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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

BEER STATS
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Avg:
4.39
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24.6%
 
 
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Photo of thomda11
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%

The beer has a nice hazy orange appearance. The carbonation bubbles are effervescent. It has a modest, but solid head and leaves a spotty lacing. It has a very fresh aroma and nice earthy hop smell, with a sort of garlicky characteristic. The beer is interestingly complex with a ton of hop flavors: predominately resinous pine, grapefruit, and orange rind. There is also a slight malt sweetness. A terrific DIPA; one of the best examples out there.

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Photo of AdamHart22
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drink by 4/1/13. From a bomber into a tulip glass.

A - My favorite part of this beer. I drink a lot of imperial IPAs and I was not expecting this color. It's a fantastic copper / gold color that you can see through. Very surprising for a highly hopped beer of this ABV. The foamy head is nearly pure white with heavy lacing. Very appetizing.

S - Lots of grapefruit and some lemon. Actually light in nose for an IIPA.

T - Very very good. Lots of grapefruit, citrus, and some grass. A tiny bit of pine. Hoppy hoppy hoppy. A touch of malt brings it back to sanity but this beer is definitely for a hop head.

M - Leaves a fantastic aftertaste. I found myself licking my lips and irate that I only bought one of these. It has that pleasant, piny, almost tar like thickness that is an indicator of this style.

O - A really fantastic IPA. This is the first of this series I've tried and will definitely try the remainder of the batches.

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Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

10-31-15 edition, 12 oz. bottle

Poured into Pint glass, looks like an DIPA should look, and tasted great, have seen a lot of review about how 10-31-15 edition isn't as good, but I don't see it.

Well done Stone!

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Photo of droomyster
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Fourth of July 2016. On tap: pours a clear, honey-golden body with a bright white head with good retention. Aromas are lively and potent: huge hops are predominantly citrusy with a healthy dose of pine, and tropical fruit notes like pineapple and papaya feature strongly as well. On the palate initially sugary and pineapple juicy before an electric jolt of hippiness rattles the mid-palate. Finishes with a nice fruit-salad like quality, with some hop oil lingering to remind you of the beat down delivered by the bitterness. A fantastic beer.

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Photo of MacQ32
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 9.13.13 - it was nice knowing you all...

A - Pours a very light golden yellow with a nice 1.5 finger head, near white in color. 20+ minutes later very decent lacing remains on the glass and a thick outer ring is still standing, nearly the entire surface of the beer has a very thin film across the top.

S - Smells of aboslutely terrific grapefruit with some mango and pineapple aromas. Some rindy/resinous qualities as well, almost a hint of spice, although I chalk that up to rinds. The more I smell it the more i get a slightly sugary odd aromas, almost like pasta sauce... wierd, this must be the aroma that kills me.

T - Consuming at about 55-60 degrees, maybe slightly warmer than desired, but i like my ipas roughly around 50. Tastes as it smells, initially bitter hops and spiced rinds of grapefruit and possibly orange, sweeter mango type flavors peak through breifly before being fairly overpowered by the resinous/spicy rind flavors at the aftertaste. Aftertaste is dry hoppy bitterness.

M - Really great mouthfeel, well carbonated, medium bodied (at this temp, a little lighter feeling colder, no doubt). Very drinkable and refreshing.

O - Consuming the second glass at a cooler temperature allows more citrusy flavors to shine through the spice i was initially getting from the first glass. fringe 4.5 overall gets the bump up

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Photo of Ljudsignal
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled on 8/09, enjoy by 9/13.

A: Pours a bright amber. Initial pour was very cautious and produced a less than half-finger head that quickly dissipated, a more aggressive top-off produced a towering creamy off-white head, easily three fingers high, which gradually subsides to a persistent finger or so. Sticky curtains of lacing.

S: Grapefruit is the star here, with powerful undercurrents of pine, lemon zest, apricot. Strong floral notes as well, subtle grassiness and just a hint of biscuity malt. Despite all this, fairly restrained in its attitude...complex and delicious, but it doesn't exactly jump out of the glass at me.

T: An initial wallop of bitter pine and citrus yields quickly to a surprisingly balanced middle, with grassy and earthy notes from the hops mingling pleasantly with sweet bready malts, along with hints of sweeter fruit--pineapple, mango, a bit of peach. Finishes clean, dry, and bitter, slight notes of spiciness and even a little woodiness. The spiciness on the finish masks the alcohol well.

M: Medium-bodied and creamy, pleasantly carbonated. Somewhat oily for most of the mouthful, with a slightly soapy finish.

O: A damn fine beer, not quite worthy of the hype only because of how very much hype every release seems to generate. Strip the fervor that its rotating geographical release causes away, and the beer itself is easily among the best examples of the DIPA category that I've enjoyed. Would have again in a heartbeat.

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Photo of ksimons
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 7/4/15
A-bright golden color with a fingers worth of white head

S-delicious aroma with citrus, grapefruit, pale malts

T-similar to the smell, pale malt backbone with citrus, tropical fruits, lemon, and resin

M-medium body, moderate carbonation, super drinkable

Overall so drinkable, delicious tasting

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Photo of Clint_Yoho
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

3-14-15 bomber poured into Rastal Harmony glass

L: Copper color, the color of a shiny penny. White head with hints of tan.

S: The aroma is dominated by the hops with melon and tropical notes.

T: The taste has tons of citrus and tropical flavors. The is a sticky sweet malt taste and slight alcohol taste.

F: The mouthfeel is fuller than it looks. There is a sticky feel to the beer as well as a little burn.

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Photo of KVNBGRY
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Quick review

Ap. - Brilliant golden body. Continuous lacing from off white head.

Ar. - Not a whole lot going on in aroma. Classic IPA.

T. - Pineapple juice! Nice grassy hop, and a touch of clean malt.

M. - Would like a touch more carbonation. Otherwise very nice and silky smooth. Slight bitterness backs it up.

O. - I keep telling myself (and others) that I'm not a hop head. This is scary. I'm a big fan.

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Photo of tectactoe
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gift from Johnny Ramirez. Enjoy by 12.21.12 - the "end of the year" version... Sweet! Pours a golden amber color with excellent clarity and a small white head. Decent lacing - something I've now always come to expect from Stone brews. Heavy pineapple on the nose, grapefruits, tangerines, slight lemon zest; floral hops, perfume fragrance, wet grass. Very nice - it has a "juicy" smell, the smell you'd expect from biting into a fruit. If that fruit was loaded with hop oil.

Taste is, of course, hoppy; slightly peppery, a little leafy, ashy, kind of dry. Heavy dose of malt and yeast; biscuity with some warming alcohol spice on the roof of the mouth and the back of the tongue. Over the course of the sip, the hop profile grows and expands, it starts taking on a very dank, resinous, and musty flavor and aroma. Interesting and very complex. Weedy overall, with some onion notes in the back that are kind of strange, but not necessarily off-putting, just a little strange. The malt sweetens things up a bit, and the yeast helps out too - bread, crackers on the end of the sip. As mentioned, the flavor follows right along with biting into a tropical fruit soaked in hop oil. Aftertaste is a bitter and spicy hop flavor. Thick body, sticky, wet, medium carbonation.

It's rare that I'm disappointed by Stone beers, and this one is no exception. Excellent IPA with a very complex profile - very tasty all around. In my opinion, probably the best Stone IPA I've tried. Too bad this one doesn't come to Michigan, because I'd always try to find the latest release.

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Photo of ExtraStout
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours bright crisp golden yellow. Inch or so of head. Light lacing and retention.

Very tropical. Lots of fruit and sweetness. A bit dank and heavy.

Similar to nose, although more dank and resin like. Tropical fruit dominates. Light citrus. Faint malt.

Fairly easy. Never overpowering from the bigger malt profile. Drinks easy and almost a bit light.

Never got old, booze was hidden really well. Complex.

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Photo of ckornmannn
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Friend gave me several bottles because, you know, they were outdated. This was still a first class imperial IPA. The hop character was unique, exceptionally dank, and outstanding. No complaints at all. So if you are well past the date.... don't throw it out. Give it to me.

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Photo of infinitebruner
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

January 23, 2015

22 oz bottle, tulip

02.14.15. Edition

A – Light to medium amber and highlighted orange. About an inch of slightly off-white foamy head with moderate to long retention. Mostly clear.

S – A bomb of grapefruity hops and some bitter citrus, like dried lime. Lightly grainy-sweet malt with a touch of caramel. Very smooth.

T – A ton of grapefruit with a touch of acidic bite, papaya and lime zest also in the mix. Malt mostly provides a strong backbone, light bread crust. Waves of hop bitterness come in and stay through the finish.

M – Very high bitterness, assertive, but high carbonation and enough malt sweetness to hold it up. A hop assault, but a very balanced beer, considering. Moderate to full body. Moderately dry.

O – When I think of the quintessential American Double IPA, this is basically what I’m thinking of. Huge hop bouquet and flavor with strong hop bitterness, and the malt body to hold it all up. Excellent.

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Photo of mechamifune
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice looking gold/straw color with a .5in white head. Looks pretty inviting and very nice for the style.

Smell is a blast of citrus and juicy hops. The immense dry hopping here is very evident. Complex? No, not really, but for this style this is about as good as it gets (for me anyway).

Taste is slightly bitter up front, then delves into a juicy citrus (grapefruit/orange) middle and then a nice dry finish. The slightest bit of harshness starts coming through over time, but never in a bothersome way. No real sense of alcohol in the taste.

Mouthfeel is a bit slick while maintaining a sense of crispness. Good for what it is.

Overall this is a really great IPA and a great concept. Tons and tons of hop juicyness without any intense bitterness. I hope they continue producing this and keep it relatively easy to get.

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Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

- 4oz. pour off tap at Back Bay Tavern (Newport Beach, CA) on 20-Jun-15

Tasted this against Ritual's Art of Dankness and Noble's Wakatu Showers.
This one was definitely the piney-est and grassiest of the three, and in a good, balanced way. Enjoy By's will always be a solid DIPA option, but I actually enjoyed the Wakatu Showers more, which was more citrusy.

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Photo of rundocrun
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The 12.21.12 iteration

A - Body is amber honey colored. Crystal clear. a 1/2 inch of head forms but dissipates quickly.

S - Floral, bitter citrus, minimal pine/resin, as well as some pleasant tropical fruit aromas.

T - Incredibly balanced DIPA. The hops take center stage all the way through, but this isn't a nearly unpalatable bitterness-bomb like some i've had. Sweet, juicy citrus from the hops mix with the subtle caramel flavors of the malt up front. More grapefruity bitterness and some more earthy hop notes dominate the middle, but the finish has a nice snap of lemongrass and orange peel. Overall, though the flavors never seem out of balance. Smooth and lovely all the way through.

M - Medium bodied with incredible drinkability for a 9.4% beer. Very smooth and the finish is quite dry and clean.

very impressed.

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Photo of beergoot
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent golden yellow body; great clarity; thin white head; appears decently carbonated. Citrus, lemon, pine hop aroma; gently sweet. Beautiful combination of tastes initially: light caramel and crystal malt flavors with a gentle hop bitterness; bitterness comes on more strongly at the finish and lingers along with a creeping alcohol heat. Clean dry finish. Medium body with a soft, light sugary feel.

Powerful and tasty with a fair complexity and generally good balance of flavors and scents. I wonder how this one might age despite Stone's claim to have brewed it "not to last". Indeed! I think it would still be a great beer if tried long past its bold 'enjoy by' date on the bottle...Overall 4.0/5.
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EB 4-20-14: Bottle sampled 4-24-14 - Better head retention, retains outstanding aroma and flavor, slightly better mouthfeel; I'd probably bump this bottle's rating up to 4.25/5.00.
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EB 12-26-14: Bottle sampled 12-31-14 - Excellent IPA! Upped Look (from 3.5 to 4.25) and Feel (from 3.5 to 4.0) and Overall (from 4.0 to 4.25) from original review.
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EB 7-4-15: Sample 7-1-15 - Mouthfeel was outstanding and will bump that rating up to 4.25 yet will keep overall the same (4.25).

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Photo of Resuin
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 05.17.13 being enjoyed on 4/24/13. Poured from a bomber into a stemmed tulip.

Appearance: Pours a light amber/gold and leaves a pretty smell white head - less than one finger. Extremely transparent beer.

Smell: Very strong pine as well as some earthy notes and hints of citrus. Definitely on the stronger side for a DIPA.

Taste: Strong pine and other earthy notes, this one's all hops. Notes of citrus can be found as well as some tobacco, and light grassy flavors. Finishes with more bitter pine as well as some alcohol.

Mouth-feel: Low level of carbonation, light to medium body with a bit of a syrupy texture but pretty light.

Overall: A solid Double IPA, emphasis on the double. The hops explode with flavor and this is definitely not a session ale - this one packs a punch. For hop lovers, this is a must try.

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Photo of mikeyv35
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Date: 05/17/2013
Type: 22oz. Bottle
Vintage: Bottled on 04/12/2013 & best by 05/17/2013
Glass: Half Acre Tulip

Ironically, I was getting ready to watch the Penguin game #2 against the Senators and was shopping for a good beer to drink at a store in Brooklyn and stumbled across this bottle. Now, I am watching the best team in hockey from my hometown and drinking best by 05/17/13 on 05/17/13. Life does not get much better than this!

Poured a golden in color w/ a big 2 finger white head that left sticky lacing on the glass. The aroma was of a massive amount of grapefruit, citrus, pine, and earthiness. The taste was big grapefruit up front, leading into medium amounts of resinous bitterness, finishing w/ vanilla mixed w/ an herbal quality.Medium bodied and somewhat dry. This, like most DIPAs was pretty drinkable.

Overall, a great DIPA from Stone! It was nice to see Stone's concern on freshness and innovation despite how large this brewery has become. This one just has a slight vanilla note on the end and the fact that it needs to finish drier that prevents it from being all-world. In the end, a well made DIPA that did not have many holes, but Stone should thank the Pittsburgh Penguins for filling the rest by winning 4-2.

Go Pens! Stanley Cup number 4 is around the corner.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beer on draft at Churchkey, kegged 5 days ago. Served in a becher of sorts. I've been very excited to try this beer and I'm really glad I got the opportunity to do so on draft. A phenomenal IPA for sure. I would definitely have this again. At the time of this review, this is #29 on the "Top Beers - American Double / Imperial IPA" list on beeradvocate, a well deserved spot.

Beer is amber to yellow / orange and clear with moderate to low carbonation and a white head, some lacing, moderate retention. Looks good.

Aroma is earthy, dank, sulfury, hoppy...that is all.

Beer is medium in body, thins out on the finish leaving just hops, just bitterness, earthy strong, chewy hop presence in the midpalate, a strong beer throughout, an in your face Stone hop experience. I love it.

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Photo of Gatch
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally...Enjoy By 4.01.13

A: Crystal clear, golden-yellow with a huge, bubbly, bright white head that leaves behind decent lace and retention. Nothing crazy.

S: Massive hop profile. Like, nostril assault. Heavy resin and pine. Some citrus. But mainly the sappy, thick, pungent, fresh hop vine aroma. Astringent and strong like freshly cut citrus. Makes my eyes tear a bit...from the nose and from the beauty of the hope profile.

T: Super dry and heavy on the resiny, piney side of hops. No fruit or floral character if you're looking for that. Straight West Coast hops that slap you in the face with dry, resiny hops. Heavily hopped and reminiscent of Lagunitas' brews but without enough malt in the finish to balance it out.

M: Craaaazy hops. A bit cloying in the finish. Very dry and properly carbonated. Skunky, earthy, sizzly, hoppy of course, and ultimately palate-changing.

O: Pretty f'n awesome. Worth the hype? Yes. Top notch? For hop heads. Up there with the best? Nahhhh. It's great but it lacks balance and true character. Really a one-trick pony.

Update: 9/13/13 on draft...awesome! Massively bitter, huge hop aroma and flavor, dry, not much of an alcohol presence...everything a hop bomb should be.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

dont know how or why this beer has haters? it is amazing. the pour is an unassuming clear apple juice color with an average white head that leaves some thick lacing. the smell is incredible fresh hops. a little floral, but mostly citrus flavors here. grapefruit and sappy dankness. the flavor is just as potent. its nvery fresh beer, alive almost, light in the mouth, but uniquely hopped. theres some lighter malt that turns a bit sweet as it warms, and the alcohol comes out then too, but when ice cold from the fridge this is a special article. its it a wet hop beer? it sure seems like one. if this was an everyday beer on the shelf i would buy it regularly. one of the freshest and most complicatedly delicious ipas around right now. certainly stones best work to date in my opinion.

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Photo of zrbeer1579
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Seventh batch Enjoy By 5.17.13

Appearance: A nice growing light orange with a little gold thrown in. A one and half finger white head that dissipated fairly quick.

Aroma: Mango, pine, and some citrus. Very slight floral.

Taste: Mango, tangerine, pine, grapefruit, slight orange, and a little mint at the end. Plenty of sweetness. A little caramel is detected. Very light breadiness. Bitterness is actually soft and barely lingers. A nice balance between the two. Surprisingly clean.

Mouthfeel: Good full feel. Goes down very smooth. Feels a little sticky.

Overall: A good Imperial IPA. I look forward to when it come out again. Since I missed out last time and now finally got a bottle.

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Photo of halo3one
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

7/4/14 bottle

A - Light gold, inch of froth, fizzy

S - Strong, piny, aggressive, very fresh

T - Like being in a forest, lemon/lime/bitter citrus, hops hops and more hops

M - Medium bodied due to carbonation

O - This is a very fresh, very aggressive, hoppy beer. Great beer if low on energy as it will definitely wake up your senses.

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Photo of ajramirez1
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 4. 2/15/12 Enjoy By. Had this on tap initially in 12oz glass than had it in bottle poured in a snifter. Taste really good on tap, really smooth, a bit hoppy but had a good balance. For 9.4% it was really tasty. In bottle, same result, its pretty damn good and worth the hype in my opinion. Really fresh beer and so far my favorite stone beer.
Try this blitch.

A-

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
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