Yet another 2013 collaboration release from Stone, this is a celebration of the homebrewing spirit; the beer was the winning selection at Stone's Spring 2013 Homebrew Competition. Stone-fruit aromas abound on the nose, with vibrant notes of apricot and peach alongside accents of melon, dried tropical fruit and toasted coconut. The mouthfeel is round and lush, loaded with tropical fruit flavors but balanced by bright orange and ruby-grapefruit hop notes. The finish is long and evolving, ending on a soft nutty accent.
Tasting Director/Senior Editor Lauren Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast in 2006. Thanks to her father, she developed a strong love for wine at an early age, with an enduring passion and respect for all things vinous. Today, Lauren is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program, and reviews wines from Languedoc-Roussillon and South Africa, as well as beer.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.