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Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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5,473 Ratings
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Ratings: 5473
Reviews: 921
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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Seanem44

Virginia

4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Very rich golden orange with a full and thick creamy head. It screams freshness.

S: Smells very refreshing. There is still a strong pine smell pairing with citrus.

T: Very fresh. I taste more pine than citrus. Leaves a nice bitter hop taste that lingers long after, reminding you it's time for another sip. Ever so slight taste of alcohol.

M: It has bite. Again, that slight alcohol taste is there and I can definitely feel it hitting the back of my palate.

O: The beer guru at the Woodbridge, VA Wegmans recommended this and I'm not disappointed. Very fresh, very tasty. I drank the 4.20.14 on 3.22.14. They were near out. Pick it up if you can.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 18:44:06 | More by Seanem44
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largadeer

California

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Shane.

Appearance: Brilliantly clear pale gold body capped by a big frothy head.

Smell: Holy nelson and galaxy. The NZ hops really shine here, and they smell fantastic. There's a ton of tropical fruit here, along with gooseberry, cat piss, onion and honeysuckle. It's faintly sweet, but malt is non-existent.

Palate: Spicy, fruity, oniony. A ton of floral and gooseberry hop notes. Bit of white grape and cardamom. The body is medium-light and booze is completely hidden. The finish has a clean, pleasant bitterness.

Overall: Best Stone beer ever? Probably. This is a great use of nelson.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 05:32:36 | More by largadeer
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Blackwolf


4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from bottle into pint glass.

I tasted this at work today, so I should have reviewed this first while it is still somewhat fresh in my mind.

A- An inviting golden tone to it, nice head cap and very decent lacing.

S- I always enjoy the smell of Stones! Something about that Escondido water! This was a very gripping piney/grassy scent with a nice citrus backbone... Grapefruit peels scream out to ya when you are nose deep in this and that citrus hop kick just makes you want to bury yourself in this outstanding DIPA.

T- Again the grapefruit peel, a lick of mandarin and very grassy/piny taste to it. A semi-dark malty flavor grabs ya in the beginning and drops you in the end, the taste is magnificent and hangs around leaving you wanting more, more and more. The bitterness is perfect. I can't describe it any other way since I am lacking the proper vocabulary to how content this beer left me.

MF- Nice medium body, great carbonation and wet to the lips then dry to the finish feel. You can really dig into this one. Scrumptious!

O- Stone never disappoints me. We have been selling out at work and have been very limited on this beer. I am very lucky and consider myself fortunate to try this fine crafted ale. GET YOUR HANDS ON IT IMMEDIATELY if you can. Price shouldn't be an issue here, just try it, you will not be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 08:08:45 | More by Blackwolf
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew was served from the bottle (Enjoy By 12.21.12, Third Batch) at the Tap and Mallet Vertical Epic tasting event. It arrived in a tasting glass, showing a clean yellow golden. No head was noted, but spots of lacing were left dripping down the glass. Carbonation appeared average, and no haze or sediment was noted. The aroma was gritty as hell. The nose was filled with earthy hop bite, metallic and soured yeast, and sweet nectary hops of grapefruit and soap. With warmth came plastics and light booziness, mineral, and an enhancement of those paler, toastier malts. Peach sugars blended in as well, giving nice and syrupy depth to the vast array of hop varietals. Our first impression was that there was a huge hop variety through all the bitterness, but things were exquisitely juicy. The flavoring opened with dirt and grit of pine resin, mineral, booze, pale malts, and faint caramel sugariness. The middle came to a peak with softer pine, massive juiciness of citric flesh, more pale toast, and biting yeasty metallics. Citric hops washed through the finish, with juiciness of peaches, nectarines, apples, and flesh of grapefruit, mixing for an ultimate blend without any lingering or puckering extreme bitterness of hop. The aftertaste breathed of soap, pine, and grapefruit cleanliness, with spicy black pepper booze on the far back. The body was medium to full, and the carbonation was high. There was nice slurp, cream, smack, froth, and pop, with a slick coating. Pucker eventually came from the astringent, grapey dryness to the palate, in the absence of intense bittering from the gloriously juicy hops. The abv was fine, and the beer drank way easy.

Overall, the best thing about this brew was how everything was all about the hops. There was such a nice bite and grit to the opening act, with a beautifully balanced cleanliness of soap, pine, and massive citrus. Despite the variety, the depth of bitterness never really catches up with you, as the flavoring stays sweet, nectary, and insanely juicy throughout. This is one of the best Stone beers we’ve ever had.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 14:27:36 | More by TheBrewo
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber of Enjoy By 4/1/13, enjoyed on 3/2/13 courtesy of vonschplieffen. Thanks Drew!

A: Clear pale amber body; 1 finger of fine tan head. Ok retention, spotty lace. Solid.

S: Deep, intense, richly fruity hops. Really tropical, with mango being followed by pineapple and grapefruit. Wonderful.

T: Opens with magical fruity hops goodness (all mango and grapefruit); the hops continue their dominance throughout, ending with a clean bitterness. Delicious.

M: Creamy medium body with silky carbonation. Great.

O: Wonderful DIPA, plain and simple. Perhaps a bit bigger and heavier than I find ideal (coughHEADYcough), but thoroughly enjoyable in its richness. I've still got a bottle of my own that I'm looking forward to drinking on April Fools Day to see just how good it still is on the last "acceptable" day of consumption.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 23:59:09 | More by woosterbill
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 04.01.13 (enjoyed on the ides of March, ’13), opens to a hop-heavy nose, redolent with pine resin, pink grapefruit, grapefruit rind, lemon oil, dandelion stem, mint, and eucalyptus, immediately presenting a full complement of aromas that showcase virtually the entire range of hop possibilities. These rest atop a lovely set of near-Jolly-Rancher-like orange, berry, cherry, and apricot fruit esters, as well as brown sugar, and a good, if light, earthy base of toast crust, biscuit, and floury baguette. The aromas are obviously heavily geared toward hops, which constitute perhaps three-quarters of the aromas, and should set any hophead’s tastebuds aflame in anticipation. As a whole, this is an excellently balanced, finely nuanced IPA, that sets a brilliant standard for others to follow.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a huge, bitter hop blast, with pine resins, heavy dandelion stems, lemon oil, grapefruit rind, and eucalyptus eating away at the tastebuds in near-apocalyptic fury, scorching their way in bitter, oily, resinous goodness. Against this onslaught, other flavors are actually difficult to locate, but there are a few orange, berry, cherry, and apricot fruit esters, as well as toast crust and biscuit grains. The aftertaste is a continuation of the hop blast, lingering on the tongue in palate-wrecking levels for a long time. Mouthfeel is an oily medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is easily one of the best IPAs on the market, though it should be made clear that it’s definitely not for the faint of heart: there’s more hop goodness in one bottle of this stuff than in a truckload of anything Anheuser-Busch produces, and the sheer intensity of the flavors will probably be unpalatable for anyone who can’t even stand a more friendly IPA. But if you’re a hophead, this must be on your must-try list. Excellent fare.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 16:25:52 | More by jondeelee
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Seventh Batch - 05.17.13

22oz bottle served in a snifter.

L - chill hazed bright brass color with a white head that thins out leaving a few spots of thin lacing.

S - sinus clearing tropical and citrus fruit blast to the brain.

T - sweetness and bitterness all wrapped up together in each delightful sip.

F - medium bodied, it drinks pretty easy for the ABV, slow down!

O - very good beer that I will seek out in future <FRESH> releases.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 21:14:47 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 9 13 13. On tap at George street alehouse.

Arrives in a pint glass with a half finger of foam. Clear bright orange color. Aroma is fantastically hoppy, redolent of grapefruit and citrus. Wow. First sip is an explosion of hoppy goodness with a very smooth finish. No harsh bitterness here and just enough malt to round things out. This beer is hop flavor in a glass without any harsh bitterness or cloying sweetness.

It's been a long time since I've had an ipa this good and is making me fall in love with hops all over again. I will look for this beer again!

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2013 20:16:49 | More by FickleBeast
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Pencible

Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

09.13.13

A: This poured a clear light gold with some white head.
S: It smelled like huge amounts of fresh grapefruit and mango and apricot, with some herbal and resin hops and a bit of honey.
T: It tasted like bitter herbal and resin hops, with some grapefruit zest and unripe apricot. It had a clean and lasting very bitter aftertaste.
M: It was fairly thick with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a fantastic punch in the mouth! The scent was phenomenal, and the taste was great. The body was good, and the alcohol was well hidden. The finish was powerful, so it was easier to sip. This one lives up to the hype. Impressive brew, and top tier IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 01:05:49 | More by Pencible
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TheFizzinator

Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wow this is quite a beer. The nose is a wonderful bouquet of citrus fruits, mango, guava, and starfruit. All of the juiciest fruit seems to make an appearance but has none of the tarter and more noticeable citrus flavors are found here. The taste is much in the same vein as the nose but there is a very mild undercurrent of piney and resin flavors underneath. The mouthfeel is almost the best part of this beer. So smooth yet with just a touch of carbonation, on such a robust DIPA it really makes drinking easy and before you know it your bomber is gone!

Stone did this one really right. Awesome DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 03:24:37 | More by TheFizzinator
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Yeastiary

Tennessee

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasting conditions: 8oz glass from 22oz bottle. 50 degrees fahrenheit.

Appearance: Clear and light, with little evidence of crystal/caramel malt coloring. Poured a 1 finger head of fine white bubbles into an 8 ounce sample glass, which subsided to a ring after a few minutes. Noted, but not remarkable lacing. Persistent champagne-like carbonation.

Smell: Remarkably fresh hop aroma with a strong dank cannabis presence, accompanied by notes of bright grapefruit and resin. Very close to the smell of whole cone hops from the bag.

Taste: A brief splash of malt sweetness at the front, enduring only a split-second before succumbing to white pepper and lemongrass washing over the mid-palate. Alcohol is noted, but incorporate into the flavors well. A dry resin finish joins the remaining pepper bite to bring the next sip fast.

Mouthfeel: Adequate carbonation and alcohol bite to present the juicy hop character well. It seemed to linger noticeably more than most IPAs, but the substantial gravity is likely to blame.

Overall: A very unique and fresh IPA! I can't remember having another quite like it, with the focus towards dank and peppery flavor. A pleasant change from the citrus forward fare of the day, but with enough grapefruit to remind you it's an American IPA. In my opinion, an outstanding beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 00:25:09 | More by Yeastiary
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MJKerr

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 2.14.14 from Volante Farms (grabbed the last one!). Beautiful with a nice frothy head, golden. My favorite Stone IPA by far. Juicy grapefruit, little bit of spice and resin. A little creamy. Lingering bitterness tastes like orange and pomelo pith. Awesome.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 00:46:55 | More by MJKerr
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01001111

California

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 04/20/2014

A: Tangerine.

S: Pine, marijuana, apricot, and jasmine.

T: A wave of aggressive bitterness that we've all come to expect from Stone. After that comes a heavy dose of sweetness, tropical fruit, and flowers. It tastes thick and pungent, like nectar. Mangoes and jasmine. It's almost overwhelming. Then the bitterness and astringency returns to leave you yearning for another sip.

M: From nectar to a drying finish.

O: Solid. I had prepared myself to be disappointed given the hype but this is definitely worthy of the praise.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 03:32:05 | More by 01001111
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

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

This was review was done with the 2.14.14 batch. Enjoy By was clear and a copper/orange color. It had about an inch head that was off-white and frothy. Plenty of lacing was retained along the edges of the snifter. The aroma and taste was spectacular. Both citrus fruits and a resinous quality came through perfectly. Hints of grapefruit, orange, and pine flowed throughout. Overall, I have had an Enjoy By both fresh (a few days after bottling) and on the 30-day mark. As this was my second time enjoying on the 30-day mark, I think I may prefer this one with a bit of age on it (and by age, 30 days!)

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 18:13:45 | More by ChrisL24481
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emyers

Illinois

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 4.1.13. 22 oz. bottle poured into a DFH IPA glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear pale gold with a very substantial white head - about 2 inches with an aggressive pour. Good head retention. Leaves a very nice lacing.

Smell: Huge blast of pine and grapefruit. A little bit of tropical fruit sneaks in there with mango and papaya. There are floral and grassy notes as well, along with a honey sweetness. Slight alcohol presence. Very strong hop profile on this one.

Taste: Not quite as potent as the aroma, but still pretty damn impressive. Again, big citrus, floral, and pine flavors. Bittering hops hit right away and stay around through the finish. The honey flavor present in the aroma is here as well. Alcohol is definitely present in the finish - the only noticeable flaw. The flavor profile is quite similar to Hopslam, but with more bittering hops (and a bit more tropical fruit presence), and a bitmore noticeable alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Stays fairly crisp despite the big body. The bittering hops on the finish dry the palate nicely.

Overall: Phenomenal. The best way to describe it is Hopslam with more bittering hops.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 01:32:50 | More by emyers
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screamking

Ohio

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 04.01.13.
22oz bottle poured into snifter.

Appearance-pours golden orange, very little white head, lacing sticking around longer then expected. 4.25

Aroma-grapefruit, orange, mango, pineapple, honeysuckle, fresh floral, brown sugar 4.5

Taste-not as strong citrus as aroma but still prevalent. Grapefruit, dried apricot, piney, mango, hint of maple, green apple. 4.5

Feel-medium to full bodied, coats mouth fully, great bitter aftertaste, feels like a Double. 4.75

Overall-One thing stone does right, their beer is bold and feels bold. It might not be the tastiest double out their but it holds it own. Where this beer really leads the pack is in the mouthfeel, its thick, hoppy, and bitter, the three things I want in a double. DIPA's are supposed to be juggernauts and this one is. 4.5

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 03:19:59 | More by screamking
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fifth batch - 4.1.13

Wow. Hop heaven. Lots of citrus. Lots of sweet and salty pine. Superb balance between all. Lasting flavor. The only indicator that this is a iipa is the mild burn I get on the back of my palate. This defines what an excellent beer is and should be. Big time kudos to Stone for this one. Worth a drive or a trip to get to try.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2013 20:24:54 | More by RblWthACoz
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hagbergl

Maryland

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 2.14.14 is easily the best batch of this beer that I have had the pleasure of having. I'm not exactly sure how much of this has to do with me getting it a mere two weeks since it was bottled (and about six days since it arrived in stores), since I had the other two batches I've gotten my hands on a little later than that. Perhaps there's something to do with recipe variation...Who knows. All I can say is, I am blown away by how complex this batch is: incredibly juicy and aromatic and the carbonation and mouthfeel are super spot-on. And where is that alcohol!? Hats off to Stone, the standard bearer of hoppy beer.
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Finally I have my hands on the much sought after Stone Enjoy By IPA. Very excited to get this into a glass and see what all the hype is about. The specific batch I'm reviewing is Enjoy By 4/1/13 and I consumed it on 3/20/13. I would have loved to drink it sooner, but I'm sure it's still in excellent condition.

Appearance (4.25/5): Pours a nearly clear orange-copper color. Two fingers of white head on a moderate pour. Decent head retention. Plenty of sticky, resinous lacing clings to the sides of my DFH signature snifter. This is what I want my IPA's to look like.

Smell (4.5/5): Nose is super hoppy–dank pine aromas rise from the glass, with citrus pine and tropical fruit adding that mixture of fruit sweetness and bitter twang. Actually quite balanced for a beer billed as a palate destroyer. Smells incredibly fresh and really reminds me of fresh Union Jack IPA in that there's a nice touch of malt sweetness alongside the grapefruit and dank pine going on here.

Taste (4.5/5): This one starts out sweet and then the hops explode...Tropical fruit flavors of passion fruit and tangerine come on in the beginning to open up the tongue with some nice sweeter hop flavors before giving way in the middle to huge, bitter pink grapefruit and pine flavors. That quintessential West Coast hope profile is here but amped up considerably. Excellent flavors here; nothing super complicated tasting, just very well executed. No alcohol in the flavor, so kudos to the brewers on masking the high ABV well.

Mouthfeel (4.75/5): The most remarkable thing about this beer is its bone dry finish. I am not sure if I've ever had an IPA whose finish mimics the aftertaste of grapefruit so well, and I love it. The dryness invites you to go back for another sip, and there's no problem with that–this beer is very drinkable. Carbonation is medium–right where it should be–and body is medium. Great feel all around.

Overall (4.5/5): I really love this beer and would gladly buy 10 more bottles of it if I could. It's what fresh IPA is all about–the bitterness, the citric bite, the dry finish, the drinkability and refreshing qualities...they're all here in spades. I would love to have this beer even earlier in its life. Maybe next time a batch comes to Illinois or Massachusetts. Until next time, remember friends: drink it fresh.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 04:11:55 | More by hagbergl
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tito42

Missouri

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle to tulip glass. Enjoy by 4/20/2013.

A: Clear, golden, light and foamy white head. Fairly active carbonation.

S: Beautifully strong bouquet of piney hops, grapefruit, green grass, and a hint of lemon zest. The freshness really comes through in the nose of this one.

T: Malt backbone with bright citrus hops, grapefruit, cut grass, juniper, and white pepper.

M: A bit oily, medium-bodied. Fresh hops but doesn't rip your tongue off with bitterness like some of Stone's double IPAs.

O: Cool concept, reasonably priced for the freshness and demand for unique beers in my area, and a pretty good Double IPA to boot.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 02:24:39 | More by tito42
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arizcards

Arizona

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tracked down a 05.17.13 version yesterday at the Happy Valley BevMo for $6.49.

Beer poured the clearest of light orange with a decent white head. The clarity is quite good.

Nose is primarily citrus.

Taste is fresh squeezed grapefruit juice with some mango. Finish leaves a lingering pine flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and carbonated moderately.

Overall an excellent brew. This is very close to being right out of the tap the freshness is that good. A tough brew to track down but definitely worth chasing!

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 22:35:10 | More by arizcards
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bomber poured into a Flying Dog goblet

A: Very few bubbles coming up from the bottom with minimal head and lacing. It is a very clear amber bronze.

S: The smell on this is a true citrus bomb, with main notes of grapefruit and pineapple. It smells like the aerosolized spray that you get when you open up any citrus fruit with your bare hands. There is a slight backend note of pine to smooth things out.

T: Everything about this is even and balanced. You get steady waves of citrus and pine that balance and enhance each other like sine waves in sync. The aftertaste is about the same as how it tastes regularly, with the pine notes just slightly edging the rest out but I think that is because of the tendency for the stickiness of the resin oils to stick about (only my quick beer science hypothesis). Oddly, though I seem to like it a bit cooler as it seems to mellow out as it warms, but still is a top-notch IPA even then.

M: One of the smoothest IPAs I have tasted. It had less carbonation than the Dayman, and it flows nicely with almost no obstruction from carbonation, but you can feel it faintly tickling your tongue and that is about it.

O: I've had this before on tap (the 4/1/13). It is an excellent DIPA, but I think I prefer it on tap. I actually shared a little less of half of this one for a friend's birthday. This beer really is just as I remember it, but that first time on tap seems to be a bit better. However, that could have been anything: a few days fresher, the physics of being on tap, the company/atmosphere, and even the nostalgia of it being my first time having it. I will say that this is one killer IPA that deserves its status, and is only like this because of the mandated freshness. It reminds me a lot of Burley Oak's Aboriginal Gangster, which is just a super local IPA that is always really fresh.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 00:06:47 | More by gillagorilla
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My wife-to-be suggested dinner near a wine and beer store that is normally out of the way, so this was something I picked up. I got a bottle of the 7th batch, Enjoy By 05.17.13. The pour is a translucent flat yellow with orange notes. A fluffy finger and a half of cream colored head sits on top.

Wow, the nose is an intense blend of citrus and pine. Further inspection does yield some malt in there, but the grapefruit, mandarin orange, and pine car freshener smell are very strong.

Mango starts off the fun, then grapefruit and pine step in, pineapple, mandarin oranges... this is a hoppy festival in my mouth. Swallowing gets you a little malt, then its back to the pine and grapefruit.

This beer is perfectly carbonated, medium bodied, and goes down way too easy. There is no alcohol detected, and it's very refreshing. Only lightly sticky and not as drying as expected. Very juicy.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 01:55:52 | More by CFHMagnet
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hermit990

Illinois

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle, Enjoy By 09.13.13. Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours an orange/copper color. About one finger of a light khaki head that hangs around fairly well and sticks to the glass as it recedes. Carbonation bubbles steadily and slowly rise to the top. Hazy, opaque appearance. Very good looking IIPA.

Smell: Massive, fresh hop aromas just bursting out of the glass. Lots of citrus characteristics (grapefruit and orange rind, lemon/lime), very dank hop aromas, some subtle pine notes, a little bit of an earthy onion/garlic quality. A bit of sweet breadiness as well. Picking up some sweeter and tropical fruits also (pineapple, peach, strawberry). Just an excellent, fresh smelling beer.

Taste: Strong bitterness at the front of the tongue which takes on a strong citrus, grapefruit flavor. This morphs into some of the sweeter fruit (pineapple, peach, apricot, a bit of strawberry) tastes and malty breadiness. Finishes with some more bitterness as the flavors become more earthy, more of the pine, onion/garlic tastes come out on the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Great feel to this one. Medium, resinous body to this one, almost an oily consistency rolls smoothly through the mouth and over the tongue. Leaves a tingly sensation over the tongue as it finishes dry, making you want to wring the hop flavors out of your tongue.

Overall: The Enjoy By concept is a very appealing idea as super fresh IPAs aren't always easy to find, but this does make them available for a known, limited time (depending on the markets to which its distributed). However when it does make its way around, it's quite easy to find and priced about reasonably at around $6.99 per bottle (in this area at least). This beer is really quite a treat and highly recommended to try.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 01:23:14 | More by hermit990
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Pours a lush clear gold 2 finger of slightly off white head, nice lacing.
S - The aroma is out of control, big mango, pineapple, dank pine, some biscuit bready malt, big juicy tropical fruit hops.
T - Full of those tropical hoppy flavors, nice bready and biscuity malt, some dank pine on the end.
M - Some alcohol burn, but very full, clinging to your palate.
O - Honestly one of the best IPA's you could ever get. Immense tropical fruit flavor but not too sweet, very balanced but bold.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 22:45:35 | More by Omnium
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drmcleod10

Missouri

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 Ounce bottle poured into a 12 ounce.
12.13.13 Bottle Opened 11.14

A - Surprisingly clear and fresh looking with a nice 1 inch foamy head. Golden clear liquid.

S - Smell is amazing with fruits hops pine, citrus, tropical fruits. Very refreshing and lovely smell.

T - Taste is much the same with upfront fruits some caramel and honey. The hoppiness onslaught comes after the initial taste. Outstanding Taste, very refreshing.

M - Light bodied imperial at 9.4%. Strange for such a strong IPA

O - Outstanding IPA definitely in my top 5 or so

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 16:27:48 | More by drmcleod10
Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 5,473 ratings.