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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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1,270 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,270
Hads: 9,634
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25.45%
Wants: 691
Gots: 2,328 | FT: 20
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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Photo of Samuel906
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I am super excited for this beer... One of my favorite breweries making my favorite style super fresh, and it only comes every few months. I had the pleasure of having the 12.21.12 but didn't have a BA account at the time, so I am looking forward to reviewing it.

Enjoy By 04.01.13: It pours an absolutely gorgeous, and perfectly translucent copper tinged gold with tons of effervescing bubbles and a thick, light head. The smell is simply staggering; lemon, orange, grapefruit, tons of pine and hops, sweet mango and pineapple. Traces of malt. It really is an amazing smell; breathe long and deep. The taste is a wave of citrus and hops. Tons of lime and orange peel, buttery caramel, lingering grapefruit and hops left on the palate, slightly peppery. Everything you want out of a good IPA is here. Perfect amount of boozey heat for 9+%. Mouthfeel is smooth and the carbonation really helps bring the flavor to life and accentuates the pepper and citrus. Balanced, amazingly hoppy, a great aroma, this is definitely my favorite beer from stone, and one of my favorites of all time.

Enjoy By 09.13.13: I was afraid I was going to rehype this too much for myself, and set myself up for disappointment, but it was just as good as I remember it. Amazing beer, and the smell is simply exquisite. Freshest hops of any brew I can think of.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


A: Pours a golden copper color with a fingers worth of head that recedes to a thin cap within a few minutes

S: Floral, fruity, and piney hops come through the most, with a spicy maltiness and very light additional fruitiness from the alcohol

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a barrage of citrus, pine, and floral hops with a light spiciness from the malts and alcohol. Able to stay balanced even with the amount of hops, but still nice and bitter throughout and into the finish

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: This beer is WAY too easy to drink for a DIPA, and it will always be fresh. Props to Stone for really making it clear when to drink this beer, aka RIGHT NOW! Don't hesitate buying this beer whenever you see it, as you won't be let down

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Photo of Premo88
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bomber 22 oz. bottle poured into tulip

the 4.1.13 version

L -- possibly the coolest pour i've yet seen in a beer ... I'd swear it percolates, like watching fresh-roasted, fresh-ground coffee beans in a French press. at least an inch head of off white THICK foam on top of a gold medal. crystal clear. and no amber. this thing is yellow gold, and the head is not tan but just a bit off of white.

S -- GRAPEFRUIT! really stout, too, and honestly, I think you could trick people blind-folded on which is the beer and which is the grapefruit juice.

T -- make a meatball out of hops, drop it in a pitcher of grapefruit juice and you've got it. damn good. relatively easy to drink despite the big Stonesque hop bite and 9.4 ABV. it's yummy.

F -- nothing noteworthy in any direction. just good. good carbonation without feeling overly heavy or light.

O -- I'm not smart enough nor experienced enough with beer to say if this lives up to the hype, but they sold me. I love it. And I've got a feeling I'll always partake.

I want to compare this one side-by-side with Stone IPA, because let's face it: That is the ultimate test for this particular beer.

But however it compares, I love it.

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Photo of HiltonHeadMike
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Growler by the fire on this unusual 39F night in SC.

A - crystal clear, golden yellow with just a hint of orange hue, nice white head and subsequent lacing

S - pine, citrus, orange blossom, lemon, tropical/juicy fruit gum

T - resin, pine, vanilla, SC sweet tea, rose petals, broiled grapefruit with carmelized sugar on top, pineapple

M - uncannily mellow for the ETOH level, balanced, perfectly appropriate carbonation

O - what more can be said...how can one mark points off on this beauty?

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Photo of tdm168
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bottle. 4.1.13 enjoyed on 3.2.13

A - clear orangish gold with a big, thick, pure white head

S - huge floral aroma, some sugary notes

T - herbal, floral, light bready malt, spicy hops, bitter finish, alcohol warmth

M - clean, smooth, crisp, medium to full bodied

This was delicious. The malt is a bit sugary and sweet which blends perfectly with the intense hop character. There is such great balance here. It also has tremendous drinkability for the ABV. This is an IPA that all beer fans should try.

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Photo of nUgZ
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 4.01.13

22 ounce bomber poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a one finger head and nice lacing.

S: Super strong citrus and floral hop aromas. A little grassy as well. Smells very fresh.

T: Fresh hops abound!! Not as bitter and hoppy as I anticipated, but it's very well done. The alcohol is completely hidden.

M: Medium bodied with ample carbonation.

O: What an excellent example of what a fresh IPA can be. I can't wait to have it again!!

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Photo of korguy123
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 4.01.13
Enjoyed 3.04.13

Crystal clear gold pour with two plus fingers of soapy, snow white head. Lacing is excellent. This was poured into my new DFH "IPA" glass and the steady stream of bubbles rising from the bottom has me mesmerized.

Bright juicy grapefruit, sweet clementines with some fresh peaches. There is a grassy wetness with bitter pine. My mouth just watered lol.

Bitter pine up front that transitions to a tongue coating sweetness like a simple syrup. Juicy citrus than makes way for a bitter dry finish. Zero alcohol in the taste.

Light body with a high carbonation prickle on the tongue.

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Photo of Beeranator
4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Got a Bomber of it poured into a pint glass, Pours a nice clear golden color.
Smell: Smells great, likes grapefruits and i kinda get a smell of onion almost like they were cooked.
Taste: not as bitter as i was expecting, and again that onion/ garlic flavor in the back end.
Mouthfeel: Perfectly carbonated.
Overall: Pretty good, I expected something different. I would drink again.

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Photo of n2185
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: pours a clear yellow gold with two fingers of white head that fades into a bubbly ring with good lacing.

S: grapefruit, pineapple, dank weed, and pine dominate the nose.

T: similar to the aroma, grapefruit, pineapple, and dank weed dominate with some piny notes as well. Light bitterness.

M: medium body and carbonation, this beer has a nice body while avoiding being too sticky or oily.

O: a delicious IPA overall. Lots of juicy and dank hop notes.

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Photo of lackenhauser
4.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very clean, golden color with a great head on top at first. sticky and gummy lacing on down the glass. Big and fat hop aroma right in your face. Grassy as all get out. Massive flavor assault in both malt and hops. Freshly mown grass, papaya, citrus with a touch of sugary sweetness. Really could not get any fresher. Excellent mouthfeel-just a huge body that is very well balanced against the enormous flavor. WOW! what a great beer all in. Reminds me of Moylan's Hopsickle just picked off the bine. Just killer all in. Had no idea about this beer until the guy in my local turned me on to it. Well worth finding, having and enjoying over and over and over....

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Photo of brentk56
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber-infused golden color capped by an inch of foam that leaves some nice lacing behind

Smell: Grapefruit, pith and a hint of onion

Taste: Strong grapefruit and citrusy hop flavors, up front, with just a hint of a malt base underneath; a hint of mango and a bit of onion creep into the mid-palate, but they add an angle rather than dominate; citrusy finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Glad to have snagged a bottle from the release (4/1/13) that made it to NC; really tasty and avoids the stickiness that I have encountered with some other beers brewed by Stone

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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 sketchpunx
4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The 4/1/13 batch.
Poured from bomber to a snifter. Dense 1 and a half finger head, sort of beige in color. Minimal lacing on the initial pour, but more as I get further into the bottle.
The smell is very unique on this beer. Very Piney and dank, kinda has a garlic nose almost. There is some citrus fruit in here, but almost masked by the other scents to me.

Mouthfeel is highly carbonated and and yet extremely creamy. Really excellent! this might be my favorite aspect of this beer. The taste is very well balanced with a strong floral hop forwardness. Loads of pine hit first with a twinge of oil and spicey vegetable. A bit of sweetness in the malt hold the beer together well. A bit peppery with a long satisfying dry hoppy finish.

Overall a very unique beer with some scents and flavors I have never tasted in a beer before. Absolutely not what i was expecting but good nonetheless.

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Photo of KillahB
4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 04.01.13. Big bottle into a wine glass.

Forget color.

The smell is clean, clean hops -- sweet and bright, floral and tropical. I get passionfruit, and I love it.

The taste doesn't surprise after the nose. Really traditional west coast DIPA flavors -- pine, citrus, flowers, and tropical fruits -- plus that really well-rounded, full-bodied sort of completeness that you get in the Plinys. That mega-hoppiness without being too top-heavy on the flavor spectrum. Full, complete, round, balanced, etc. All those words that reflect that sense you get that this may be the best style of beer there is.

And then there's this little kick, this dryness that let's you know that, yup, it's still Stone. You know how Stone feels. In sum, I'm really glad that they have made a big, wet DIPA that's pretty much the Platonic Form of the style while remaining unmistakably theirs.

I'm getting to the bottom of this bottle, and the bitterness is starting to take hold, but I was ready for it. The gnar builds. If you can, drink a whole bottle -- it's worth witnessing the change.

Music Pairing: The Cure -- Disintegration

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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 zac16125
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into a tulip
Enjoy by 04-01-13

A: Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with just over 1 fingers width of only slightly off white colored head. Decent retention. Leaves a small amount of lacing.

S: Big, dank, resinous hop aromas. Juniper, pine. Very herbaceous. Sweet malt is present which providers a firm backbone. Hints of citrus with grapefruit and citrus rind. Awesome aroma.

T: Doesn't quite live up to the nose, but tasty nonetheless. Strong malt presence. Hop bitterness. The hop characters area mostly pine, along with lemon zest/orange peel.

M/D: Great mouthfeel. So smooth for the style, perfect amount of carbonation, no hint of the ABV, and drinkability is very good.

O: Overall, this is a great DIPA. Im so glad the guys at my local bottle shop made me aware that there were a couple of these in the back! Just another beer to add to the list of great hoppy offerings from Stone. Im really not sure if anyone does hoppy beers better than these guys. Consistently pumping out great beers like Stone does is impressive. Looking forward to drinking this again in the future.

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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 RoninTK3
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz. bomber into Newport Storm snifter.

A - Transparent gold/orange with a couple fingers of head that quickly dissipates into about half a finger.

S - Sweet malts, citrus fruits, herbal hops.

T - Lots of vegetal/garlicy hops with a bit of citrus and caramel malts. The alcohol doesn't come through at all in this one. Very aggressive hops, but not to bitter.

M - Thick and resiny with a lot of carbonation. Only other beer I've had that makes your mouth tingle this much is Heady Topper.

Very nice, but I'll probably stick with Ruination and Sublimely Self Righteous due to cost and availability. Great hop-forward DIPA though.

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Photo of rawfish
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 04.01.13 pours clear and brassy, rising two finger head with good retention and leaving attractive lacing all over the glass.

Terrific aroma, best part of the beer, rising notes of pine, resin, citrus and tropical pungent mangoes and pine apple. Pine resin is huge here, building and dank, some hint of underlying cereal malt.

Huge quantities of hops impart a huge resin and dank pine with some vegetative herbaceous flavors near the back end with a steady bitterness. Lightly sweet malt is clean and steps aside easily. Warming alcohol and the hops really coat and desensitize the palate quickly.

Adequate body and carbonation. Coating hops make the palate numb to a drying sensation. I feel quite a bit of alcohol warmth coming through.

It's about time a craft brewer really focused on the freshness of hops and really pushed the process of keeping ipas fresh to their distributors. Enjoy by is a top notch hop bomb, aroma is stellar, the taste is very dank and pine heavy, terrific DIPA. The best I've had from them thus far.

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Photo of obrike
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I was told I got the last one of these at Specs in Round Rock...4/1/13 version.

Poured a bright golden amber color with a nice white head.This one was actually not as dark as I expected. Head has good retention and leaves a fair amount of lacing.

Really love the smell...resiney pine, tons of tropical fruits, citrus, and a bit of "weed" smell. Uber fresh!

Delicious...quite a bit of tropical fruits, lemon, pine, grass, and spice. Just a very small amount of caramel malt for posterity only...this is a hop heavy brew! Medium body and carbonation...nearly perfect for the style. This one coats your mouth with hoppy goodness.

Just another outstanding effort by Stone. These guys are world class for a reason folks.

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Photo of lovindahops
4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excited to try another hoppy offering from stone.

A- a golden yellow rich body with amber shades glowing. A frothy white head of foam bursts and then slowly subsides to a dusting of foam on the top. An intimidating ruination type appearance to say the least

S- a whiff of citrus lays out a template of pineapple, dank piney hops, and biscuity flavors. Strong caramel malt is at the backend with an adamant presence. I really feel the need to mention the resinous scent that enjoy by carries

T- very piney, resionious, dank hop flavor that blasts your palate. Bold caramel malt flavor rips into your palate and leaves no return. Some citrus theme is certainly there but a rip roaring citrus attack... This is not

M- coating flavor that literally prickles

O- I completely applaud stones enjoy by concept. While this was not my preferred hoppy presentation of a DIPA, it was still enjoyable. Thankful for the opportunity to try this

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Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured a golden yellow with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, grass, grass hop, citrus hop, and spicy hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, grass hop, grass, onion hop, and spicy hop. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. This one had a pretty big explosion of hops going on here while still managing to be refreshing. There was quite a nice balance here as well. The aroma is quite inviting and the flavor has just enough hoppy resin in it to remind you of the style it falls under. A really well done brew that I would definitely have again.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle, Enjoy By 04.01.13. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a clear golden/orange color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention is good, and there's also a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells mostly like citrusy (grapefruit, mango, tropical fruit) and pine hops, along with a bit of bready malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some lemon peel, floral hops and a bit of onion. There's an enjoyable bitter hoppy finish, too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and sticky with moderate carbonation. It's also easy enough to drink. I think it's a good brew overall, I hope Stone keeps making it (and Ohio keeps getting some). $6.99 a bottle.

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Photo of TK5150
3.3/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Enjoy By 4.01.13

A- Pours golden yellow with an off-white head. Lots of lacing.

S- Lots of grapefruit, pine, and onion. Sweet underlying pineapple.

T- Big grapefruit, pine, and bitterness followed by a massive amount of spicy ONION with garlic. Hints of pineapple in the background, but everything takes a back seat to the onion. Dank, and not to sound crazy, but maybe a bit of cellar-like funk. I could see this beer going well with a dish containing sauteed onions.

M- Medium body and decently high carbonation. A bit of a kick to it.

O- Way too much onion, I won't be coming back for more. Bring back Stone Ruination 10th Anniversary :(.

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Photo of Cvescalante
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours somewhere between yellow and orange in color. Bright, clear with active bubbles coming up to a big sudsy head. Very nice looking.

S- Grapefruit, lemon, floral, even some pine punching your nose.

T- Lots of fruitiness, grapefruit, orange, lemon, kinda oniony spice, some pine. Definitely bitter

M- Light to medium bodied, very crisp, dry finish that kinda pinches your tongue.

O- Love the Enjoy By series. Always fresh, and never ceases to impress the masses. I always look forward to grabbing a few bottles of this when it comes around.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,270 ratings.