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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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1,307 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,307
Hads: 9,811
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25.23%
Wants: 704
Gots: 2,438 | FT: 19
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:
Beer added by: nrs207 on 08-21-2012

Listing for all Stone Enjoy By xx.xx.xx IPA beers.


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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Reviews: 1,307 | Hads: 9,811
Photo of Boca-X
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewing Enjoy By 4/20/14. Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Dark golden orange sun kissed copper, an even cloudiness keeps it from being completely transparent. As it warms, it clears. White head, fades fast, little to no lacing.

Pine tar on the nose mixing with fresh citrus and a touch of sweet tropics fill the nose.

First sip...medium carbonation...an extremely creamy mouthfeel but watery too? Peaches up front mix with the sweetness of honey. Rounds out with some caramel and green pine and a quick bitter finish. A warm alcohol lingers on the throat...white pepper on the tongue.

I'm a big fan of double IPAs (my favorite style) and was really looking forward to this beer...my first Enjoy By. I've read the reviews and comments in the forums...and must say I'm disappointed. I've let it warm and sipped it slow but something is off? It's not much older than a week, so freshness isn't the problem. Seems a little to watery for a double, a little lighter in color than I'm use too...those things I can live with but there is an "off" flavor that I'm not familiar with...charcoal? Maybe I just don't like "dank"? I guess my expectations were so high I'm trying to find excuses why I think this is only good and not great...it is what it is...for me...good but not great.

Im so surprised at my review's outcome I will try one more Enjoy By in the future and comment further.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stone Enjoy By 2-14-14

A- Clear with Amber highlights. Head dissipates quickly.

S-Like a clementine. Sweet fruit with a hint of citrus at the end.

T-Sticky like citrus honey with a clean bitterness at the end.

M-Lighter carbonation, but that might be because it is out of a growler.

Overall this is an excellent IPA. Alcohol sweetness with a clearly defined hop flavor.

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


A - Poured from a bottle. Poured with a decent one finger, bright white head. Head faded rather quickly leaving no visible lacing. Pretty light orange, not as dark as I was expecting for such a strong IPA. Crystal clear with nice bubbles floating to the top of the brew.

S - Very astringent hop smell. Reminds me of the Green Flash West Coast. Lots of pine and a little lemon rind. Smells very bitter.

T - Sooo smooth for the ABV. This is very, very impressive. Strong initial bitter bite that quickly recedes to pine and a zesty floral taste. Very nice flavor and tastes really fresh.

M - Very crisp and dry. Leaves you wanting another drink. Very nice carbonation.

O - Another excellent showing of hops from Stone. Very fresh taste. I really hope stone continues these drink by beers and can't wait to see what's in store.

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Photo of Pintofbrown
4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed Enjoy By with a tulip glass.

Appearance- The head builds to a half inch of bone white foam. The lace is much more impressive, almost a complete sheet. The body is an orange-gold with a steady flow of carbonation columns.

Smell- There is a dank, earthy herbal quality, almost peppery. The nose is also sweet. This is where the citrus comes into play, some pineapple and clementines.

Taste- Enjoy By is much sweeter on the palate. The pineapple and orange comes through first, followed by the herbal tastes and earthiness. The finish is a little soapy and has a nice tingly bitterness. This works so well: the citrus, the earthy twist, and the bitter snap.

Mouth feel- The body is a lighter - medium and is a little too carbonated for my taste. I would prefer if the body had a little more heft and wasn't so slick.

Overall- Enjoy By is a great IPA. The flavors all hit the palate almost perfectly. And the combo of flavors make it easy to take another sip. Oh, and this beer is almost 10 percent ABV? Get out of here, because I can't taste it.

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Photo of brewtus
4.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 04.01.13 bottle

Had the second batch and forgot to review, so I'm glad it's back in Ohio. Poured into tulip.

A- pours clear golden with a single finger white head, only small amount of lacing
S- amazing, floral, piney, tropical fruits, slightly bready
T/M- follows the nose. Tropical fruits, floral hops, lemony zest, woody pine, faint honey, little to no malt, must crisp smooth hops. Texture isn't too thick, isn't too thin, its just right. Did I say it's smooth?
O- damn this is good stuff, it's very drinkable for the style, not syrupy, not bitter, just refreshing. I hesitate opening beers so its nice to have one that demands I pop it open. If you're lucky enough to get one, buy as many as you can.... And then plaster it all over social media.

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Photo of jpro
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz from Total Wine. Enjoy By 4.01.13 - still good for a couple of weeks! Poured into a DFH "IPA glass"...

A: Pours a golden orange, with a three-finger, cotton white head; sugary sheets of lace line the glass - very impressive; a steady stream of bubbles keeps the retention and slight headiness firmly intact.

S: Resinous hops; piney; tobacco; citrus rind - mostly grapefruit; a tad husky / grainy. Hops dominate and are very nice... but not quite as hoppy as I was expecting from a Stone Double IPA.

T: Again... resin. Piney hops. Some light citrus in there to brighten things up, but hop flavor is mostly of the "dank" variety. There is some light malt character... rustic grains / bread crust / almond skin. But that's about it. Some alcohol on the end as the sip comes to a close.

M: Near full-bodied; high carbonation; lively, textured mouthfeel. Very impressive. Not overly oily - and also not really THAT dry. A nice balance of feel, carbo and wetness for an imperial IPA.

O: Not too shabby, although I'll be honest... I was expecting something more along the lines of Ruination. That being said, this is still a really nice DIPA. It's not super bitter or dry, which helps its drinkability. Would love to have it again, if it comes around!

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Photo of BierJager89
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a golden orange with an almost gray ring of head.\r\n\r\nS: Nose is utterly dominated by tangerine, fresh orange and other similar fruits, with just a touch of simcoey garlic.\r\n\r\nT: Fresh orange juice, citrus peel, onion, tangerine, tropical fruit, papaya. Delicious.\r\n\r\nM: Full bodied and smoother than your average IPA.\r\n\r\nO: By far my favorite beer from Stone. Uncharacteristic of them, hop-profile-wise, and that is a massive plus for me.\r\n\r\nNote: My version was best by 2.15.13, and I had it a couple days after this particular batch\'s release (It wasn\'t even on the shelf yet).

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

Enjoy by 4.20.14 bottled on 3.16, drank on 3.21!
A - Very cool translucent orange.

S - Lovely citrus hops. My nose is in a pine forest.

T - Hops, malty caramel followed by more hops with citrus and grapefruit becoming more and more noticeable. Aftertaste is piney.

F - Creamy full bodied with a nice amount of head.

O - Well played by Stone both on the Beer and the concept and marketing. I guess I was expecting something a little different it being so fresh but I don't even know what. Either way it's a very good beer. Drink up, Beerites.

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Photo of teromous
4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 02.15.13

A: Very transparent in appearance with a medium shade of amber, mostly hues of light orange. Very sparse white head leaving only a ring in the glass. Some spotted soap-like bubbles left on the glass but no lacing.

S: Huge hop aroma! Smells like fresh hop pellets in a bag. Some pine scent along with a tangerine scent, some light catty scent. I'd say overall the citrus-like tangerine is the strongest. Very pleasant to smell.

T: It has a mellow bitterness...kind of soft actually. It is similar to biting off a bit of orange rind. Very mellow pine flavor as well. Some grain flavor peeps in every now and then. No alcohol flavor at all.

M: The mouthfeel consists of a well carbonated beer with a medium bitterness, accompanied by moderate dryness and a medium mouthfeel that leans towards the lighter side of things.

O: Overall I did enjoy the beer. I was especially satisfied by the fresh hop aroma and fresh flavor. I would have liked a bit more complexity and more body to the beer, but that is always a personal preference. It was great to experience an extremely fresh beer from Stone, shipped this quickly to the East Coast. It gives a greater perspective on what changes take place in their beers during shipment and storage. I would drink it again, given the chance to. It was not my favorite DIPA, but but it was still very good.

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

Just cracked the 7/4/14. Poured a nice pale yellow with a fizzy head that left trails down the side of the glass. The smell was amazing with a lot of hop scents of pine and citrus. The taste was great, exploding with a lot of pine and grapefruit notes that mingled in the mouth and left a very crisp finish that was very refreshing. Loved it and would definitely recommend grabbing a bottle while there is still time.

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Photo of hermit990
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle, Enjoy By 09.13.13. Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours an orange/copper color. About one finger of a light khaki head that hangs around fairly well and sticks to the glass as it recedes. Carbonation bubbles steadily and slowly rise to the top. Hazy, opaque appearance. Very good looking IIPA.

Smell: Massive, fresh hop aromas just bursting out of the glass. Lots of citrus characteristics (grapefruit and orange rind, lemon/lime), very dank hop aromas, some subtle pine notes, a little bit of an earthy onion/garlic quality. A bit of sweet breadiness as well. Picking up some sweeter and tropical fruits also (pineapple, peach, strawberry). Just an excellent, fresh smelling beer.

Taste: Strong bitterness at the front of the tongue which takes on a strong citrus, grapefruit flavor. This morphs into some of the sweeter fruit (pineapple, peach, apricot, a bit of strawberry) tastes and malty breadiness. Finishes with some more bitterness as the flavors become more earthy, more of the pine, onion/garlic tastes come out on the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Great feel to this one. Medium, resinous body to this one, almost an oily consistency rolls smoothly through the mouth and over the tongue. Leaves a tingly sensation over the tongue as it finishes dry, making you want to wring the hop flavors out of your tongue.

Overall: The Enjoy By concept is a very appealing idea as super fresh IPAs aren't always easy to find, but this does make them available for a known, limited time (depending on the markets to which its distributed). However when it does make its way around, it's quite easy to find and priced about reasonably at around $6.99 per bottle (in this area at least). This beer is really quite a treat and highly recommended to try.

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Photo of cyclonece09
4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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Photo of SteveB24
4.76/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

appearance; clear gold, decent amount of white head that clings the sides of the glass tightly all the way down.

smell; tropical fruit is off the hook. passion fruit, guava and pinneapple, also pine, grass and resin.

taste; lots of fruit. the passion fruit and pinneapple is there. also mango, touch of earthiness. dank notes of yeast and malt in the background. the alchohal is not there at all. if you told me it was 5 percent i'd believe you.

mouthfeel; light body, not dry at all, very refreshing.

overall; unbelievable hoppy experience, and very drinkable.

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Photo of EdwardK77
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have now enjoyed both the 4/20 and the 2/14 versions of the "Enjoy By". I've like every Stone offering that I've tried, so I wasn't surprised to enjoy these. This is an imminently drinkable ale for this amount of alcohol. This had well rounded flavor and seemed to have less of the sweetness than the Lagunitas Undercover. (Which was also amazing) This featured a nice head, pleasant aroma, and smooth mouthfeel.

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Photo of ubenumber2
4.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 4/20/13 poured from 22oz into a pint glass

A golden hazy hello color with a few carbonation bubbles rising to the top , a pretty white 2 finger head with lacing sticking to the sides of the glass and hanging on through the whole glass

The first thing I smell is the hops , then some sweet malt then a little bit of booze on the end. The hop smell has a faint citrus smell to me but not over powering

This beer goes down smooth and is very refreshing. Not too much carbonation and not to heavy on the tounge , every thing is just right

The taste is really complex , not too bitter , starts off with a hoppy flavor with the malty sweetness hitting in the middle with the booze finishing off at the end , not too sweet , not too hoppy and the booze isn't too over powering. This is a really great beer and I will be buying more of it

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Photo of NiceTaps
4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Speigelau stemmed tulip glass.

A- Deep golden color, bright and slightly hazy at once. A fluffy white head, 1.5 finger, sticky lacing developes as the head fades to a film.

S- Oh, yeah..a citrus stand with flowery accents make up the aroma here. There's no mistaking some kind of earthy bitter green back there...scallion, collards, escarole????

T- Stong citrus, an unripened grapefruit that has but a touch of malt sweetness. Again, there's some bitter greenery back there, seemingly different than hop flavors. Anise, too, maybe?

M-Medium body and carbonation. Sticky and tart, a drop of oil as well. I knew I sipped this beer long after it "went down the right pipe". Smooth as silk at ABV 9.4% and well balanced.

O- I am lucky to have and enjoy this special brew. I'd like to see it come in at a lower ABV but I don't brew it...I drink it. :-)

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

Thanks go to EgadBananas for this bottle.

Poured into a large snifter glass. The beer pours clear orange golden with a thick, slowly retreating white head and lots of tiny streaming bubbles. The beer has a bright aroma of grapefruit, mango, and peach, but also hints of pine and sweet malt. Flavors of grapefruit, peach, mango hit the mouth up front with the piney bitterness hitting in the back. Further sips bring in more piney bitterness, though this is milder than some of the West Coast hop bombs, and more of that malt backbone. Make no mistake about this one. This is geared towards hop heads, so you're not going to find an extremely balanced IPA here. Still, the malt profile is bready and has light caramel sweetness. Because of the lack of malt balance, this is a bit thinner than many DIPAs. The body is medium and the carbonation is moderate. The finish is slightly dry and the hops provide plenty of aftertaste. The drinkability is very high since the alcohol can't be tasted. This is an excellent beer for what it is. I can admire what Stone is doing for the marketing gimmick, reminding people that beer should be enjoyed fresh.

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Photo of Gregaroo
4.81/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12-25-15 - Thanksgiving 2015 - EB 12/25/15 Big bottle poured 2x into a tulip glass. Nice clear light color with 1 inch+ Snow White head. This was bottled a week ago on 11/18. So fresh and nice just before carving the turkey. Big Bear Lake, CA.
7-4-15 - Had a few of these on July 4th at my Sister-in-law's house just before shooting off a bunch of bottle rockets. Very patriotic!
4-20-15 - City Tap House (Logan) - lunch with the competition on April Fool's Day
3-17-15 - bottle at home on 3/20 (still enjoyed it immensely).
2-14-15- Kraftwork Philly - get the BBQ tacos.
12-24-14 - Christmas Day

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Photo of rkf1976
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 09.13.13, Enjoy By 11.12.13, Enjoy By 2.14.14, Enjoy By 4.20.14, Enjoy By 12.26.14, Enjoy By 02.14.15, Enjoy By 4.20.15, Enjoy By 7.5.15, Enjoy By 10.31.15

A - looks great, like an IPA should.

S - smells wonderful, just as a hop head like myself had dreamed of.

T - out of this world!

M - hardy and full of citrusy hops.

O - this is up there with the best of 'em my friends. Stone has knocked another one out of the park, not too many competitors able to touch this one! Simply amazing.

Post Initial Review Note: 09.13.13 was close to a perfect 5! 11.13.13 not as good, recommendation is to try many releases as possible and often! 2.14.14 closer to 9.13.13 release, great stuff Stone! 4.20.14 release was superb, really not digging the 12.26.14 release, maybe next time! 02.14.15 was excellent! 04.20.15 amazing! 07.04.15 just okay. 10.31.15 getting back up there, great stuff!

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Photo of mlhyatt
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%

First time trying an enjoy by. Poured into a pint glass. Very clear golden amber with about an inch of head. Smell is largley a strong pine with some subtle notes of citrus like grapefruit, lemon, and orange. The taste follows the nose very closely and has a more balanced taste between cirtusy and pine than the smell does. There is a pretty large malty backbone in it as well. Medium mouthfeel with a good hop smooth hop bite on the back end. This beer reminds me a lot of a more hoppy hopslam. Solid brew by stone once again, but a slightly above middle of the road IPA.

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Photo of MCain04
4.62/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle, 12.13.13, consumed 5 days after bottling, poured into DFH IPA glass. Have enjoyed this many times before, but owe it the full review.

Pours a clear golden body with 100% clarity, a big frothy head of medium and large-sized bubbles, with great retention and lacing, a gorgeous pour.

Smell is very west-coast IPA, with heavy pine needle notes, grapefruit and citrus, floral, somewhat but not overly sweet and malty on the nose.

Taste is bitter right up front with a wave of pine needle hop flavor followed closely by juicy grapefruit and citrus notes, bitterness lingers throughout, sweetness on the back end is evident, not bready though, no alcohol burn to speak of, and bitter aftertaste on the follow-through. Great balance.

Mouthfeel is clean, crisp, moderately carbonated, smooth but not creamy, sticky and dry finish.

Overall, this is one of the best DIPAs out there and for the price point there are really few, if any, which are better options. Drink this as fresh as possible, the hop flavor is beautiful and balances the bitterness, which is necessary given the heavy malt backbone. This is Stone's best beer, for sure.

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Photo of homebrewhawk
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12-21-12 version. 22 oz. bottle served in a Duvel Tulip. Pours a brilliant gold with a finger of white head. Very fragrant hop aroma. Lots of citrus, esp. pineapple. Also a fair amount of caramel malt in the aroma. Not as bitter as the aroma would suggest. Lighter side of medium bodied. Not a lot of malt backbone, but this is about hops. Drying hop bitterness in finish. Dangerously drinkable for the ABV. Great way to highlight the importance of drinking hoppy beers when they are fresh.

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Photo of megahurts4
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Stone Brewing Enjoy by 10.25.13 IPA

Appearance: pale amber, small head, and some light lacing.

Smell: heavy hops, light grapefruit, and a faint lemon.

Taste: mellow bitter hops and a light grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: incredible and bitter.

The aroma is potently hop but once it touches your tongue, the feel gives you a slight bite, finishing with a smoothness. This is very well balanced. The taste seems subdued compared to the aroma.

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Photo of digitalflood
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 2/15/15 release. Pours straw crystal clear yellow. Slight carbonation. Thick head with lots of foam. Excellent lacing retention. Aromas of pine trees and musk. Lemongrass. Good mouthfeel. Lots of citrus tastes. Nose is all pine and grapefruit. Astringent bitter notes. Mid-palate it breaks to lemons, grapefruit, and some coriander spice. Back palate is a slight cinnamon bread malt and some bitter lemon notes. Lots of grapefruit and a slight alcohol bite. Excellent. Crisp, clean aftertaste. Some more bitter grapefruit and lemongrass. A hint of pepper and spice. 4.5 out of 5. Excellent.

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Photo of silverking
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- hazy gold with two fingers of fluffy off-white head. Head retention is great, but I could use a bit more lacing.

S- grapefruit, vague hints of tropical fruits, fruity hops, and a decent malt backbone.

T- grapefruit, papaya, malt. the finish has a "sticky" bitterness about it. It clings to the back of my tongue.

M- mildly prickly carbonation, medium bodied. A bit sticky.

O- at the end of the day, it's another great stone IPA.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,307 ratings.