Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.18/5 rDev -5.6%
I enjoyed Enjoy By with a tulip glass.
Appearance- The head builds to a half inch of bone white foam. The lace is much more impressive, almost a complete sheet. The body is an orange-gold with a steady flow of carbonation columns.
Smell- There is a dank, earthy herbal quality, almost peppery. The nose is also sweet. This is where the citrus comes into play, some pineapple and clementines.
Taste- Enjoy By is much sweeter on the palate. The pineapple and orange comes through first, followed by the herbal tastes and earthiness. The finish is a little soapy and has a nice tingly bitterness. This works so well: the citrus, the earthy twist, and the bitter snap.
Mouth feel- The body is a lighter - medium and is a little too carbonated for my taste. I would prefer if the body had a little more heft and wasn't so slick.
Overall- Enjoy By is a great IPA. The flavors all hit the palate almost perfectly. And the combo of flavors make it easy to take another sip. Oh, and this beer is almost 10 percent ABV? Get out of here, because I can't taste it.
11-26-2012 04:03:09 | More by Pintofbrown
4.11/5 rDev -7.2%
Smell is nice tropical fruits - citrus, pineapple, bit of grass, earthiness, some pine. Very hoppy, but not overwhelming. Slightly skunky.
Taste follows the smell. Pretty similar. Very grassy. Pretty hoppy, but actually not very bitter surprisingly. Quite tasty.
Mouthfeel is fine. Pretty light and dry, but slightly undercarbonated.
11-26-2012 02:39:53 | More by rodkin
4.43/5 rDev 0%
This is for the "12.21.12" edition. Bomber dated 11/16/12 poured into Duvel tulip: consumed & reviewed on 11/25.
This edition pours a strawberry-blonde color: inch of head that is snow white. Retention is moderate on this one: lacing is present, and plenty of clous left on the sides of the glass. This offers a lot on the nose: very dank, weedy aroma is what I get, with a bit of sweet malt in the mix (faint bread pudding). Taste offers more of the same: weedy, somewhat bitter on the back end. This is more balanced than I expected: a bit of a sweet finish to balance bitterness. I do get a bit of onion aftertaste, but the note does not detract from the rest of the flavors. The high abv (9.4%) is well hidden.
If you'd have blind folded me, I'd have thought this was the new batch of Lagunitas Sucks. Honestly, almost identical in my palate's memory. A bit pricey, but high quality.
11-25-2012 23:02:49 | More by ChiPool
3.38/5 rDev -23.7%
Stone Enjoy By 12.21.12 Poured into a snifter.
A: Pours a golden color that is easily seen through. No head to speak of. Very slight lacing.
S: Lemon citrus and pine, very similar to Pliny smell. Very strong pine.
T: Very clean and crisp IPA. Nothing special IMO, I prefer a east coast IPA style and this is very clearly West Coast style.
M: Medium body, sweet, no carbonation.
O: Very clean crisp IPA, but I wont be buying it again. Very lemon/pine strong taste. If I was a big fan of the West Coast clean crisp style I would enjoy this beer more.
11-25-2012 18:07:41 | More by CommanderOfAwesome
4.08/5 rDev -7.9%
12-21-12 version. 22 oz. bottle served in a Duvel Tulip. Pours a brilliant gold with a finger of white head. Very fragrant hop aroma. Lots of citrus, esp. pineapple. Also a fair amount of caramel malt in the aroma. Not as bitter as the aroma would suggest. Lighter side of medium bodied. Not a lot of malt backbone, but this is about hops. Drying hop bitterness in finish. Dangerously drinkable for the ABV. Great way to highlight the importance of drinking hoppy beers when they are fresh.
11-25-2012 01:44:33 | More by homebrewhawk
3.98/5 rDev -10.2%
My bottle of this states enjoy by 12-21-12 (tasted on 11-24-12). Interesting marketing in this regard--absolutely in your face about when the beer will start to fade. In Boston, my favorite store had only two cases available. Both were kept in back for the "regulars". Good idea to produce just enough for us beer geeks.
Solid three finger head that settles slowly leaving plenty of chunky lace on the glass. The liquid is nearly clear with a neutral gold color.
Strong evergreen aroma with a bit of citrus; some white pepper...all from hops! I cannot detect any smells from the malts. Still, this is inviting.
Starts with a mild pale malt flavor. This is completely gone once I swallow--a complete hop bomb with an expected never-ending aftertaste. If you love your beer very bitter, you'll love this one. The body is relatively weak when compared to other DIPAs. The high carbonation adds to this effect.
11-25-2012 00:43:02 | More by smcolw
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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