1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

Enjoy By IPAEnjoy By IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
98
world-class

5,545 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5545
Reviews: 926
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Enjoy By IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,545 | Reviews: 926 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of roger617
roger617

Indiana

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap poured into snifter.

A: 4.5 bright golden with less than 1 finger of white head
S: 4.25 super hoppy, strong malt back bone
T: 4.5 same as smell, strong hops with the backbone to support it.
M: 4.5 carbed well, smooth
O: 4.5 this brew does not disappoint. Very happy to find it on draft, hope these keep coming out in Indiana!

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2013 21:42:58 | More by roger617
Photo of cjgiant
cjgiant

District of Columbia

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Note: just gotten over a cold when I tried this

#10: 09-13-13
A: golden-amber with little head, not much lacing
S: orange with sweet caramel notes
T/M: much like the smell, very malt forward, melding into orange blossoms, then into a grassy (tinged with citrus). Mildly dry pull that lingers.
O: very good beer. Could maybe be a little less sweet, but love the citrus backbone of this beer, as well as the malt front and somewhat dry finish.

#12: 11-12-13
A: clear golden amber, but more lacing in this pour
S: same, but I notice an earthiness this time
T/M: more bitterness I notice up front in this one, less sweet than I reviewed before.
O: I didn't change any of my ratings, but I think I expected better given the rating versus what I thought about this tasting. Given that, I await my next one to see if I should adjust my rating.

#14: 2-14-14 (adjusted ratings up)
A+: more lacing
S-: weaker to me
T: definitely more bitter than original review, but there is what I now consider mango flavor (not orange).
M+/O+: starting to enjoy this more and more as a must have when available

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2014 23:46:55 | More by cjgiant
Photo of puboflyons
puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 09.13.13. Sampled on September 1, 2013.

It pours a handsome looking golden amber with a lingering silky white head and great clarity.

The aroma is alive with floral and spruce hops as well as a biscuit note in the background. Clean scent.

The body is better than medium but not quite bold with a smooth coating feel on my tongue and back of my throat.

The taste begins slightly sweet and biscuit-like but it does not take long for the hops to attack the rear and take over everything. Over 9% ABV and the alcohol is well-integrated and not even noticeable. Moderate lingering finish.

I had this one back to back with the ever outstanding Alchemist Heady Topper and I actually liked this one better. Must be those west coast hops rather than Vermont hops.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 18:13:45 | More by puboflyons
Photo of ommegangpbr
ommegangpbr

New York

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is the 11/12/13 model. Light, lively and fresh. A very deceptive 9.4% on the palate, it hits the head not long after passing the gums. Mild peach and nectarine notes in the flavor, along with the same sort of tartness and bitterness those fruits can provide. A lingering top note of sweetness is there that persists beyond the IPA bitterness.
I've had a few of these Enjoy By beers and they've all been lovely. I hope Stone keeps up the trend.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 02:57:52 | More by ommegangpbr
Photo of BeernDrum
BeernDrum

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This stuff is great. First time I've ever had the enjoy by IPA. Nice amber color. Very clear. Nice citrus smell and the taste...awesome nice bitter punch in the mouth with a full pineapple orange grapefruit flavor. Excellent beer. Get it quick. I was told once it's gone, it's gone.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 23:39:05 | More by BeernDrum
Photo of Slatetank
Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Brewhouse grille in Camp Hill, thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing the bomber with me. Enjoyed chilled from a tulip.

the color is deep amber with dark golden hues and hazed with thick white cap. The smell is fruity, tropical, juicy and light citrus odors all encompass with mild papaya aroma. The feel is great with tangy bitter and light sweet element from the malt with mild astringency and slight warming of alcohol.

The taste is very hop drenched, lots of tangy citrus and zesty mango with some grapefruit and tropical flavors from the blend with slight catty tinge hinting there is some simcoe near the finish. Overall this is as good as expected based on the track record -lots of hop flavor which is helped by the freshness which shows..almost chalky from the raw vegetal matter jammed in- this is a quality Imperial IPA, one of the best I have had in recent memory.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2014 19:37:43 | More by Slatetank
Photo of thecheapies
thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Fourth batch. On-tap at Fat Head's Pittsburgh.

Great clarity. Amber/orange in this light. Soppy little foam cap. Quaint look.

Tropical fruits, citrus, and pine. Papaya, grapefruit, orange, and grated lemon. Biscuit malts are in attendance, as well.

Dank citrus and tropical fruit hops pour out grapefruit, lemon, and papaya. Resinous oils remind of sappy pine. Malts have a mellow pale sweetness. Bitterness is surprisingly mild. Just an excellent DIPA.

Drinks smooth, with a light bitter burn in the throat. Carbonation creams the beer a bit. Plus feel.

Kickass stuff. Feed me another.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2013 06:52:59 | More by thecheapies
Photo of Kegatron
Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Pinocchio's in Media, PA. Served in a tulip. Clear gold with rich white head. Robust look. Big floral and piney nose with underlying tropical fruit. Plenty of bright citric bitterness and resinous notes tempered by herbal and tropical notes on the edges. Full on hop flavors here with incredible balance and drinkability for a 10% DIPA. Sign me up for a glass of this anytime!

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2013 19:33:10 | More by Kegatron
Photo of bluejacket74
bluejacket74

Ohio

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle, Enjoy By 04.01.13. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a clear golden/orange color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention is good, and there's also a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells mostly like citrusy (grapefruit, mango, tropical fruit) and pine hops, along with a bit of bready malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some lemon peel, floral hops and a bit of onion. There's an enjoyable bitter hoppy finish, too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and sticky with moderate carbonation. It's also easy enough to drink. I think it's a good brew overall, I hope Stone keeps making it (and Ohio keeps getting some). $6.99 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 21:56:40 | More by bluejacket74
Photo of obrike
obrike

Texas

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I was told I got the last one of these at Specs in Round Rock...4/1/13 version.

Poured a bright golden amber color with a nice white head.This one was actually not as dark as I expected. Head has good retention and leaves a fair amount of lacing.

Really love the smell...resiney pine, tons of tropical fruits, citrus, and a bit of "weed" smell. Uber fresh!

Delicious...quite a bit of tropical fruits, lemon, pine, grass, and spice. Just a very small amount of caramel malt for posterity only...this is a hop heavy brew! Medium body and carbonation...nearly perfect for the style. This one coats your mouth with hoppy goodness.

Just another outstanding effort by Stone. These guys are world class for a reason folks.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 00:02:20 | More by obrike
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap, at the Stone brewery. Was a little disappointed, hit them up on a Wednesday, they had none. Hit 'em up again on Friday, bam, there it was. Batch 7.

First thing I notice is the amazing clarity going on here. Seriously, it looks like a mass produced lager, which is a pretty amazing feat once you realize how much hopping it took to make this beer. Even has around 3/4" of head, white, on it, which again, is pretty amazing given all the hops/hop oil up in this.

Smell wasn't massively hoppy, it was good, but it didn't permeate my nose with tons of hops. Not a letdown, but didn't live up to the rest of the characteristics about the beer that blew me away.

Taste, hops are plenty noticeable, there's hardly a malt bill to it, but somehow, there is no alcohol heat, the bitterness is kept down, even though it seems to have plenty of Simcoe hops to it. I think there might be some Galaxy and Nelson/Mosaic around here too. Summit? Only if in small quantities, its far from a prime time player in this hop meld. Green apple hops, tropical mango. Its actually one of the most gentle double ipas I've ever had, and I mean that in a good way. Some pine and mint undercurrents to the hop flavors. Mouthfeel continues to impress, how does this taste so light and abv around only 5-6ish? Plenty dry as well. Must have used some sugar to dry this out and keep a light body, which it works quite well. Slightly grassy as it warms. Stayed away from heavy caramel. This one is biscuit light in terms of malt flavor and additions.

This is one of the best double ipas bottled. I had mine on draft, but it caused me to go buy a bottle from the gift shop.

Must try if you call yourself a hophead.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2013 14:57:45 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of KFBR392
KFBR392

Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The 5.17.13 version that was bottled on 4.12.13 and enjoyed on 4.17.13

Appearance: Slight copper color, very clean looking body. Above average carbonation which was very active throughout. Just below a finger of head on the pour which was light and fluffy. Sticky lacing left on the glass while drinking. Enjoyed out of a tulip shaped glass.

Smell: Extremely bright and fresh hops hit right away. There is a very strong malt backbone which became much more of a player as this beer warmed up a bit. Very rich syrupy tones provided great complexity for this aroma.

Taste: A touch of lemon, prairie grass, spices, and some sugary hops. The hops are light and exotic, much different then other DIPAs. The body takes a heavy turn and the malt backbone felt in the aroma comes in hard on the finish of this brew. The transition from light fresh bones to saturated malt is outstanding. Feels like two different beers. Some spices are also felt on the aftertaste along with waves of hops still hitting the palette.

Mouthfeel: Bubbly carbonation is light on the palette. A good mixture of dryness and sweetness.

Overall: Little doubt at this point that these Best By IPAs by Stone are the real deal, no gimmicks here. Having this beer reminded me of my first experience with IPAs when I was getting into craft beer (the Stone IPA), felt like firecrackers going on in my mouth. So many things going here, just oustanding. Credit to Stone for continuing to be innovators in the field and just another example of their masterful craftsmanship.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 23:22:07 | More by KFBR392
Photo of Jonada
Jonada

New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 05.17.13. Served in a Dogfish Head signature glass

Appearance: Pours a golden, light orange, honey color with a finger of an off white head. Body is somewhat hazy, with some light carbonation streaming throughout the glass.

Smell: Big bitter citrus aromas, pine, resin, mango, grass, with a slight malt sweetness underneath it all.

Taste: Grapefruit, pine, orange zest, tropical fruit, sweet malt. Bitterness is high, but not overwhelmingly so. This is a very well balanced DIPA.

Mouthfeel: Lighter side of full bodied. Medium carbonation. Finishes dry but with just enough malt sweetness to balance things out.

Overall: While I enjoy IPAs, they're generally not one of my favorite styles. This beer could make me reconsider that stance. I had previously had the 12.21.12 and it seems as though the tropical fruit notes in this batch are not as prevalent. So while that does detract a little from its overall score, this is one of the best IPAs I've had and is definitely worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 04:41:12 | More by Jonada
Photo of matttttYCE
matttttYCE

Arizona

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was for the 7th batch, reviewed in early May. Light tan head. creamy, one finger high. Good retention and lacing. Pale golden color and crystal clear. Aroma is wonderfully hoppy. Crisp, pungent, and fresh hops. Mango, citrus rind, tropical fruits, pine, and notes of grass. The taste is much the same with plenty of tropical fruits/mango, big citrus kick, pine, loads of bitterness, grassy notes, with a light malt backing that adds just a nice rounding to the barrage of hops. The mouthfeel is great. Not too full at all. Moderate carbonation works well to keep it lighter feeling, light-medium and filmy consistency, medium body, and a nice and bitter crisp finish.

Overall another REALLY great IPA from Stone. They have not disappointed me yet, and I was even more thrilled with this IPA than I expected to be. Just fantastic. I will certainly be getting another few of this batch and will get any subsequent batches that are released in my distribution network. Fantastic idea with the series and done completely right!

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 10:33:29 | More by matttttYCE
Photo of DenverHopHead
DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 04.20.14; bottled on 3/16/14, poured into a Stone IPA pint glass.
Appearance - clear, golden, bubbly; looks like apple juice. Thick, foamy white head. Lacing is decent.
Smell - mouth watering citrus hops; lots of grapefruit juice, with just a hint of herb!
Taste - mild, bitter hops up front; tangy fruit juice and grapefruit to finish it off!
Feel - a very aggressive, but tasty and easy to drink hop bomb!
Overall - worth the hype, a great DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 03:02:24 | More by DenverHopHead
Photo of ElSid
ElSid

California

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The Beers of California

#95

Bottled Date: 9/20/13

A: Yellow to orange golden with a towering pillow of off white foam that slowly fades to lace on the glass.

S: Mango and pineapple on first pour. Strong citrus, pine and flowers come through as the brew settles. There are also hints of bubble gum and mint founded on a base of bread and honey.

T: This brew brings together the sweetness of mango, pineapple juice, and grapefruit along with honey and cane sugar and juxtaposes that sweetness with earth, pine, flowers, and freshly baked bread. There are also moments of mint and green tea which brings complexity to the palate. Some pepper spice joind the warm finish.

M: The linger is forever and the feel is medium with good supporting carbonation.

O: So fresh and so flavorful. I attribute this mostly to the freshness which really brings the hop flavors out. A must grab and enjoy it now .

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 03:28:43 | More by ElSid
Photo of Nugganooch
Nugganooch

California

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler Fill from the source (past weekend).
Multiple pours into a Ruination pint.

*I will start by stating the hop aromas were impressive and overwhelmed the entire fill station.

A: Look is a pale golden ale with good clarity and a firm stack of near white head. Nice retention noted. Lacing leaves just a sticky mess and dries up to a light etching along the glass.

S: A ménage of fruity tropicals. Peach, mango, white grape, gooseberry, and a hint of pine. No real malt character detectable in the nose. The aroma is stellar and just doesn’t quit.

T: Fruity as all get out! Gooseberry is pronounced with a nice mango and pineapple tropic mix. White grape is a bit more subdued in the flavor. I get a bit of danky floral and grass notes with a suggestion of green onion towards the end. Very hoppy albeit overall bitterness is moderate with little to no astringency. Peaks towards the back of the palate. Malt is secondary and imparts a dry saltine cracker base with just a touch of caramel sweetness to carry through the hops. Alcohol is quite well hidden. This tastes remarkably similar to some of my latest homebrewed IPA’s which is just the way I like ‘em. Seems to have a good influence of Citra and Nelson with some supporting characters most likely.

M: Feel is remarkably light and smooth in texture with a big drying effect and crisp finish. Hop oils linger about wanting for the next sip.

D: Hats off to the Stone Pilot crew. One of the most satisfying growler purchases in a long time. Probably my favorite Stone offering thus far.
A must try.

Serving type: growler

08-30-2012 18:46:20 | More by Nugganooch
Photo of beerthulhu
beerthulhu

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

- Bottled on 8-17-12. Consumed 8-24-12.

A: Pale orange with a neat clarity shows a light and lazy rise of spacious effervesce. The head is foamy, 2 fingers high, with a generous stay of execution. Splotchy random patches of lace adhere to the vessel.

S: The nose is intriquing and complex with shows of sweet tropical fruitiness mixing with fresh wet citrus. Oranges, pineapple, mangos are the most notable with a complimentary hint of fresh coconut juice. Fresh pine hops come through along with fresh grapefruit juice mixing with some sweet caramel. A good amount of aromatic appeal and delivery makes this one a repeat sniffer.

T: Flowery citrus and grapefruit hoppiness is wet, fresh and generous on the first sip. Warming citrus mixes with sweet caramel, piney-oranges with a flowery bitterness that lingers nicely after the swallow. While the tropcial fruitiness dominated the nose, it is the fresh wet citrusy hops that is the showcase for flavor. Light indications of starfruit, toasted coconut and some fresh wet grassiness rounds things out in an otherwise nicely balanced, harmonous flavor that was tropical, grassy, with some light fruity hints.

M: Body is medium, warming citrus flowers are gently bittering with a quiet carbonation factor.

O: Overall a great aromatic appeal and equally well flavor shows a soothing complexity of tropcial, citrusy, and grassy nature that blends oh so well together. Kudos for Stone for getting this straight out from the bright tank to our watering palates here on the east coast. The abv of 9.0% is complimentary and never inteferes with the flavor or aroma like most bigger beers do. The aromatic hops and flavor is well refined and focused, which certainly earns high regards here.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 23:03:25 | More by beerthulhu
Photo of CaptCleveland
CaptCleveland

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle dated in large letters "Enjoy by 11/09/12".

Pale, gold, clear elixir poured into DFH chalice. Thin, white head forms a solid , thin ring. Thick dollops of lacing coat the glass.

Floral hops mingle with tropical fruits and sticky pine. Reminds me of last years Surly WET. Nice.

Nicely bitter, resinous hops, mango, spice, some earth tones. A bit of alcohol comes through at the end.

Nicely carbonated, medium body, pleasant aftertaste.

There's a lot going on with multiple different hops coming through. Certainly a simcoe tinge. Overall a nicely done IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 02:26:48 | More by CaptCleveland
Photo of Brew33
Brew33

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow! I haven't been blown away by an IPA or DIPA in quite awhile. That is until Enjoy By 11-9-12. This is far and away the best Stone product I've ever had. The nose if full of incredibly ripe citrus. Grapefruit, orange, and even some pineapple and mango.

Bitter as all hell with huge hop flavors similar to the nose. Dry, light malt profile makes a perfect platform for the hops. No alcohol presence for 9.4% abv. So incredibly fresh and powerful. Solid mouthfeel and caebonation. Just a wonderful beer tat I wish was available all the time. A heavy hitter, wow!

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 15:21:44 | More by Brew33
Photo of Gobzilla
Gobzilla

California

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured a golden orange in color with yellow highlights and a nice finger of head that left plenty of bubbly lacing sticking to the glass.

S: love arom of a variety of hops with earthiness, some grassy notes, a little wood character, a little malty sweetness and a variety of citrus fruits as well.

T< I really enjoyed the hop profile on this one, kind of reminded me of pliny with citrus lemons and grapefruit that helped out on the bitterness factor but maintained a good balance between the sweetness from the malts. I also got grassy, earthy, hints of woody notes and a touch of mango fruit.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, hoppy, grassy, earthy, citrusy and mild bitter finish.

O: very delicious beer and solid all the way around. I could definitely sip on this beer all day. Good Job!!!

Serving type: growler

11-10-2012 01:20:56 | More by Gobzilla
Photo of pigc
pigc

Nebraska

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 12-21-12. Bottled 11-16-12. Consumed 11-21-12

A - Pours a light golden blond with one finger snow white colored foam head. Lacing clings to sides of glass.

S - Mango, orange, tangerine, pine, pineapple and just tons of tropical citrus notes.

T - Waves of tropical citrus and stinging pine needles immediately appear on initial sip. Touch of alcohol heat and then a dryness finishes things off.

M - Medium bodied with a lingering dryness.

O - Hats off to Stone on this one. This a like a tropical party in your mouth with all the flavors of a world class IIPA. More of a dry finish than other IPA's but it just keeps you going back for the next sip. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 02:08:38 | More by pigc
Photo of rfbenavi80
rfbenavi80

Missouri

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 11/16/12. Enjoy By 12/21/12. End of the World beer, Love it. Poured into a tulip.

A- With an aggressive pour Enjoy By 12/21/12 pours a deep gold color, brilliantly clear with 2 fingers of rocky, foamy white head that seems to linger awhile and leaves some mild lacing on the glass.

S- A super aromatic beer. Huge aromas coming off of this one of ripe pineapple and other rich and overly ripe tropical fruits. There is a nice underlying sweetness underneath the tropical fruits that compliments them well. Smells wonderful.

T- Follows nose well. Super up front fresh hop bite that IPA lovers seek. Very tasty combination of the tropical fruits and bready, biscuity malts.

M- Nice and creamy. Nice mouth coating texture that ensures the whole palate gets a taste. Medium amount of carbonation that suits the style well. Super refreshing.

O- After trying this nobody should question whether or not Stone brews a solid IPA or DIPA. This is one solid beer. Crisp and refreshing, what more could one want out of a beer? Seek this one out.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 03:13:51 | More by rfbenavi80
Photo of daledeee
daledeee

Iowa

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 22 oz bottle of a special(one time?) brew.

Pours a very clear bright yellow with nice white head and lacing.

Nose is really nice with pine and tropical fruit.

Taste is great. Leans more to the tropical side than most I have ever had. Good and resiny. Some grapefruit to finish it out. I am not up on my tropical fruits. I would guess guava or papaya.

Mouth feel is on the creamy side. Nice and slick finish.

Overall, this is unique special beer. A nice price as well. $6.29 for a 22 is not bad these days.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 23:38:20 | More by daledeee
Photo of Johnnyramirez
Johnnyramirez

California

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12/21/12 bottle served in a Samuel Smith tulip pint glass.

A - pours a nice dark amber color with a nice off white head. Retained the head for a bit with some minimal lacing. Just based off appearance it was tempting

S - grapefruits, pine, marijuana. Smell was stronger than a normal IPA but wasn't as strong as Stone's Ruination. Subdued but still strong if that makes sense.

T - FRESH!! Grapefruit, Pine, dry marijuana, hint of pineapple, then a nice malt middle before finishing bitter but not destroying my palate.

M - coats the mouth nicely. Not too thin, not too sticky. Just resinous enough.

O - I loved it. I wish it was a year round release. I haven't drank the other 2 releases but this is easily one of my top 5 beers. My family doesn't drink craft beer and usually hates what I drink but my brother took a sip of mine and enjoyed this. Definitely buy a few bottles or trade for them.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 06:22:55 | More by Johnnyramirez
Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 5,545 ratings.