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Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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5,471 Ratings
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Ratings: 5471
Reviews: 922
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.03%


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:
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.

(Beer added by: nrs207 on 08-21-2012)
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle, thanks to the good doktorzee for schlepping this back from Vegas for me. Enjoy By 04.20.14 was enjoyed on 03.26.14 - that still gets me in four weeks or so under the gun (and it was bottled only 10 days ago).

This beer pours an ever so slightly hazy medium golden amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat bubbly ecru head, which leaves some blotchy streaks of soap sud lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of musty wet vegetation - ok, 'dank' - piney, leafy, and grassy, all - over-aged orange, lemon, pineapple and kiwi citrus rind, and a fairly laid-back bready, kind of crackery pale and caramel maltiness. The taste is pretty much the same, except noticeably more bitter - muggy pine resin and cones, acrid leafy notes, a citrus pith key party, gritty, and near-overwritten bready and caramel malt, a touch of crispy biscuit, hints of tropical fruit, and the mere suggestion of metallic alcohol.

The carbonation is decently tight and frothy, the body a sturdy medium weight, and weirdly smooth, what with all that hop bitterness running around like the proverbial chicken (I'm not insinuating anything poultry-like at all about this offering). It finishes off-dry, barely, the hops stuttering just a bit, but re-setting and driving forward in no time flat.

Fresh, and yet dank, in the same physical space - wow! A five-week enjoy-by window, is ballsy, it was it is, but it does make its point about freshness and point of origin and Stone's hubris just fine. I wonder what it would be like to be able to try each successive release of this - probably, like anything, one would just get bored of it. Or not - this is one tasty, tasty DIPA, the hops large and in charge, and the near 19 proof booze significantly less 'fresh'.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 03:53:35 | More by biboergosum
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Destroyinator

Pennsylvania

4.74/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 04.20.14

Enjoyed on 03.26.14

One of the most unique beers I've ever had. First time writing a review because I wanted to make note to myself in the future that this was for the 04.20.14 variety of the Enjoy By series. Smell and appearance are both excellent. Taste is very unique and like no other IPA I've had before. They mean it when they say Devastatingly Dank.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 00:32:04 | More by Destroyinator
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.68/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Enjoy by 04.20.14

Appearance: It has a nice semi-hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately slow and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, pineapple, grapefruit and plenty of pine resins. Total hop bomb!

Taste: Like the aromas, it has loads of tropical fruit (citrus, pineapple, mango and grapefruit), a nice resiny pine bitterness, light floral notes and some bready malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with an outstanding overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 23:03:47 | More by SebD
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datalager

Connecticut

4.85/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Here's the quick and dirty. My bottle was dated "Enjoy By 4-20-14".

If you've had a west coast IPA, this one has everything you would expect, simply done to the highest level of quality. Without mincing words, this is the best west coast IPA I have ever had in a bottle. Nuff said.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 17:03:41 | More by datalager
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dank203

New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

tulip. clear orange with white head about a finger. the most west coast smelling beer. pineapple mango and clementine , a little orange peel. smooth and subtle bitterness. also I hope this opens up more hop heads to the fact that beers like this need to always have a date on a bottle. and specified whether its a BOD or EBD

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 01:34:04 | More by dank203
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bryanbullock

District of Columbia

4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 4.20.14, poured from a 750. Pours a translucent light gold with one finger foam. Highly floral aroma with bites of grapefruit. Hop forward crispness with good balance and bitter hoppy finish finish, mild sweetness creates a hop/malt equilibrium. I will eagerly await the next enjoy bye.... Note that I think this 4.20 back surpassed the 2.14 batch.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 01:01:57 | More by bryanbullock
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mattyjatz

Florida

5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've been slacking on the previous releases of Enjoy By, and haven't had a chance to Enjoy since October 2013. Just got a hold of (4) 4.20.2014 and damn was it good! More than I expected from the last time I had it. I'd say my pallet is more accustom to IPA's now and this is why I rate this beer so high.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 00:15:19 | More by mattyjatz
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Bedrocker

Washington

4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a Deschutes Brewery snifter.

Appearance: Brilliant gold color with a head that dissipates quickly. Light lacing.

Smell: Awesome. A heavy grapefruit aroma with undertones of pine and malt. I could smell this beer all day.

Taste: I could drink this beer all day as well, if my liver allowed. Follows the nose, with a powerful grapefruit/tropical flavor that balances well with a slight pine taste and large amount of hop bitterness. Aftertaste is malty with lingering citrus. Absolutely delicious.

Mouthfeel: Thick, well-carbonated, and full-bodied. Slight alcohol burn.

Overall: One of my favorite double IPAs. As far as Enjoy By releases go, this one might be my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 02:53:43 | More by Bedrocker
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Tone

Missouri

3.73/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, golden color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of citrus hops, floral hops, sweet malt, and slight alcohol. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, hops oils, slight floral hops, slight sweet malt, slight alcohol, hint of earthy malt, and a hint of grass. Overall, decent appearance, good aroma, good body, and decent complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2014 15:41:40 | More by Tone
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FATKIDREVOLUTION

Illinois

4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 4-20-14
Still the pick of the Spring for moi. So tasty.
Dropped in a Bomber Bottle at 7.99 $ per. It's a the deal of the day.

Pours out golden with a very light haze. BIg head that recedes quickly.

Aroma is piney, citrus notes with pineapple.

Palette is crisp. Light (well. Lighter for a medium body)

Taste is not as heavy on the pine as last year but big fruit. Pineapple, orange with a welcomed lingering bitter bite on the back end.

Abv at 9.4% is well balanced. Perhaps a touch of bite on the initial taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 15:31:37 | More by FATKIDREVOLUTION
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StoneTSR

Colorado

4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE: A fluffy, finger and a half head rests atop a light orange and transparent beer. A few lazy bubbles make their way to the surface as the head fades at a similarly slow pace. Good looking beer, but not a whole lot of lacing.

SMELL: Dank and delicious smelling. The aroma on this beer gets me every time…so good. Piney resin plays around with not-so-subtle grapefruit notes and an underlying grassiness. Tropical fruits round it out with a little sweetness.

TASTE: Less surprising than anything else you’ll read about this beer, it tastes amazingly fresh, but just two weeks away from the brewery, what else should I expect? Enjoy By is the beer equivalent of Phil Spector’s wall of sound. Multiple, big layers of deliciousness all seem to attack the palate at the same time. Pine and grass provide a base for big citrus and tropical fruit flavors to blend perfectly with. Also, I’m getting an unexpected (but not unwanted) hint of white chocolate with the finish.

MOUTHFEEL: Bitterly balanced is the best way to describe the mouthfeel of Enjoy By. The balancing malt arrives with just enough strength and just in time to leave the palate teased for the bitterness of that next fresh sip. In terms of body, this would fall into the bigger end of the medium-to-big-bodied category.

OVERALL: The best way to sum up this beer is that it is simply a well put together Double IPA. Also, I love the short shelf life, ensuring that if I can find one it will be fresh with 100% certainty. Hope Colorado gets more in the next round.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 05:36:12 | More by StoneTSR
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BeerNoobNC

North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 3/13/14 and opened on 3/23/14.

This beer is super fresh and super hoppy. It's what most hop heads dream about every night as their perfect beer. It's actually not too expensive considering the amount of work that goes into getting a 1 month old or fresher beer from the brewery to the store shelves. I won't talk the beer up too much, so you can have your mind blown too.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 03:51:26 | More by BeerNoobNC
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N_Schleret

Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice golden color with a two finger head. Nice retention and blotchy lacing.
S: Very hoppy, lots of floral pine and grapefruit citrus. Light malts.
T: Same as the smell. Big pine presence and citrus. Slightly funky aftertaste.
M: Bitter and dry. Medium light on the palate.
O: A good offering for the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 20:04:21 | More by N_Schleret
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JWU

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber bottle poured into a chalice.

A- a perfectly clear golden hue with orange highlights. Plenty of visible carbonation. A nice very off white froth sits atop. Plenty of lacing.

S- Lots going on. Red grapefruit, hempy/tobacco note, lemon peel, mandarin orange, pear and some mango.

T-Big smack of bitterness up front. Alcohol. Hops follow the nose, but there is a lot more of that onion/garlic thing going on in the flavor. The only thing that holds the taste back from a "5" rating would be if the hop flavor popped just a bit more, and the bitterness backed off just a touch. It's fairly bitter throughout.

M- Medium body, syrupy, but plenty of carbonation to move things along.

O- Very good, and certainly and upgrade over ruination.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 19:35:49 | More by JWU
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hops202

District of Columbia

4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured into Dogfish spiegelau glass. Enjoy by 4/20/14 - Best Day Ever!

Appearence is a great transparent honey color. Aroma is one of the best DIPA smells around. Great balance of citrus , sweetness - maybe honey, slight pine and floral features. Taste is incredible and follows the nose. This release tastes even better than I remeber the last one being. Buy them all!!

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 19:33:13 | More by hops202
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vkv822

Oregon

4.05/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By: 04/20/14
bottled on: 03/15/14
served in a Sierra Nevada IPA Glass

Clear golden with light orange hues an a thick, foamy white head with good retention.

Big resinous, citrusy hop character in both the aroma and taste.

Medium+ body, foamy carbonation.

A very well done DIPA, though not quite in my personal top tier.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 08:14:45 | More by vkv822
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ThePaintedGrey

Pennsylvania

4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bomber poured into tumbler.

*Enjoy by 4/20/14, bottled on 3/13/14, consumed on 3/22/14.*

A: Pours an ever-so-slightly hazy honey amber with a commendable two-finger head that retains for ages. Eventually dwindles down to a creamy cap, but leaves ABSURD amounts of lacing down the glass. The head retention is a bit weaker than I had hoped, but it's still a gorgeous bit of eye candy, nonetheless.

S: Oh my god, where do I even begin? This is just an absolute perfect display of American hops and what a DIPA should smell like. It's floral, piney, citrusy, dank, rustic as hell, and just... pure, unadulterated fresh perfection! It did get a little too boozy in the nose as it warmed up, but it's not too much of an issue.

T: The flavors pretty much follow the nose inch for inch, except for the fact that the malt backbone is present in the initial sip. A little bit of honeybread sweetness teases you before you're absolutely piledrived through the floor by the hop rampage. Did I mention malts somewhere? Because I seem to have forgotten its existence... An absolute barrage of everything hoppy. Grapefruit and orange citrus notes, followed by some rustic pine, grass, and floral flavors, eventually finishing in pure earthen bitterness that leaves the palate screaming for m(ercy)ore.

M: Closer to a full-body with the perfect level of carbonation. Not as creamy as some DIPAs, which isn't really a disappointment. It made it almost too easy to drink, though. The only thing slowing me down from pounding this was my absolute respect for the brew and its complexity, along with how warm my face was feeling halfway through.

O: This is admittedly my first experience with a Stone Enjoy By xx/xx/xx IPA and it has absolutely changed the way I look at life. I've had good IPAs in the past, but never anything this fresh, this complex, this perfectly crafted. Stone Enjoy By, I feel, has ruined me... because now as soon as the next release is mentioned, I'm going to be flailing like a madman trying to get my hands on a bottle or two. I hate to sound too much like a fanboy, but this has honestly been an experience like no other.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 02:54:00 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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msquared36

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light copper color. Thin head with no lacing.

Aroma is piney and musty.

Tastes exactly like it smells.

Nice carbonation. Mouthfeel is substantial without being syrupy.

Great beer for a hop fan. Not the best DIPA, but definitely worth grabbing a bottle or two before the enjoy by date (after which, I assume, Stone's fairy god mother spell expires and the beer magically transforms into skunk Natty Light).

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 21:49:58 | More by msquared36
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Seanem44

Virginia

4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Very rich golden orange with a full and thick creamy head. It screams freshness.

S: Smells very refreshing. There is still a strong pine smell pairing with citrus.

T: Very fresh. I taste more pine than citrus. Leaves a nice bitter hop taste that lingers long after, reminding you it's time for another sip. Ever so slight taste of alcohol.

M: It has bite. Again, that slight alcohol taste is there and I can definitely feel it hitting the back of my palate.

O: The beer guru at the Woodbridge, VA Wegmans recommended this and I'm not disappointed. Very fresh, very tasty. I drank the 4.20.14 on 3.22.14. They were near out. Pick it up if you can.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 18:44:06 | More by Seanem44
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levineju

California

4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 4/20/2014, bottled on 3/13/2014, and consumed on 3/21/2014. Poured from a 1pt. 6oz. bomber into a Stone company imperial pint glass.

A - very appealing pale honey. Outstanding off-white head and lacing that lasts.

S - powerful hops, bright, crisp citrus and pine.

T - they're not kidding: this is about as fresh as you can get by bottle! Gorgeous IPA profile; not medicinal at all.

M - the volatiles mellow out off the pour, but some light carbonation remains. Not too sharp.

O - I never thought a dIPA could be so refreshing, especially from Stone. Great beer, and feel that much luckier living so close to Escondido.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 17:55:44 | More by levineju
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samtrillo

California

4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 05:12:02 | More by samtrillo
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 03:02:24 | More by DenverHopHead
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.9/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Finally enjoying this sought-after beauty on its first time in PA (I think), thanks to my awesome girlfriend for picking it up!

2.14.14
Poured into snifter; light orange, clear, very light for the style (following the trend of others). Moderate white head that fades quickly.
Smell is awesome...onions, tropical fruit, citrus, pine, bitterness, awesome. This is like a west-coast version of Hop Ranch.
Taste is also like a west-coast Hop Ranch...onion, fruit, pine, citrus, bitterness, earthy...damn. Sweet, fruity, oniony, awesome IPA. Fresh as hell and delicious.
Mouthfeel is again, surprisingly thin and clean for the %abv and style.
Overall, awesome. I'm super-psyched that my girlfriend found this. Delicious stuff!

4.20.14
Fluted snifter; clear dark orange, fluffy white head.
Smells amazing...bright tropical fruit, mango, sweet onion, weed, candy sugar, mint, herb.
Taste...wow. Sweet peach, mango, onion, apple, mint, herbal, sugar, tangerine, grapefruit...incredible. The hop flavor packed into this beer is mind-blowing.
Mouthfeel is light-bodied and surprisingly clean.
Overall, again I'm blown away. Stone has raised the bar.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 02:22:34 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.83/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Re-review on Enjoy By 04-20-14 - Bottled on 3/12/14. Poured into a chalice.

Complex. One of the best IPAs I have ever had.

A - Light honey colored, crystal clear, rocky half-finger white head, good lacing.

S - Grapefruit, floral, citrusy, piney

T - Citrus, resiny, a pale malt background that does not come without some contemplation, hint of sweetness.

MF - Sharp, fizzy, leaves my mouth feeling clean and bright.

Also had:
Batch #3 - 12-21-12
Batch #7 - 5-17-13 - Bottled on 04-12-13
Batch # 10 - 9-13-13
Batch #12 - 11-12-13
Batch #14 - 02-14-14
Batch #15 - 04-20-14 - Bottled on 03-12-14

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 00:34:40 | More by Sludgeman
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Boca-X

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 00:44:11 | More by Boca-X
Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 5,471 ratings.