Enjoy By: Tangerine and Pineapple IPA
Stone Brewing

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #862
Ranked #7,159
4.29 | pDev: 4.43%
Stone Brewing
California, United States
Notes: This edition of our brewed-to-be-enjoyed-now IPA is a fruitfully fresh new variant loaded with real tangerine & pineapple for maximized summer celebrations.
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 07.04.21
Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden orange color with a one finger head of white puffy foam. The head has a great level of retention, with it slowly fading over time to leave a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strong of a tangerine and tropical fruit smell of mango and pineapple. Along with these smells comes a good showing of a ruby red grapefruit hop aroma mixed with smells of some herbal and floral hops. Overall, its rather robust and inviting.
Taste – The taste begins with a cracker and bready malt flavor that is paired with tons of tangerine and some pineapple. Right from the start there is a nice hop hit of grapefruit and some herb. As the taste moves on the breadiness fades, creaking a crisper malt taste overall. At the same time the hop flavor transitions with more herbal being joined by some floral and pine at the expense of some of the grapefruit. With a surge in the pineapple at the end, a nice tangerine and pineappley, but crisp and balanced, hopped-up taste is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is somewhat creamy with a carbonation level that is rather high. Overall, the feel is great allowing all the big flavors to be appreciated, but all while keeping it crisp and very approachable.
Overall -Very similar to the original, with just a bit more fruitiness. All said, its another great Enjoy By and one to certainly seek out!

Yesterday at 06:44 PM
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.84/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 7.4.21. Canned on 5/25/21. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with some haze to it; some sediment/floaties; fluffy off-white head that fades leaving nice retention and lacing. The aromas are on the subtle side. Some citrus and floral notes are noticeable when you dig deep. Crackers and malts are there. The flavors are bolder than the nose. Lots of citrus. Orange, tangerine and grapefruit come through. The pineapple is there but the citrus overshadows any tropical notes that might be going on. More floral notes in the mix. Some pine along with some hints of sticky sap and resin. Subtle hints of soap. Solid bitterness mixed with a little sweetness. It's bittersweet. Malts do their thing. Finishes juicy. Alcohol is ultimately well hidden. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's fluffy and smooth.

This is a pretty solid DIPA. Nice flavors. It might not be the best "Enjoy By" that I've ever had personally, but it's still nice. It's simply tasty, enjoyable and fun to drink. Not bad at all. I like it.

Yesterday at 05:05 PM
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NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap in a stemmed tulip IPA glass, 10 ounce serving.

Cloudy golden tangerine colored brew with a perfectly fitted 1f white foam cap. Heavy lacing.

Tangerine and pineapple are there. Floral and light herbal aromas mask its DIPA alcohol volume. Grain is down deep.

Flavors follow the aromas. Tea developed from the florals and herbals. Citrus zest.

Medium bodied with no alcohol burn. Resinous. Lasting hop bitterness.

I like this take on the Enjoy By series. Drinkable proof of Stone’s fruit flavor skills.

Thursday at 04:17 PM
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KT3418 from Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I literally somehow never realized this was a double so that's a plus in the taste department. Honestly the few ipas I've had by them flex on Stone Ipa to me somehow. This was genuinely yummy. A smidge better than Tangerine Express

Thursday at 06:03 AM
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dsa7783 from New Jersey

4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Crackin' brew sampled on-tap at Gaslight Brewery in South Orange. Pours an enticing wheat-colored hue with impressive frothing. Pungent aroma replete with notes of citrus, grapefruit and hops. Chewy, full-bodied mouthfeel coupled with powerful nuances of lemon zest and fresh green apples. Excellent stuff. Recommended.

Tuesday at 02:17 PM
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What could be seen as a death sentence for a brand, others see a unique opportunity for freshness. That's Stone Brewing's risk and reward as they roll out a pineapple and tangerine soaked version of their date stamped and quarterly Imperial IPA release.

Pale gold and slightly hazy, Enjoy By 07.04.21 Tangerine and Pineapple IPA hits the nose with a ripe, radiant and pefumy scent of fresh tropical and citrus fruit with a distinct herbal greenness. A moderately mild sweetness of caramel, light honey and an overall granola impression creates a rounded maltiness early on the palate.

In true West-Coast fashion, the beer's middle palate celebrates all-things-hops with a natural zing of citrus oils with the impressions of orange and red grapefruit with the addition of tangerine elevating the citrus flavor. As a more natural hop flavor of pineapple lurks in the background, any taste of pineapple could easily be assumed to be hop derived. All of this fruit character creates a juicy and branch-ripe succulence ahead of a bitter late palate of pine resins, fruit peels and a peppery tar-like bite.

Medium bodied and drinking much like a standard strength IPA, Enjoy By finishes crisp, refreshing and with a heightened bitterness free of any unnecessary hop bite, vegetation or spice. Its a dry mouthfeel with a gin-like botanical blend in a long and cleanly bitter aftertaste.

Jun 07, 2021
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Roguer from Connecticut

4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Excellent head production, retention, and lacing. Body is shockingly hazy, with minor particulate out of suspension, given that Stone didn't label this one specifically as Unfiltered or Hazy (Enjoy By is normally very clear, even the Unfiltered version).

Tangerine in particular is noticeable on the nose, and to a lesser extent pineapple, but it all blends very well with the hop profile. An intense blend of citrus, bright herbs, mild dankness, and some tropical fruit: hoppy, fresh, potent, and slightly acidic.

Flavor profile is similar to the nose. It's a bit less bitter than regular Enjoy By, no doubt cut down a bit by the sweetness of the added fruit - in particular, two very sweet fruits. It is, however, still quite bitter, just not quite abrasively enamel-scraping. Hop and fruit flavors land citrus-forward, along with a touch of bright green kitchen herbs, and a modest amount of tropical flavor. Tangerine, grapefruit, oregano, pepper, cracker, white bread, mango, pineapple, lemon. Almost no dankness on the palate, but that could be a function of age.

Astringent finish, semi-dry. While it's obviously a big beer, it drinks very easily, even more so than the regular Enjoy By.

A very enjoyable variant of an outstanding IIPA. If this one isn't quite as good as the OG (for me), that's not a knock; for some, the fruit addition might make it an even better beer.

Jun 06, 2021
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redresonatedragon from Washington

4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

These guys strongly influenced the fresh double IPA west coast standard a near decade ago. This brew is even better, bolstered by a 6 pack can distribution. My favorite aspect is that the canning date is easy to find/read on both box and can. Surprisingly, it seems as if the oomajority of craft breweries fall short of this realm, and I stopped purchasing unreadable IPA bottling dates

Jun 06, 2021
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sjrider from California

4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can pour - opaque dark apricot color with frothy white head leaving scattered lacing. Nose is serious citrus/tangerine with a bit of sweet malt and a ton more tropical fruit. Taste follows but tones it down a bit with grassy herbal notes and a bit of resin.Finish is mild with a hint of alcohol creep.

Jun 05, 2021
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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

10-day-old can poured into a tulip.

Alluring orange-gold body, fully opaque with moderate-plus haze but no turbidity. Modest eggshell head of tightly compact bubbles that quickly collapses to a latte film. Sticky splotches of lacing and film down the glass. Definitely a different look that I'm used to in the Enjoy By series, even the "unfiltered" versions that still come through quite clear. It's a very attractive beer, but certainly not forging any new ground in a world overrun with hazies.

But hoo-boy, this thing takes it up a notch on the nose. Wonderful sharp, bitter citrus (grapefruit) and pine resin, with lots of earthy malt character, as I have come to expect (and love) from the Enjoy By portfolio. But I'm immediately drawn to the huge juicy qualities that are not typically part of the mix. I clearly didn't read the label very carefully -- just assumed this was the usual July 4 variant with the stars and stripes can -- but the advertised tangerine and pineapple is fully on display. This thing is dank and grassy, piney and herbal, with lots of berries and grapefruit rind to explore. But the juicy citrus and tropical fruits really plays well with the "base beer" -- I am really excited to dive into this one, and I love Enjoy By beers (especially the first one of each new cycle) to begin with.

My tastebuds are delighted to find that all of the above flows through on the tongue, as well, though the overall experience is a little harsher in the taste versus the nose. Bitter and pithy, incredibly dank and boozy, with massive doses of sweet malts and fruits and scrape-your-tongue hop greenery. But the beauty of that latter note is that there's zero "burn" or vegetal-ness -- as the last reviewer mentioned, it's just a hop assault where you can almost taste the hop oils dripping out of a fresh-squeezed cone. Ruby red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon peel, berry and grape medley, mango, under-ripe pineapple, and lemongrass. Very herbal, again, with massive pith, bitterness, and sweetness that all balance each other out nicely. "Balance" is probably the wrong term, as this thing is the opposite of subtle and understated. But I'm digging it in a big way. And man, the pure grapefruit peel finish with matching malt and tangerine sweetness is really striking.

Feel is silky smooth and absolutely coats every millimeter of your teeth, tongue, and mouth. It takes some serious work to suck and scrape that hop juice off the palate. Maybe just a twang of heat despite the early mention of booziness. Goes down a little too smoothly for an abrasive 9% IIPA.

Don't know if this is my favorite Enjoy By, but it is up there. And I greatly appreciate the newer characteristics and how well it adds to the original recipe. Well done, Stone!

Jun 04, 2021
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured chilled from the can in a tulip

The color is golden honey amber with slight haze and thick white head with fine bead and lace sticks

Smell has a strong hop aroma with a tropical tangy and floral aspect with grapefruit rind odor
and hint of alcohol in the nose

The feel is intense with bitter entry with moderately high carbonation and gentle sweetness with spicy feel an warming alcohol with long dry finish with residual bitter texture

Taste is citrus hop assault with a tropical tang an assertively bitter taste with warming alcohol taste present yet mild fruity pith and astringent aspects with light tangerine and pineapple presence more of a suggestion than actual standout flavor as hop is more punchy than fruit with a mild grassiness and subtle lemongrass element with spice quality in back.

The overall enjoyment is high with fruit blending in hops and perhaps giving a more dry feel from fermentable sugar in pineapple? It is a big IPA and still assertively hopped with great tropical hop and fruit aromatics it is one of the best examples of a west coast Imperial IPA which does not scrimp on hop flavor or bitterness either it is intense and fresh, worth the price of admission

May 29, 2021
Enjoy By: Tangerine and Pineapple IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 21 ratings