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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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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,355 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,355
Hads: 10,058
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25%
Wants: 748
Gots: 2,624 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

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.

 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.
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Photo of IronLover
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 2/14/14. Honey yellow in color with the slightest haze. Started with a shirt white foam that left ladder of sticky lacings down the glass. Pungent, earthy, citrus hop aromas with a hint of malty sweetness beneath. Smooth, incredibly delicate feel with gentle, lazy carbonation and an oily feel toward the finish. Flavor was similar to aroma. Pungent citrus, pineapple, and rioe grapefruit flavors uo front with a tangy hop bite through the middle. Caramel malt flavors peek through toward the end. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Theheroguy
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very pale amber, almost too pale in my opinion but looks aren't really important at all.

The scent of this beer is wonderful you just smell wonderfully aromatic hops as soon as the cap comes off.

Taste wise I can only describe it as a cascade of various hop flavors working in harmony.

Generally flavorful and enjoyable

Overall this beer reminded me a lot of the loose cannon Hop^3 IPA by heavy seas. If you like one of these beers you will like the other.

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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 RblWthACoz
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fifth batch - 4.1.13

Wow. Hop heaven. Lots of citrus. Lots of sweet and salty pine. Superb balance between all. Lasting flavor. The only indicator that this is a iipa is the mild burn I get on the back of my palate. This defines what an excellent beer is and should be. Big time kudos to Stone for this one. Worth a drive or a trip to get to try.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into an IPA glass.

A - The beer is a lighter, transparent gold.

S - tropical fruity notes, some citrus.

T - nearly full flavored sweetness up front that is followed by a bittery and resiny aftertaste. A nice dry finish. It hides the booze well for a 9.4% beer. Some biscuity sweetness on the front end before the tropical fruit kicks in.

M - Not overly aggressive on the taste buds, but a very pleasant, drinkable double IPA with a very nice dry, bitter aftertaste.

O - Enjoy By is one of my favorite IPAs. It isn't the hop symphony that a beer like Heady Topper is, but Enjoy By really hits the hop appetite. I'm more of a bitter, dry tasting IPA guy, and Enjoy By certainly falls under this category. For me, it hits all the spots.

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Photo of TTAmod
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the 12.13.13 variation of this beer. 22 oz. bomber poured into Stone pint glass.

A: Pours a slightly chill-hazed bright orange/gold. Head is one finger and white. It doesn't last extremely long, but there are islands of thin, white head throughout. Good lacing.

S: Wow...the smell is truly amazing...one of the best IPAs I've ever smelled. EXTREMELY strong dank, grapefruit smell. Lots of blood orange and mango, too. There are even hints of marijuana present....truly a hop-heads dream smell.

T: Taste is full on hop assault. Extremely dank, yet extremely fruity. Grapefruit, marijuana, mango, orange, pineapple, and a touch of mint on the end. Zero bitterness and only the absolute minimum amount of malt that lets the hops shine through. Really one of the best IPAs I've ever tasted.

M: Medium body. Oily...slick. Not much carbonation. Perfect mouthfeel that allows the hop onslaught to stick around for what seems like forever.

O: Easily one of the top 5 IPAs I've had (and I've had a lot of the "best" IPAs available.) Lots of depth, fairly easy to acquire, great price, and a perfect indicator of when to drink this amazing beer!

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

Enjoy By 2.14.14 from Volante Farms (grabbed the last one!). Beautiful with a nice frothy head, golden. My favorite Stone IPA by far. Juicy grapefruit, little bit of spice and resin. A little creamy. Lingering bitterness tastes like orange and pomelo pith. Awesome.

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Photo of username
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 4.20.15

Bomber into Dogfish "IPA" glass.

Still looks pretty. Hazy light golden color. Nice retention, not much lace.

A spicy, diesel-like smell (referred to last year as "dankness") predominately with some floral-citrus backing.

Tastes encompassing the aforementioned diesel and citrus, as well as a bit of pine, hop bitterness, and alcohol. Not especially so of any specific quality however – they're all blended together.

Feel is practically flawless. Wet and juicy, yet not at all thick and heavy as one would expect with that combination. Neither too light nor too heavy. Very difficult to drink slowly.

Overall I don't think this year was quite as piney as last; the "dank", "diesel" smell overpowering it this time around. Probably a good thing however considering the brew's apparent motto.
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Originally Posted 4.20.14
4.38/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Enjoy By 4.20.14

Bottle into over-sized wine glass.

A - Medium density, 2-finger, light-cream head. Dissipates to be fairly loose and frothy. Moderate lacing. Light to medium amber in color. Quite spectacular, rather intense and seems to almost glow. Almost totally opaque. There is an interesting 'snap' to the carbonation on finishing the pour.

S - A deeper, darker, pine resin, alcohol, "dankness", tropical florals. Surprisingly little citrus for style.

T - Astringent bitter pine. Very little citrus if any. Not complex, but delivers as promised. Very much following smell.

M - Rather abrasive overall generally due to bitterness. Slightly warming, alcohol-type aftertaste. Otherwise smooth, nothing glaring to point out; which is to say its balanced to the point of not noticing it (beyond being a palate-wrecker).

O - "Devastatingly Dank". Yes. Basically delivers on what is expected, and does so very well. I feel it is more hop-focused/forward/centric than other DIPAs, much to its own benefit.

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Photo of ChrisL24481
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was review was done with the 2.14.14 batch. Enjoy By was clear and a copper/orange color. It had about an inch head that was off-white and frothy. Plenty of lacing was retained along the edges of the snifter. The aroma and taste was spectacular. Both citrus fruits and a resinous quality came through perfectly. Hints of grapefruit, orange, and pine flowed throughout. Overall, I have had an Enjoy By both fresh (a few days after bottling) and on the 30-day mark. As this was my second time enjoying on the 30-day mark, I think I may prefer this one with a bit of age on it (and by age, 30 days!)

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Photo of DonDirkA
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

(Written January 11)
Just released today, the freshest possible IPA. The freshness is obvious in the nose. Pine, mango, grassy notes, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine and just a hint of caramel malty backbone. The taste is the same, almost exactly. Mango, papaya, pine, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, caramel, grassy, orange, cantaloupe and tangerine. Medium body, sticky, resinous mouthfeel and just the right amount of carbonation for an IPA. This is a great beer.

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Photo of BergBeer
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12.13.13 poured from a bomber into a imperial pint glass

A: Nice deep gold with nice lacing and head retention. Clear and really clean looking. Sticky head that clings to the glass.

S: Wow this is pungent! Hop bomb on the nose! Getting lots of piney and earthy fresh hops. Pine, lemon, lime, earthy hops, floral note, and no real malt to speak of. Smell sticks to the nostrils. Like sticking your nose in a handful of hops.

T: Taste a lot like it smells. Tons of hops come rushing in but not overpowering like a ruination. It's all fresh and quenching. getting pine, lemon/lime, back to pine, orange rind, slight white pepper, white peach, nectarine, and malts do make a brief appearance at the end to balance it out. Really tasty!

M: Super clean for what i would call a DIPA. It is smooth a clean on the tongue but the hops still make their presence felt with a nice resiny mouthfeel on the finish. To sum it up wet and clean. Almost no booze for a 9%.

O: Really well done. Nice and balanced considering the nose and i love how it has that quenching wet sort of feel too it. Makes this one super drinkable and sets it apart not only form stones other IPAs but most others i have had. I would put it up there with Pliny for sure. Stone does it again!

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Photo of jhavs
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Worthy Kitchen in Woodstock, VT in their snifter. Enjoy by 7/4/2015
A= Great golden amber with straw colored lasting head.
S= Lots of hops, citrus, pine, resinous, get some alcohol.
T= Tropical, citrus, and pine, all balanced with malt and masking the 9.2 ABV.
M= Full bodied and smooth, moderate carbonation.
O= Very tasty, high fresh hop flavor comes on strong and lasts, but remains balanced and easy to drink, could be dangerous at 9.2% (or perfect).

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Photo of rorykanderson
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tried "Enjoy by 4/20/15" and "7/04/15" versions. Most excellent across the board. Of all the standout characteristics the pungent, dank and floral aroma is at the top. Juicy, almost chewy IPAs that leave a long lasting resin and bitter feel in your mouth like a patented finishing move.

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Photo of drmcleod10
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 Ounce bottle poured into a 12 ounce.
12.13.13 Bottle Opened 11.14

A - Surprisingly clear and fresh looking with a nice 1 inch foamy head. Golden clear liquid.

S - Smell is amazing with fruits hops pine, citrus, tropical fruits. Very refreshing and lovely smell.

T - Taste is much the same with upfront fruits some caramel and honey. The hoppiness onslaught comes after the initial taste. Outstanding Taste, very refreshing.

M - Light bodied imperial at 9.4%. Strange for such a strong IPA

O - Outstanding IPA definitely in my top 5 or so

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Photo of JohnG190
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden amber with a quickly dissipating, two finger head that settles into a spotty cap that lasts throughout. Decent lacing. Great floral aroma up front with nice sweet malt notes in the background. Hoppy bitterness hits the front of the tongue followed by a torrent of pine resin and grapefruit rind. Sweet malt backbone balances the hops nicely. Mouthfeel is where this ale shines; smooth and easy drinking for the ABV. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Overall, this is an outstanding example of an Imperial IPA, extremely well crafted and balanced. Kudos Stone.

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Photo of PatrickBeebe
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 10.31.15
Poured into tulip from 12 oz bottle. Finger of head. very clear, golden straw like color. Smells very floral. Like I buried my face into a pile of whole cone hops. No malts, sweetness or booze. Just hops, yet not overwhelming hops. Taste, well, smooth. Great citrus, floral,piney hops. Slight malt sweetness, but mostly hops. Not super bitter though. I'd say just anout perfectly balanced. Mouthfeel is nice; smooth,refreshing, bubbly, slightylh creamy, but not sticky or syrupy. Slight earthy aftertaste, but in a good way. Overall an amazing beer. Cant even tell its 9+ abv. Taste like a 7%. Very smooth, floral hop note, with an amazing hop nose. highly recommend.

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Photo of Omnium
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Pours a lush clear gold 2 finger of slightly off white head, nice lacing.
S - The aroma is out of control, big mango, pineapple, dank pine, some biscuit bready malt, big juicy tropical fruit hops.
T - Full of those tropical hoppy flavors, nice bready and biscuity malt, some dank pine on the end.
M - Some alcohol burn, but very full, clinging to your palate.
O - Honestly one of the best IPA's you could ever get. Immense tropical fruit flavor but not too sweet, very balanced but bold.

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Photo of turbotype
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally decided to review this beer after many many bottles and a few on-tap. This stuff is good, like REALLY good. I'm surprised it isn't rated higher than it is really. This is a serious Imperial IPA. It tastes like one, smells like one, etc. Its probably a little sweeter and malty'er than any other double I have had, and I personally attribute that to the freshness. This months bottle, 04-20-2014 is probably the best one I've had. I'm sure that's just a coincidence... If you have not tried this offering from Stone, try it out ASAP. You probably are not going to find anything better anytime soon. There are few others out there that compete, but are not nearly as READILY AVAILABLE as Stone Enjoy By. Tastes absolutely fantastic straight from a bottle, but if you must, pour it into a glass and do all that looking and sniffing, then gulp it down all the same. Enjoy!

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Photo of Goalcam
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, was really surprised by how good this beer is. Not a big fan of Stone but was really impressed by this IPA. Definitely on par with some other great IPAs like Pliny. Even more surprising is that this one was sold at Costco. Looking forward to more bottles next month.

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Photo of jondeelee
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 04.01.13 (enjoyed on the ides of March, ’13), opens to a hop-heavy nose, redolent with pine resin, pink grapefruit, grapefruit rind, lemon oil, dandelion stem, mint, and eucalyptus, immediately presenting a full complement of aromas that showcase virtually the entire range of hop possibilities. These rest atop a lovely set of near-Jolly-Rancher-like orange, berry, cherry, and apricot fruit esters, as well as brown sugar, and a good, if light, earthy base of toast crust, biscuit, and floury baguette. The aromas are obviously heavily geared toward hops, which constitute perhaps three-quarters of the aromas, and should set any hophead’s tastebuds aflame in anticipation. As a whole, this is an excellently balanced, finely nuanced IPA, that sets a brilliant standard for others to follow.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a huge, bitter hop blast, with pine resins, heavy dandelion stems, lemon oil, grapefruit rind, and eucalyptus eating away at the tastebuds in near-apocalyptic fury, scorching their way in bitter, oily, resinous goodness. Against this onslaught, other flavors are actually difficult to locate, but there are a few orange, berry, cherry, and apricot fruit esters, as well as toast crust and biscuit grains. The aftertaste is a continuation of the hop blast, lingering on the tongue in palate-wrecking levels for a long time. Mouthfeel is an oily medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is easily one of the best IPAs on the market, though it should be made clear that it’s definitely not for the faint of heart: there’s more hop goodness in one bottle of this stuff than in a truckload of anything Anheuser-Busch produces, and the sheer intensity of the flavors will probably be unpalatable for anyone who can’t even stand a more friendly IPA. But if you’re a hophead, this must be on your must-try list. Excellent fare.

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Photo of gillagorilla
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bomber poured into a Flying Dog goblet

A: Very few bubbles coming up from the bottom with minimal head and lacing. It is a very clear amber bronze.

S: The smell on this is a true citrus bomb, with main notes of grapefruit and pineapple. It smells like the aerosolized spray that you get when you open up any citrus fruit with your bare hands. There is a slight backend note of pine to smooth things out.

T: Everything about this is even and balanced. You get steady waves of citrus and pine that balance and enhance each other like sine waves in sync. The aftertaste is about the same as how it tastes regularly, with the pine notes just slightly edging the rest out but I think that is because of the tendency for the stickiness of the resin oils to stick about (only my quick beer science hypothesis). Oddly, though I seem to like it a bit cooler as it seems to mellow out as it warms, but still is a top-notch IPA even then.

M: One of the smoothest IPAs I have tasted. It had less carbonation than the Dayman, and it flows nicely with almost no obstruction from carbonation, but you can feel it faintly tickling your tongue and that is about it.

O: I've had this before on tap (the 4/1/13). It is an excellent DIPA, but I think I prefer it on tap. I actually shared a little less of half of this one for a friend's birthday. This beer really is just as I remember it, but that first time on tap seems to be a bit better. However, that could have been anything: a few days fresher, the physics of being on tap, the company/atmosphere, and even the nostalgia of it being my first time having it. I will say that this is one killer IPA that deserves its status, and is only like this because of the mandated freshness. It reminds me a lot of Burley Oak's Aboriginal Gangster, which is just a super local IPA that is always really fresh.

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Photo of ItsMe
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

golden amber deion sanders on the look. two finger white head.

citrus hops, nods to pineapple and grapefruit in me nose holes.

hop forward all the way, brah. grapefruit, pine, orange peel, DELICOUS.

the malt hids the abv on this bad boy super well. nice carbonation.

welp....i didnt think it was possible but Sucks is now my second favorite DIPA.

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Photo of Erbayd
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is the 02.14.14 version of this beer, and it was bottled about a week and a half ago.

A: A really nice light orange/copper color, when held to brighter lighting it seems almost golden, which is very unique for a DIPA. It's completely clear, and when poured it has a minimal amount of cream colored foam.

S: Hoppy, obviously. What stands out to me most is the juicy grapefruit notes with a decent amount of pine and earthy smells as well.

T: Once again, hops are the main attraction. A complex layering of pure hop bitterness with herbal, piney, grassy, juicy, and spicy notes. Stone beers tend to have a very typical aggressive hop character, but this one changes it up a bit and I really enjoy that. Usually DIPAs are relatively heavy on the malt flavor, but I really like that the malty sweetness is pushed to the background in this beer.

M: Light bodied for a beer of this style, but I think that makes it unique and enjoyable. Medium level of carbonation makes allows for this potentially aggressive brew to be surprisingly drinkable.

O: A great hop experience, and a beer that I would highly recommend. If you like DIPAs for their heavy malt character, this beer may not be for you but if you like hoppy beers then look no further. Believe the hype.

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Photo of largadeer
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Shane.

Appearance: Brilliantly clear pale gold body capped by a big frothy head.

Smell: Holy nelson and galaxy. The NZ hops really shine here, and they smell fantastic. There's a ton of tropical fruit here, along with gooseberry, cat piss, onion and honeysuckle. It's faintly sweet, but malt is non-existent.

Palate: Spicy, fruity, oniony. A ton of floral and gooseberry hop notes. Bit of white grape and cardamom. The body is medium-light and booze is completely hidden. The finish has a clean, pleasant bitterness.

Overall: Best Stone beer ever? Probably. This is a great use of nelson.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beer dated 12.25.15.

Pours a crystal clear golden orange color with a 2-finger white head. Head dissipates rather quickly but leaves some nice lacing.

The aroma is very piney with tons of citrus. I also get plenty of pineapple with the slightest hint of bready malt on the backbone.

The taste is far more sweet than I remember other Enjoy By's being, but this is hardly a problem. I get tons of pineapple, mango, and juicy citrus. But the piney, bitter, resiny hop explosion is still very present.

The mouth is the best part of the beer. Very creamy, very smooth, and the 9.4 ABV is almost non-existent. Medium-bodied with medium carbonation, and almost no lingering bitterness.

Overall, while this release does seem a bit different than past releases, it's still absolutely fantastic in every way. It's bitter, but not overly so. It's sweet, but in no way cloying. Simply put, one of the better double IPA's out there.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,355 ratings.