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 mntlover
3.53/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale clear orange color with lots of bubbles sticking to my glass. Nice fluffy off white head that falls to a ring with some nice lace.

Aroma is bright citrus, pine fresh hops. Not much malts. Overall not what i would expect from Stone descent but not mind blowing.

Taste is like the aroma not much malts noticed just bright hops fruity mango, tobacco notes with pine resin notes in the finish. whole thing seems light for Stone even hops are not over the top body even seems light, would of never guessed this one was more then 6%.

Mouthfeel is light for a double IPA carbonation is light side.

Overall not bad just not as good as I was expecting.

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Photo of WillCarrera
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Churchkey in DC, kegged on 1/11/13, served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a clear orange color, topped with an inch of creamy khaki head, leaves spotty lacing.

S- Really awesome and complex hop aroma, has a huge grapefruit, citrus and pine aroma, but also some floral and earthy hop aroma, maybe a hint of onion too.

T- Similar to the aroma, lots of bright, vibrant and complex hop flavors ranging from pine/citrus to earthy and floral. Malt is light and bready, alcohol is invisible.

M- Medium-bodied, has a smooth feel with a dry finish.

O- A delicious beer, one of my favorites from Stone along with Ruination 10th Anniversary, any fan of Stone or anyone who wants a tasty, fresh DIPA should seek this out.

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Photo of BB1313
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 09.13.13... bottled on 8/9/13. I've had a few vintages from this series in the past. 22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a beautiful transparent golden with a slight haze, fluffy eggshell white head that sticks around and leaves great rentention and lacing. The aromas are great and full of sticky mango, pineapple, peach, grapefruit, lime zest. It's extremely tropical. There's some pine needles in the mix as well. The flavors are wonderful, but not aggressively bitter. There's a subtle amount of malts that give this one a decent sweetness. There's a little bit of pine in the finish. Mouthfeel is nice. It's on the lighter side of full-bodied; moderate carbonation. Alcohol goes completely unnoticed and this is extremely easy to drink.

Ultimately, the flavors and aromas remind me alot of the stellar IPA/DIPAs out there. There's not much to complain about. This is a very enjoyable DIPA.

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Photo of WesM63
4.87/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle 11-09-12 into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear golden orange with a 1finger off white head. Minimal retention with fair amounts lacing.

S: Smells of huge amounts of earthy spicy resinous pine.

T: Close to the nose. Huge spicy, earthy, resinous pine up front. Evolves into sweet bubblegum and malt. Fair amounts of bitterness throughout.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: Overall this is an amazing DIPA. Threw me for a loop, at the smell I was expecting that spicy resin hop, mid taste it evolves into this amazing bubblegum sweetness. I applaud Stone for this delicious brew and idea on drinking super fresh beer.

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Photo of mick303
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 12.13.13 bomber. Lots of resiny smell, fresh thick hops, dry intense grapefruit aromas, colour is a bright clear gold, plenty of carbonation but the smoothest mouthfeel and no hint of alcohol, this is really awesome, smooth balanced profile, tons of hop character. Really well constructed IIPA and just an amazingly fresh tasty beer. Pleasant dry finish and a quenching juicy drinkability.

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Photo of draheim
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 02.15.13 (bottled 01.11.13) into a tulip. Six days from the brewery to my glass. Pours a perfectly crystal-clear copper w/ a sudsy bright white head, lazy carbonation. A good-looking beer, appears refreshing and clean.

Aroma is resinous, piney, citrusy. Everything we love about West Coast IPAs. Maybe not quite as dank as I expected, but I prefer my IPAs not to smell too sticky and gooey. Smells clean and fresh, and I don't think it's just Stone's expert marketing playing tricks here.

Taste follows nose. Nicely bitter with lots of grapefruit and pine. Just a hint of alcohol, masked pretty well for a 9.4% brew.

Mouthfeel is clean, medium-bodied, slick. Just right.

Overall another solid DIPA from one of the masters of the craft. Well done, Stone.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: clear, perfectly golden beer with a few bubbles streaming from the bottom; fat, double-finger head of off-white ivory foam with good retention that leaves ample lacing down the glass

S: sweet pale malt aromas underscore a sea of hops - woodsy, bitter pine, and bright, zesty citrus being most prominent atop some dank undertones

T: crisp hops up front and throughout - orange and grapefruit pith and flesh; sharp pine - bitter and bold, with a wet, husky, dankness; balanced by juicy, succulent and hearty malts, bringing wet flavors touched by sweet, fresh caramel

M: medium-weight, bittering and crisp, smooth and slick, brisk carbonation, just a touch of stick on the resinous finish

O: Enjoy By is true reason to rejoice. So glad some of these find their way out to my area - a truly triumphant DIPA - a must-have for all craft beer lovers; I can't imagine anyone passing this up while its around. Great drinking. Continuously enjoyed...

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Photo of denver10
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light golden with a yellow hue, slight white head and lots of effervescence. A pretty nice aroma; huge sweet and juicy citric hops on top of a slight malt underbelly. Slighlty dank. Similarly wonderful flavor. Huge citric hops that are so juicy and sweet, a touch of some hoppy resin, all on top of a thin malt underbelly. A nice crisp, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, I'd have to put this as the best Stone ipa offering I have yet to try.

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Photo of Mdog
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

5.17.13 version

Appearance: Yellow-gold, slight haze, good head.

Smell: Big citrus, underlying sweetness.

Taste: Sweet citrus along with moderate bitterness. Quite balanced for a DIPA, and more balanced than I expected a Stone beer to be.

Mouthfeel: Tingly feel, not too heavy.

Overall: This was an impressive beer from Stone. I thought it would be more bitter, like Ruination, but it had a nice sweetness to it that gave it balance. It was really easy to drink, more like an IPA than a double. Good stuff!

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Photo of Cresant
4.01/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this 22 oz bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Consumed well before "Enjoy By" date. The body was light honey colored and clear. The white head left webby lacing in the glass. Very pretty.

The smell was catty and vanilla? Earthy and spicy. Pine and citrus. Later, as it warmed it became more pungent.

The taste was tropical fruits and grapefruit pith bitterness. Well hidden alcohol. Mild sweet oranges. Really a perfect DIPA for me. The higher alcohol makes it less than easy to drink but it is oh so tasty.

The mouthfeel was actually thinner than I expected but there was adequate carbonation and it starts off rather creamy. I have gone through several of these and will pick it up anytime I see this one available.

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Photo of ONUMello
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

5/17 batch poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter
A: Pure transparent orange with a 1.5-finger head that lingers
S: A perfect balance of citrus & pine hops with a solid caramel/malt backbone
T: Bold & balanced; caramel/malt up front compared to the nose, but again citrus & pine hops to finish
M: Medium-bodied, both crisp yet smooth
O: Another winner from Stone. I am drinking this midway through its limited shelf life; I would be curious to try it both on its release date and its drink-by date to see if it changes during that time

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Photo of Barracudas
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 10.25.15 is another exceptional beer from Stone! Stone continues to consistently put out great beers and I am looking forward to their opening their new brewery in Richmond, VA.

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Photo of augustgarage
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed 9 days after being bottled. Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Dogfish Head oversized snifter.

Alloy orange to amber gradient, day-bright and topped with a magnolia collar surrounding an archipelago-like surface slick. Fine sandy lacing, moderately sticky yet fast running legs. Decent retention.

The profusion of hops utilized is immediately apparent in the nose, a frontal assault that begins the moment you pop the cap and becomes a nearly overwhelming wave of tropical fruit, citrus, and fresh herbs when poured into the glass. The individual notes are name-able (passion fruit, lemongrass, orange marmalade, garlic chives...the list goes on for ages), but are insufficient in themselves to convey the impression that the full olfactory constellation has upon your senses. The intimidating list of hops in the kettle is such a melange that I was fearing an unworkable muddle, but the cohesion is remarkable. Nearly stunning.

The herbaceous and spicy hop notes are surprisingly to the front of the palate - much more so than all the fruit from the nose would lead you to expect. The peppery bitterness melds with a potent malt backbone, though without too much specialty character to get in the way of the hops. Potent bitterness gives way to an equally potent burst of fruit fading to an earthy acidity in the finish. While not exactly fulfilling the promise of the nose - the flavors serve as a great foil to your expectations.

Medium mouthfeel - faintly oily yet a touch prickly at the same time. Precisely calibrated to deliver the maximum flavor without sacrificing refreshment.

As I brew more from home, I buy less and less beer - and appreciate more those beers that I am unlikely to be able to reproduce. The complexity and expense of the recipe used to create this ale, along with the assuredness of craft on display make me willing to part with $8 for a bomber without complaint. Far superior to Double Bastard in my opinion - one of Stone's best efforts to date - a pure and uncompromising example, in rare company in the style.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beer dated 12.25.15.

Pours a crystal clear golden orange color with a 2-finger white head. Head dissipates rather quickly but leaves some nice lacing.

The aroma is very piney with tons of citrus. I also get plenty of pineapple with the slightest hint of bready malt on the backbone.

The taste is far more sweet than I remember other Enjoy By's being, but this is hardly a problem. I get tons of pineapple, mango, and juicy citrus. But the piney, bitter, resiny hop explosion is still very present.

The mouth is the best part of the beer. Very creamy, very smooth, and the 9.4 ABV is almost non-existent. Medium-bodied with medium carbonation, and almost no lingering bitterness.

Overall, while this release does seem a bit different than past releases, at least to my palate, it's still absolutely fantastic in every way. It's bitter, but not overly so. It's sweet, but in no way cloying. Simply put, one of the better double IPA's out there.

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Photo of ms11781
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best by 04/01/2013 (obviously). 22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear and bright golden orange with a small, fluffy white head. The head disappears very quickly and leaves a small soap-like ring of foam on the glass. The lacing is just ok but it matches the head as light rings of foam are left on the glass.

The hop profile in the nose is massive. Huge citrus and tropical fruits (grapefruit, mango and maybe some pineapple) give way to even bigger notes of resin and pine. There is a touch of malt sweetness but the hops dominate and it doesn't come through enough to pinpoint exactly what type it is.

The taste follows the nose but it's both bolder and more balanced. The fruity notes from the hops lead the way again and they are juicy, citrusy and tropical. The malt shows itself a bit more as well. It's still sweet as it was in the nose but it brings a nice breadiness with it as well. The citrus hops and sweet malt balance nicely in each sip before giving way to the piny, resiny finish. Despite the huge resin notes in the nose and the big pine notes in the finish the bitterness is remarkably restrained.

This beer drinks much lighter than a 9.4% ABV double IPA. The mouthfeel is very crisp and extremely clean. The carbonation is lively but soft. A lot of time lively carbonation brings a prickly sensation with it and it can be somewhat harsh with this much going on in the hop department. That's not the case here as the carbonation is spot on.

This is an excellent beer overall and a top tier DIPA. It's extremely hop forward with enough malt to make it relatively balanced. Definitely a beer I'd like to see much more often, if not regularly.

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Photo of bonkers
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber, 5/17/13, into a tulip. It pours a hazy gold with a 2 inch head, nice lacing. Lots of pine on the nose, notes of tropical fruit. The brew is full of bitter pine, notes of tropical fruit, lingering bitter finish. The beer is surprisingly easy drinking for such a big beer, good carbonation, full bodied. A good DIPA. Love the obvious freshness dating, but I think the beer is a bit overhyped.

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Photo of shand
4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Stone Enjoy By (batch 5/17/13) pours out a hazy golden color with a smaller head that retains very well. The nose is crazy hoppy. Tons of tropical and grapefruit hop flavors with an undertone of piney bitterness. The taste presents a literal ton of tropical fruit and grapefruit hops, with a strong hop resin aftertaste. One-note, but tasty as hell. The mouthfeel is on the light side and fairly carbonated, and the drinkability is exceptional. Overall, Stone Enjoy By is an extremely tasty and enjoyable IPA. A little more depth to the hop blend would make it absolutely best in class, but as it is it's one of the best IPAs on the shelf for sure.

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Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13oz tulip.

A - Very light colored, clear DIPA. Solid 2 and 1/2' head, excellent lacing throughout, active in the glass and a small head remains throughout. Near perfect.

S - Pine resin, tons of white grapes and lemon citrus.

T - Not as good as the nose suggests but still good. All the same aspects I mentioned in the nose, but this is all about a white grape, almost dry white wine hoppy flavor. Very unique. Never had a DIPA flavor profile like this. Solid.

M - a little prickly finish from the hops, and not as bitter as it is dry. Malt almost non-existent. Really, this beer is like a white grape DIPA finishing as a dry white wine would. Not very sticky and resinous as you'd expect from a West Coast DIPA or a big Stone IPA.

O - Very unique brew. Mind-blowing? Not for me but very good. I can easily see how this unique profile could be mind-blowing for others though. I can appreciate this beer for sure.

Suggested. It's a hope lover's unique experience of what can also be done with hops...

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

clean golden yellow pour with 2 fingers of head (great retention).
smells of fresh grassy/floral hops, pine, grapefruit, honey.
very sweet taste up front with a spicy hop character, honey like sweetness as a backdrop with a grapefruit citrus taste. earth notes of pine and i honestly am getting a sweet honey overload on this beer - it's delicious.
medium body, nicely carbonated - creamy on the lips, alcohol warmth with a spicy bite.

this is a fantastic ipa by stone. this, along with ruination 10 are their 2 top ipa's in my opinion. fascinating that they werre released pretty much back to back... puts the 16th ipa to shame.

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Photo of jmarsh123
3.95/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/21/12

Pours clear gold with a moderate foamy white head. Decent retention and lacing down the glass is solid.

Super dank aroma. Tons of pine and grapefruit with a little orange rind and some tropical fruits peeking in from time to time. Almost smell a little rye like spiciness although I don't think i tcontains any. Malt side smells like fresh baked bread and a little honey.

This one is potent in the hop department as most Stone beer are. Grapefruit citrus and tropical fruits up front. Malt profile is a bit doughy with some honey or molasses sweetness although still very much on the bitter side. Finishes with a huge dose of pine. I would've preferred a little more complexity in the finish as the profile lowered drinkability a bit, but still pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel is solid. On the light side of medium with appropriate carbonation. A little above the sweet spot ABV wise for a DIPA so alcohol is slightly present.

Very solid beer. Not sure it's all that much different than Ruination, but glad to see the freshness date stamped on the label and from a marketing angle, I love this beer. Taste is good if not excellent, but at only $5.49 a bomber, very good value.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.21.12. First batch to hit MA.

Appearance: Perfectly clear molten gold. It shines, it's interesting. Head is bright-white, bubbly, and loose. Drops to a small cap with some solid, but not crazy lacing. Moderate carbonation pulls from the bottom.

Smell: Citrus, pine resin, oily. Grapefruit. Tropical aromas as well. Tangerine and mango with some pineapple. Sweet citrusy hops. Tropical fruit punches up as the beer warms. Some pale, crackery malt mixes with the hops. Deep resinous pine. Grapefruit flesh. Fresh and juicy. Aggressive, but mellow for a Stone approach.

Taste: Tangerine. Loads of tangerine mixed with some pineapple and oily pine. Slick and resinous. Grapefruit flesh loaded with sweet pine needles. Pithy bitterness as well. Pale malts add a cracker-like snap. Minimal malt sweetness. A hint of aspirin on the back as well. As it warms the bitterness ramps up and smacks of oily pine resins with a faint hint of tangerine.

Mouthfeel: Slick, smooth, and easy drinking. Dry and bitter on the finish.

Overall: Mayan approved.

Another solid DIPA from Stone. Aggressive, but never overbearing. A nice change of profile for them as well. Worth checking out and getting back again.

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Photo of Modernrickk
4.07/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I'll start but saying that this brew is a deal on wheels. Very affordable big batch brew that has most of the bells and whistles of a special release ipa

Pours out a hazy war of orange and yellow - nice and clear enough to see right thru

Aroma is hops at first followed by vegetal notes. A lil bit of old lemon and awesome onion

Taste is much the same - hop sweetness at first very refreshing if your thirsty - bitterness comes from over hopping- malts are there just adding to the sweetness of this brew

Not really a full bodied beer this goes down quick - I'm not sharing this bomber! Carbonation is pleasing as you quaff down big sips of this brew

Overall I'm really into this brew - the hop bill is overkill but that's ok by me - this DIPA could hang with some of the big boys - but very rough around the edges and not really refined -

Last note. A lot of these have tasted the same to me - with the exception of enjoy by they made after releasing they're session IPA - that one seemed very weak. So weak I was almost done looking for this beer. I'm glad I gave it another go around

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Photo of vkv822
4.05/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By: 04/20/14
bottled on: 03/15/14
served in a Sierra Nevada IPA Glass

Clear golden with light orange hues an a thick, foamy white head with good retention.

Big resinous, citrusy hop character in both the aroma and taste.

Medium+ body, foamy carbonation.

A very well done DIPA, though not quite in my personal top tier.

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Photo of larryi86
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 04.01.13 poured into DFH IPA glass

A- A clear golden color with a two finger white head.

S- Grapefruit, floral, pine, some wet grass.

T- Pine, grapefruit, resin, floral notes, bitterness lingers in a good way, well balance, just enough malt backbone.

M- Smooth, crisp, medium body, good carbonation.

O- A well done DIPA that showcase why you should drink IPAs as fresh as possible. I would probably pick this up again.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.12/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 12.21 drank 12.03

Pours two fingers of white head with a clear orangey gold body.

Immediate sweet peachy notes just jump out of the glass. Orange and some astringent grapefruitiness. Light pine under the fruit. Floral notes as well. Lovely smelling IPA. As it warmed a bready toasted character became more prevalent as did some caramel and the alcohol.

Holy hops. Get more of the piney resinous thing going on in the taste. Grapefruit. My tongue was assaulted by a bone dryness and bitterness. It's not totally hops as there is some detectable bready malt but it's really about the hops.
Great smooth body on this with mild carbonation.

I love a big ridiculous IPA like this every now and then.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 1,399 ratings.