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Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

Enjoy By IPAEnjoy By IPA

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BA SCORE
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world-class

5,527 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5527
Reviews: 926
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.03%


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

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Listing for all Stone Enjoy By xx.xx.xx IPA beers.

 http://www.stonebrewing.com/enjoyby/ 

You have in your hands a devastatingly fresh double IPA. While freshness is a key component of many beers - especially big, citrusy, floral IPAs - we've taken it further, a lot further, in this IPA. You see, we specifically brewed it NOT to last. We've not only gone to extensive lengths to ensure that you're getting this beer in your hands within an extraordinarily short window, we made sure that the Enjoy By date isn't randomly etched in tiny text somewhere on the label, to be overlooked by all but the most attentive of retailers and consumers. Instead, we've sent a clear message with the name of the beer itself that there is no better time than right now to enjoy this IPA.

(Beer added by: nrs207 on 08-21-2012)
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SHODriver

California

4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By: 2-15-13
A: pours a clear light gold with a half inch of white head that fades to a small pool
S: smells of pine, grapefruit, earthy hops, and tropical fruit.
T: tastes of earthy hops, pine, citrus, a bit of tropical fruit, some alcohol and a slight sweetness to bring a bit of balance. very light caramel sweetness flavor. aftertaste is oily hops and pine resin and just a bit of sugary sweetness on the very back end
M: lighter side of medium in the mouth with slightly prickly carbonation. slightly drying at first but then quickly juicy
O: Very good beer. Heavily hopped and fantastic hop flavors. malt provides just a bit of balance but allows the hops to really shine. I wanted to get to this one sooner but tylenol and beers don't mix well.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 23:57:54 | More by SHODriver
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 5.17.13, bottled on 4.12.13
This beer was bottled 1 week ago from today, and has made it from the brewery in SoCal to a shelf in my local beer shop in Atl, GA in 1 week. Not sure that has ever happened before!

A - Yellow golden hue with a tiny bit of clarity. Whats impressive here is the 3-4 fingers of head and lace left all over the glass!

S - Ok, this aroma is off the charts. Pine cone galore! Fresh hops. Almost burns your nose hairs off its so pungent. Beautiful

T - Like the smell, off the charts piny hops. Sweet, smooth, well balanced. Delicious!

M - Oily and slick. Well carbonated.

O - A fresh hop lovers dream. Glad to have the last 2 series, after finding the 4.1.13 in NYC last month. 2 in a row have made it to ATL, hoping that trend continues!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 01:49:17 | More by BeerDawgs
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.15/5  rDev -28.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 00:35:14 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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gtermi

Texas

4.73/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 12.21.12

Bottled on: 11.16.12

A: The beer pours a clear golden body with a thin white head that quickly fades and leaves a tiny bit of lacing on the glass. By far the clearest IPA I have ever seen.

S: I am getting a strong piny hop scent with some sweetness from the grain. The hops are almost peppery to me.

T: The taste is very strong in hops and gives off a type of oniony pepper flavor. As it lingers, it mellows out a bit and turns sweet.

M: There is a slight amount of carbonation on the back of the throat and the tip of the tongue, but really not much else. Its a very thin bodied beer too.

O: By far one of the best IPAs I have ever had. Damn I wish they could make this fresh year round for me to get.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 07:04:38 | More by gtermi
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hoplover82

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A-pours a crystal clear golden color with a medium small off white head that has good retention and very good lacing.
S-the aroma is amazing! Very Impressive with tropical fruits, very citrusy and pungent. . This is my kind of IPA for sure.
T-the flavor is all hops. Tons of tropical fruits and citrus notes. The only thing I can say in criticism is that it's not very complex but man this is good!
M-big body, creamy with a balanced and semi dry finish. Perfect amount of carbonation too.
O-this beer is just plain amazing! You have got to try this beer. I will totally be having this one again.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 02:34:31 | More by hoplover82
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 01:20:07 | More by MattSweatshirt
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Stone Brewing Co. - Enjoy By IPA - 04.01.13 - 1pt 6fl oz bottle

So psyched that my buddy was able to snag a few over at Beverage Warehouse in Winooski (VT). We had been waiting for a few weeks and weren't sure if the shipment was going to make it up here.

Look - Pours golden with a tinge of copper and a minimal, frothy head. Filtered with some carbonation. Moderate lacing that stays.

Smell - Sweet malts with hops smoothly resting over it.

Taste - Carbonated malt and resin. Hops creep in after and settle surprisingly gently.

Mouthfeel - Amazingly drinkable, smooth and sweet with a great blend of hops.

Overall - BOOM. Stone's best brew to date.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 13:51:01 | More by JMScowcroft
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Light golden color and you can easily see right through this well filtered beer. Hop aroma is present a good distance from the nose. Hops are strong on the spices - almost fresh cracked pepper and basil - with a small amount of citrus. Some malty sweetness on the backend but certainly not the star. Thank you Stone for enforcing freshness of this hoppy beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 23:24:13 | More by Oakenator
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JamesMN

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 11/12/13.

Appearance: Pale honey with good clarity and an off-white cap of foam.

Aroma: A hop bouquet of tropical fruits, with an emphasis on mango, and just a hint of dank hop juice. It has that great almost musty aroma that is synonymous with west coast IPAs, in my opinion.

Taste: This one definitely has the 'it' factor. The flavor begins with some crisp piney bitterness up front that morphs into a tropical ride for your palate. The hop character hits the perfect mix of pine, west coast fruits, and that touch of dankness that all the great IPAs balance so well. Speaking of balance, the malt is basically nonexistent here--which works in its favor. The 9.4% ABV is likely what is keeping the hops in line, but it is very hard to detect any alcohol presence. The 88 IBUs really make the most of their power, diminishing slightly in the finish before blasting through to echo around in the aftertaste for a very long time. It's not difficult to enjoy this one.

Mouthfeel: Just below medium in body which is quite a feat for an imperial brew. The carbonation keeps things lively but is just a tad excessive (nothing a vigorous pour can't fix). Suburb drinkability which is dangerous given the ABV but makes taking down a bomber no problem.

Final Thoughts: I was lucky enough to try an earlier batch of Enjoy By on-tap in Colorado in a flight next to PtE a couple months ago and Enjoy By was the better of the two (albeit by a narrow margin). The lack of malt flavor makes this beer even more impressive because there are no detectable flaws in the flavor and it seems to be consistent from one batch to the next. The Enjoy By series proves that Stone gets it. They understand that the consumer wants a fresh product, which means a lot coming from such a large brewery that doesn't need to be doing this kind of thing to survive in the vastly expanding craft beer industry. I have the utmost respect for Stone because they have respect for the consumer. The fact that Enjoy By is such a fantastic IPA is just the icing on the cake in this situation. Would I drink it again? Yes, anytime I can get my hands on it.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 18:07:39 | More by JamesMN
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

91313 Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn flute.

a: Clear deep gold with a finger thick white head which receded quickly to very thin patches of surface foam and some stringy lacing.

s: Pine with a slight oniony tinge.

t: Bitter pine hits immediately, but the underlying feel is refreshingly light. Seems like a near perfect Southern California/Southwest US beer, light yet spicy. 9.4 ABV very well hidden except perhaps going down.

m: Light at first, but the hop bite lingers on the sides of the tongue and even in the throat, making it seem more substantial.

o: A different DIPA, the onion hints in the pine bite were not strong enough to be off-putting, and makes this brew distinctive.

UPDATE 9/11/13 had another bottle on a hot night with a cigar in the gazebo, and did not detect the onion. Drank from a tulip glass this time. What came across most was a winsomely slick mouthfeel along with moderate hops. It was still lovely, certainly no reason to downgrade my earlier assessment, only to note a slightly different impression.

UPDATE 11/13/13 FOR ENJOY BY 11/12/13: Enjoying this vintage even more than the last. Wonderfully tasty piney hops dominate a light to moderate, very easy drinking brew, especially for such a high ABV, which it is hard to believe from drinking except for some slight throat burn. Hardly any tongue bite on this one despite the very strong hops flavor. This one I'd score conservatively a:4.0, s: 4.5, t: 4.75, m: 4.5 o: 4.5

UPDATE 2/5/14 for ENJOY BY 2.14.14: Gotta improve my appearance score for this one, to 4.5, two inch tall white head receded slowly to rocky surface foam and dense patterned lacing. There have been so many great new DIPAS out since my last Enjoy By in November, some of which I'd rate close to or even higher than Enjoy By, and it's still so expensive at $8+ a bomber, that I may well stop at buying one bottle per issue from now on. Consider Lagunitas Sucks (not new but the new issue is out, plentiful and relatively cheap), Green Flash Palate Wrecker, Sixpoint Hi-Res, Long Trail Limbo, Smuttynose Durty, Victory Dirt Wolf and Hop Ranch and Otter Creek/Lawson Double Dose, etc. Enjoy By is great, but new competition, some of which is at a lower to much lower price point, is making it less of a must-have IMO.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 04:32:23 | More by scotorum
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RaulMondesi

California

4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lolz. Wow... get off dis. I mean, really - get off dis! Raul drove all around OC to finally secure this? Oh my. It's not like Raul expected God, but he at least expected a kiss of heaven. What a let down. I mean, like when this hoochie was all over me last night, yet when the main man was ready to go home, she was too "tired" to come over. Yeah, that kind of let down.

Raul doez not approve!

*

Raul wasn't exactly feeling his first Enjoy By, but he is feeling it now. On all levels, like Megan Fox on an elliptical, Raul is feeling this.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 09:10:34 | More by RaulMondesi
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review written based on notes. So I was able to enjoy by 9/13/13, at which point the beer becomes angry and turns to molten lava which burns the esophagus.

Appearance - The beer was a handsome copper color with a white head. Lacing was demonstrated on the sides of the glass

Smell - The aroma was most emblematic of pine. One could detect the citrus, but the pine dominates.

Taste - Initially, the tongue alerts the brain to tastes of orange and spice. For a DIPA, one might suggest this beer to be quite thick. Toward the aftertaste, one notes a massive hop hit on the roof of the mouth. The thickness allows the hop burn to linger.

Mouthfeel - This is thick, particularly for DIPA. I don't mean this in a negative way.

Overall - At a bottle share, this DIPA was consumed in succession with Pipeworks Unicorn's Revenge. While this one is good, Unicorn's Revenge was the consensus winner.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 17:52:40 | More by JohnnyHopps
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My wife-to-be suggested dinner near a wine and beer store that is normally out of the way, so this was something I picked up. I got a bottle of the 7th batch, Enjoy By 05.17.13. The pour is a translucent flat yellow with orange notes. A fluffy finger and a half of cream colored head sits on top.

Wow, the nose is an intense blend of citrus and pine. Further inspection does yield some malt in there, but the grapefruit, mandarin orange, and pine car freshener smell are very strong.

Mango starts off the fun, then grapefruit and pine step in, pineapple, mandarin oranges... this is a hoppy festival in my mouth. Swallowing gets you a little malt, then its back to the pine and grapefruit.

This beer is perfectly carbonated, medium bodied, and goes down way too easy. There is no alcohol detected, and it's very refreshing. Only lightly sticky and not as drying as expected. Very juicy.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 01:55:52 | More by CFHMagnet
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SportsandJorts

Michigan

4.26/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: a yellowish orange color. good clarity. a half finger of an off white head. doesn't last too long.

Smell: super fruity hops , mango and grapefruit. slightly resiny but very strong hops

Taste: hops as expected. mango. grapefruit. resin. slightly sweet pretty bitter

Mouthfeel: smooth, slightly warm from alcohol. some bitterness but not overbearing.

Overall: definitely a good DIPA. worth a shot if you get and possibly even more. i like the huge hop fruitiness

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 00:27:33 | More by SportsandJorts
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thegodfather2701

North Carolina

4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

4-1-13
A-Poured into a snifter. It pours gold/honey with a somewhat thin white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Not much lacing left and no cascading.

S-Hops, hops, and more hops. Citrus and some pine, but you can tell this is going to be one hoppy beer.

T-Citrus, with a slight hint of tropical fruit, with a more piney bitter lingering hop finish. This is one of the hoppiest beers I think I've ever had. The hops are fresh, pungent, raw, and in your face. I was expecting a more tropical experience, but Stone focused on making this bitter. It is very good and a classic version of the style.

M-Pretty syrupy with a touch of carbonation.

D-I drank an entire bomber by myself without any problems, but this is really takes a toll on the palate.

Overall, this is a great IIPA. It is one of the most hoppy and bitter beers I've tried. I was expecting it to be more tropical, similar to Hopslam and Sucks but it was not very much like them at all. This is a hop lovers dream as it is in your face. This is a great beer, don't get me wrong, but given the price at about $8.60 a bomber, I think I will stick to Lagunitas Sucks at around $10 a sixer.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 14:12:52 | More by thegodfather2701
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Zraly

Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Seventh batch -- Enjoy by May 17th

Crystal clear gold with an orange tint. Nice, foamy white head. The smell is simply intoxicating. I'm not sure I can verbalize fully; hard to distill the qualia.

Dank, citrus rind permeates my palate in the freshest and meanest way. The flavor is eye-rolling good -- wonderful balance of rich malts and a sexy melange of hop notes. Grapefruit, tropical fruits, and resins resonate throughout and are fully supported by an appropriate body and mouthfeel. Piquant grassy notes poke through here and there as well. Smooth and devilish for the ABV. Rich grains and toasty caramel notes play in the secondary. Prickly, peppery resin notes linger toward the finish, which is nice and dry. Medium to full-bodied and a sheer joy to drink.

Absolutely delicious. And I love the concept of promoting fresh beer; most beers do not need to sit in your 55 degree closet. So happy to find this release here in VA. Thanks to Bon Vivant in Smithfield for stocking this.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 00:31:57 | More by Zraly
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KFBR392

Illinois

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 23:22:07 | More by KFBR392
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Philousa

California

4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is the 12/21/12 version imbibed on tap at Tony's Darts Away & Original Gravity SJ. This is a review of the OG pour. Also consumed from bottle, negligible difference imho.

This is a clear copper brew, shiny beneath a dense white head that dissipates quickly. Lacing is not what I expected, but it may be because this was served colder than normal. To say the hop aroma is strong would be an understatement. The biggest aroma is pine, but there's some grapefruit, floral, and lemon notes in there too. If there's a malt aroma, it's buried deep beneath all the hops, as it should be in my opinion. After a swirl, I get a solid biscuit aroma. The taste starts off coppery with white bread crust. The hop flavor is dominant as well: very vinous, earthy, and somewhat grassy. Bitterness comes smoothly, but it's unmistakably oppressive. There is some spiciness in the bitterness too, perhaps from Amarillo. Beer finishes coppery, earthy, and vinous. The taste delivers what the aroma promises. After all that, I thought: "what about the malt?" As in every good Triple IPA, this malt is just a stage for the hops. It's reminiscent of white bread and unseasoned oatmeal. The feel is balanced and finish dry. Although it's not malty, this is surprisingly balanced. This is a damn fine brew. Dare I say in line with Pliny!

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2012 19:56:42 | More by Philousa
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

09.13.13

P: A vivacious clear pale copper orange body with a crown of jiggly off white froth.

S: Smells like your hands after peeling an orange. Crisp citrus hop explosion. Orange, melon, ruby red grapefruit, lemon zest, and toasted malts.

T/M: Orange peel, lemon candy, mint, grapefruit juice, and mango. A sting of alcohol graces the tongue and leaves it tingly. Buttered toast, bubblegum and toasted caramel. Medium-full bodied with a great tingle of carbonation.

O: Crisp bold hops that engulfs your palate and sweeten it with a toasted malt base. I have been waiting to get this as fresh as I could. This is a huge statement for freshness. I love this beer and I can't wait till the next one.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 00:55:13 | More by Hopswagger
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Dave1999

North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Currently drinking 12.12.13.

Look great a transparent pale amber with a bright white fluffy head.

The smell is full on grapefruit with a little malt sweetness. This smells awesome.

The taste is bitter, sweet malts, fruity citrus hops. Very tasty.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. The hops really coat the tongue.

Overall another great beer from Stone, if you enjoy grapefruit flavours in your ipa I'd definately recommend. I'll be looking out for future 'enjoy by's'.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 01:09:29 | More by Dave1999
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 11.16.12 , four days ago, enjoy by 12.21.12 poured into a duvel glass.

A: pours a clean clear golden orange with about a infringer if white frothy head, dissapates nicley with pleanty of pretty lacing. Nice.

S: wow, this smells amazing, loads of citrus, grapefruit, lemon, orange, pinneapple, and a beautiful fresh piney resinousness.... The aroma is fantastic.

T: much like the nose I get alot of citrusy grapefruit, orange, lemon, notes drenched in deep resinous pine.

M: medium bodied with medium carbonation, nice lush, dry and bitter on the aftertaste, this brew really coats the mouth in hop resins, long lasting bitterness.

O: this is a really delicious, really fresh beer, for a dipa of this much hoppage I'm glad they kept beer on the dryer side instead of sweeting in up to much... Really nice, Grab this while you can.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 04:06:22 | More by PeterIngemi
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cyclonece09

Maryland

4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An Enjoy By 2.15.13 poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a translucent red amber with a larger white head that dissipates to leave a nice thin foam layer and nice lacing. Smells of sweet piney hops and more hops, with a slight citrus hint. Tastes of citrus notes and nice piney notes with great hop bite. Medium bodied beer is carbonated perfectly and finishes very nice for a beer with a great hop bite that it has. Overall, a world class beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 02:58:47 | More by cyclonece09
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azdback

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fourth Batch 02.15.13 Poured into a Stone Imperial glass. Bright yellowy orange color. Crystal clear with many medium sized carbonation bubbles that lead to small one finger head. Head is a tad bit off white and creamy in appearance. Lace is sticking just a bit and does an okay job down to the bottom.

Smell is wonderful!! Lots of citrus, orange, pink grapefruit. Some pineapple and even some mango. Pine sap as well. Some kind of sweet malt smells but no hint of earth or grass. This is about as close of a nose to Abrasive I have smelled. Quite nice.

Taste is very bright and fruity. Juicy I would like to say. Many of the tastes are as the nose pointed me. Sweet orange, and pineapple. The grapefruit is more on the bitter side of a yellow grapefruit. There is a big tongue lashing pine resin to it and sweet as well. I am not getting any of sources of the sweetness like huge malts. There is just a hint of the alcohol at the end.

Mouth is wonderful. Creamy feel with medium carbonation. Body is smooth and rich. Finish is quite long with just a smidge of alcohol burn. Fantastic mouth!!

Overall I must say this is fantastic IIPA. Stone has made a statement with this brew and that is to get an IPA out to distro and into my belly as quick as possible. They don't win if this is successful I do. And the beer is fantastic with huge hop profiles that scream fresh West Coast IIPA. Cheers to Greg and the crew!

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 06:10:26 | More by azdback
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BlackBelt5112203

South Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

04.01.13 batch on tap at Closed for Business poured into a pint glass at slightly warmer than fridge temperature.

L – Pale amber color with a 1-finger frothy, cream-colored head. Pretty good retention and some nice patchy lacing. Clear with a good amount of bubbles.

S – Tons of west coast hops with grapefruit, peach, mango, and pine notes. There may be a touch of bready and caramel malt, but the hops take front and center for sure.

T – Just like the nose suggests, this is a wonderfully hoppy beer. The taste starts off sweet for a split second with bready and caramel malt flavors before a sweeping wave of bitterness comes through. The hop profile includes grapefruit, orange, mango, and peach flavors at first, and a great resinous, piney taste appears at the very finish.

F – Medium-bodied with pretty good carbonation, a chewy and sticky mouthfeel, and a very bitter finish. Grapefruit and pine hop bitterness lingers wonderfully.

O – This is an awesome DIPA from Stone. It is not only delicious, but is also dangerously drinkable given the ABV. I’m so glad I finally got to try a beer from this series. It was worth the wait.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2013 01:30:35 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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thedoubler55

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A very nice golden orange, with a two finger off white head that stays for a bit, a nice lacing around the glass as you sip this one.

S : A great nose on this brew, lots of citrus and pineapple, and breadyness as well, very tropical smell, and slight hints of alcohol as well.

T: This one was bitter for me, but tasted just like the nose, the hops are so fresh on this one, any IPA drinker will definitely enjoy this brew. Great floral notes and slight hints of alcohol.

M : Medium bodied and perfect amount of carbonation for an IPA.

O: this was a great IPA, Stone is amazing, thank you for another great beer!

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 21:43:05 | More by thedoubler55
Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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