Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

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.

Added by nrs207 on 08-21-2012

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Photo of Ieatlambfries
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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Photo of James773
4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I had the 12/2013 version. I've never really been blown away by a beer like this. Color and appearance was good (orange-gold), smell was nice (floral? it was a while ago)... but the flavor! The sheer ecstasy of this brew's first greeting to my taste buds seared itself into my mind and to this day has yet to let go. An incredibly balanced blend of citrus (orange, tangerine), warm bread, spices and hops... every flavor in perfect proportion, bold and up front and yet somehow sharing the stage equally with all the other elements going on - absolutely divine! If you ever see this, buy as much as you can and share it with good friends quickly.

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Photo of travolta
3.78/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2-14-14

Appearance: Pours a clear golden orange color. Nice head retention and lacing. Nothing extraordinary to look at.

Nose: A total blast of piney hops. Wet, first pine. some tiny alcohol and medicinal notes in the middle, with some mustard and malt at the end.

Taste: Great mouthfeel, and a perfectly balanced malt foundation. This is what a big IPA should feel like. Tastes like pine, citrus, ginger, sweet toffee, and a tiny bit of aspirin at the end.

Notes: Beer is always best fresh, and I commend the effort behind getting this beer to market. I don't care if others feel it is a marketing gimmick, it brings super fresh beer to my liquor store and I will not complain about that.

Notes 2: Mouthfeel is fantastic!

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Photo of Tairy1Greene
4.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow, I was surprised by this "Enjoy by 02/14/14 IPA" the look was typical of an IPA, a solid golden yellow/brown color with a good head. The smell was amazing; it might be the best part of the beer, an insane combo of floraly hops with a soft piney caramel to it. The mouth feel, sort of gummy, chewy, beer with a smooth finish. These taste is the only part that levels off the beer. A very solid pine cone cinnamon flowery finish that is classical of a solid IPA. Overall a great IPA. I'd have another.

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Photo of PSU_Mike
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into a tulip

A - Beautiful beer. It's a nice amber color with about a 2 finger head, very good retention, and pretty active carbonation. This is crystal clear.

S - Strong smelling but very pleasant. I'm getting grapefruit and pine with a touch of dankness and a little touch of malt in the background.

T - I'd say piney hops is the prevailing flavor. The citrus is pretty muted. Very little malt presence but quite bitter.

M - The worst part of this beer. The bitterness lingers on the tongue a little too much for my taste. Very dry finish.

O - Overall, I am very pleased to have gotten to try it. It's one of the nicest DIPAs I've seen and the smell is really nice. I wish they could tone the bitter aftertaste a touch but other than that, it's a rock solid DIPA.

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Photo of MasterfulIdiot
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a dogfish head IPA glass. Bottled 1/9/14 (enjoy by 2/14/14 edition).

Appearance is transparent amber, with lots of bubbles rising quickly, and a thick nearly-white head that leaves tons of sticky lace.

Smell is crazy. Mind-blowing citrus, weed, onions, resin. So many hop aromas it's staggering.

Taste is much the same - lots of candied orange, freshly-mowed onion grass (if that makes sense), flowers, and weed popping around in your mouth with equal intensity. Finish is tongue-sappingly bitter (in a good way). Aftertaste is dank, earthy, and resiny. There are so many hop flavors going on in here that I just can't even believe it. Also, after a while it gives you the most glorious hop-burps!

Mouthfeel is relatively thin, with lots of prickly bubbles - absolutely perfect for the flavor!

Overall, this is just an incredible beer. Probably my favorite-ever IPA. So happy it made it to Georgia again, and I already can't wait until next time it comes here!

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Photo of bryangb
4.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz. bottled about 12 days ago. Smell is beautiful and everything I want in a double IPA. Pine, grass, citrus, lemon, very small hints of alcohol. Taste is similar to how it smells. Opens with the piney/grassy taste, citrus fruit hits and finishes with a slight pear flavor. Very minimal alcohol flavor here. Very well hidden. This is my favorite beer and is my #1 recommended. Find it. It's worth it

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Photo of Duhast500
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 02-14-14

Poured from a 22.oz bottle into Portsmouth tulip glass.

The color is a deep darker orange with a finger of white head with some nice lacing left on the glass. There a cloudy look to this beer that blocks the light out a bit does have a slight yellowish hue in the margins.

The smell is very piney hops flavored bringing a spruce aroma. There is a saturated clementine aroma that brings a bright citrus aroma that is hard brings visions of pulp to mind.

The taste of this beer is citrus at first but as it goes toward the back of the younger it pastes a layer of pine flavor hops that have slight sting as the go down. A slight scrape of the tongue by the bitterness of the hops is felt but feels like a battle scar since there is also tinge of pleasure there as well. At the corners of the mouth there is a nice slight tangerine flavor that resides there for a short time.

The feel of this beer a has a nice fullness that feels like it surrounds the pallet but does not engulf the entire mouth. This feels like a big IPA but does not hit hard either but slips into a push into hops here, there, and everywhere.

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Photo of Erbayd
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is the 02.14.14 version of this beer, and it was bottled about a week and a half ago.

A: A really nice light orange/copper color, when held to brighter lighting it seems almost golden, which is very unique for a DIPA. It's completely clear, and when poured it has a minimal amount of cream colored foam.

S: Hoppy, obviously. What stands out to me most is the juicy grapefruit notes with a decent amount of pine and earthy smells as well.

T: Once again, hops are the main attraction. A complex layering of pure hop bitterness with herbal, piney, grassy, juicy, and spicy notes. Stone beers tend to have a very typical aggressive hop character, but this one changes it up a bit and I really enjoy that. Usually DIPAs are relatively heavy on the malt flavor, but I really like that the malty sweetness is pushed to the background in this beer.

M: Light bodied for a beer of this style, but I think that makes it unique and enjoyable. Medium level of carbonation makes allows for this potentially aggressive brew to be surprisingly drinkable.

O: A great hop experience, and a beer that I would highly recommend. If you like DIPAs for their heavy malt character, this beer may not be for you but if you like hoppy beers then look no further. Believe the hype.

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Photo of darthvohn
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glass Used: Tulip

Appearance: This offering has a crystal clear golden tangerine body with a thick two finger snow white tightly packed foam. The lace on this DIPA goes on for days leaving an eighth of an inch foam cap on the surface. This is a beautiful beer.

Smell: Floral hops is abundant in the nose with only a bit of tropical scents for me. Malt is there in force.

Taste: Hops are there again in the forefront, middle and finish. The malt lets you know its there but the juicy & bitter hops pushes its way through and shines. The lingering of the light resinous, citrus hops is really welcomed and quite enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is medium with medium cling coating the mouth.

Overall: This is my first IPA from Stone and am quite impressed. It's not the tropical citrus bomb that I like in a DIPA, but it's damn tasty hoppy brew that I will be more than happy to pick up any time I see one. Definitely recommend.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle pours a stunningly clear gold color with a fluffy, dense white head. Retention is great and lacing exceptional. This is an absolute stunner as far as appearance is concerned, wow.

Nose is plenty hoppy, citric and tropical with some alcohol and biscuit malt bordering on toffee. Smells good...

Taste is hops, both leafy and fresh and bittering aftertaste. Juicy without being overly resinous and tastes like wet hops to me. The malt is light and pretty much gets the fuck out of the way and the alcohol is very well integrated. This is an outstanding beer...not going to compete with the best of DIPAs...but right there at the top of the second tier.

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Photo of Tinfang
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Label said "Enjoy by 2.14.14" so I did. Bottling date obliterated in transit.
Poured into a Sammy Smith pint. Thin uneven head, dissipated promptly. No lacing. Slightly brassy redish-golden color.
Aroma is intense piney resiny hops.
Taste is amazing. Citrus and pineapple with an oaken quality as if barrel aged. Surprisingly not as bitter as expected from other Stone Brewing Co. experiences. Mildly persistent hops presence. Floral quality muted, which is also a surprise since a) the beer is so fresh and b) this is a Stone product which typically have an in-your-face hops presence in my experience. No alcohol notes. This is one of the most complex hops experiences I ever had.
I will go buy more of this tomorrow while it's still available.

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Photo of ISmith87
4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4/20/14 release

A - 4.0 - Golden amber clear color beer with nice white head that leave good lacing.
S - 4.25 - So dank, grapefruit, orange, mango, pine, garlic/onion. Overly ripe fruit.
T - 4.0 - Same deal as the smell. Grapefruit, orange, mango, pine, garlic/onion.
M - 4.25 - Light-medium. Very bitter, tongue numbing. Aftertaste is bitter grapefruit peel and bitterness at the back of the tongue.
O - 4.25 - Better than the last release that I've had. This one was bottle on 3/12/2014 so it's real fresh. Nice.

2/14/14 release

A - 3.75 - Golden amber clear color with 1 finger wihte head that dissipates quickly. No lacing.
S - 4.25 - Grapefruit, pine, orange rind, dank garlic/onion notes. Fresh. Bottled 1/9/2014.
T - 3.75 - Good. Not as good as the smell. Grapefruit, pine, garlic, spiciness. Some bready malts in the background. Tastes super fresh. A little bit earthy.
M - 4.25 - light-medium, aftertaste is very grapefruit/pine from the hops, very pungent. Alc is completely covered.
O - 4 - It's great, but not the best. It's been a while since I've had Pliny but I think this may be similar. A little bit more earthy/spicy/garlic notes than most of the other double IPAs, but it's still good.

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Photo of jmac11420
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

First BA check in:

A: Golden orange
S: Best part, citrus, pine, mint, hops, slight malt
T: Very bitter and crispGrapefruit,
M: perfect carbonation, bitter
O: I love this series and am never let down. Very well balance beer! A great west coast IPA, Stone is boss

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Photo of Tucquan
4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had this again on 2014-01-18 in Columbia, PA. The rating numbers are a blended average of all my tastings but it is to be noted this Enjoy by 02.14.14 is the best one yet.

A - Very clear golden orange with a 1.0-finger white head that fades to a 1/2-finger and leaves a good amount of lacing.

S - Mildly dank, pineapple, pine, hop floral. Pleasant. About the same aroma strength as the 10.25.13 release,

T - Hop forward, dank, ripe pineapple and stone fruit, some orange, white pepper, onion/garlic (more that I care for), moderating fruit-malt sweetness. Alcohol is present in the background and nicely complimentary. Finish includes spicy and bitter hop flavors with moderating malt and alcohol sweetness. .

M - Medium body and light-medium combination. Luscious, firm, viscous, resinous, prickly, clings.

O - Best one yet. Glad this particular one made it to Pennsylvania.

2013-10-21 in Columbia, PA. This is the 10.25.13 release.

A - Mostly clear golden orange with a 1.5-finger white head that fades quickly to a 1/2-finger and leaves a mild amount of lacing.

S - Pretty dank, pineapple, peach, hop floral. Less aroma strength than the 7.04.13 release but still very pleasant.

T - Rich pineapple and stone fruit, some orange, nice dank and spicy/peppery hop presence, onion/garlic (about like Deviant Dale's), moderating pale malt sweetness. Less pine than the 7.04.13 release but still evident. Alcohol is present in the background and nicely complimentary. Finish is a fine balance of tangy/spicy hop flavors and bitterness with moderating sweetness. Good balance.

M - Medium body and light-medium combination. Luscious, firm, viscous, resinous, prickly, clings.

O - I really enjoy this series and observing the similarities and differences from one to the next. This is a good one, for sure!

Had this on 2013-07-01 in Columbia, PA. This is the 07.04.13 release. Special thanks to Matador677.

A - Mostly clear golden orange with a 1-finger white head that fades quickly to a skim and leaves a small amount of lacing. Not surprising for the high ABV.

S - Moderately dank, naval orange, peach, hop floral, honeysuckle. Very inviting.

T - Smooth. Ripe stone fruit, plenty of luscious orange flesh, grapefruit zest, then a mild flavor of lightly toasted bread, pepper, and alcohol sweetness. Finish is a great balance of complex fruit sweetness, pine and a commanding but not overpowering bitterness. Very little bready-malt in view.

M - Medium body and light-medium combination. Luscious, firm, viscous, resinous, prickly, clings.

O - A really top-notch DIPA. So inviting sip-after-sip. Please sir, may I have another?

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Photo of BierJager89
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a golden orange with an almost gray ring of head.\r\n\r\nS: Nose is utterly dominated by tangerine, fresh orange and other similar fruits, with just a touch of simcoey garlic.\r\n\r\nT: Fresh orange juice, citrus peel, onion, tangerine, tropical fruit, papaya. Delicious.\r\n\r\nM: Full bodied and smoother than your average IPA.\r\n\r\nO: By far my favorite beer from Stone. Uncharacteristic of them, hop-profile-wise, and that is a massive plus for me.\r\n\r\nNote: My version was best by 2.15.13, and I had it a couple days after this particular batch\'s release (It wasn\'t even on the shelf yet).

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Photo of SplitsAtoms
4.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Enjoying a fresh 2.14.14. Glad to get this again in georgia. The last we got of this was 4.20 and i did not stock up enough. Once you crack this bottle you know you got something special. The aroma is funky is all the best ways. Great appearance and nice fluffy bit of head. Flavors are citrus, pine and ripe tropical fruit. Bitterness dominates the party in the best way. Mouth is just the slightest bit thin for a double ipa, but it wont detract from the overall experience. Alcohol is there for sure but not at all in the way. One of the best beers i have had since the last Enjoy By. Cant believe my local package store only got one case (!). Great representation of a west coast ipa and i will be buying each and every botle i see of this stuff.

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Photo of alk3kenny
4.99/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours a crystal orange color nice head. Smells amazing hops citrus pine mmmm mmmm taste is of pine, orange, just enough bitterness on the tongue without killing the palate... abv is well hidden no booze no burn just a great balanced dipa... Will enjoy by any time I can get it...

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Photo of VitoFerrante
4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A DIPA does not get much better than this. The top tier beers of the style come to mind when you taste and smell this beer. Citrus, pine, are all present in both taste and smell. You cannot taste the ABV at all. The appearance is unbelievable. If you can get this beer, buy it.

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Photo of stakem
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into a matching Stone pint glass. The brew appears a perfectly clear golden copper color. A white finger appears atop and fades back leaving patchy lace on the glass. A swirl revives a finger effortlessly.

The aroma is quite juicy with hops. Very tropical smelling with herbs and pine to give depth. A little catty, dank and floral character is also thrown in there. Really a lovely bouquet of hop aromatics that doesnt really leave any room for other attributes like malt or even alcohol.

The taste is all hops. The flavor runs the entire hop gauntlet from tropical fruits and grapefruit to pine resin, dank herbs and even catty quality before getting rindy and pithy. This is so hoppy that is has a dusty hop flavoring that is slightly vegetative towards the finish but in a good way.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Despite displaying a ridiculous amount of hop flavor, it is not overly bitter. For being more than 9% abv, the alcohol is hidden really, really well. I would most certainly drink this again.

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Photo of nreynoso90
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great overall double IPA. Definitely one of our favorites. We highly recommend this beer to the fellow DoubleIPA enthusiast. We've managed to get our hands on every bottle shipped to southern California since 12.21.12 and on tap at our local craft bar. Cheers!

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Photo of Cresant
4.01/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this 22 oz bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Consumed well before "Enjoy By" date. The body was light honey colored and clear. The white head left webby lacing in the glass. Very pretty.

The smell was catty and vanilla? Earthy and spicy. Pine and citrus. Later, as it warmed it became more pungent.

The taste was tropical fruits and grapefruit pith bitterness. Well hidden alcohol. Mild sweet oranges. Really a perfect DIPA for me. The higher alcohol makes it less than easy to drink but it is oh so tasty.

The mouthfeel was actually thinner than I expected but there was adequate carbonation and it starts off rather creamy. I have gone through several of these and will pick it up anytime I see this one available.

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Photo of shacawgo24
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

12.13.13 dating

A-Alluring orange. Bright, glossy and yet deep in color like a liqueur. Great standard sized white head. Lacing meets the standard as well.

S-Floral. Like honeysuckle I guess. Still learning my floral scents. Mandarin. Tangerine. Grapefruit. Cream even. Honey malt. Spicy hops. I could nose my glass like a dog muzzle forever if need be.

T-Starts sweet. Then malty. Then the grapefruit and pine explode. Sweet onion. Radish. Juicy hops. Truly bitter-sweet. I don't think there is a set formula for how the beer starts, progresses and finishes. It's a constant transfer, switch of bitter and sweet.

M-Good moderate body. Fluid enough, thick enough. Average carbonation. All the feels a DIPA should have are here. Nothing makes me sit and swish the beer though to find new feels. Solid. The slight sting of onion is interesting.

O-Overall a great beer that I look forward to trying each new edition. My first tasting is the 12.13.13. I want to try them all from the beginning but I don't know how realistic attaining all would be. And more important how fresh the tastings would be. Enjoy By will be enjoyed by most. It has a vegetable quality that works. Who knew I would like onion in my beer.

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Photo of silverking
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Photo of IPA_Chris
4.85/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

It was a pleasant surprise to come across an Enjoy By at my local craft brew mart. Aware of the hype, I ran to the cooler to pick up a (22 oz approx) bottle of the 12/13/2013 circulation.

Enjoy By did NOT disappoint. Frankly, I could care less about smell or appearance, so let's move on to the other categories. Lots of quality IPA flavor--pineapple, citrus, pine, florals--a very complex and fragrant beer and goes down surprisingly smooth considering it carries such a high ABV. DIPAs are my go-to and Enjoy By is now in my top 5.

A difficult beer to find but well worth picking up when you can.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
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