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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA

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97
world-class

1,355 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,355
Hads: 10,062
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25%
Wants: 748
Gots: 2,628 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
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 510a
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

picked the last bottle off the shelf at my local bottle shop. Shout out to Norms in Lake Stevens, WA , amazing place.

The smell, ohh that smell. The hops are singing sweet baby making love in here.

First impression of appearance is not a stunner , but first drink is an eyepopping mouthful of hoppy gymnastic sex. The balance is perfect, you could easily drink this as a sessionable if it was 6 or 7 ABV. Want to drink another , sadly I dont have one.

Best beer this year , the hype is real ,seek this one out.

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Photo of lochef81
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is my first experience with the Enjoy By series from Stone but if it is anything like the rest of their ipas, I'm sure I won't be disappointed. Lets get to it. This one pours a beautiful copper amber hue with a generous white head that gives way to a gentle and lasting Frothy film and decent lacing. The aroma of this is slightly disappointing. At first it seems perfect with a nice sweetness followed by a ton of citrus and floral hops. Alot of grapefruit and mangos, some pine and definitely some skunky grass aromas. As I smell deeper im finding notes of garlic and scallions. Not sure if it fits in this super fresh dipa profile. The flavor is delicious...at first. Super fresh and hoppy, bitter and sweet. Very balanced. A lot of citrus, pine, grass, and some nice malt and yeasty bread notes. But in the aftertaste is still those damn garlic and scallion notes. Its not bad by any means just seems to negatively affect the freshness that this ipa is known for. The body on this beer is wonderful. Medium and a little sticky. Coats the mouth with hoppy goodness for a long while. This is a great beer and I cant wait to try the next date in the series, however I do not believe it is anywhere near Stones finest offerings. But for an allocated beer how can one go wrong at just $7.99 a bomber.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 05.17.13 On-tap at the Cask Republic, New Haven, CT:

Served in a tulip glass and enjoyed on 5/15/13. The appeared a nice deep amber color with a thick, rocky white head that was really well retained. The beer gave off an intense pine hop aroma with maybe a slight hint of citrus. The taste was very good...the hops, while very very upfront were not so overpowering that I was turned off by them, as happens occasionally with some DIPAs. This might be one of the best DIPAs that I have enjoyed. The beer felt good and the beer was smooth, but drinkability does suffer given the ABV. Overall, an excellent brew.

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Photo of daledeee
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 22 oz bottle of a special(one time?) brew.

Pours a very clear bright yellow with nice white head and lacing.

Nose is really nice with pine and tropical fruit.

Taste is great. Leans more to the tropical side than most I have ever had. Good and resiny. Some grapefruit to finish it out. I am not up on my tropical fruits. I would guess guava or papaya.

Mouth feel is on the creamy side. Nice and slick finish.

Overall, this is unique special beer. A nice price as well. $6.29 for a 22 is not bad these days.

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

This is an impressive brew. Golden orange liquid topped by a clean white head that is large and slow to leave. When it does it leaves quite a bit of evidence of its presence. Nose has an abundance of tropical fruits and light sweet malty goodness. The two pair to create an olfactory delight . Taste builds from there. Hops hops everywhere and just enough malt to ride. While big and pervasive they are not a grapefruit bomb. Multilayered and multifaceted they display an attention to the smallest detail. The tropical side is dominant when colder with the lovely citrus showing its yellow skinned dry and puckering edge as it warms. In all cases the abv is a "Say What?". You can pound this brew and not know it until you wake up on the floor. Feel is medium heavy with a full creamy carbonation the enhances the overall quenching quality. It just drinks like a session ale. A superb beer in all aspects. I love the attention to the hop construct that drives a brewers vision to create something like this.

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Photo of pjkelley82
4.86/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Best IPA I've had to date. Had it as a sampling at a beer distributor by me. Picked up a few singles of other beers, left, drove halfway home and turned around. Picked up a Growler.

Batch: Enjoy by 5/17/13
Consumed on 5/15/13

At first sip it was surprisingly good.... good hop punch, balance and a crisp tongue snapping finish.... the thing that really got me is how drinkable it was and how on my ride home I just couldn't get that goodness it left out of my mouth... it's the type that you wanna continue drinking... a big standout to me was how ridiculously fresh it tasted. I definitely recommend anyone to try this... even if your not an IPA fan... you may just turn around to like it after all.

Edit: I have had severall bottled versions and on draft afterwards. Some bottled versions I did taste the onion-y hop to it. None were better than the 5/17/13 version.

Overall: 4.5-5

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Photo of TwelveOunces
4.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bomber poured into a tulip
Enjoy by 12-21-12
Enojyed on 11-28-12

A- Pours cristal clear golden orange/yellow. A one finger of a white head. Slight alcohol legs.

S- Holy hops! A massive citrus. Pineapple and lime and pinecone like you cant believe. All extenuated by a slightly sweet malt backbone.

T- A sharp bitterness up front that fades quickly to a semisweet malt backbone. Hop flavors take over and dominate the beer. A ton of citrus notes, Pineapple, lemon, lime, grapefruit, papaya. A strong pinecone flavor. Not much of a malt backbone, this beer is hop forward obviously. Although this beer isn't thick or bold flavored, the alcohol presence is hidden quite well.

M- A lighter body for 9.4. Not as bitter as other stone IPA's. Easy drinking and slightly warming.

O- This beer is genius! It shows off the potential of fresh beers. A unique flavor, especially unique to bottles. Get some!

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Photo of browniewithnuts
4.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap at Tj's in Paoli

A: Dark golden hue with a 1 inch head that lightly dissipates as you drink. Very clear almost opaque in color.

S: The grassy notes of the beer are prevalent at the front of the nose followed by a lot of citrus notes following. Grapefruit and Pineapple are the most noticeable fruity notes that come through in the nose

T: Like the smell, the grassy notes are up front. This beer is very fresh and crisp and gives a very clear and delicious taste. The citrus/ fruity notes come through next with pineapple and grapefruit being the ones that come through most. The hop bitterness lingers on the back end and stays with you long after the sip in a perfect, flavorful way.

M: The beer is very crisp and carbonated but not heavily so. It doesn't hinder the flavors of the beer and offers a very clean finish. It tingles the tongue and stays with you after the sip.

O: A great IPA. Very fresh and all the different flavors mix together really well and come through very prominently.

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

A: Came from the bar in a 13 ounce tulip glass. Had a dark orange color (the bar is dark with no windows) and a half inch of white, tight foam that leaves attractive lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Blow your head off hops! A peppery mix - Citrus (grapefruit, lemon, orange peel?), resinous pine, faint malt and finally some alcohol.

T: Hops explode on the tongue, citrus leads but the pepper/pine mix follows. It really does taste like it smells. The finish is long, lots of bitterness on the back of the tongue, but with enough malt to balance the explosion of bitterness.

M: Starts light and refreshing but finishes heavy and oily from the abundant malt and hops.

O: Horribly enjoyable. So refreshing that you might mistake it for a session beer, but drink at your peril. I really liked this beer!

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.76/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22oz bomber, Enjoy By 7/04/15, brewed 5/28/15 and consumed on 6/13/2015. Straw colored and the off white head lasts the entire time leaving behind layers of lacing. Aroma smells of light citrus, pine, and grass. Taste follows the nose with the pine and grass more noticeable. Smooth, almost a fluff feel, on the palate and quite drinkable for 9.4%. First time trying one of these enjoy by offerings and it was quite delightful.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.17/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 4.1.13 edition poured from a bottle into a (new) Dogfish IPA glass. The pour is beautiful. Clear gold in color with just a touch of hop haze with a perfect 3 finger layer of pure white foam. There's a big oily juicy hop aroma on the nose with notes of grapefruit, oranges, and nectarines.

Medium body with a wonderfully creamy feel and an in-your-face hop flavor. The bitterness of the hops is well-tempered by a big, sweet malt backbone. The combination of chewy malt and oily hops is delightful in this beer. There is a faint vegetative scallion-like taste that I find a bit unpleasant, but the citrus notes of the hops are so intense, I'm willing to forgive it. The mouthfeel is divine. It's the creamiest IIPA I've had since FFF Dreadnaught.

A very good beer and devastatingly fresh. Very tasty, but falls far short of the hype it gets. Fresh Ruination is better than this (and the Ruination 10th Anniversary Ale Stone released completely blows this stuff away).

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

original tasting from 2012, will update for each batch from here on out...

4/20/15: bottle says "devastatingly DANK". light in color. head dissipates quickly. the typical pine on the nose. nice maltiness, not a ton of pine in flavor. sweetness gives way to very little on the end. not much bitterness.

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Photo of magictacosinus
4.62/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a review of the 12/21/12 batch, consumed righteously on the 12/12/12. This is written from my notes. Poured into a pint glass from a 22oz bomber.

The color starts as a slightly clear orange, but quickly melds into a golden amber tone with a decent amount of carbonation and head altogether. A ring remains at the top during the entire time. Lovable amounts of lacing stick to the glass, and the hop resin makes the beer appear shiny and colorful overall.

The smell is an unbelievably fresh aroma of hop bliss, with extremely floral notes, yet a zest resembling an earthy, well maintained orange grove. The hops aromas appear to stick to the nostrils and never let go, with the high alcohol taking a back seat here, but which nevertheless causes an intense sensation of both sweetness and spiciness. There's something extremely earthy about this smell that I can't quite put my finger on. Could it be the toffee like malts melding with the hop oil, or simply the fresh hops themselves? Either way, it's excellent.

There's a similar, fantastic experience that goes with the flavor as well. Definitely this beer has achieved the freshness that it claims to aim for. This is a plethora of hop freshness in ways that must be tasted to be believed. There's a strong hop zest, but fresh in the sense where it not only is explosive in flavor, but seems to almost melt on the tongue after every gulp. The hop oils are very lively here, and the malts are balanced in very well with them. Other than that, the alcohol finish may be a bit too much here, and it gets slightly thinned as it warms up too much, but the flavor is definitely beyond perfection here.

Remarkable stuff from Stone - I haven't had too many other hoppy beers this fresh before. The price tag is a bit high, but it's definitely an unforgettable experience of sorts for hop and citrus fanatics in beer. Highly recommended!

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Photo of brewskis
4.71/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

9/13/13 version. Pours a translucent, golden orange color with a finger length head that dissipates somewhat quickly and leaves a sticky lacing. Aroma is amazing. Tons of of overly ripe pineapple, some grapefruit, orange, papaya, mango, peach, more tropical fruit notes, pine, tiny bit of breadiness and sweetness from the malts. Taste starts with some bitterness, but more tropical and citrus fruits like pineapple, papaya, grapefruit, mangos, some floral qualities as well. Was already smooth on the front end, but then gets even smoother and creamier in the middle from the malts that somewhat balance it. Then finishes dry with more tropical and citrus fruits, as well as some pine qualities. Very smooth and crisp finish that cleans the palate and makes you want to take another sip. Has a slight sweetness throughout, which complements the hop characters and gives the hop flavors almost a gummy bear-like taste. High medium, oily body. No alcohol detected at all. From what I read, this beer is made with mostly flavoring hops and not many bittering hops. I agree with this, as there are just massive amounts of juicy fruits in this. Better than Ruination in my opinion. Well done!

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Photo of shivtim
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a mini growler at Hop City. Enjoy by 4.01.13.
Poured into a chalice. Clear deep copper/orange, heavily carbonated with a small frothy white head.
Nose is exceptional. Piney hops, grapefruit and citrus rind, white pepper. Perfect IPA nose.
Taste is very good. Heavy pine hops, balanced with a solid malt character. Some warming on finish.
Excellent IPA. Gotta go get some more.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
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!

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Photo of jtierney89
2.65/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

enjoy by 12/21/12 because if i dont the bottle will blow up right? thought about not drinking this till after the enjoy by date to be a prick but i needed a beer now.

Faded golden hue with a big sticky white head. Pungent west coast ipa nose, grapefruit, prominent sweet citrus fruit, and pine. Got a faint underlying tobacco smell as well with very faint sweet malts.

Tastes like an amped up stone ipa with a slicker body, more alcohol, more tannins, and less acidity. This beer is good but nowhere near out of the ordinary with the so called "freshness" not playing a role to me, i've had plenty of brews that taste as fresh as this one well beyond the maturity of this brew. I think the high ratings of this beer really come from the marketing that stone did. On the distribution and retail end of things, stone doesn't do much in the way of out coded beer for the consumer so I guess this is their way of moving through beer quicker without complaints. If this enjoy by series ever gets stale i'm sure stone will never really come personally pull them off the shelves and eat the costs.

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

This is the 11/12/13 model. Light, lively and fresh. A very deceptive 9.4% on the palate, it hits the head not long after passing the gums. Mild peach and nectarine notes in the flavor, along with the same sort of tartness and bitterness those fruits can provide. A lingering top note of sweetness is there that persists beyond the IPA bitterness.
I've had a few of these Enjoy By beers and they've all been lovely. I hope Stone keeps up the trend.

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Photo of Beerswag
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 4/20/2013 aka 420-2013 batch. Poured into tulip glass.
Appearance is very nice in this double IPA at 9.4 abv.Pours somewhat cloudy body, with a thick lacing 2 finger head; shiny penny tone(new copper).Smells of "sour-diesel"/piney scent. Nice fresh aroma of hops bitter notes. Skunky in flavor up front, with cherry and white grapes on the stringent finish. Pine-tar like consistency on the palate, and a lingering hoppy dry,almost rubber essenece on the finish. Overall, I like this hop bomb, from one of the Masters in the game. Green is written all over this one!

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Photo of nataku00
4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a clear orange with two fingers of soft fluffy white head. Head dissipates to a film of foam on the surface after a few minutes, leaving a lot of sticky lacing. Some carbonation visible, rising quickly, and allows for two fingers of head to be swirled up easily.

Nose is grapefruit, orange, papaya, dank herbal hops and some bright fresh pine. Really fragrant and fresh smelling. Unlike a lot of Stone IPA's, I don't notice much malt in the nose, which I think is a good thing as the hops really explode out of this one.

Tropical fruits hit the tongue, mango and papaya, citrus in orange and grapefruit, then a lightly bitter hit of dank herbal and pine hop flavors. Just a touch of biscuit and caramel malt sweetness, but not as heavy handed as Stone's other IPA's. Finish is dry with long lingering sweeter tropical and citrus hop flavors and only moderately bitter. Really delicious beer.

Considering this is 9.4% abv, the light to medium body and clean carbonation is really surprising. Alcohol is completely hidden, with your taste buds getting all of the nice hop flavors. Really happy to have a had a chance to grab a bottle of this to get sent up here to Northern California and hoping the next batch will officially get sent here.

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Photo of jimmah120
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle. freshness is apparant with this one.

look is a light golden yellow-orange, clear, with a wonderful pillowey head. smell is piney, musty, "green" smelling, with a kick of citrus at the end. malt and grain taste musty, with a honey-like sweetness. hops are a little flat - crushingly bitter musty pine, with a lemon pledge kick.

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

Enjoy By 04.20.14; bottled on 3/16/14, poured into a Stone IPA pint glass.
Appearance - clear, golden, bubbly; looks like apple juice. Thick, foamy white head. Lacing is decent.
Smell - mouth watering citrus hops; lots of grapefruit juice, with just a hint of herb!
Taste - mild, bitter hops up front; tangy fruit juice and grapefruit to finish it off!
Feel - a very aggressive, but tasty and easy to drink hop bomb!
Overall - worth the hype, a great DIPA.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At long last this bad boy is finally in my hands..

Look - Pours murky amber with a frothy two finger head that leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell - Grapefruit pith galore with a good dose of maltiness. Very floral and mostly hop forward.

Taste - Like a three way. Dominant grapefruit on the front met in the middle by malt and a mango finish all splitting of and returning slowly and in a galaxy all their own. None taking direct command over the other.

Feel - Exceptionally juicy, though light with medium carbonation.

Overall - Ever passed its date, a top tier DIPA with loads of flavor, very sessionablr with no alcohol presence. Fantasicalexpealidosich

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Photo of JackieTH
4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 05.17.13, bottled on 04.12.13.

Rich golden body, excellent clarity, bone white head settles into a quarter inch of persistent foam leaves sheets of lace. Citrus rinds, pineapple, mango, lightly sweet and spicy nose. Taste is a blast of spicy, resin and citrus pith flavors heaped on all at once. Bitterness is pervasive with upwelling of sweet malts, further layers of mango, papaya and poneapples adding delicious flavor, balance and heft. The balance is just spectacular exactly right IMO for an IPA. Body is medium with a velvety creamy yet crisply carbonated mouthfeel. A moderate, spicy bitterness lingers and fades into the finish. Excellent, excellent. Very Delicious, and from Escondido to my glass in Minneapolis within 6 days.

9/13/13 Enjoy By: Excellent. Really enjoyable.

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Photo of elgiacomo
3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy By 04.01.13 batch, bottled February 22nd. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours clear amber with a two finger white head that leaves some spotty lacing and settles to a small cap.

Aroma is hoppy with a little bit of everything, pineapple, lemon citrus, floral hops, pine, dank, onion, apricot, alcohol, some bready and caramel malt. Good to very good strength.

Flavor is at first a big blast of oniony hops and lemon, then some pineapple, citrus rind, resinous hops, pine, decent caramel malt backbone, minimal sweetness, great bitterness and a fairly aggressive solvent alcohol punch at the end.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, with sharp carbonation.

Pretty good Double IPA. Pretty dank. Very hoppy, although a fair bit of malt and booze as well. A nice treat to try, glad it finally made its way into the Georgia market.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,355 ratings.