Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, California) recently announced that they will be adding a refreshing twist to their Enjoy by IPA series with this month’s release of Stone Enjoy By 05.30.16 Tangerine IPA.
Stone Brewing has been pushing the craft beer world’s expectations of freshness when it comes to IPAs since the inception of the Stone Enjoy By IPA series, a constant string of Double IPA releases that puts the countdown date for maximum freshness in each release’s name and directly on the label. Although most releases are the same recipe or have only a minor tweak here and there, this month’s release of Stone Enjoy By 05.30.16 Tangerine IPA has been packed with a powerful citrus boost. The original recipe for this brew boasting ten hop varieties is still being used, but this version is getting a “hop-pushing twist” thanks to freshly puréed tangerines. The final product comes together with aromatics of orange citrus, peach and other fruits, and the flavor profile is rockin’ notes that are “hoppy and very fruity, with a tangerine kick on the finish.”
The Stone Enjoy By IPA series was developed to demonstrate the importance of fresh beer,” said Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “In addition to our Stone Enjoy By Black IPA and Stone Enjoy By Unfiltered IPA variations, we wanted to introduce something fans would enjoy drinking this summer. We chose to infuse our original Stone Enjoy By IPA recipe with tangerine, and the result is something remarkably refreshing that contributes uniquely to the massive hop flavor.”
Stone Enjoy By 05.30.16 Tangerine IPA is officially available now in Alabama and in other select markets throughout Stone Brewing’s distribution footprint. This offering can be found on draft and packaged in 22 oz. bottles and six-packs of 12 oz. bottles. Stone Enjoy By 05.30.16 Tangerine IPA is meant to be consumed within 37 days of brewing, so get some and drink it NOW! Prost!
Vital Information on Stone Enjoy By 05.30.16 Tangerine IPA
Style – Double IPA brewed with Tangerine
ABV – 9.4%
IBUs – 90
Hop Varieties – Nugget, Super Galena, Simcoe, Amarillo, Delta, Target, Cascade, Citra, Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka and Helga
Availability – 22-ounce bottles, 12-ounce six-packs and draft, beginning April 25
National Distribution – AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico