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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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1,356 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,356
Hads: 10,065
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25%
Wants: 748
Gots: 2,630 | FT: 19
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Stone Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

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.

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

Big thanks to Goblinmunkey7 for acquiring a bottle for me. Truly epic.

12.21.12 bottle

Consumed 12/12/12

Appearance: Clear, light orange gold - pretty - slightly off-white, lively head - moderate size, fades to a wispy cap, leaves a few nice streaks of lacing

Smell: Loads of citrus, with a ton of wet, dank pine - oily citrus, orange flesh, grapefruit rinds, and resiny pine - some tropical touches, like pineapple - hoppy, but not remarkably aggressive (especially given the brewery) - some pale malts in the background

Taste: Citrus and pine, who would have thought? - orange flesh, tangerine juice, grapefruit rind, with some sticky pine - some slight herbal elements (lightly leafy), light tropical elements (pineapple), and mint - wet and juicy - hoppy, but only a medium level of bitterness - pale, lightly grainy malts - very light touch of alcohol - could actually be a bit maltier (although it almost pains me to type that)

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth, oily, nicely carbonated

Overall: Enjoy.

The commitment to freshness inherent in this beer is quite charming. Oddly enough, perhaps the flaw here is that it's brewed by Stone... And I honestly prefer Stone's easy to get, year-round Ruination to this. On another note, I'm not sure if I believe the 9.4% ABV. This is absurdly easy to drink.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 bnes09
4.97/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gorgeous lemon-orange color brew with exceptional clarity and a few, tiny bubbles rising to the surface. Solid finger and a half of egg-white head retreats to a thin film which remains for the rest of the drink and leaves behind small spots on the glass.

Bright, brilliant, fresh and unparalleled aroma. Lemon and orange zest, grapefruit, pine needles, juicy mango, ripe tropical fruits, honey and fresh cut grass.

The flavor delivers what it promises. This is by far the freshest IPA I have ever tasted. I love how the malt character is subtle with white and rye bread tones. This allows the hop flavors to come through full force with lemon rind, grapefruit, pine, and mild detergent. Leaf, oil and resin bitterness battle against a midwestern IPA tropical sweetness of mangos and tangerines. Absolutely perfect balance for a beer of this strength and complexity.

Mouthfeel: again, flawless! Perfect medium body, lighter than most DIPA's and this adds to the flavor. Oily at first then dry from middle to end. Crisp, dry finish leaves your palate begging for more. Perfectly carbonated.

This is more than a beer; it is a work of art. Such aggressive flavors yet such perfect balance and light, crisp, refreshing feel. I could drink this all day if it wasn't 9.4% abv. I love the combination of Midwest and West coast hop flavors. I also love the fresh IPA concept and if the name hadn't caught my eye, I probably wouldn't have bought it. Well-done.

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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 Franziskaner
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden colored and pristine clarity. Moderate head retention. Beautiful. Lots of of busy carbonation bubble business. Intensely pine aroma, very freshly picked and it shows in the nose. Taste is intensely hop oriented. Did I just bite into a hop straight off of the vine? Wow! This is truly a unique and wonderful experience. Must try.

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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 gillagorilla
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bomber poured into a Flying Dog goblet

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

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

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

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

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

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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 reebtaerG
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 1/10/14 dated 2/14/14 bottle into New Belgium globe

A-Pours a clear copper colour with a two finger, foamy, off-white head that lingers and leaves modest lacing.

S-Aroma is pine and floral hops, citrus and tropical fruits.

T-Taste is grapefruit, orange rind, mango, pine and mildly sweet malts. Aftertaste is pine and mildly sweet malts.

M-Mouthfeel is somewhat oily with lively carbonation and a sharp, bitter and drying finish.

O-Awesome DIPA by Stone and at great price point!

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

enjoy by 9.13.13 poured into a Stone Ruination pint glass

A- bright golden orange hue with a frothy head that quickly thinned out but lingered in the glass

S- strong passionfruit with hints of tangerine, grapefruit, bit of bready malt, very inviting

T- the big passionfruit note is still there though a bit overwhelmed by some of the bitter citrus components of the hop profile, rush of grapefruit, tangerine, mango, very bright. no sign of the abv

M- Dry, crisp, few notches above thin, solid

O- this is just a notch below the top tier IPAs for me, great IPA and a must buy for me whenever it comes around

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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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Photo of nrs207
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap 5 days old. Not bad for being in New Jersey.

A - Clear and golden in appearance. Huge frothy head, probably because it's the first pour from the keg. The lacing this leaves is fantastic.

S - Mostly pine and citrus. Some tropical fruit. I can definitely smell the Nelson hops they used for dry hopping. No alcohol or malt presence to speak of.

T - Nice level of bitterness. Citrus and pine again dominant in taste. There's a hint of tropical fruit as well. Some peach in there too. Big bitterness on the finish. Supposedly they added all the hops late in the process, but it's definitely still got a lingering bitterness. By the end of my first pour I had a long lingering bitterness. Great stuff. Making my mouth water, which not many IPAs can do at this point. This is truly a delicious IPA.

M - Really smooth. No alcohol presence. Nice level of carbonation, I'd say medium. Goes down really easily.

O - This doesn't disappoint. I wish Stone could've gotten Ruination 10 to me in less than over 2 months, because I can't really compare. This is definitely less malty IMO, with a great hop variety. They're the 2 best beers I've had from Stone. I don't think this can disappoint any hop head. I've had better IPAs, but this is definitely up there.

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

From: Binny's, Schaumburg, IL
Date: Bottled 11/16/12, drink by 12/21/12
Glass: Tulip

Stone's "Best By..." is a fairly standard west-coast DIPA with hints of pine resin and more pronounced maltiness than I find in typical expressions of the style. A decidedly solid and well-produced beer, as I would expect from Stone, but not something that seems to set itself apart from others in the style or even Stone's other offering. Glad I could try this, would get it again if I was in the area, but not something that's offering much new or breaking ground.

Pours a 1.5cm tall head of slightly off-white foam, composed of fine, small bubbles. Retention is average, and over its decline, the head leaves substantial lacing along the sides of the glass in assorted thick lines and shapes. Each sip also reveals excellent sheeting and cascading from the descending foam. Head eventually falls to a thick ring around the glass and a wispy island of foam atop the center of the body. Body is a light caramel brown color, transparent, with light bringing out very nice, bright, orange and yellow hues. Carbonation streams from the bottom of the class, visibly and aggressively.

Aroma of peach, mango, and grapefruit rind; typical for a west-coast IPA. In general, a very nice, assertive and clean hop aroma. Not dank or excessively heavy with hop scent: refined, if you will.

Surprising pine resin flavor upfront, considering that I didn't detect this in the aroma, along with the expected hop bitterness. Mid-palate of grapefruit, and milder pine resin, with plenty of generic hop bitterness atop an actually sweet, slighty bready, and noticeable malt body. Back of palate picks up continued hop bitterness with some bright mango and grapefruit flavor with a splash of spicy ethanol as well. Lingering flavor of grapefruit rind, generic hop bitterness, cracker-like malt and mild ethanol.

Beer is medium bodied, with carbonation that is medium to high. This results in a mouthfeel that is prickly at first, eventually fading to a pleasantly tingling feeling across the palate that melds well with the attendant bitterness and ethanol burn. Aftertaste is expectedly dry, from the substantial hopping and ethanol presence. There is also some substantial stickiness around the corners of the lips.

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.24/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

22oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with two fingers of dense white head. Good retention, decent lacing.

S: Intense and complex hoppiness in the aroma of this beer. I get strong citrus followed by pine, resin, and onion. A bit of caramel sweetness shows up, but this beer certainly does not smell sweet.

T: Caramel sweetness comes out much more in the flavor than the aroma. Resiny hops come out with a bit of onion. Bitterness is quite strong. Booze is surprisingly also quite strong.

M: On the thick side with adequate carbonation.

O: A very nice aroma, but the hop flavor is muddled and booze is quite strong for the style.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,356 ratings.