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 DeanMoriarty
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch: 5.17.13

Picked up a 22oz bomber and paired it with a piece of blue cheese jalapeno cheesecake from the new Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens at Liberty Station in Point Loma.

Pours a slight amber/straw-like hue with a fluffy white head that lingers, giving way to a good amount of lacing. Distinct yeast smell right off the bat, followed up with the expected hop bomb aroma - dried grass, grapefruit rind, earthy and herbal. Taste is similar to the nose but even greater amounts of white grapefruit and black peppercorn that seamlessly lead into a sweet grainy, lightly boozy (not in a bad way) finish. On the lighter side of medium bodied (how one does this with a Double IPA clocking in at 9.4% ABV is beyond me ???). Carbonation is light, the finish is clean and smooth. Insanely well done IIPA - once again proving that Stone is the king of hoppy beers!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Photo of ksimons
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 7/4/15
A-bright golden color with a fingers worth of white head

S-delicious aroma with citrus, grapefruit, pale malts

T-similar to the smell, pale malt backbone with citrus, tropical fruits, lemon, and resin

M-medium body, moderate carbonation, super drinkable

Overall so drinkable, delicious tasting

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Photo of jjanega08
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 09.13.13
Bottled 08/09/13

A= Pours a beautiful translucent dehydrated piss yellowish orange color with a nice thick two fingers of head on it that holds great retention and lacing on the side of the glass.

S= The smell is wonderful. Big bright hops. Potent as hell I can smell it from a ways away from the glass. Nice and grapefruity smelling.

T= The taste is no different. It has a big grapefruit taste to it. Like a super bright in season ruby red. This baby is rolling on all cylinders with the hops that's for sure.

M= This is perfectly carbonated.

O= This is a great beer. I grabbed it on the last day and it's still drinking like a champ. I would drink this tomorrow even if Stone doesn't recommend it.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: Clear golden. Full off white head and lacing.
smell: Pine and grapefruit leap from this nose. Hops are sizzlin you might say.
taste: More of the same. Mouth ripping hops. Finish is not as bitter as expected (but plenty bitter). Pretty dry. Impressive array of tastes.
overall: Another fine Stone IPA. I guess I'm not as impressed as the overall BA community but a fine DIPA.

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Photo of delta490
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

So I'm having this a day late (2/15, not 2/15). The day doesn't seem to have ruined it. It pours a slightly cloudy orangey gold with a nice white head that leaves some small sticky lacing. It has lovely rich tropical fruit, citrus and floral hops aroma. The taste is restrained for a Stone IPA, but it is still a delicious and well-made beer. The hops flavors are not overwhelming, but blend together well and are supported by a sturdy and subtle malt backbone. Not too heavy on the palate and with just a little bitter bite on the finish.

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Photo of katan
3.92/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4.20 version

A - Pours a very clear golden color. Light white head formation, gone quickly. Little lacing.

S - lightly resinous, not overly overt hop aroma. Has the diesel fuel scent which I normally associate with simcoe.

T - Starts off lightly hoppy, a little bit dank and earthy. Turns more strong, pine, resin, and evil those super dank diesel fuels. Finishes with more of those hefty hops, almost balanced but certainly bitter.

M - Moderate body and a stronger carbonation, light and frothy. Oily and tongue grabbing texture from the hops. No alcohol warmth.

O/D - A very worthy beer. Hides its strong nature very well. Certainly accentuates the fresh hops. Not sure it brings out anything new for me however.

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Photo of beagle75
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 05/17/13
Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Clear, brassy golden color with one finger of white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: This beer's smell presents sticky over-ripe tropical fruit and dank green plant stems; qualities of current hops cultivars are obviously well represented. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with intense hops aromatics that include passion fruit, guava, and herbaceous spice. Pale malt is refined and relegated deep into the support function. Flavors dry out during the middle while hops-derived flavors decline slowly. Bitterness is fairly restrained for the style, with a late whiff of carbonic acid lingering. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity, sticky on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: This is a solid DIPA with a modern hops profile. At almost 10% abv, this one is a sleeper that threatens to punish the overindulgent later. It masterfully keeps the hops qualities laser-focused on just the most appealing, never veering into the "kitchen-sink" territory indicative of many over-the-top members of the style. Beers like this are going to eventually demand that all brewers of fine experimental pale ales update their recipes. A Centennial-heavy IPA just can't measure up to the apparently Simcoe/Galaxy/Citra foundation that is faithfully transmitted here. This is indistinguishable from Lagunitas Sucks, which actually puts this beer in a position to apologize for being stronger by almost 2%.

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Photo of polloenfuego
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beer number 501

This beer looks great golden with orange and honey and a nice three finger head that lasts for a few minutes before breaking. The smell is mostly pine with some citrus as well and malts. The taste is high pine hops and a nice malt support. Mouth is slick, which I found surprising, and carbonation is medium.

All in all a damn fine beer. Perhaps the best from Stone 8 have had, and one of the best in the style I have enjoyed.

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Photo of retry4z
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured cool from a 12 oz bottle into a dogfish head goblet glass.

Medium foam with sufficient lacing, golden-yellow color with a copper tint.

Floral and piney on the nose, very rich aroma. Includes citrucy and exotic fruit, some earthy leaves and berry.

Huge biscuity malt complemented by piney and citrucy notes. Possibly cascade and amarillo hops among many others. Malt is complex and well-balanced with the hops.

Rusty on the tongue, a bit hot, and puckering sensation from both alcohol and hops.

overall, a solid IPA with a great aroma that will satisfy most hopheads, but could work on the malt profile.

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Photo of Duhast500
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 02-14-14

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

The color is a deep darker orange with a finger of white head with some nice lacing left on the glass. There a cloudy look to this beer that blocks the light out a bit does have a slight yellowish hue in the margins.

The smell is very piney hops flavored bringing a spruce aroma. There is a saturated clementine aroma that brings a bright citrus aroma that is hard brings visions of pulp to mind.

The taste of this beer is citrus at first but as it goes toward the back of the younger it pastes a layer of pine flavor hops that have slight sting as the go down. A slight scrape of the tongue by the bitterness of the hops is felt but feels like a battle scar since there is also tinge of pleasure there as well. At the corners of the mouth there is a nice slight tangerine flavor that resides there for a short time.

The feel of this beer a has a nice fullness that feels like it surrounds the pallet but does not engulf the entire mouth. This feels like a big IPA but does not hit hard either but slips into a push into hops here, there, and everywhere.

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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 Hibernator
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stone Enjoy By 12.25.15 IPA
22 oz brown bottle
Bottled 11/18/15
Served in a 20 oz Samuel Smith's glass

Pours yellow into the glass with a bronze tint. A thin white head forms on top and quickly begins to leave trails of sticky lacings. The lacings become webbed as they cling to the side of the glass.

The nose is magnificent with whiffs of citrus fruits and a bouquet of fresh flowers.

My first sip unveils a sweet and syrupy biscuit backbone and then comes a full blown hop assault on my palate. Flavors of clementine orange, key lime, lemon and Ruby Red grapefruit. There is also black pepper bite and hop resin presence in there too.

The mouthfeel is awesome, this is a hop bomb masterpiece.

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Photo of soupyman10
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Looks exactly how you want an IPA to look. Copper color, big white head, excellent lacing. Nose is big, fresh, piney hops. Flavor is similar; big, fresh, piney hops. Not surprisingly, the malt is almost nonexistent. Not a balanced beer, but a delicious hop bomb, as I'd expect from Stone. Maybe not the most complex IPA I've tasted, but a tasty one. Really a delicious, fresh, brew. Would have again.

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Photo of scotorum
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.18/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a tulip. Bottle best consumed before Boxing Day. No obstacles there. Dark yellow amber with a finger and a half of creamy, slightly frothy off-white head. On the light side visually speaking. Aroma dominated by tropical fruit (pineapple, guava, mango, passion fruit), tangerine, lemon, and peaches, with a subtle pine undercurrent. There is more pine on the palate (along with a decent blast of booze), with the nose skewing fruitier, although I am still getting copious quantities of tropical nectar and peach. Slight hint of onion. Very light malts, just a tinge of toffee. Comes off as well-attenuated, with little to conceal the generous hop bill. Somewhat woody and herbal on the back end but lacks the potent green notes one can get in less refined fresh hop ales. Less body than expected for such a "big" beer, dare I say on the light side, with just the right amount of mid-range fizz. I am temped to deem this Go To IPA's big brother, although that comparison does not quite capture the nuances. Suffice to say, this is a powerful brew yet somehow sophisticated in its lack of coarse bitter notes or green off-flavors. Nothing but tropical muskiness, citrus rind, and pleasant floral alcohols to nourish the beer geek soul.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden color with a tight, white head that leaves rings of lacing.

Smells of big pine notes with some citrus as well.

Tastes of the big hop notes with a solid malt backbone. Hops lead off with an ever present tropical fruitiness laced with grapefruit. Pine notes hit on the backend as the bitterness makes its way through. Sweet notes lead off with the fruits that fades nicely into the hoppy bitterness making it feel fairly balanced in the end. Malts are quite bready and lays a solid foundation for all of the hoppy goodness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is quite tasty and better than I expected.

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Photo of jbwimer
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a couple bombers of this gem from Carson Street Deli on the South Side of Pittsburgh. Specifically, this is the "9/13/13" edition. Poured the first one into a snifter. Don't judge me, but I drank the whole bottle myself. Good decision.

A: Pour resulted in a finger of an off-white head which faded within a couple minutes, kissing the glass with beautiful lacing. Heavens to Betsy, what a beautiful color this beer has. A brilliantly clear amber-orange that invites one to dive right in. Another beer that has a glow. As I drank, this beer continued to leave it's mark on the glass.

S: An incredibly floral beer with dominant pine aromas. Of course, in pure "West Coast-ian," Stone fashion, citrus also tickles the nose. As the beer warms, sweetness becomes more present. This is, undoubtedly, one of the better smelling beers I've enjoyed. I'd never leave a woman's side if she smelled like "Enjoy By."

T: Follows the nose wonderfully. Fresh hops right off the bat. Sweetness makes its presence known as I swallow. Another rush of hops at the end of the sip. Heavy pine in the after-taste mixed with citrus flavors, most notably, grapefruit. At 9.4%, this beer is sneaky. Alcohol is hidden well. Hardly any presence in the flavor other than it's warming presence down the throat. I just about cried when I came to the last sip of this beer.

M: This beer will not leave you alone as hop oils cover the palate. Carbonation is hardly noticeable giving this beer a great mouthfeel. Dangerously drinkable. I should know. I imbibed 22 oz. of it quite easily.

O: A brilliant beer from Stone... yet again. The freshness of this beer just made it that much more enjoyable. Maybe I'll be generous enough to share my second bottle with a friend. A very good friend. A thoroughbred hop-head.

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Photo of sinstaineddemon
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 4.01.13
on tap at Plan B in Springfield, MA - 3.5.13
A - This brew arrives a plae gold hue with a thin lacey bubbly ring that sticks to the glass.

S - Hoppy hoppy hoppy! Very big on the floral hops, spilling into the pine part of the hop spectrum, but mainly floral. Some candied sugar background gives it a balanced aroma.

T - More hops than in the aroma, didn't think that was possible. Floral and piney and piney and floral. This beer is hoppily delicious. The candied sugar didn't back down, its their forcing in some awesome balance. Its kind of an unflavored rock candy taste.

M&D&O - Yes! More please! A fantastic DIPA. Hop bombs like this rarely have this kind of balance. Try this if you can.

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Photo of AdamBear
4.86/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A-Golden with a nice white head

S-best smelling IPA I've ever had. Pure grapefruit goodness. Somewhat floral. Pure awesome.

T-comes in with an amazing flavor of crisp grapefruit hops and grains and smooth bitterness. It's a beautiful IPA. Very smooth and refined. After-taste of tropical fruity hops. Great one.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a semi-dry finish

O-extremely impressed and pleased. I tell you I was craving quality hops like no other and this satisfied that craving as well as possible. Such a big smile drinking this. The high abv is lost. Tasting light and smooth.

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

Bottled 1/10/14. Poured 2/3/14. I believe I paid $6.99 for the bomber.

Enjoy by 2.14.14

Appearance: Perfectly clear golden color. Two finger, slightly off-white head. Great lacing. Nice looking beer.

Smell: Very fresh on the nose, as I'd expect. The two dominant aromas I pull are pine and grapefruit. A sort of malty sweetness as well. Not exactly blowing my mind with a huge depth of interesting smells, but what's there is very nice.

Taste/feel: Quite nice. Like the smell in a lot of ways. A good bit of sweetness through most of the sip with a slight burn and bitterness on the finish. The flavor on the front is resinous, piney hops, with grapefruit and other citrus flavors meddling in the middle of the mouth, with that bit of a burn/bitterness at the end. Aftertaste is a sort of lemon zest bitterness with a caramel sweetness. I like it, but not it's not blowing my socks off. Medium body. Medium carbonation, maybe a little high. Very drinkable. As the brew warms slightly, a sort of Summit hop flavor comes through (for those who don't know, a bit of an oniony flavor). It actually becomes pretty significant and it makes the brew a bit more interesting and causes it to stand out a little bit more than it otherwise would have. As it warms up even more, tropical fruit peeks through, as does the alcohol. Tastes almost like a completely different beer from when it was straight out of the fridge.

Enjoy By's a brew I've been wanting to get my hands on since I first heard about it. I missed out on the last batch that came to Michigan, but not this one. Grapefruit and pine dominate when it's first out of the fridge, but then Summit hops (or ones similar) add a third dimension. This is a tasty one to crack open and spend an afternoon or evening with that also comes at a reasonable price. It's a beer I'd recommend you seek out, but in a way, I'm ALMOST disappointed? I decided to give it a 4.5 overall just because I love how the flavors change so much throughout the 22oz of beer.

TL;DR: Enjoy By should be tried by ANYBODY who likes or loves IPAs, simple as that.

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Photo of dfillius
4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12/21/12 bottled on 11/16, enjoying on 11/27/12
A: Moderate pour yields 1/2 finger white head with fair to good retention. Crystal clear brass/copper liquid. Pretty and practically perfect.
S: Wow. Dank. Orange, tangerine, grapefruit. Allium definitely, pine too. Ever so faint esters. So lushly hoppy! Amazing. Not man-candy, but so good.
T: Bitterness right up front is strong but quickly countered by a robust yet lightly bready malt base with a kiss of sweetness. Savory hop and piney too. Great balance between malt and hop-heavy tending towards the hops.
M: One downside is slight cloying. Bracing hoppiness finishes on the savory side. Breathy alcohol is also a negative.
O: One of the best beers of 2012. A terrific IPA. Glad to get this from Des Moines. I'll definitely drink it when it gets to MI! A testament to the value of freshness in IPAs.

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Photo of zac16125
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into a tulip
Enjoy by 04-01-13

A: Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with just over 1 fingers width of only slightly off white colored head. Decent retention. Leaves a small amount of lacing.

S: Big, dank, resinous hop aromas. Juniper, pine. Very herbaceous. Sweet malt is present which providers a firm backbone. Hints of citrus with grapefruit and citrus rind. Awesome aroma.

T: Doesn't quite live up to the nose, but tasty nonetheless. Strong malt presence. Hop bitterness. The hop characters area mostly pine, along with lemon zest/orange peel.

M/D: Great mouthfeel. So smooth for the style, perfect amount of carbonation, no hint of the ABV, and drinkability is very good.

O: Overall, this is a great DIPA. Im so glad the guys at my local bottle shop made me aware that there were a couple of these in the back! Just another beer to add to the list of great hoppy offerings from Stone. Im really not sure if anyone does hoppy beers better than these guys. Consistently pumping out great beers like Stone does is impressive. Looking forward to drinking this again in the future.

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Photo of goochpunch
4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 04.20.14

Pours a brass color with a foamy head. Looks good. Hop stink: resin, green onion, over-ripe fruit, guava BO. What a taste! DIPA with sweetness in check (I love that). Lots of oily hops on the palate. Citrus, tropical fruit, garlic chives, sap, resin. Bitterness is fully present, but very well-balanced. Well-hidden alcohol. Mouthfeel is smooth, full, and a bit chewy. Not too heavy. This is about as close to perfect as a DIPA gets.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Enjoy by 4/20

This one came a pale gold with a lovely film of head that stuck around until the end.

Smells of ridiculously fresh hops. I have not yet found a way to articulate this, but super-fresh hops have like a tingle in the senses that arises from its musky vegetative quality, and this one's packed with them. There's also an accompaniment of red grapefruit and pine, with a sweet and smooth orange juice beneath.

Tastes quite similar with seemingly -all- aromatic hops as there is nearly nothing dry and bitter in the finish. The same tingly-fresh, dank-ass hops are here, with a menagerie of tropical fruits. There's a very powerful yet intimate encounter with fresh hops going on here that is an utter delight.

Feels smooth and velvety, and extremely clean.

What a delight to find on tap. This is a great example of what an IPA can be.

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