Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.34/5 rDev -2%
On-tap at Churchkey in DC, kegged on 1/11/13, served in a pint glass.
A- Pours a clear orange color, topped with an inch of creamy khaki head, leaves spotty lacing.
S- Really awesome and complex hop aroma, has a huge grapefruit, citrus and pine aroma, but also some floral and earthy hop aroma, maybe a hint of onion too.
T- Similar to the aroma, lots of bright, vibrant and complex hop flavors ranging from pine/citrus to earthy and floral. Malt is light and bready, alcohol is invisible.
M- Medium-bodied, has a smooth feel with a dry finish.
O- A delicious beer, one of my favorites from Stone along with Ruination 10th Anniversary, any fan of Stone or anyone who wants a tasty, fresh DIPA should seek this out.
01-19-2013 19:33:00 | More by WillCarrera
4/5 rDev -9.7%
From: Binny's, Schaumburg, IL
Date: Bottled 11/16/12, drink by 12/21/12
Stone's "Best By..." is a fairly standard west-coast DIPA with hints of pine resin and more pronounced maltiness than I find in typical expressions of the style. A decidedly solid and well-produced beer, as I would expect from Stone, but not something that seems to set itself apart from others in the style or even Stone's other offering. Glad I could try this, would get it again if I was in the area, but not something that's offering much new or breaking ground.
Pours a 1.5cm tall head of slightly off-white foam, composed of fine, small bubbles. Retention is average, and over its decline, the head leaves substantial lacing along the sides of the glass in assorted thick lines and shapes. Each sip also reveals excellent sheeting and cascading from the descending foam. Head eventually falls to a thick ring around the glass and a wispy island of foam atop the center of the body. Body is a light caramel brown color, transparent, with light bringing out very nice, bright, orange and yellow hues. Carbonation streams from the bottom of the class, visibly and aggressively.
Aroma of peach, mango, and grapefruit rind; typical for a west-coast IPA. In general, a very nice, assertive and clean hop aroma. Not dank or excessively heavy with hop scent: refined, if you will.
Surprising pine resin flavor upfront, considering that I didn't detect this in the aroma, along with the expected hop bitterness. Mid-palate of grapefruit, and milder pine resin, with plenty of generic hop bitterness atop an actually sweet, slighty bready, and noticeable malt body. Back of palate picks up continued hop bitterness with some bright mango and grapefruit flavor with a splash of spicy ethanol as well. Lingering flavor of grapefruit rind, generic hop bitterness, cracker-like malt and mild ethanol.
Beer is medium bodied, with carbonation that is medium to high. This results in a mouthfeel that is prickly at first, eventually fading to a pleasantly tingling feeling across the palate that melds well with the attendant bitterness and ethanol burn. Aftertaste is expectedly dry, from the substantial hopping and ethanol presence. There is also some substantial stickiness around the corners of the lips.
12-01-2012 05:05:45 | More by falloutsnow
District of Columbia
4.83/5 rDev +9%
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.
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
Batch #?? - 07-04-14 - Bottled on 05-30-14
03-22-2014 00:34:40 | More by Sludgeman
3.53/5 rDev -20.3%
Pours a pale clear orange color with lots of bubbles sticking to my glass. Nice fluffy off white head that falls to a ring with some nice lace.
Aroma is bright citrus, pine fresh hops. Not much malts. Overall not what i would expect from Stone descent but not mind blowing.
Taste is like the aroma not much malts noticed just bright hops fruity mango, tobacco notes with pine resin notes in the finish. whole thing seems light for Stone even hops are not over the top body even seems light, would of never guessed this one was more then 6%.
Mouthfeel is light for a double IPA carbonation is light side.
Overall not bad just not as good as I was expecting.
01-29-2013 01:45:02 | More by mntlover
4.68/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
03-26-2014 23:03:47 | More by SebD
3.15/5 rDev -28.9%
22oz bottle into a snifter
A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with two fingers of dense white head. Good retention, decent lacing.
S: Intense and complex hoppiness in the aroma of this beer. I get strong citrus followed by pine, resin, and onion. A bit of caramel sweetness shows up, but this beer certainly does not smell sweet.
T: Caramel sweetness comes out much more in the flavor than the aroma. Resiny hops come out with a bit of onion. Bitterness is quite strong. Booze is surprisingly also quite strong.
M: On the thick side with adequate carbonation.
O: A very nice aroma, but the hop flavor is muddled and booze is quite strong for the style.
04-25-2013 00:35:14 | More by coreyfmcdonald
4.1/5 rDev -7.4%
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Lost Abbey chalice.
A- Pours a nice caramel color with a 2" off-white head. Big waves and clumps of lacing remain on the glass.
S- Big pungent pine, grapefruit, caramel, big floral and herbal notes.
T- caramel, citrus, slight mint, bitter grapefruit rind, some spice and nice pine bitterness.
M- Medium body and carbonation. Has some effervescence and creaminess.
O- Good dipa. Lots of floral and herbal notes makes this beer different from most dipa's. Really enjoyed "Enjoyed By", pun intended.
09-01-2012 03:35:23 | More by kawilliams81
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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