Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.73/5 rDev +6.8%
Stone Enjoy By (batch 5/17/13) pours out a hazy golden color with a smaller head that retains very well. The nose is crazy hoppy. Tons of tropical and grapefruit hop flavors with an undertone of piney bitterness. The taste presents a literal ton of tropical fruit and grapefruit hops, with a strong hop resin aftertaste. One-note, but tasty as hell. The mouthfeel is on the light side and fairly carbonated, and the drinkability is exceptional. Overall, Stone Enjoy By is an extremely tasty and enjoyable IPA. A little more depth to the hop blend would make it absolutely best in class, but as it is it's one of the best IPAs on the shelf for sure.
05-02-2013 02:26:35 | More by shand
4.15/5 rDev -6.3%
Saw this in the store today and had to pick it up, given all the talk about this beer on BA. I must agree that it is most definitely an enjoyable IPA. However, I think it may be lacking some of the malt character that would balance this out a bit more. I would definitely drink this beer again, but I'm not going to replace all my DFH 90-min with this one.
05-02-2013 00:44:37 | More by BrianJohnson
4.4/5 rDev -0.7%
Enjoy By 5.17.13
A: The body is insanely clear. Almost yellow in color, the beer looks very inviting. The two-finger head is white in color and laces the side of the glass nicely. 4.5
S: The aroma is all fruit. Citrus and grapefruit mostly. I'm surprised there isn't more bitterness, but I'm not complaining at all. 4
T: The taste begins with all citrus, but is followed by grassy, bitter hops. I swear there's a dank character in there as well. Slightly weed-like, not going to lie. A very slight amount of booze is there, but it certainly isn't unpleasant. 4.5
MF: Light body with a nice amount of carbonation. The finish is crisp and clean with a really nice bitter finish. It's very drinkable for the high ABV. 4.5
O: Great beer, love the freshness and the hoppiness. I will search and destroy all of the future releases of this. 4.5
05-02-2013 00:29:46 | More by russwbeck
3.99/5 rDev -9.9%
I had the Enjoy By 05.17.13 and to be honest it was just good. I'd heard a ton about this beer and was really looking forward to this brew. Poured a bomber into a tulip, and the head dissipated rather quickly. The color was a perfect pale gold, and the head was a nice white/pale straw. The aroma didn't do much for me, a touch of spice, and sweet and earthy/flowery smell. The taste isn't as sweet as I was expecting and, although I appreciate west coast IPAs, this one didn't really have the malt character to balance out the appreciable hops. After all of that being said, I did enjoy this Enjoy By, and will probably pic up one of them again, but likely in late fall if they put one out around then.
05-01-2013 21:22:46 | More by mverity
4.53/5 rDev +2.3%
Seventh Batch - 05.17.13
22oz bottle served in a snifter.
L - chill hazed bright brass color with a white head that thins out leaving a few spots of thin lacing.
S - sinus clearing tropical and citrus fruit blast to the brain.
T - sweetness and bitterness all wrapped up together in each delightful sip.
F - medium bodied, it drinks pretty easy for the ABV, slow down!
O - very good beer that I will seek out in future <FRESH> releases.
05-01-2013 21:14:47 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
4.43/5 rDev 0%
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.
Enjoy By IPA pours a soft golden amber color. It is quite transparent, with visible carbonation rising up from the bottom of my glass into a robust off-white cap. This exhibits great head retention and leaves a few spiderwebs of lace down the sides of the glass.
The aroma is the strongest aspect of this beer. Sweet and juicy mango and tropical fruit hop notes waft out of the glass first, with some candied grapefruit, dank, and pine notes coming through as well.
Even without seeing the label, it would be easy to tell that this is a Stone beer. Brazenly hopped, there is still a great transition from sweet to hoppy, which is a progression that separates the best IPA’s from the rest. A bit of honey and caramel lead nicely into the caramelized grapefruit hop notes, with tons of mango, peach, apricot, pine, and herbal hop flavors as well. The finish is bitter, but the flavors help to grow the bitterness over the course of the sip.
Stone also brews its beers with an understanding of keeping the ABV, flavor, and body all in line, and this is no exception. A high ABV by IPA standards, the flavor really masks any suggestion of booziness, and the smooth body and creamy carbonation work to keep each sip fresh.
With a robust addition of hops across a wide range of flavors, this is a great addition to the Stone family. I also appreciate their effort to encourage hoppy beers to be labeled fresh for immediate consumption.
05-01-2013 04:47:56 | More by KickInTheChalice
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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