and slowly recedes leaving huge clumps of lace. Aroma is reminiscent of a hoppy Belgian golden strong. Core is sweet pale malt with sweet citrus, baked stone fruits, bitter lemon, herbal, slightly floral hops, lightly peppery phenolics, a touch of bread, dry earthy funk, a little horse blanket, rather yeasty overall. Flavour is very dry, the extended Brett secondary in the bottle seems to have lead to high attenuation. A hint of sweet malt up front, some fruity notes, maybe a bit estery - stone fruit and orange? In the middle, lemon peel, quite herbal and grassy, a little floral, feels kind of like old hops. Finish is bone dry, light dry earth funk, a touch peppery, moderate medicinal herbal bitterness, a bit of bready yeast, slightly mineral. Aftertaste has persistent herbal bitterness, kind of resinous, clings to the mouth. Medium bodied, soft but sparkling carb remained, very slightly oily in the mouth. Nothing that would make me call this an IPA, though there is definitely solid hopping. Treated as a dry, bitter Belgian with light funk, its fairly tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7867) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2017
750ml bottle pours a hazy gold with some fluffy, white head. Nose has lemon, grass, straw, some flour notes, floral too, some white grapefruit. Flavor has the citrus but some tropical fruit notes too, grassy still, some white pepper here, a little leathery, some clear grist character finally. Finishes dry, bitter, spritzy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (46704) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2017

Bottle 750ml. corked @ The Bishops Arms Gustav Adolfs Torg (Malm), Gustav Adolfs Torg 49, Malm, Sweden 211 39.

[ As Stone Enjoy After Brett IPA (07.04.16) ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, pine, grass, barnyard, leather, funky. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, moderate acidic and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, tart, leather, brett, hoppy, citrus, fruity hops, pine, pale malt, dry, funky. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20160403]
8-4-9-4-18

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (10931) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle... Pours mostly clear and yellow with a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Good retention. Medium-bodied with lazy carbonation. The flavor is all about heavy bitterness. Thats what the flavor is heavy bitterness. Thats all. Dry, metallic and rindy bitterness in the finish. Theres no beauty in this hop bill. Only unpleasant, biting, all-purpose bitterness. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (5351) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Bottle from Whole Foods Carrollwood. Pours a high energy yellow-orange with an energetic white head. Nose is big barnyard Brett with some malt sweetness, some earthy funk, and some mild citrus. Flavor is similar with sweetness, funk, citrus, and some mild pineapple. Funk lingers into the finish and man, it is trying to dry his one out. Wow! Interesting beer and watch out for the bottle... it will keep gushinwven after it settles down.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
colui72 (824) - HONG KONG - FEB 12, 2017
IPA brewed with Brettanomyces yeast, with long bottle fermentation. This yeast makes it very close to a Belgian ale. Pours hazy golden with a big frothy head, and circular lacing. Aroma is floral, with yeasty funk notes and citrus. Very carbonated to the palate, in a good way, with hoppy notes of citrus in a malty Belgish backbone. Refreshing beer, but not as expected from the champagne style corked bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (6022) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle 12.24.16. Bretty funk and lemon zest nose. Cloudy amber, thick head. Lemon, funk, grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation. Not a lot of complexity, but a nicely executed beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (3348) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2017
750ml bottle shared by Brett. Poured a hazy yellow color with a thick frothy white head. Aroma/taste of lemons, tropical fruit, citrus hops, Brett, grass, and light funk.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (1692) - CANADA - JAN 30, 2017
Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with two fat fingers of rocky white head, excellent retention and well-defined lacing. (5/5) Aroma: dry hay funk, pale malt, lemon zest, herbal. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter, moderate funk. (8/10) Palate: medium body, lively to moderate carbonation, dry bitter and funky finish. (4/5) (Enjoy After 07.04.16) Well, I obeyed the label, and I cant say Im disappointed: both the bitterness and the funk are restrained and well-balanced against one another. Im glad Ive got another one in the cellar, though, because Ill be interested to see what the Brett does in another year or two. (With any luck, Ill locate one or two other vintages in the interim, to accompany this one and my one and only 12.26.15 - what was I thinking buying only one of those?) (16/20)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5369) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 29, 2017
750ml bottle (Enjoy After 10-31-16) in a tulip. Pours golden with a big, white head. Aroma of old hops, sort of fruity but sort of bitter, a nice Brett note, some pale malts, and light fruits. Flavor the same. Average texture. A surprisingly good beer from Stone.


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