Roaster: Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Beans: Ethiopia Mordecofe
Brew Method: Pour over
This smooth Ethiopian coffee had a pleasant, fruity aroma and slightly sour taste. The citrusy notes in this roast were evident, and the beverage had a heavier mouthfeel. According to the description provided by Stumptown, the coffee was supposed to have an “orange blossom and bergamot aroma,” along with the flavors of hops, lime, peach, and black tea. It was certainly a stronger cup with an enjoyable mix of fruity tastes.
Dolcezza is primarily known for their delicious gelato; however, everything in the cafe, including the coffee, is prepared with care and precision. This fine cup of coffee was no exception.
Beer: Enjoy By 07.04.14
Brewery: Stone Brewing Co.
State of Origin: California
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
It’s always fun rushing to the store (or stores, because it’s usually sold out) to grab one of these. We’ve so far had five different of Stone’s “Enjoy By” IPA’s, and it is always fun to compare the various hoppy tastes. This beer had a very citrusy aroma and flavor, and we came to the conclusion that it tasted much like an orange rind. It was sweet but bitter at the same time (gotta love the hops!)
The alcohol was evident, and it (along with the tangy taste) created a tingly feeling throughout the mouth. The liquid was clear and of a slightly amber, golden color, with a lighter, fizzy head. The beer was moderately carbonated, had a lighter body and was easy to sip (but not chug…all for the best!)
In comparison to some of the other Stone IPA’s, we thought that this one was just okay. Worth a try, but nothing spectacular.
Fun Fact: Fresh beer tastes best! Keep an eye on the bottling date and drink your beer while the flavors are still bright and existent.