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Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States | website

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 Docrock
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into pint glass

A - nice golden color with a clean white thick head with good retention, nice amount of lacing.

S - obvious pine and grapefruit aroma, yeast is indetectable. hops more noticeable than malt or alcohol, but it is not overpowering.

T - tastes just like it smells, abundant hops with hints of tropical fruit and pine. Malt more present on the tongue as it balances out the hops. Nice lingering bitterness on the finish.

M - medium body, carbonation is just right, minimal warmth from alcohol.

O - a very solid beer, good example for the style, would like this to be more readily available.

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Photo of GJ40
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally tried this. On tap at Bottle Revolution in Raleigh. Looks great. Fantastic aroma with lots of citrus and tropical fruit. Flavor heavy on the bitterness over the more subtle hop flavors. Great stuff. I hate that it's hard to find but like the emphasis on freshness.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Goblinmunkey7 for acquiring a bottle for me. Truly epic.

12.21.12 bottle

Consumed 12/12/12

Appearance: Clear, light orange gold - pretty - slightly off-white, lively head - moderate size, fades to a wispy cap, leaves a few nice streaks of lacing

Smell: Loads of citrus, with a ton of wet, dank pine - oily citrus, orange flesh, grapefruit rinds, and resiny pine - some tropical touches, like pineapple - hoppy, but not remarkably aggressive (especially given the brewery) - some pale malts in the background

Taste: Citrus and pine, who would have thought? - orange flesh, tangerine juice, grapefruit rind, with some sticky pine - some slight herbal elements (lightly leafy), light tropical elements (pineapple), and mint - wet and juicy - hoppy, but only a medium level of bitterness - pale, lightly grainy malts - very light touch of alcohol - could actually be a bit maltier (although it almost pains me to type that)

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth, oily, nicely carbonated

Overall: Enjoy.

The commitment to freshness inherent in this beer is quite charming. Oddly enough, perhaps the flaw here is that it's brewed by Stone... And I honestly prefer Stone's easy to get, year-round Ruination to this. On another note, I'm not sure if I believe the 9.4% ABV. This is absurdly easy to drink.

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Photo of Vonerichs
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright golden orange clear body with a bone white contrasting head. I swear this thing would glow in the dark.

Smells of juicy tropical fruits, dank grass, and pine. Tons of aroma.

Ahhh the joys of fresh ipa. Mango, floral, piney, and a light onion finish.

Mouthfeel is about right. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Very clean.

I loved every minute of this beer and quite possibly Stone's best beer.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It is a predominantly clear, light gold with an off white cap. This beer is a lacing monster. My tulip looks like it is covered with spray foam insulation.

Smells green with bright fruits and alcohol.

Pungent, sharp hops. Tastes like guava/pear juice, mango, pineapple and pine. Crisp and slightly sour with citrus rinds. Piney and grassy all the way through. A bitterness that is squashed some by sweet, light bready malts. The bitter hops show up again in the lingering aftertaste. Some resin with a little oily slickness. Finish is a little drying. Alcohol is noticeable, but it is not "hot". Easy drinking. Exceptional balance.

Edit: with the 12/25/15 batch I am noticing onion flavor that I never picked up before.

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Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.91/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed a 4.01.13 version. Poured into a pint glass from a 22oz. bomber.

A - Beautiful golden/light copper color, crystal clear, nice carbonation, decent head. Lots of lacing.

S - Best part! Very hoppy, grassy, some spice. Makes you want to drink slowly and savor every scent.

T - Hoppy and piny, some initial sweetness. Still developing my palate but as such I can still say this is one of the best-tasting IPAs I've had.

M - Not light but not terribly heavy. Smooth and highly drinkable.

Overall - Easily the best IPA I've had. Pick some up if you get a chance. The local liquor store limits these to 1 per customer due to scarcity--now I understand why.

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

A: clear, perfectly golden beer with a few bubbles streaming from the bottom; fat, double-finger head of off-white ivory foam with good retention that leaves ample lacing down the glass

S: sweet pale malt aromas underscore a sea of hops - woodsy, bitter pine, and bright, zesty citrus being most prominent atop some dank undertones

T: crisp hops up front and throughout - orange and grapefruit pith and flesh; sharp pine - bitter and bold, with a wet, husky, dankness; balanced by juicy, succulent and hearty malts, bringing wet flavors touched by sweet, fresh caramel

M: medium-weight, bittering and crisp, smooth and slick, brisk carbonation, just a touch of stick on the resinous finish

O: Enjoy By is true reason to rejoice. So glad some of these find their way out to my area - a truly triumphant DIPA - a must-have for all craft beer lovers; I can't imagine anyone passing this up while its around. Great drinking. Continuously enjoyed...

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By 04.20.15
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By 12.26.14
By 07.04.14
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By 02.14.14
By 11.12.13
By 10.25.13
By 09.13.13
By 05.17.13
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Photo of ChrisL24481
4.52/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was review was done with the 2.14.14 batch. Enjoy By was clear and a copper/orange color. It had about an inch head that was off-white and frothy. Plenty of lacing was retained along the edges of the snifter. The aroma and taste was spectacular. Both citrus fruits and a resinous quality came through perfectly. Hints of grapefruit, orange, and pine flowed throughout. Overall, I have had an Enjoy By both fresh (a few days after bottling) and on the 30-day mark. As this was my second time enjoying on the 30-day mark, I think I may prefer this one with a bit of age on it (and by age, 30 days!)

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Photo of mntlover
3.53/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of dogfishandi
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 11.12.13 (bottled 10.04.13, drank on 10.27.13 - just over 3 weeks old) fridge temp poured into a snifter.

Pours out a nice golden color, almost light orange. West coast IPA color. Very good clarity. Holds a decent white head, pretty good sticky lacing.

Holy aroma! Initially it's big juicy tropical fruits, pineapple, mango. As it warms some vegetal hops comes out. Dank all over, a bit catty.

All about the hops. Vegetal, juicy tropical fruits, dank, grapefruit citrus, nearly a little bit of everything from the hops. No real malt detectable both in the taste and aroma. Not an overly aggressive bitterness, just about right.

Quite light in the mouthfeel, makes very a very drinkable and enjoyable DIPA, very west coast like.

Quite an outstanding DIPA, up there with the best IMO. Can't drink enough of this.

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Photo of bennetj17
4.61/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 2-15-13. Deep gold color, very clear. Medium white foam head, holds decently. Light, streamy carbonation. The bouquet on this beer is just heavenly. Deliciously fresh citric hops hit the nose with a piney, almost peppery bite. This is much reminiscent of an Alpine style IPA. I've been waiting for Stone to wow me like this for some time now. This beer is 9.4%? It's hard to tell, as I smell all hops and very little malt character or alcohol.

The taste has dominant orange and grapefruity hop twang. A light sweet balance from the malt is nice, though it's relatively clean and allows the hops to shine through. Moderate bitterness at the back, I don't really taste too much alcohol but there definitely is some warmth. The mouthfeel is nice, mostly clean with fine zesty carbonation, perhaps slightly syrupy though.

The hop bitterness is now lingering excellently. This is a fantastic west coast IPA, and being so fresh is imperative. I've felt like Stone needed to keep up with some of the amazing IPA's from the likes of Alpine or Russian River, and this beer can do that. Hopefully this will be available from time to time as I will be sure to pick it up whenever I see it. Highly recommended.

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Photo of zimm421
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 4/20/14 poured into a tulip. Appears a beautiful hazy orange color, with a thick, fluffy, off-white head. The head has great staying power, and leaves beautiful lacing as it dissipates.

Nose is full of loads of citrus, pine, and some dank notes as well. This is very resinous, and citrus almost takes a back seat, but is still very present. There is almost no malt to speak of in the nose. The taste follows along these lines, but the citrus, specifically grapefruit is more of a focal point. The resinous and dank pieces are still there, and blend wonderfully with the barely present touch of caramel malt.

The mouthfeel is slightly thicker than medium bodied, with good active carbonation, and a slightly sticky finish. This goes down just like a DIPA should, but maybe a touch too heavy for me. Overall, this is an excellent DIPA that I look to get every time it comes in the distribution area. I love the concept of the naming / labeling, and wish more dates were clear like this. The citrus and pine work together beautifully, and the nose is an absolute hop bomb. Definitely worth the hype.

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Photo of Mdog
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

5.17.13 version

Appearance: Yellow-gold, slight haze, good head.

Smell: Big citrus, underlying sweetness.

Taste: Sweet citrus along with moderate bitterness. Quite balanced for a DIPA, and more balanced than I expected a Stone beer to be.

Mouthfeel: Tingly feel, not too heavy.

Overall: This was an impressive beer from Stone. I thought it would be more bitter, like Ruination, but it had a nice sweetness to it that gave it balance. It was really easy to drink, more like an IPA than a double. Good stuff!

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Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13oz tulip.

A - Very light colored, clear DIPA. Solid 2 and 1/2' head, excellent lacing throughout, active in the glass and a small head remains throughout. Near perfect.

S - Pine resin, tons of white grapes and lemon citrus.

T - Not as good as the nose suggests but still good. All the same aspects I mentioned in the nose, but this is all about a white grape, almost dry white wine hoppy flavor. Very unique. Never had a DIPA flavor profile like this. Solid.

M - a little prickly finish from the hops, and not as bitter as it is dry. Malt almost non-existent. Really, this beer is like a white grape DIPA finishing as a dry white wine would. Not very sticky and resinous as you'd expect from a West Coast DIPA or a big Stone IPA.

O - Very unique brew. Mind-blowing? Not for me but very good. I can easily see how this unique profile could be mind-blowing for others though. I can appreciate this beer for sure.

Suggested. It's a hope lover's unique experience of what can also be done with hops...

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Photo of Abbbp
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Stone's good, good for you, good to the last drop. I didn't realize but apparently the r Enjoy by series makes its varying appearance in different states at different times of the year, and that explains why it took a couple months for me to get my hands on one after the 12.21.12 which made its appearance at Beermageddon 2013.

To be honest I'm glad I didn't try it, not only would it have been old, but the 4.1.13 that I got a hold of was fantastic. I had mine in mid-march (sorry for the late review, but I'm getting the 5.18.13 Enjoy by via N'awlins soon so I wanted to compare my notes), and I felt like I should have worked up a good sweat before trying this thirst quenching IPA.

The appearance was a transparent amber haze, and the smell was pure hops- very forest like. The taste was good like I said refreshing, tingling the taste buds wanting more. The mouthfeel did have an odd but refining quality, but the after taste was lingering one that wouldn't go away even after popcorn. All and all, decent, get it if you can, I'd give it a 93/100

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Photo of WillCarrera
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of draheim
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 02.15.13 (bottled 01.11.13) into a tulip. Six days from the brewery to my glass. Pours a perfectly crystal-clear copper w/ a sudsy bright white head, lazy carbonation. A good-looking beer, appears refreshing and clean.

Aroma is resinous, piney, citrusy. Everything we love about West Coast IPAs. Maybe not quite as dank as I expected, but I prefer my IPAs not to smell too sticky and gooey. Smells clean and fresh, and I don't think it's just Stone's expert marketing playing tricks here.

Taste follows nose. Nicely bitter with lots of grapefruit and pine. Just a hint of alcohol, masked pretty well for a 9.4% brew.

Mouthfeel is clean, medium-bodied, slick. Just right.

Overall another solid DIPA from one of the masters of the craft. Well done, Stone.

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Photo of larryi86
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 04.01.13 poured into DFH IPA glass

A- A clear golden color with a two finger white head.

S- Grapefruit, floral, pine, some wet grass.

T- Pine, grapefruit, resin, floral notes, bitterness lingers in a good way, well balance, just enough malt backbone.

M- Smooth, crisp, medium body, good carbonation.

O- A well done DIPA that showcase why you should drink IPAs as fresh as possible. I would probably pick this up again.

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Photo of mick303
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 12.13.13 bomber. Lots of resiny smell, fresh thick hops, dry intense grapefruit aromas, colour is a bright clear gold, plenty of carbonation but the smoothest mouthfeel and no hint of alcohol, this is really awesome, smooth balanced profile, tons of hop character. Really well constructed IIPA and just an amazingly fresh tasty beer. Pleasant dry finish and a quenching juicy drinkability.

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Photo of WesM63
4.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle 11-09-12 into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear golden orange with a 1finger off white head. Minimal retention with fair amounts lacing.

S: Smells of huge amounts of earthy spicy resinous pine.

T: Close to the nose. Huge spicy, earthy, resinous pine up front. Evolves into sweet bubblegum and malt. Fair amounts of bitterness throughout.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: Overall this is an amazing DIPA. Threw me for a loop, at the smell I was expecting that spicy resin hop, mid taste it evolves into this amazing bubblegum sweetness. I applaud Stone for this delicious brew and idea on drinking super fresh beer.

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Photo of augustgarage
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed 9 days after being bottled. Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Dogfish Head oversized snifter.

Alloy orange to amber gradient, day-bright and topped with a magnolia collar surrounding an archipelago-like surface slick. Fine sandy lacing, moderately sticky yet fast running legs. Decent retention.

The profusion of hops utilized is immediately apparent in the nose, a frontal assault that begins the moment you pop the cap and becomes a nearly overwhelming wave of tropical fruit, citrus, and fresh herbs when poured into the glass. The individual notes are name-able (passion fruit, lemongrass, orange marmalade, garlic chives...the list goes on for ages), but are insufficient in themselves to convey the impression that the full olfactory constellation has upon your senses. The intimidating list of hops in the kettle is such a melange that I was fearing an unworkable muddle, but the cohesion is remarkable. Nearly stunning.

The herbaceous and spicy hop notes are surprisingly to the front of the palate - much more so than all the fruit from the nose would lead you to expect. The peppery bitterness melds with a potent malt backbone, though without too much specialty character to get in the way of the hops. Potent bitterness gives way to an equally potent burst of fruit fading to an earthy acidity in the finish. While not exactly fulfilling the promise of the nose - the flavors serve as a great foil to your expectations.

Medium mouthfeel - faintly oily yet a touch prickly at the same time. Precisely calibrated to deliver the maximum flavor without sacrificing refreshment.

As I brew more from home, I buy less and less beer - and appreciate more those beers that I am unlikely to be able to reproduce. The complexity and expense of the recipe used to create this ale, along with the assuredness of craft on display make me willing to part with $8 for a bomber without complaint. Far superior to Double Bastard in my opinion - one of Stone's best efforts to date - a pure and uncompromising example, in rare company in the style.

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Photo of Ri0
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stone is back in WI and I get to have my first ever Enjoy By! 7.4.16 bottled about a week ago. Poured 12oz bottle into snifter. A clear dark gold with streams of bubbles ascending to the 3 finger white pillowy head. Retention is amazing and leaves a cap with very thick lacing on my glass. Aroma is very fruity with some nice citrus and dank hops. Sweet tropical notes. Flavor is more tropical and juicy with faint notes of bubblegum and a bitter finish. Feel is medium with an oily feel, but slightly dry on the finish. I had no idea this was close to 10% ABV! What a treat, glad to finally try one.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
4.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Potent aroma of citric, floral and grassy hops. Taste is so fresh like the hops are still floating in the beer. Bitter but not lingering bitterness on the tongue. This beer is smooth as it it but especially for a beer over 9%abv. Loved it and so did the people who shared it with me!

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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 ms11781
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best by 04/01/2013 (obviously). 22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear and bright golden orange with a small, fluffy white head. The head disappears very quickly and leaves a small soap-like ring of foam on the glass. The lacing is just ok but it matches the head as light rings of foam are left on the glass.

The hop profile in the nose is massive. Huge citrus and tropical fruits (grapefruit, mango and maybe some pineapple) give way to even bigger notes of resin and pine. There is a touch of malt sweetness but the hops dominate and it doesn't come through enough to pinpoint exactly what type it is.

The taste follows the nose but it's both bolder and more balanced. The fruity notes from the hops lead the way again and they are juicy, citrusy and tropical. The malt shows itself a bit more as well. It's still sweet as it was in the nose but it brings a nice breadiness with it as well. The citrus hops and sweet malt balance nicely in each sip before giving way to the piny, resiny finish. Despite the huge resin notes in the nose and the big pine notes in the finish the bitterness is remarkably restrained.

This beer drinks much lighter than a 9.4% ABV double IPA. The mouthfeel is very crisp and extremely clean. The carbonation is lively but soft. A lot of time lively carbonation brings a prickly sensation with it and it can be somewhat harsh with this much going on in the hop department. That's not the case here as the carbonation is spot on.

This is an excellent beer overall and a top tier DIPA. It's extremely hop forward with enough malt to make it relatively balanced. Definitely a beer I'd like to see much more often, if not regularly.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
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