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Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

Enjoy By IPAEnjoy By IPA

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world-class

5,481 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 5481
Reviews: 923
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.03%


Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Listing for all Stone Enjoy By xx.xx.xx IPA beers.

 http://www.stonebrewing.com/enjoyby/ 

You have in your hands a devastatingly fresh double IPA. While freshness is a key component of many beers - especially big, citrusy, floral IPAs - we've taken it further, a lot further, in this IPA. You see, we specifically brewed it NOT to last. We've not only gone to extensive lengths to ensure that you're getting this beer in your hands within an extraordinarily short window, we made sure that the Enjoy By date isn't randomly etched in tiny text somewhere on the label, to be overlooked by all but the most attentive of retailers and consumers. Instead, we've sent a clear message with the name of the beer itself that there is no better time than right now to enjoy this IPA.

(Beer added by: nrs207 on 08-21-2012)
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ckearns919

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a pilsner glass

A: pours a clear dark gold with a generous white head that settles down quickly and leaves some great lacing.

S: gotta hand it to stone. They picked the piniest hops they could find for this one. Woodsy, maybe a little citrus, but they want this one smelling piney and that's what you get.

T: you get a little bit of the breadiness of the malt right in the front, but it gives way to the pineyness of the hops quickly. The taste of the hops doesn't linger that long though, but the bitterness does. Lot going on with this one.

M: heavy, which you expect out of a 9.8% beer, but not unpleasant. It taste as so good that you want it lingering for as long as possible. It's huge but balanced.

O: I've been off IPAs for a little while now. Not due to any sort of protest. Just making an effort to try some new stuff that's out there. So maybe it's just the fact that I haven't had many recently, but this is the best IPA I can remember drinking. It's huge, but absolutely balanced from beginning to end. I'll be stocking up on this one for the next month or so.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 05:06:50 | More by ckearns919
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JordonHoltzman

New York

4.16/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 4.20.14. Poured into a snifter. Drinking it on 4.18.14. Making it close, but I had two previously, as early as late march.

Pours an amber with a finger heard because poured aggressively, it dissipates, but leaves a ring of bubbles. Looks great
As the bottle says, devastatingly dank. The freshness of the hops is unreal. I'd have to guess cascade hops.
Taste matches the aroma. As if it came right off the bright tank. Resin and grapefruit come to mind.
Despite being a well filtered beer, it has the mouthfeel of a beer that is bottle conditioned. Well carbonated, but has a lingering aftertaste.
Overall, this is a very special beer. I will definitely purchase Enjoy By ___ in the future.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 01:10:12 | More by JordonHoltzman
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a golden amber with a one-finger white head. Nice amount of lacing.

S - Lots of sweet citrus - mango, orange, & pineapple.

T - Follows the smell with sweet citrus. After the sweetness there is a big punch of earthy piney hops. Finish has a lingering bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very crisp with a sticky and dry mouthfeel.

O - Very nice DIPA. Very smooth and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 03:03:52 | More by TreyIsWilson
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SpacingOutMan

Connecticut

4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving type: Bottle. 4/20/14. Poured into a tulip glass.

Great golden yellow coloration. Pure white 1/4" head. Slightly cloudy.

Nose immediately picks up citrus and fruity aromas ; definitely lives up to the "devastatingly dank" hype labeled on the neck of the bottle.

Extremely flavorful and emulates the aroma of the beer. Bold citrus flavors are elevated above the bitterness often associated with IPAs. A little "sting" is pervasive throughout each sip from the relatively high alcohol content, but it only adds to the dept of this beer's flavor profile.

Not necessarily full, but not light by any stretch of the imagination. Carbonation provides that iconic tingly sensation on the lips with each swig. Only issue here is that it took away from the initial flavor of the beer; all you could feel was tingling and couldn't even register the front-end of the flavor.

Absolutely fantastic Double IPA that, even bottled, is the personification of what this style of beer should be. It was a fresh beer that stands apart from the rest of Stone's line-up, which is generally overrated and readily available at many bars and liquor stores in my general area. I would recommend this specific brew to anyone that enjoys hoppy beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 23:35:53 | More by SpacingOutMan
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joshfullam

Pennsylvania

4.81/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great, strong IPA from start to finish....not everything is a perfect score, but this comes pretty darn close. Love the piney taste to this one. Lots left on the palate so i suggest drinking this one last or by itself. I had the 4.20.14 batch and I am reviewing based on that.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2014 14:03:24 | More by joshfullam
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JerUrbans

Wisconsin

4.84/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Enjoy by 4-20-14

Pours very clear yellow with touches of orange. Smell is citrus, hops, coriander. Taste is freaking fantastic, fresh, hoppy, grapefruit, subtle bitter, and the alcohol is very well hidden. Mouthfeel is so smooth and silky, with nice carbonation.

Overall, probably the best IPA I've ever had. Bitter but finishes nice and sweet.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 01:29:57 | More by JerUrbans
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TonyZeller

Kentucky

3.73/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy By 4-20.

Definitely dank! Smooth hoppy bite and subtle bitter aftertaste. Enjoyed in a standard pint glass right at 40 degrees over the course of 45-50 minutes. I got more hops as it warmed to room temperature. Solid IPA and I look forward to the next installment in the series.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 00:46:42 | More by TonyZeller
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HopBomb515

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

4.20.14 bottled 3/13/14. Poured into a large snifter and enjoyed over an hour.

A - What more could you want in a beers appearance? On this one maybe just some chunkier lacing. Bright orange, slight copper tinge that glows in the glass and is capped with a 1 finger bright white head. Nice thin lacing on the glass as you drink.

S - Dank? Hell yes. Big citrus notes, pine, caramel, some pine notes, floral and herbal undertones. I'd imagine if you split a pine cone and sniffed it would smell like this.

T - Follows the nose, big citrus flavors with just enough caramel sweetness to cut through the bitterness. Floral, resinous, citrusy. The flavor is so bold and big my palate was shot at the end of this bomber. Bitterness was perfect, a testament to the balance. Spot on for me. Only criticism, little hot, that 9.4% ABV comes through as it warms and it does detract a bit.

M - Fuller side of medium body. Nice carbonation that carries the flavor and a coating body with a crisp refreshing finish. Could be cleaner, this beer hung around after each sip.

O - A spot on DIPA, guaranteed fresh, and amazing balance. With a cleaner finish and maybe a lower ABV this could be a Heady killer. Either way, it's a world class DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 14:27:30 | More by HopBomb515
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours bright crisp golden yellow. Inch or so of head. Light lacing and retention.

Very tropical. Lots of fruit and sweetness. A bit dank and heavy.

Similar to nose, although more dank and resin like. Tropical fruit dominates. Light citrus. Faint malt.

Fairly easy. Never overpowering from the bigger malt profile. Drinks easy and almost a bit light.

Never got old, booze was hidden really well. Complex.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2014 14:01:33 | More by ExtraStout
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humuloner22

North Carolina

4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Holy shitballs! Maybe I drank the Kool-aid on this one, I was hesitant of all the great reviews, but this beer is all that and more. I have become a fullblown hop addict I guess?

Color: Dark almost red golden color. Bronze?

Smell: This is where they get ya! This beer has about the best nose I have ever experienced. Its piney, fruity hop brilliance at its finest. Shall I say pine, bubble gum, and tropical fruit, juicy fruit gum perhaps? Then there is the dank, oh the dank. I love earthy dankness I guess.

Taste: This is bitter, but smooth, hoppy as hell, but just wonderful. I detect pine, grapefruit and other citrus fruits. This is what an IPA should taste like people! I know I am using a lot of punctuation to describe this beer, but what have I been missing out on? I have drank a lot of IPA's and DIPA's as of late and this one is the best I have had. I have never given a perfect score on a beer and I don't know if there is such an animal but this one is about as close as I have ever given. I just hope it doesn't become as hard to find as some of those others, which by the way I have never been able to get my hands on. So, maybe those are 100 beers. This one, is really really close to being my all time favorite IPA though. One complaint, at 9.4% you can't drink but one.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 21:10:42 | More by humuloner22
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Goalcam

California

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, was really surprised by how good this beer is. Not a big fan of Stone but was really impressed by this IPA. Definitely on par with some other great IPAs like Pliny. Even more surprising is that this one was sold at Costco. Looking forward to more bottles next month.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 21:08:12 | More by Goalcam
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Enjoy by 4/20.

3.75 A: Light to moderately hazed copper color. Just about one finger of frothy off-white head. Retention wasn't great, but I did pour it somewhat cold.

4.25 S: Big floral hoppiness to start. Notes of cat piss, grapefruit, pine resin, and orange and mango fruits. Really clean, which is how I like my DIPAs these days. Mild neutral maltiness with a hint of toasty caramel.

4.5 T: Again big hoppiness in this. Floral, some herbalness, piney, grapefruit are the strong flavor. Cat piss, citrus, and earth are underneath. Again clean neutral malts with light caramel.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and super smooth.

4.25 D: Overall, a damn good DIPA. I haven't had one in a long time that impressed me, but this does.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 18:37:07 | More by DavoleBomb
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KornWallace

New York

4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Date: 4/9/14
Location: City Swiggers
Glassware: Tulip
Appearance: Amber to Orange in color. Pours with a pinky size white head and excellent retention. Lots of carbonation is rising to the top of the beer.
Aromatics: The fruit is an instant aroma hit on this beer, oranges, pineapple, grapefruit and peaches just shoot through the nose. Some honeyed sweetness hidden in there as well.
Flavor: This beer starts with all it's sweet fruits and by the end moves right into its hop resins. Just an absolutely beautiful example of a DIPA.
Mouthfeel: The beer tastes creamy and smooth until the hop resin starts kicking in at the finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 21:37:50 | More by KornWallace
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GinjaSlice

Connecticut

4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: Great light yellow orange color with good clarity. Really nice white head with amazing lacing and good long retention that sticks to the glass
S:Great smell with a lot of citrus followed by some piney hops with a slight malt
T: One of the best. A hop bomb of nice citrus,piney flavors but with a slight malt background to balance the bitter. My favorite part of this beer is the delicious aftertaste that you can taste for quite some time. This beer is really easy to drink and impressive with its high abv.
M: This beers only downside with slighty to much carbonation and a sticky feel.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 02:06:48 | More by GinjaSlice
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DesMoinesMike

Iowa

4.78/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle of 4:20 to celebrate the new season of Game of Thrones. $8 for a bomber at Whole Foods.

Medium amber color, aroma heavy with floral hops. The taste is just divine. The hops hit hard up front but then the side notes of citrus come in, a hint of lemon on top of peaches. The malt base is actually present and brings a nice balance. The aftertaste is pleasantly tart with returning hop features. Would I get this one again, absolutely!

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 01:54:01 | More by DesMoinesMike
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber of 4/20/14 into a tulip

Lightly hazed orange with sudsy fluffage

Smells nice and bright: oranges, grass, and pine with little is the way of malt obstruction

Taste is a bit darker and more vegetal and herbal. Piney and moderately bitter with a bit of stickiness in the feel and a lower-moderate carbonation. Orange lurks but doesn't pop. Bonus points for being welcomingly non boozy despite its abv.

Good concept, enjoyable enough, thankfully not overly malty, yet nothing overly original or unique.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 01:38:53 | More by BarrytheBear
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Tmyhre802

Vermont

4.78/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very impressive IPA, love the devastatingly dank 420 feel/taste of the whole beer. It's drinkability with a 9.4% abv is truly amazing. Recent drinker of stone living on the east coast but is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries, well done to everyone at Stone!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 00:59:34 | More by Tmyhre802
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zimm421

Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 4/20/14 poured into a tulip. Appears a beautiful hazy orange color, with a thick, fluffy, off-white head. The head has great staying power, and leaves beautiful lacing as it dissipates.

Nose is full of loads of citrus, pine, and some dank notes as well. This is very resinous, and citrus almost takes a back seat, but is still very present. There is almost no malt to speak of in the nose. The taste follows along these lines, but the citrus, specifically grapefruit is more of a focal point. The resinous and dank pieces are still there, and blend wonderfully with the barely present touch of caramel malt.

The mouthfeel is slightly thicker than medium bodied, with good active carbonation, and a slightly sticky finish. This goes down just like a DIPA should, but maybe a touch too heavy for me. Overall, this is an excellent DIPA that I look to get every time it comes in the distribution area. I love the concept of the naming / labeling, and wish more dates were clear like this. The citrus and pine work together beautifully, and the nose is an absolute hop bomb. Definitely worth the hype.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 19:19:54 | More by zimm421
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FocusDave

California

5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

4.20.14 bomber poured into a tulip.

A - Clear golden color with two fingers of off-white foamy head. Retention is about 3-4 minutes. Lots of lacing down the glass.

S - I can't describe it as anything other than hop heaven. Floral and citrusy with a hint of malty sweetness.

T - Bright hop flavor up front, some malt sweetness, then a bitter, earthy, hop finish.

M - Bright and bubbly. Finishes cleanly. Not too light and not too heavy.

O - I haven't had an Enjoy By in a while, but damn this is good.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 00:15:39 | More by FocusDave
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Ham-Nord

Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into a tulip.

A: Clear with no haze, pale golden in colour. Minimal head.

S: The smell was the best part, in my opinion. It was the "freshest" aspect of this beer. By this, I mean that it smelt resiny in a way that I tend to only notice in fresh beers. Lots of citrus as well.

T: This was a tasty beer and you could tell there was a lot of attention to detail. Not too bitter, with some residual sweetness. It was a well balanced IIPA, but nothing spectacular about the flavour that I haven't had before in other IIPAs.

M: Easily drinkable, not too heavy and overpowering on the palate.

O: As I mentioned with respect to the taste, this beer was not spectacular. Stone beers are overrated, but this one in particular is overrated. It is a good beer and there is no doubt about that. However, it probably is not worth the $8 since there are other IIPAs out there for less that are pretty much the same. The aroma was "fresh," but that was about the only attribute that sets this brew apart from others in the field.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 19:05:26 | More by Ham-Nord
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turbotype

Pennsylvania

4.9/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Finally decided to review this beer after many many bottles and a few on-tap. This stuff is good, like REALLY good. I'm surprised it isn't rated higher than it is really. This is a serious Imperial IPA. It tastes like one, smells like one, etc. Its probably a little sweeter and malty'er than any other double I have had, and I personally attribute that to the freshness. This months bottle, 04-20-2014 is probably the best one I've had. I'm sure that's just a coincidence... If you have not tried this offering from Stone, try it out ASAP. You probably are not going to find anything better anytime soon. There are few others out there that compete, but are not nearly as READILY AVAILABLE as Stone Enjoy By. Tastes absolutely fantastic straight from a bottle, but if you must, pour it into a glass and do all that looking and sniffing, then gulp it down all the same. Enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 17:48:44 | More by turbotype
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xungmound98

New York

4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(Enjoy By 4/20/2014) Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Semi-cloudy copper-orange with frothy 1/2” head on the first pour. 2nd pour was clearer and head was thicker, about 1”. Smell is intense, pungent grapefruit citrus, pine resin. The alcohol scent is apparent behind these as well. Taste mostly follows nose; citrus and pine, with an earthy undertone. Malt is understated. Not as tongue-coating as I expected, although the hops are definitely front and center; finishes fairly clean, considering the style and ABV. Medium-to-full-bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall a very tasty, fresh DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 00:09:30 | More by xungmound98
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EdwardK77

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have now enjoyed both the 4/20 and the 2/14 versions of the "Enjoy By". I've like every Stone offering that I've tried, so I wasn't surprised to enjoy these. This is an imminently drinkable ale for this amount of alcohol. This had well rounded flavor and seemed to have less of the sweetness than the Lagunitas Undercover. (Which was also amazing) This featured a nice head, pleasant aroma, and smooth mouthfeel.

Serving type: growler

04-04-2014 23:39:28 | More by EdwardK77
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05Harley

New Hampshire

4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by 4/20/14
Estimated calories - 282/12oz

Purchased at Johnson's Market Place, New Durham,NH
Price - $7.99/22oz bomber

This one pours a beautiful shade of copper with a two finger fluffy white head that teases you to sip what's beneath. I say sip because this is truely a DIPA weighing in at 9.4%. Heavy speckled lacing dresses up the glass screaming freshness.

Aroma is rich and earthy with pine and grapefruit sidnaling to the taste buds this beer has balance. Hops, hops and more hops...

Taste is big and bold and full of flavor. Pine, grapefruit and a spicey blend sums it up. Damn this is tastey.

Mouthfeel is bitter sweet draped over a medium body. Near perfect bitter aftertaste, much smoother than I was expecting. Don't get me wrong, this isn't sessionable by any stretch of the imagination but it isn't difficult to put down either.

Overall, a super addition to Stone's IPA portfolio. I've enjoyed all three "Enjoy By's" and have been pleased with each offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 21:13:14 | More by 05Harley
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BearslikeBeers

California

4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours a nice deep golden orange that is slightly opaque.
Smell is classic stone. Piney, hoppy and crisp.
The head is think but laces beautifully down the glass.
Nice strong hops up front. Pine, citrus, peachy maybe a little pineapple. Very slight malt presence, very effervescent and slight resinous as you swallow. Strongly bitter after taste/ as it goes down.
Overall a terrific expansion on what Stone normally does with their regular IPA and definitely has a slightly more diverse bouquet. I would prefer a little less bitterness and maybe a little more balance, but overall this is quite the terrific DIPA. Stone rarely disappoints and they sure as hell don't with this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 02:13:17 | More by BearslikeBeers
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Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 5,481 ratings.