Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.69/5 rDev +5.9%
A 5.17.13 edition thoroughly enjoyed on 5/3/13. (Also got some 10/25/13 with another great experience). Pours golden with a fluffy one finger head and perfect clarity. Beautiful aroma of floral grapefruit, pine, lemon zest, grass, wow. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Flavor is grassy pine and sweet citurs. Lighter flavor and mouthfeel than I expect from a top double, but incredibly easy drinking and makes this even better than I expected. Nice beer for sure, and so fresh!
05-12-2013 13:36:03 | More by BMMillsy
4.56/5 rDev +2.9%
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!
05-12-2013 04:21:43 | More by DeanMoriarty
4.35/5 rDev -1.8%
A: copper, clear, white head, lacing, good head retention
S: pine, grapefruit, veggies
T: bitter punch, subtle alcohol, hop sensation overload, fresh, delicious, every hop characteristic is here.
M: medium, lighter than expected, crisp, dry, bitter finish.
05-12-2013 02:02:17 | More by adkrogue
4.46/5 rDev +0.7%
This was a bomber poured into a snifter.
It poured with a big frothy head that quickly dissipates. It has low retention and very little lacing. It has a bready aroma with big grapefruit notes. It tastes almost like it smells. Bready upfront and then turns to a grapefruit taste with a great finish. It has a decent body but I hoped it would be a little bigger and good carbonation that still tingles your tongue after you swallow. The fact that they hidnthe 9.5% abv makes this a great mouthfeel. This is a good beer and the one that had was from the 7th batch. It is the Enjoy By 5.17.13 and I enjoyed it on 5.11.13 so I was close to the expiration date. Good beer and I would like to try other batches.
05-12-2013 00:58:26 | More by brewdude1982
4.7/5 rDev +6.1%
A - Slightly hazy, beautiful coppery color. Reasonable head, nice lacing. Very little in the way of carbonation.
S - Wow! Mango, grapefruit, just plain hops. Absolutely intense. Mild sweetness and alcohol, a bit of orange.
T - Extraordinary. The bitterness doesn't overwhelm you at first; the first impression is "sweet." The grapefruit dominates the other fruit flavors, maybe a little too strongly, in fact. The aftertaste is a clean, hoppy bitterness. Smooth, very easy to drink. Every taste is completely full-bodied; letting it linger in the mouth reveals a little more fruit, and an aftertaste of grapefruit or orange peel. It's difficult to separate the various sweet citrus and fruit. My palate detects almost no specific malts, but maybe that's just me.
M - Tiniest amount of carbonation in the mouth, barely a hint of the 9.4% ABV. Extremely smooth, and easy to swish around and enjoy. Not exactly a gulping beer, but certainly not a dubbel or quad, either. This might be the most perfect mouthfeel I've found in a beer.
O - I was absolutely blown away by this beer, so much so that I ran out and bought two more to share at a tasting with friends. They were just as impressed. Every time this is available, I will buy it.
Poured into a Duvel goblet (slightly more than half the bottle per pour), and paired with apples, horseradish cheddar, crackers, and salami.
05-11-2013 19:05:17 | More by Roguer
4.35/5 rDev -1.8%
This is a really great DIPA. Just finished the "Enjoy by 05/17/13. Everything I would look for in a DIPA.
Pours a slightly hazy golden color. A hard pour gives a medium sized whit frothy head with good retention and some lacing.
Great aroma of piney hops.
Taste is great as well, mostly piney hops with some floral hops. Bitterness is just right. This one ranks up there with Pliny the Elder, Blind Pig and other great DIPAs.
Mouthfeel is rich and crisp with just the right bitterness and even a soft pillowy feel.
This one is top shelf; Great offering from Stone.
05-11-2013 02:31:21 | More by JayQue
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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