Enjoy By Chocolate & Coffee IPA | Stone Brewing

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Enjoy By Chocolate & Coffee IPAEnjoy By Chocolate & Coffee IPA
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Enjoy By Chocolate & Coffee IPAEnjoy By Chocolate & Coffee IPA

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by gillagorilla on 11-12-2016

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Photo of TheBeerbarian
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenHoppy
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into glass. Bottled on date is '01/08/17'.
Hazy orange, copper colored body, with lots of floating particles (most settle to bottom of glass), persistent off white, thin head, and good coverage of lacing.
Aroma is citrus, with just a hint of chocolate.
Taste is floral citrus and more bitter pith, with a minor aspect of chocolate. What very little coffee there is may add to acidic effect, but overall bitterness is relatively low. Some sweetness and vanilla at the end of the flavor profile.
Medium mouth feel.
Additions of chocolate and coffee help to reduce the sensation of alcohol burn.

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Photo of C_Adams
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elNopalero
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tried this when it was released as Stone enjoy by 2.14.17
Another enjoy by variant, this one brewed with coffee and chocolate atop a delicious IPA foundation. Caramel tan in color with a ruby tinge, and a hop forward orange peel aroma . The coffee and chocolate don't take center stage but instead longer on the back end.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours golden amber. Medium, white head that lasts a while. Hazy with lots of sediment.

Smells of Piney, dank, malt and light hints of coffee

Tastes strong piney bitter with light bready malt hints of citrus. Finishes dry with a resiny and light coffee linger. Fuller medium body with creamy medium carbonation

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Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BergBeer
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbenson
3.27/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Look: Pale yellow gold with a think white foam head. The lacing on the head is dense with long retention. Looks like something between a lager and cider.
Smell: Sweet IPA notes of lemon, green tea, and grapefruit.
Taste: Typical IPA notes with orange peel, grapefruit, lime and grape with added notes of chocolate. It tastes like chocolate covered strawberries without the sweetness. Very strange.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, full and dry
Overall: Certainly not blown away. This experimental beer kind of tastes like chocolate covered club soda. It doesn't quite work.

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Photo of ScottP
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of feuematt
2.5/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This to me is an over hopped beer that completely dominates the supposedly chocolate and coffee that also should be there. I really did not care for it.

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Photo of steevo24
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Libeertarian
4.52/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From notes taken 03/28/17:

Okay, so I was supposed to have opened this over a month ago, in no uncertain terms. We are not just talking an “expiration date” here, those are always a little more flexible than you would think. And even then, those are generally about three months from the bottling date, not just barely over a month (this is a “37-day beer”, bottled 01/08/17, to be enjoyed by Valentine’s Day). I set this aside with the idea to enjoy it on time and only remembered it when I purchased yet another 37-day beer from Stone (which, I should keep in plain sight so I can remember to drink it on time). This may not be exactly what it was meant to be, but at 9.4% ABV and chocolate and coffee added, I am not too worried.

Lovely mostly clear beer with a somewhat metallic sheen, color is a brassy, peachy amber. Perfectly uniform creamy yellow head of heavier foam, with excellent retention and a single brow-shaped sheet of lace the breadth of almost half my glass. Tropical and boozey aromas, very pleasant, and balancing out anything I usually detect in an Imperial IPA that makes me think it will be a little more than I am prepared for. That is, no sign of copay or perfume suggestions, on the nose at least. This palate is just crazy! I get wood to wood smoke (maple? oak? hickory?) throughout. And peppercorns galore! Tropical qualities are subdued and combined with resin and dried fruit, and perfuminess is kept at a level I can actually appreciate. Coffee and chocolate are hidden or perhaps the correct term is “lost” in the balance. That’s not to say they don’t contribute to it. In fact, I suspect they are responsible for this being not just another laundry-room detergent IIPA (which are still decent beers, I am not a hater). Bravo! Still, I’d recommend sipping, I just took a large gulp and it about knocked me over with flavor and heat. Even the finish isn’t overwhelmingly bitter, although it is characteristically perfumy, with peppery retro-olfaction coming to the rescue. Since this was a larger bottle, I didn’t drink it all at once. I let some rest in a glass for a few hours while I napped, making it go up maybe a dozen or so degrees. This brought out some things I hadn’t notice before: a blend of plum, anise, a light amount of chocolate, and whiskey notes. Full-bodied, with creamy carbonation moving towards velvet, and tons of loving warmth and an astringency to seamlessly accompany the alcohol and hops. This was so good that it would be hard to be convinced that it could be any better just by enjoying it on time (a month and two weeks back), but if that is indeed true, and while I may have missed out, I have already received much more than my money’s worth out of this.

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Photo of jimmah120
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

well past the date on the bottle, still drinks pretty good

luckily for me, the chocolate is almost non-existant, it's mostly a straightforward stone IPA with a coffee ground finish. the malt compliments the slight chocolate that is present, oak and earth blending with sweet charred pine.

good hobo swill. a spin on the black and tan. enjoyable if not too unique. worth it for $5 a bomber

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Photo of SmangTown
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gobuccos
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanGeo
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of malfunxion
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ferretferret
4.64/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Of every bottled beer I've had, I'd rank this about fourth (out of around 100). What an incredible brew. If you've ever had their unfiltered IPA, this is 90% that; if you haven't, think "strong, local micro-brew IPA" - citrus, rind, pleasant bitterness, grapefruit, all with a pleasant and satisfying bitterness. If there's a complaint to be had, there's hardly any hint of chocolate or coffee to be found. It does seem to be 90% unfiltered IPA, 10% Stone stout.

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Photo of sisterofba
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of garymuchow
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've drank this 6-pack both before and after the stated date and the flavors (esp coffee) do fade. The coffee and chocolate were both much more blending than forward, esp the later. The chocolate is most noticeable in the aftertaste with a mild chocolate bitterness (or the bitterness emphasizing the chocolate). The coffee if more upfront and for some weird reason it blends with the fruit/citrus character of the hops. The base seems a little different than the unflavored Enjoy By, but I could be wrong. Still a smooth bitterness that never overpowers. This is worth a purchase if you like the other Enjoy By, but it's not quite as good.

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Enjoy By Chocolate & Coffee IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 357 ratings