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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA

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1,307 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,307
Hads: 9,811
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25.23%
Wants: 704
Gots: 2,437 | FT: 19
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:
Beer added by: nrs207 on 08-21-2012

Listing for all Stone Enjoy By xx.xx.xx IPA beers.


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.
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Photo of barnzy78
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber - bottled 1 week ago - picked this up at my local Binny's - the bottle was still cool to the touch as I picked it up from a short stack of cases - fresh off the truck I presume!

Enjoy By 9.21.12
Huge plume of floral hops at the first crack of the cap, (4.5) the ale pours a brilliant golden copper with amazing clarity, frothy white head holds good retention and leaves great lacing on the glass. (4.5) Aromas are bold floral hops, grapefruit zest and pith, vegetative, pungent, biscuit. (4) Tastes are fresh, resiny, piny hops, pungent grapefruit, herbal, earthy, biscuity, some tropical notes, faint caramel, faint onion? (3) Mouth-feel is rather thin, moderate carbonation, resiny feel, finishes dry and bitter. Alcohol is non-existent. I couldn't believe it when I saw 9.4% on the bottle after I had drank 3/4 of the bottle! (4)Overall, I was super excited to try this one, especially as fresh as it is. I felt it could have used more of a malt backbone as the hops really stand out, although I know that's what the brewer was going for here. Still very well executed and worth the try - fresh of course.

Enjoy By 12.21.12
Seeing as I seem to have had a different experience with this batch compared to 9.21.12, I figured I'd add this to the review. This one will be abbreviated a bit even though I preferred this batch to the previous. (same recipe?) (4.5) Pours a brilliant amber, excellent clarity, the frothy, ivory, head leaves some lacing on the glass. (5) fresh hoppy floral bouquet of citric hops, pineapple, mango, Citra hops?, grapefruit, caramel malt, pine, did I mention fresh? (4.5) tastes are tropical fruits - juicy pineapple, mango, papaya, grapefruit pith, earthy pine, booze, white pepper, faint creamed honey. (3) Mouth-feel is resiny but smooth, thinner side of medium.
(4.5) Overall, this experience seemed to be better than the last Enjoy By IPA, but if they're the same recipe, then who knows. My palate isn't perfect.

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Photo of randomgnarkill
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It's a pretty good West Coast IPA, very Danky and has a nice clear look with a good head of foam. The citrus flavor is really there. Bottled 3-15-15 about 2 weeks out from today.

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Photo of hooliganlife
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

650 mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Hazy orange with a nice white head. Sticky lacing accompanies great retention.

Smell - Juicy and citrusy hops. Orange and tropical fruits. Sweet sugars from pale malts. Just a hint of a green pine aroma.

Taste - Less intense hop flavor, but still high quality. Orange and tropical fruit flavors. Sweetness is pretty strong, but not overpowering. Minimal bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Sweet, smooth, medium low carbonation. Low bitterness.

Overall - Very nice. Just shy of great. Maintains a green hoppiness throughout.

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Photo of Onemoresolo
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Perfectly clear golden-colored beer with a perfect white head that dissipates into a thin film. Not much lacing, but a solid appearance nonetheless.

Smell: Citrus, onion, cannabis, mango, and Nelson Sauvin's grassy white wine cattiness, backed by a general tropical-ness from the Galaxy dry-hopping. Yum!

Taste: Follows the nose with some maltiness as it warms, which works well as a backbone for all the intense fruit flavors. The reminds me a lot of 2015's Gubna, which also utilizes Galena hops. Very good. Galaxy is definitely more in focus taste-wise than aroma-wise, which is great. Juicy midpalate with solid bitterness on the backend. Very well-done.

Feel: Medium+ body makes for easy drinking, despite how quickly the ABV sneaks up.

Overall: Another fantastic Enjoy By. My only other experience with this series was a small sample about a year ago and I don't recall it being noteworthy. This one is. Definitely seek it out.

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Photo of emerge077
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Just had this on tap, and it was better than I remembered.

Peachy, sunny orange with a gentle haze. Drippy lacing forms a halo around the edges of the glass. A finger of foam settles to a delicate skim with a cirrus pattern to it.

Pungent hoppy aroma, not without some pale malts bleeding through. Flavor is big on bitter citrus rind, grapefruit pith and orange zest, vague traces of cantaloupe. Smooth with a hint of pale malt or wheat. Bitter hop resin sticks to the teeth a little. Medium bodied but fairly light for a DIPA. Overall very solid and drinkable.

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Photo of plaid75
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25


Poured a hazy copper hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was god retention and very good sticky lacing.

The smell featured tropical fruit and pine.

The taste consisted of ripe pineapple, apricot, pine and white pepper atop a firm grainy malt.

The taste was round with a dry finish and no hint of heat.

Overall a superior hop bomb that hides it's ABV very well.

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Photo of fragilemacabre
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had several of these "best by" beers and they have all been delicious. I have had slightly maltier incarnations, but this one, 11/12/13, is one of the brighter and sweeter specimens. it has the maltiness that an imperial should while still getting that sharp and bright hop character that Stone IPAs are famous for.

very pretty pour. lots of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass that keep rising as it sits. some fingers of foam decorating the glass, bright amber color. very uniform. grows more bitter as it warms.

it smells like heaven. very bright, very warm, very sweet. a little bit of grapefruit and bread, which is better than it sounds.

does not drink like a 9% beer. very easy to quaff. way too easy to quaff! I look forward to more beers in this series.

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Photo of lic217
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: light orange, clear, nice lasting head considering high abv
Smell: tropical, citrus, pine, hop resin, bold
Taste: starts sweet, finishes with a light bitterness that lingers, tropical at start, piney at end, with a little alcohol eat at end
Feel: really good, could be a bit creamier
Overall: an excellent beer

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Photo of zeledonia
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The Enjoy by 04.01.13 batch. Didn't mean to take it so literally, but I've had a lot of fresh IPAs to get through. Thanks to BeerThirty for yet another California IPA. Tasted 30 March 2013.

Pours a deep yellowish orange. Mostly clear, but looking through it, I can just make out my hand on the other side of the glass. One finger of almsot-white head, good retention, nice lacing. A thin stream of bubbles drifting up. Solid.

Smell is fantastic. Huge melon, grapefruit, and sweet orange. Impressively fruity, juicy and sweet. And it's smooth and full all the way through, with no holes, gaps, or sharp edges. Among the very best I've encountered. The only ones that might surpass it, in my experience, are Heady Topper, Abrasive, and Lagunitas Sucks. That is truly impressive company.

Taste is solid, but just kinda straight. A little sweet, drifting into half-chalky bitter. Not bad, but not all that flavorful. Balanced, with a little sweet and a little bit more bitter. But not a ton of positive flavors.

Mouthfeel is good. Medium-bodied, smooth and mouth-filling. A bit of stickiness. The carbonation is really nice, in a way that adds a lot to the beer. It starts out smooth and placid, then rises up in a rush of small bubbles, fuzzy, before drifting back down like a receding wave. Lasting, slowly fading away. Delightful.

A really good IPA, though it's mostly carried by the amazing smell. But I'm a sucker for aromatic IPAs, so I really dig it. If I could, I'd buy this regularly.

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Photo of scottsoileau
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft pour at the Bulldog in Baton Rouge. Typical West Coast appearance with nice not great grapefruit, maybe orange pith aroma. Extremely well balanced hop followed by sweet flavor. Suprised that it wasn't more of a hop bomb. Really enjoyed the beer but was expecting to be blown away I guess. Edges out Ruination 2.0 as my new fave Stone offering

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Photo of xungmound98
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of utopiajane
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was enjoy by 9/13/13

Pours a clear yellow, amber. Brilliant and has a fast falling head of white foam that leaves loose bubbles and a ring and cap . Film on top and great lace.

Nose is pineapple and sweet from the ripe fruit. Dry pine needles and some grapefruit to be tart and to tease you a little. Omy. There's not a lot of malt on the nose but what there is smells earthy and breaddy. Not too sweet just a breath of honey. Like if I leaned in close and then whispered the word "sweet." The real sweetness on this nose is from fruits and that excites. The hops are succulent even on the nose and floral.

The taste is out of this world. Malt is lightly breaddy and flows like silk under the sweetness of the fruit. It doesn't offer too much and stays just behind the pine needles and the pineapple. There's a little orange that comes forward as it warms. This beer is perfectly balanced and there's a nice dry bitter. Not loud, not tremendous, just right. The hops are plump and floral on the palate and juicy in and of themselves. If that's even possible. This has a fluffy malt character that is light as a feather and then there's resin and oil and pungent spice but not too awful much. Just enough.

This beer is the reason you drink an IPA. It's bountiful in it's hop character. It's decadent in it's fruit sweetness. It's malt is superb and flows underneath it all to lead you to a spectacular bitter. It's pronounced but it's not egregious. It's not heavy, it's light. the mouthfeel is something you don't even think about until you are lost in the aftertaste. So glad I tired this. One of the best beers I have had this year.

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Photo of kylelenk
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Splashed half in the glass and now just killing it from the bottle. A bit unconventional but why not if I only have a limited time to drink it.

Should have named it "Enjoy by the bottle"

A-Nice coppery color that you get from an IPA. Head boils down into nothing leavening just thick, resinous, sappy lacing on the sides of the glass. Enjoyed this portion from a snifter.

S-Decadent mimosa up front dominated by huge notes of champagne and orange rind mixed with fresh cut wildflowers and briar/thicket.

T-Aromas translate well into taste leaving just the slightest tingle of hops from this huge IPA. Booze, at ~10%, is very well concealed and could very well make it through the tightest of airport securities. It leaves one of the most satisfying residual flavors I've ever experience in a beer. Just a faint, almost sugary hop not at the end that is both thirst quenching and begging for more.

M-Very balanced. Not thick at all like you might be accustomed to with DIPAs. Lightly carbonated. Very easy drinking.

O-Beer was very fun and definitely looking forward to what comes next in the series.

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Photo of rudzud
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up at Julio's. Poured into my Duvel tulip. Enjoy by 09.13.13

A - Pours a crystal clear light honey hue with a one finger creamy head that fades to leave light lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Mmmm...yeah, dig the nose. Nice almost bubblegum hop aromas here, grapefruit, super faint tropical, nicely dank.

T - Similar to the nose, but not nearly as good. Nice bubblegum notes as well nice bitter pine and grapefruit, solid bitter hop finish. Not getting much tropical notes of floral fruits. Bubblegum, pine, and grapefruit.

M - Mouthfeel is solid for the style and the alcohol is hidden nicely.

O - Overall, a solid beer from stone. Gotta love a good, fresh DIPA.

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Photo of Yourahoser
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

About 2 weeks after bottling and it's amazing. Smell is fantastic - floral and citrusy. Very smooth and clean. Surprised it's such a high alcohol content. Best DIPA I've had so far.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Finally getting bottles of this fresh stone IPA creation in local distro (04.01.13)
The beer pours a clear, slightly coppery golden yellow with sticky white inch of head. The nose is potent citrus hops with a hint of grain sweetness and booze. The beer drinks very easily, like sugar dusted citrusy hops and has a mild, lingering grapefruit rind bitterness. It's certainly not drinking like a heavy IPA...as I'd expected with a 9.4% abv beer. The beer has near perfect balance, which is also surprising, as the intense hops and booze tame the sweet maltiness...or vice versa. Great IPA that drinks very easily and definitely hits the spot.

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Photo of samtrillo
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 4.20.14 bottled on 3.16, drank on 3.21!
A - Very cool translucent orange.

S - Lovely citrus hops. My nose is in a pine forest.

T - Hops, malty caramel followed by more hops with citrus and grapefruit becoming more and more noticeable. Aftertaste is piney.

F - Creamy full bodied with a nice amount of head.

O - Well played by Stone both on the Beer and the concept and marketing. I guess I was expecting something a little different it being so fresh but I don't even know what. Either way it's a very good beer. Drink up, Beerites.

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Photo of Psyko
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 12/21/12
22oz Bottle
Served in a Stone 14th Anniversary Pint Glass

A: This beer surprisingly lighter in color than anticipated. My memory might be slipping but this beer seems lighter than the 9/21/12 (first) batch. Nice 1-2 finger head with some lacing. No apparent alcohol legs from this 9.4% ABV beer.

S: A strong pine scent with some grapefruit aromas are the main scent components of the beer. There is no booze aroma present.

T: Right up front there are big sticky flavors of pine with grapefruit and some tropical fruit flavors mid palate. There is a nice malty backbone that plays well with the hops. There is a nice lingering bitterness for the finish. This is a really good DIPA.

M: This beer has a sticky sweet mouthfeel. The effervescence does a good job cutting the sweetness down, leaving you the craving for the next swig.

O: Of the two versions I have had (9/21/12 and 12/21/12) this one is the better of the two. If you like big West Coast DIPA’s I would say find (or trade for) it. Recommended.

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Photo of EBeckett3
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.12.13 reviewed here

A- Ok, orange-yellow with negligible head. Decent lacing.

Citrus, slight pine. Smells fresh.

slight citrus w equally slight malt backbone. Hoppy & bitter with dry finish. No alcohol aftertaste despite high abv.

Medium bodied, smooth bitter hop bomb.

Drinkable even at 9.4% (had 3). Wow! Get it while you can. Fresh IPA defined.

Poured into an 12 oz wine glass at the Pourhouse, Westmont, NJ.

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Photo of yamar68
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very happy to finally try this one... Enjoy By 5.17.13

Great looking beer. Clean gold body accented with steady beading and a frothy finger of bone white head which laces perfectly.

Lush citric hops and loads of tropical sweetness... just a touch of prickly conifer... classic West Coast IPA aromas.

Big, bright hop flavors that show little to no abrasion. Bittersweet orange zest, pine and mellow mango. Dynamic, balanced, and surprisingly drinkable.

I seriously hope this one returns to MN in the future.

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Photo of Gryphon69
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pint bottle


A- Pours a clear honey yellow with a hue of orange, carbonation throughout, Nice white fluffy head that laces and sticks on the sides. Nice bright colors.

S- Grapefruit, hops, oranges, crisp clean grass and hints of pine. All kinds of goodness to the nose.

T- Very much like the nose, just as crisp and clean with a bright hoppy slightly bitter finish, very good.

M- Light body, decent carbonation, clean. Slight bitterness that is from start to finish.

O- Very impressive from the full sensory overload to the nose, to the crisp bitter taste.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a six pack while in New York State. Enjoy by 10.31.15. The reputation of this series precedes itself, so I had to buy while I saw it. Served at cellar temperature into a pint glass. Bottled September 24, 2015 and Enjoyed October 20, 2015.

Appearance - A moderate pour yielded a clear dark golden cooled beer with minimal bubbles. A finger and change of long lasting white head rests on top. Good rings of lacing left behind.

Smell - tropical explosion on the nose, with an underlying dankness to the beer. Plenty of citrus with pineapple and mango being the stars and some support from oranges and grapefruit. Quite inviting and tropical.

Taste - pronounced bitterness to start which quickly turns sweet. The deliciousness of ripe tropical fruit hits the palate in all sorts of appealing ways. A slight booziness to the flavours, but it's not too pronounced.

Mouthfeel - smooth, sweet with modest carbonation. Not quite sticky or cloying but the flavours will definitely settles in the corners of your mouth providing long lasting satisfaction. A little hot to finish.

Overall - everything comes together in a way that is a little greater than the sum of each of its individual parts. Honestly one of the best double IPAs I've ever had, and enjoyed fresh this is delicious and delightful. A definite must try.

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Photo of Pinknuggets
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

4-1-17 rated 4.5

Bottle (5/17/13 on 4/21) to DFH IPA glass

A: Light golden orange color with a off white head and plenty of carbonation. It is also very clean as there is nothing in it and it is completely translucent what a traditionalist might look for in a DIPA but i like it cloudy with hops though I will not hold anything against the cleanness.

S: Well there are definitely plenty of fresh hops in there. In this batch the smell is floral mostly and very clean but there are notes of pine there though it is not too resinous smelling. The hops smell is pretty much dominant, but that is what I expect. It is different then the others I've tried that where more citrusy this beer has none of that.

T: These are not typical hops or at least they are different from the other releases, they have a very bitter hop bite without a lot of resin and is extremely clean. This bite however is powerful and stays on your tongue for almost 30 seconds after one sip. Other then the hop flavor there is not much else there , but the hop bitterness has a significant amount of depth as it unbitters.

M: There is a little resin that stays on the tongue but it is mostly that your pallet is just assaulted with bitterness as this is a palate wrecker for sure. With that being said it is also thick but very watery and clean as can be though the thickness does effect the drinkability it still goes down pretty easily while disguising all of the 9.4% abv so that is impressive.

O: This version is different from the others and have to say i prefer the citrus juicy hops but this beer is very good. The most impressive aspect is definitely how clean it looks, tastes, and feels it is competitive with the big boys like pliny but not as good for sure. It is however a very solid DIPA if you enjoy palate wrecking hop bitterness definitely try this but if IPAs aren't your thing stay away and drink it fresh as this is gonna be a malt bomb fast.

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Photo of CA_Infidel2o9
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber to a Tulip

A- golden orange, virtually no head

S- pungent dank cat piss, piny, caramel

T- follows the nose, citrus, grainy malts, grapefruit bitterness

M- medium body, above average carbonation, tongue curling bitterness

O- i had this about 3 weeks ago and it was way better. When stone says drink it now, they mean it. This bottle is 4 weeks old, and it's already going south.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,307 ratings.