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Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

Enjoy By IPAEnjoy By IPA

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world-class

5,543 Ratings
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Ratings: 5543
Reviews: 926
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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lochef81

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is my first experience with the Enjoy By series from Stone but if it is anything like the rest of their ipas, I'm sure I won't be disappointed. Lets get to it. This one pours a beautiful copper amber hue with a generous white head that gives way to a gentle and lasting Frothy film and decent lacing. The aroma of this is slightly disappointing. At first it seems perfect with a nice sweetness followed by a ton of citrus and floral hops. Alot of grapefruit and mangos, some pine and definitely some skunky grass aromas. As I smell deeper im finding notes of garlic and scallions. Not sure if it fits in this super fresh dipa profile. The flavor is delicious...at first. Super fresh and hoppy, bitter and sweet. Very balanced. A lot of citrus, pine, grass, and some nice malt and yeasty bread notes. But in the aftertaste is still those damn garlic and scallion notes. Its not bad by any means just seems to negatively affect the freshness that this ipa is known for. The body on this beer is wonderful. Medium and a little sticky. Coats the mouth with hoppy goodness for a long while. This is a great beer and I cant wait to try the next date in the series, however I do not believe it is anywhere near Stones finest offerings. But for an allocated beer how can one go wrong at just $7.99 a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 20:40:41 | More by lochef81
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Apellonious

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

02/14/04 Version - Poured from a fresh growler from F McD's into a tulip glass.

A - Pours and absolutely clear orangish ruby with a one finger head. Dissipates to a thin lace, which hangs on the slide on the glass throughout.

S- Even with a cold (I am hoping this is the cure), a good waft of strong grapefruit, with some pine and sea salt.

T - Bitter hops at the forefront and through the finish. Grapefruit (though much milder than in the nose), sea salt, pine, and some crushed pepper.

M - Pretty spot on for an IPA. Crisp, but not overly so.

O - Stone has been one of my favorite brewers for quite some time. Good to see a brewer willing to put an expiration date right in the name rather a cryptic bottle code. Having it available in a growler was a bonus.

Serving type: growler

01-26-2014 22:18:57 | More by Apellonious
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05Harley

New Hampshire

4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by 4/20/14
Estimated calories - 282/12oz

Purchased at Johnson's Market Place, New Durham,NH
Price - $7.99/22oz bomber

This one pours a beautiful shade of copper with a two finger fluffy white head that teases you to sip what's beneath. I say sip because this is truely a DIPA weighing in at 9.4%. Heavy speckled lacing dresses up the glass screaming freshness.

Aroma is rich and earthy with pine and grapefruit sidnaling to the taste buds this beer has balance. Hops, hops and more hops...

Taste is big and bold and full of flavor. Pine, grapefruit and a spicey blend sums it up. Damn this is tastey.

Mouthfeel is bitter sweet draped over a medium body. Near perfect bitter aftertaste, much smoother than I was expecting. Don't get me wrong, this isn't sessionable by any stretch of the imagination but it isn't difficult to put down either.

Overall, a super addition to Stone's IPA portfolio. I've enjoyed all three "Enjoy By's" and have been pleased with each offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 21:13:14 | More by 05Harley
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Premo88

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 04:32:10 | More by Premo88
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

4-1-17 rated 4.5

Bottle (5/17/13 on 4/21) to DFH IPA glass

A: Light golden orange color with a off white head and plenty of carbonation. It is also very clean as there is nothing in it and it is completely translucent what a traditionalist might look for in a DIPA but i like it cloudy with hops though I will not hold anything against the cleanness.

S: Well there are definitely plenty of fresh hops in there. In this batch the smell is floral mostly and very clean but there are notes of pine there though it is not too resinous smelling. The hops smell is pretty much dominant, but that is what I expect. It is different then the others I've tried that where more citrusy this beer has none of that.

T: These are not typical hops or at least they are different from the other releases, they have a very bitter hop bite without a lot of resin and is extremely clean. This bite however is powerful and stays on your tongue for almost 30 seconds after one sip. Other then the hop flavor there is not much else there , but the hop bitterness has a significant amount of depth as it unbitters.

M: There is a little resin that stays on the tongue but it is mostly that your pallet is just assaulted with bitterness as this is a palate wrecker for sure. With that being said it is also thick but very watery and clean as can be though the thickness does effect the drinkability it still goes down pretty easily while disguising all of the 9.4% abv so that is impressive.

O: This version is different from the others and have to say i prefer the citrus juicy hops but this beer is very good. The most impressive aspect is definitely how clean it looks, tastes, and feels it is competitive with the big boys like pliny but not as good for sure. It is however a very solid DIPA if you enjoy palate wrecking hop bitterness definitely try this but if IPAs aren't your thing stay away and drink it fresh as this is gonna be a malt bomb fast.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 23:31:38 | More by Pinknuggets
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JohnG190

New York

4.55/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 23:43:40 | More by JohnG190
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 11/16/12. Enjoy By 12/21/12. End of the World beer, Love it. Poured into a tulip.

A- With an aggressive pour Enjoy By 12/21/12 pours a deep gold color, brilliantly clear with 2 fingers of rocky, foamy white head that seems to linger awhile and leaves some mild lacing on the glass.

S- A super aromatic beer. Huge aromas coming off of this one of ripe pineapple and other rich and overly ripe tropical fruits. There is a nice underlying sweetness underneath the tropical fruits that compliments them well. Smells wonderful.

T- Follows nose well. Super up front fresh hop bite that IPA lovers seek. Very tasty combination of the tropical fruits and bready, biscuity malts.

M- Nice and creamy. Nice mouth coating texture that ensures the whole palate gets a taste. Medium amount of carbonation that suits the style well. Super refreshing.

O- After trying this nobody should question whether or not Stone brews a solid IPA or DIPA. This is one solid beer. Crisp and refreshing, what more could one want out of a beer? Seek this one out.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 03:13:51 | More by rfbenavi80
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Ieatlambfries

New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 02/14/14

Poured a very clear darker amber. Medium sized head of dense bubbles. No real lace to speak of.

Very complex smell. Lots of apricot, canned peaches, and tropical fruit notes. Some piney hop resin as well.

Taste had less dimension than the smell, though was excellent. Heavy on the citrus rinds, particularly grapefruit and lemon. Some tropical fruits, with a bitter pine finish. Fairly well balanced with a good malt backbone.

Mouthfeel was crisp. Resiny bitter oils clung to my tongue.

Overall an excellent DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 13:48:45 | More by Ieatlambfries
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mfavoino

Washington

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber at Tacoma Boys in Puyallup, WA. Enjoyed on 18 Jan 13.

A: Clear dark gold color with a two finger head and lots of carbonation bubbles.

S: Very dank hops, herbal, grassy, floral. Wonderful aroma and fresh scent.

T: Very much a hopbomb through and through with the piney and floral flavors coming out the most. Light pale malt backbone and then aggressive pine hop finish.

M: Smooth and drinkable, bitter hop bite finish.

O: A very cool idea and lived up to the freshness guarantee. Still better IPAs and DIPAs that I can get on a more regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 02:53:33 | More by mfavoino
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tito42

Missouri

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle to tulip glass. Enjoy by 4/20/2013.

A: Clear, golden, light and foamy white head. Fairly active carbonation.

S: Beautifully strong bouquet of piney hops, grapefruit, green grass, and a hint of lemon zest. The freshness really comes through in the nose of this one.

T: Malt backbone with bright citrus hops, grapefruit, cut grass, juniper, and white pepper.

M: A bit oily, medium-bodied. Fresh hops but doesn't rip your tongue off with bitterness like some of Stone's double IPAs.

O: Cool concept, reasonably priced for the freshness and demand for unique beers in my area, and a pretty good Double IPA to boot.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 02:24:39 | More by tito42
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13oz tulip.

A - Very light colored, clear DIPA. Solid 2 and 1/2' head, excellent lacing throughout, active in the glass and a small head remains throughout. Near perfect.

S - Pine resin, tons of white grapes and lemon citrus.

T - Not as good as the nose suggests but still good. All the same aspects I mentioned in the nose, but this is all about a white grape, almost dry white wine hoppy flavor. Very unique. Never had a DIPA flavor profile like this. Solid.

M - a little prickly finish from the hops, and not as bitter as it is dry. Malt almost non-existent. Really, this beer is like a white grape DIPA finishing as a dry white wine would. Not very sticky and resinous as you'd expect from a West Coast DIPA or a big Stone IPA.

O - Very unique brew. Mind-blowing? Not for me but very good. I can easily see how this unique profile could be mind-blowing for others though. I can appreciate this beer for sure.

Suggested. It's a hope lover's unique experience of what can also be done with hops...

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 23:34:55 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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sleuthdog

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into tulip

Appearance: Pour produced at least a two finger fluffy white head that settled down to a small head that never went away. Color is a bright golden to dingy orange.

Smell: Tons of floral and citrus aromas. Grapefruit rind, orange peel, pineapple and mango blend together with resiny, piney hops. Am also picking up on some caramel sweetness, too.

Taste: Up front the citrus notes dominate. I am tasting mango, pineapple, and some orange. This one is very fruit forward to me for a DIPA. There is some floral and grassy notes in the middle but does not dominate and the hoppiness is evident but very well integrated. Bitterness is present but so is some sweetness that evens everything out.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly creamy to me?! The bitterness is there but not to the point that it makes me pucker. Carbonation is moderate and this beer has that drying affect on the palate.

Overall: One great DIPA! The entire experience was enjoyable because no one aspect dominated and it is bitter and hoppy while being sweet and tropical at the same time. Simply one of the best, IMO.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 00:47:31 | More by sleuthdog
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tmm313

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By: 2-14-14

A- Crystal clear light amber color. Only about a 1/2 finger of head that didn't hang around very long. Pretty good lacing.

S- Big tropical fruit, orange and sweet grapefruit up front. Subtle pine when you really dig in. Incredibly inviting.

T- Quick burst of tropical fruit and grapefruit up front that is almost immediately overtaken by big pine and hop bitterness. Nice malt backbone. Despite the big bitterness, the aftertaste barely lingers at all.

M- Medium body with nice crisp carbonation. Slightly oily.

O- As usual, an extremely well crafted beer by Stone. The aroma was an incredible blast of sweet citrus that didn't hint, in the least, the hop bitterness that was about to punch you in the face. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 13:37:10 | More by tmm313
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phiberoptik

Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hats off to my brother deranma for bringing this over! Enjoy by 12.21.12...

Bright, clear copper with a mediocre head that reduces to a frothy ring around the glass.

Big mango and pineapple on first whiff. Pine and grapefruit as well. It even smells like its going to be sweet. Herbal grassiness beyond the fruit aromas. A whirl of it brings just enough caramel to remind me there are malts in it too.

As soon as it hit my tongue I thought it was going to be really sweet from all of the tropical fruit flavors, then it finishes smooth with a hint of bitterness and a warmth of alcohol. I know its intentional, but I actually wish for a bit more bitterness.

Smooth as can be and drinks like a pale ale. Excellent carbonation.

This beer is a sensory experience for sure. A must try, although if you dont have it already, you probably wont be trying it. I was lucky to get a share of this. Hope you get to try it too.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 02:19:01 | More by phiberoptik
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Dools9

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a snifter glass.

A: It pours a golden orange, initially a two finger head that receded to a skim. Lots of lacing sticking to the glass and some alcohol legs.

S: Very dank, there's a lot of resinous pine hop aromas maybe some grapefruit. As it warms, the sweeter tropical hops come through, and I'm also getting some mild cat piss/garlic which sounds weird, but it blends nicely with the sweeter hops aroma. Not a lot of alcohol, maybe a light whiff.

T: Follows the nose almost exactly. Hops are earthy and very resinous with pine, grapefruit and more of that onion and garlic thing. There's also some tropical fruit hops flavors that blend with the resinous hops. The beer is pretty bitter and the flavor leaves a resinous lingering bitterness.

M: Medium, slighlty sticky feel especially as it warms up.

O: This one got much better as it warmed up and more flavors started to pull through. I was however slightly let down by this one especially with all the hype around it. I thought it was an excellent beer, but (and I hate to make comparisons) I prefer a DIPA like Sucks for the immense drinability and tropical flavors to the more resinous/dank that Enjoy By has. That being said, brilliant idea by Stone.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 06:00:52 | More by Dools9
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SerialHiker

Illinois

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

I enjoyed the 12 21 12 version here in chicago...

Appearance: Pours a crisp deep golden color, pretty transparent…some bubble action happening in the middle…off white head forms and lasts…does look a little watery…

Smell: Citra hops galore…orange, grapefruit, mango, pineapple explosion…some sweetness and a touch of paleness…this is all hops… smells like the fresh orange juice I just did in my breville like an hour ago…this thing is fresh…it’s a mouth watering aroma…

Taste: Massive citrus hops…orange, grapefruit, pineapple, pine, earthiness…some bitterness, but it’s nice…some dryness, like a persimmon…there is some floral hop bitterness in the after taste…sweet, pale malt is present, but definitely overwhelmed by all the hops…does add a nice backbone though with good flavor…

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body…medium carbonation, nice fluff does form, leaving citrus bitterness all over my tongue…long lasting citrus hop flavor and bitterness in the after taste…smooth and refreshing, leaves my mouth watering for more, and I’ll ablidge…

Overall: Awesome! One of the best brews I’ve had in a long, long time…the taste is very fresh, crisp, light, full and awesome…enough hops to satisfy any hop head out there…citrus and pine hops galore, the malt does add some balance, but this is for the lovers… there is so much fresh zest to this, it lives up to the “drink by” concept…definitely head of the class in this ever expanding “west coast/american” pale ale and IPA genre…if you see this, buy it…then drink it…

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 07:55:50 | More by SerialHiker
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stonermouse

Massachusetts

3.44/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Intrigued to try this one. The price point is tough to swallow, but I'm not regretting the plunge (yet). 11-12-13 version.

Poured into a goblet. Pours a nice cloudy orangy-yellow with very little carbonation. The head quickly disappears, even with a vigorous pour. Small amount of lacing.

Pleasant, surprisingly mellow aroma. The hop profile already seems a bit muddled, not quite sure what it wants to be. I'm having trouble teasing out anything distinctive.

The flavor gets a little more specific, with a rich apricot and mild pineapple flavor at the forefront. The alcohol has a decent bite, and borders on harsh. Usually I like this- here the booze tasted a little like it was spiked with a cheap vodka. It simply wasn't compatible.

The mouthfeel was surprisingly sticky, yet wicked dry. I don't really know what to make of it. I guess it slightly compliments the flavor profile, but it's not particularly pleasant in and of itself.

I don't want to call this a complete disappointment. But it's a beer that doesn't really know what it wants to be. It's dry, yet finishes sticky and a little sweet. The hop profile is slightly all over the place- some may call this "complex," but out of a world class IPA, I expect an identity. This is a nicely-made, well-rounded, strong-flavored, yet ultimately boring IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 02:25:03 | More by stonermouse
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burnerfinger

Texas

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

poured from the bomber into a random kitchen glass
ENJOYED THIS ONE with my beloved nephew Michael Francis on Friday March 21, 2014
in Pasadena, CALIFORNIA!!! hooo ahhh baby!

A
ULTRA clear with nice sticky lacing

S
sweet hopiness

T
nice hoppy bite, OUTSTANDING

M
FUll and thin

D
TOO good to Guzzle - also the ABV is over the top (was feeling the buzz as I wrote these notes)
this is a world class beer from a world class brewery.
ENJOY!!!!

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 04:26:17 | More by burnerfinger
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zachary80

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Third batch - 12.21.12

ours with a good white head that leaves thick lacing down the glass; good retention. Orange body with a brown hue, similar to DCT.

Huge fruity aroma from the hops. Tropical fruits, mango, lots of sweetness from the malt here as well. Really a fan of the aroma on this one.

The flavor has some of that tropical fruitiness, with some pine to it as well. Very sweet - too much for my preference. Bitterness comes through at the lingers and lasts a while.

Heavier body from the malts, good level of carbonation, very minor alcohol presence.

Overall this is a good DIPA, too heavy on the sweet side for my preference.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 03:02:15 | More by zachary80
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smanders

Virginia

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

Purchased at Total Wine for <$9.00 USD for a 22oz bomber; unbelievable! Poured into a British-style imperial pint glass.

A: Crystal clear with a cotton candy foam head. Beautiful!

S: What is one of the best scents in the world for you? Yes, that's what this beer smells like!

T: Remember the first time your hop-head self enjoyed a real I.P.A.? Want to relive that moment? If yes, buy this beer. The bitterness and citrus flavors are spot on; I wouldn't change a thing about this beer. So smooth, yet so flavorful/complex/fresh. Awesome!

M: Perfect

Overall: I am so disappointed I only bought one bottle. I actually looked at real estate in Escondido today in an effort to live closer to this brewery. Thanks Stone; this beer is awesome!

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 20:36:41 | More by smanders
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TBoneJones

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This pours golden with a delicious looking creamy head. Where are the bubbles?! Very few are surfacing. I see through this and the body appears lighter than I would have guessed based on the abv.
Juicy citrus apricot hop greatness. Inviting pine and resin. This smells fresh and fantastic.
Tastes dank and and delicious. More oily pine than fruit in the taste, unlike the initial aroma of this brew. And with a spicy bitterness leading up to the finish, in a lemon-like way. Finishes more abruptly dry.
Smooth and prickly.
Highly enjoyed. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 01:00:05 | More by TBoneJones
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Seventh Batch - 05.17.13 served in a tulip glass

Light golden orange colored beer. Nice head. Decent retention. Great lacing

Fantastic aroma! Tropical fruit and citrus hops. Pungent and resiny Very strong and pronounced hop aroma. Some sweet malt, too. This is how a double IPA is supposed to smell like!

Great flavor. So much hop character! A nice balance of hop flavor, malt flavor and bitterness. Again, tropical fruit and citrus hops. A little spicy. Really nice flavor.

Medium bodied. Carbonation and bitterness is pretty harsh on the tongue. Everlasting dry, bitter finish.

I've recently realized the importance of drinking hoppy beers when they're fresh. This is a fantastic beer. I like the idea of having an "Enjoy By" date so prominent. For a hoppy beer, anyway. Hopefully I can snag a bottle or two from the next batch.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 19:27:13 | More by UnderPressure
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Samuel906

California

4.65/5  rDev +5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 04:54:41 | More by Samuel906
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Siriusfisherman

Montana

4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 10.25.13, consumed on 09.30.13

A: Very bright, crystal clear gold. No haze of any kind. Decent head that dissipated fairly quickly, nice lacing.

S: Huge tropical fruit, sweet citrus, as well as some underlying pine resin. Malt comes through as a neutral bready character with a little candy-like sweetness that binds with the hops. The aroma is explosive, intense even for the style.

T/M: Big, smooth hop bitterness that lingers all the way through, it is soon met with huge resiny tropical fruit, citrus and pine notes with underlying spicy, oniony complexities. The malt makes an appearance as well, giving a slightly sweet, bready backbone to the beer that works beautifully with the fruity hop notes. Hops just blast through the bone-dry finish.

Overall: Wow... wow. Big-time west-coast hop-bomb! The hops explode in this beer, and while that is getting more and more common, this one does it with incredible complexity and subtlety. You can pull out a huge array of hop flavors, and they all stand distinct, without a messy overall character. The balance is extraordinary, and that is an accomplishment in the West-Coast IPA style. The concept of this beer is awesome, get it to the customer as fast as possible and teach distributors about the importance of fresh IPAs. But, the execution was even better, Mitch Steele nailed this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 02:20:43 | More by Siriusfisherman
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silverking

Florida

4.08/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- hazy gold with two fingers of fluffy off-white head. Head retention is great, but I could use a bit more lacing.

S- grapefruit, vague hints of tropical fruits, fruity hops, and a decent malt backbone.

T- grapefruit, papaya, malt. the finish has a "sticky" bitterness about it. It clings to the back of my tongue.

M- mildly prickly carbonation, medium bodied. A bit sticky.

O- at the end of the day, it's another great stone IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 17:38:18 | More by silverking
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