Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

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.

Added by nrs207 on 08-21-2012

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Photo of puboflyons
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of Hop-o-saurus
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I love Stones' 'Enjoy By' beers. I had one the other day and they are so fresh. I've had from the growler at the brewery and It was the FRESHEST IPA I've ever tasted. I live about 50 miles from the brewery so even the bottles are fresh beers. I highly recommend picking up any enjoy by IPA's that you see.

Cheers!

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Photo of Amalak
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. This beer is crystal clear, dull rust bronze color. It has a big foamy white head that leaves a ton of lacing. There are sporadic bubbles that make their way up the glass.

S. Extremely hoppy scent. A bit of weed. Cascade hops?

T. Very interesting flavor. It is a fruity IPA. It has a solid hop taste. There's a grape taste and a caramel sweetness. Perhaps the fruity taste is more of a citrus, as the aftertaste would indicate.

M. It has a medium body and a smooth carbonated feel to it.

O. Absolutely wonderful, complex flavor. Balanced and tamed...doesn't go over the top...which works perfect.

Recently had the 9.13.13: Also fantastic double IPA with a wonderful grassy taste and caramel hops.

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Photo of Etan
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours an absolutely translucent light gold with a big white head.

S: Aroma loaded with tropical fruits and citrus. Huge sweet pineapple and grapefruit, mango, vanilla, pale malt wafting out behind.

T: Doughy, slight grassy and herbal bitterness, a bit of alcohol, pineapple and orange. Juicy. Sweet yet balanced. A little resinous (earthy onion) as it warms.

M: Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied.

O: Really great DIPA. The aroma is fantastic (reminds me a bit of Lagunitas Sucks) and I like the concept behind the beer as well.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Quick break in the middle of dead week at school: time for a big, badass beer. Fortunately, Stone specializes in everything big and badass.

Still have about three weeks left: “Enjoy By 12.21.12” is emblazoned right on the front of the bottle. I love the crusade for fresh beer, and this idea, especially – no way this beer will ever be picked up past its prime.

A: Superb: brilliantly translucent gold body with a foamy white head three fingers high. Retention is smooth and frothy; ropes of lacing all around.

S: Dank as hell: taut pine and spicy pepper with some notes of crisp citrus rind and juicy pineapple emanate as soon as I open the bottle. Strong and uplifting, this is one of the best hop aromas I can imagine. The malt character seems solid, as well, balancing the hops with sweet scents of pie crust, cherry, nougat, and honey.

T: A sharp, darkly bitter flavor is propelled across the palate to start, stinging with spicy rye and pepper, pine needles, and chili powder – a deep, lasting hoppiness that reminds you not of citrus, but of something richer. As it dries the palate, a soothing malt profile of soft white bread, cracker, and caramel mixes in to give the beer a chewy, rounded palate. And there’s a floral note to it all, too, herbal and almost soapy with tastes of lavender, tangerine, rose water, and sage; lofty notes of complexity. The aftertaste is, surprisingly, only a moderately dry, lemony hoppiness, still showing sweet, smooth malts.

M: Solid malt + just the right amount of drying hops = a rich, full-bodied DIPA. Hop bitterness dries in a light way for such a hoppy beer.

O: This beer represents a lot in the fresh beer campaign, and even with that going for it, it still rocks. It reminded me of Ruination at nearly every sip, but hey – who said greatness had to be totally original? This is great beer.

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Photo of gabedivision
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler to a tulip glass

A- crystal clear golden amber, with a 2 finger pillow head, decent lacing

S- pine, grapefruit, lemon, skunky weed, very dank

T- sharp lemon, grapefruit peel, massive fresh citrus, alcohol, and more bitter grapefruit on the finish.

M- Medium bodied, low carbonation, extremely bitter, very dry

O- lived up to the hype, just an incredible hop monster of a beer with still enough malt to make for a great body of beer, just amazing, a testament to what fresh IPA's ought to be.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 7-4-13
Bottled on 5-31-13
Consumed on 6-8-13

A- Clean looking copper with a 2 finger off white head that is thick as can be. Lacing does a nice job of holding strong, and the retention is persistent as hell. A little light in color for a DIPA, but all of the characteristics are here for an impressive beer.

S- Oh my! Massive hop aroma. Not sure of the IBUs, but the hop profile is divine. Dank (I mean DANK!) hops of citrus, pine and slight floral. You don't have to work hard at all to find this aroma. Explodes out of the glass. It is like walking through an orchard of grapefruit, mango, pineapple, peaches, lemons and abundant pine trees.

T- Follows nose. Once again, superb hop characteristics take over the palate early on and linger throughout. It runs the hop gauntlet - dank, wet, powder coated and resinous all in waves. A sweet caramel malt base shows up with perfect timing to ensure this doesn't become an astringent experience. Some earthy tones also make their way. Bitter bite in the finish.

M- Dry, oh so dry. Mouth can't wait to get another sip. Creamy to a degree for the style, yet lighter than many. Alcohol present with some warmth. Perfect carbonation.

O- So pleased to see this distribute to MO as soon as I moved here. Certainly one of my favorites from Stone. Won't compare to others as this one speaks for itself. I'll say this though, not many beers excite me so much that I go back to the store the very next day to stock up on some more. I did with this one.

DFH IPA glass
$6.49 for 22 oz bomber

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Photo of Drunk_And_Sarcastic
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz into a tulip.
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip.

A - Golden copper. 4

N - Lots of tropical hop notes and bready malts. Also some pine and resin. Surprisingly balanced nose. 4

T - Not quite as balanced as the nose. Starts off with amazing tropical hop flavors of mango, pineapple and some orange. This moves to a nice amount of grapefruit, pine and resin. It finishes with a touch of sweet bready malts. This is an awesome West Coast Style IPA. 4.75

M - It has a nice medium-body but is still crisp and easy to drink. It also has that oily and sticky body that I love in IPAs that really puts it on the Pliny, Alpine and other world-class IPAs level. 4.5

Overall - This is a perfect example of a West Coast style IPA. The tropical hop notes combined with the pine and resin make this one an excellent offering. It's probably the best hoppy beer from Stone and one I hope they decide to make year-round, mainly because its a great value at $5.99. It's so close to the other great IPAs (Alpine, Pliny, Heady etc) but just not quite there. 4.5

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a bright gold with a nice two fingered foamy head and loads of carbonation. The layer of foam is thick and sticks around for a good long time!

S - Resiny and vinous grapefruit rind, oranges, pineapple, mangos, and all blend together for a spicy tropical fruit rind nose.

T - Oily with lots of tropical fruit rind: pineapple, grapefruit, mangos, and spicy resins. Caramel malt is present but very light and subdued. The spicy character comes through with some onion zest, and the alcohol level is very well hidden. A little bit of grassiness is also mixed in with the assertive spice.

M - Medium body, smooth texture, and coats the mouth with a spicy layer of rindy resins.

O - As a lover of IPA's, this is a phenominal beer that once again shows Stone is more than capable of brewing great IPA's. The entire concept of this project is a great idea and I hope they continue brewing this particular beer or other big IPA's with the same idea. great job, Stone!

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Photo of PaulyB83
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 07/4/14

Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a medium gold with a two finger white head that dissipates slowly. Great amount of clarity for such a hop loaded beer.

S- This beer smells like every hop in existence, and i think that's what the use. It smells like yo just stuck your face in a bag of hops. Dank pine, citrus, tropical fruits, and stone fruits all in perfect balance. Not really getting any of the onion that I've gotten from other batches.

T- Get mostly pine and then tropical and citrus. Very light malt presence detected on the finish. A lingering bitterness that is not too much.

O- An excellent DIPA and one of Stone's best brews. Each batches seems only slightly different and this one is fantastic. Any type of hop aroma and flavor is accounted for, expect maybe floral notes. i try to seek out at least one bottle or glass of every batch we get in my area, you should too.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of DrewskiWhit
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 7/4/13

A very clear. Nice head and lacing

S really nice balance of citrus and pine. Nice smelling beer

T just as it smells. Starts out citrus with the pine shinning thru as it warms. Not a lot of hop bitterness on this one.

M excellent. Moderate carbonation and a nice malt backbone. Very drinkable.

O very good beer. Never been a big fan of stone but enjoy by is a great concept executed perfectly. A very well balanced beer which any ipa fan would enjoy.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of argock
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in an 8 oz cylindrical glass tumbler at The Taproom (San Diego, CA).

A: Slightly dirty gold with nearly white 1/2 finger head which retains well and leaves copious lacing despite the ABV.

S: This beer blasts away with resinous pine, grapefruit pith, honeysuckle, and pineapple hoppiness. The malt aroma is minimal. There is a bit of alcohol singe on the nostrils.

T: The flavor also favors the resiney qualities of hops with pine, a bit of lemongrassiness, and pineapple flavors with some solid grapefruit throughout. I think the dry hopping on this beer is superb, both in term sof aroma and flavor. THe maltiness provides counterpoint to the humongous hoppiness, but succumbs. The bitterness is moderate to high but it still drinks remarkably easily. The alcohol is very well hidden.

M: This has a bit more heft than I was expecting. The carbonation also seemed a bit high but it was still quite drinkable. I am glad I asked for a half-serving as I wonder how easily a pint would have gone down.

O: A very good DIPA from Stone. It parades all of the lush resinous hops qualities unabashedly.

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Photo of mnphish
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had #: 1337 on BA. Elite.

Enjoy by 5.17.13 has finally landed in MN. This was bottled on 4.12.13 and consumed one week later - Extremely fresh. It pours a clear light gold body with a sizable head that lasts for a bit.

The nose brings on tons of fresh tropical fruit. It smells much like a Surly Abrasive Ale. Lots of pineapple, citrus, grapefruit, mango, sweet peaches, and a little bit of pine. The taste follows very nicely with potent tropical hops and lots of bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied and light carbonation. Unique in its own way. Fresh Stone FTW!

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Photo of CharlatanSin
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 5/17/13, enjoyed on 5/16/13, just under the wire.

A: Absolutely gorgeous. A clear golden amber with a big, rocky white head that lingers and laces. This is the platonic pale ale, appearance-wise.

S: Even with one day to go, it smells like brewday. Citrusy and resinous. Floral, a little early.

T/M: A total hop showcase, unsurprisingly. Grapefruit and other citrus. Nicely bitter, persistent but not overwhelming. A tiny bit of alcohol. Not much malt flavor to speak of. Mouthfeel's on the thick side for the style, very low carbonation.

O: I think Enjoy By is one of the better innovations in craft beer recently. Putting a hard deadline on an IPA is brilliant.

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Photo of peensteen
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Rutager for this

Enjoy By 4/20/13. Consumed 4/19/13

Lightly hazed golden orange colour, one finger of white head, good amount of lace on the glass. Huge citrus upfront, grapefruit, pineapple, orange, mango and a faint lemon, a bit of sweet honey dew like malt but certainly not shortage of hops in this. Taste is citrusy, grapefruit and pineapple, a bit of dank piney flavours, solid bitterness throughout , starts off dry and hoppy with a touch of sweet malts toward the end. Light dry carbonation, medium bodied and fairly oily as well. Just incredible stuff, cartainly something I would love to have again and again.

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Photo of Teleweizen2
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a crystal clear golden color. Massive amount of thick mouse like white foam. Leaves decent amounts of lacing as it slowly dissipates.

S - aroma is intense and just teaming with hops. Strong notes of lemon rind and zest along with hemp oil. Candied orange peel, grapefruit and pineapple follow while a background of grass, flowers, and toasty bread round out the nose.

T - light crusty bread flavor up front which is quickly demolished by strong rindy bitterness. The bitterness of grapefruit rind is balanced by fleshy orange pulp notes. Floral flavors on the backend with more grapefruit bitterness which linger long past the finish.

M - crisp, lighter-medium bodied. High, bubbly carbonation emphasizes the crisp character.

O - This is a fantastic DIPA. It just hits all the high notes for me. It might just be how fresh it is but this is going down as one of the best DIPAs i have ever drank.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
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

#?: 7-4-14 (no adjustments) - seemed more "juicy" and less bitter than previous reviews, closer to original review of a September "by date"

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Photo of timontheroad
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

10.31.14
Appearance: Nice yellow/golden color and crystal clear. White fluffy one-finger head that stayed till the bottom and left some nice lacing.
Smell: Huge grapefruit, pineapple, with a hint of onion and some slight malty sweetness
Taste: just like the aroma, with lots of grapefruit and pineapple - just can't get enough of that flavor.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, not too much carbonation- feels really nice on the tongue, with a great finish and aftertaste that leaves you wanting more.
Overall: Such an outstanding beer, unfortunately we only get about every 3rd release of Enjoy By here in Colorado. I will continue to seek out this brew whenever I have the opportunity.

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Photo of sjones5045
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour is a yellow orange but look a bit light. An ok amount of head and lace, maybe a bit avg. The smell is phenomenal. Great hoppy smell that is not quite like any other double IPA. Maybe based on the the smell my expectations were extremely high. The taste was a very slight let down from the smell. Hoppy yet, not nearly what you would expect from the smell. The feel was a bit thin too. I felt like for this double IPA, the hoppy presence peeks very quick then fades into more of a watery mouthful. Overall, I do like this beer but was expecting more from it. It did fall short of being a world class beer but I still enjoyed it. I do have another bottle that I will try as the first beer of the evening to see if I've been thrown off by the other beers.

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Photo of Curloftheburl
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

5.17.13

Wow this beer is fresh! Lots of grapefruit and slight tropical fruits on.the nose. Taste matches the smell alot of grapefruit comes thru with some pine followed by a slghtly spicy finsh. Body is just a little thinner then other dipas. This is what a dipa should.taste like.

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Photo of Hammer35
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 12-13-13

Appearance: Really nice golden color with good carbonation and lacing, but little head retention.

Smell: Huge notes of freshly cut grapefruit. Like fresh citrus right off the vine.

Taste: Mimics the aroma quite a bit. Very citrusy/grapefruity. I was surprised by the slightly sweet malty finish, considering Stone's other IPAs.

Mouthfeel: Excellent for an IPA. Light and refreshing but not thin. A little highly carbonated for my taste, but that does add to the refreshing quality considering this is a high abv beer.

Overall: Amazing. I was shocked to see this in stock at my little liquor store in IL, and couldn't be happier I grabbed it. I'll be going back shortly to buy them out. A great, fresh IPA that's refreshing, citrusy and not ridiculously bitter. Try it if you have the chance!

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Photo of NickTheGreat
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L (4.25) - Lovely orange color and light fluffy head. Not crystal clear, but about right for a IIPA.
S (4.5) - Real nice floral aromas. I little bit of citrus, but mostly floral
T (4.5) - Really great taste. Very hoppy at the front, but not bitter at the end. More of the floral hop taste (like the smell) but a little pine,citrus, grapefruit, etc.
F (4.25) - Good mouthfeel. A little bit of carbonation bite, but quite drinkable.
O (4.5) - I'd never had this one, and wasn't necessarily going to buy it. But I got a bomber of it . . . Wow! I'm really glad I did. I really don't have many complaints. Good drinkable beer with great flavor. I will buy more.

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Photo of cbutova
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 5, 04.01.13.

A- Poured into an oversized snifter with a slightly hazy golden orange body. A frothy white head forms to about one finger in size and has good retention. Lacing comes in small spots that are plentiful.

S- A blast of fresh fruity hops doesn't surprise me but it sure is pleasant. Fresh pineapple, mango nectar, dank weed, orange peel, grapefruit juice and pine come off strong and saturated. This reminds me a lot of a coconut mango curry dish I eat sometimes in a nice way.

T- Again, a ridiculous amount of hop presence. I would say mango and dank floral notes give off the most to me as we'll as citrus, herbal, grapefruit and pine hints. Just a tiny malt and yeast backbone.

MF- Creamy and silky smooth moderately thick body. Carbonation is very easy on the palate but still at a medium level. Dank bitterness in the finish.

This beer makes me want to go back to San Diego. Each sip reminds me of the great time and IPAs I had there. Impressive hidden ABV, feels so smooth like it could be 4%.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 1,400 ratings.