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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

6,671 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,671
Reviews: 986
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 350
Gots: 717 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.40% ABV

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.

(Beer added by: nrs207 on 08-21-2012)
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1pt.6fl.oz. bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
Third batch - 12.21.12
Bottled on 11.16.12
Served in a snifter

The liquid poured an exceedingly crystal clear, orangey-amber color and was topped by a small, bubbly, frothy, bright white head. I cannot remember the last time I saw a beer of this style so thoroughly filtered. The head quickly dissipated to a thin film. Drippy blocks of lacing trickled down the glass.

The aroma was simply one of the best I have ever encountered in a double IPA. Super pungent, dank and resiny. Off the hook weed-like. Bright and floral. Fruity and semi-sweet. Lots of overripe nectaries, peaches and mango. This was truly a joy to smell.

The flavor profile was outstanding as well. It was super hoppy but lacked the bitterness and astringency found in similar examples. Amazingly well balanced. A touch of bready, pale malts appeared on the front end. Intense tropical fruit notes later took over. Peaches, nectaries and pineapple came through strong. Candied orange peel was also noticeable. The finish was crisp and only moderately bitter with notes of grapefruit rind. For a 9.6% ABV beer, the alcohol was exceptionally well hidden.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied for the style. A touch thinner then expected. The liquid contained a fine, zippy, tongue blanketing effervescence.

Stone's IPAs can be a bit too dry, pithy and bitter for my palate, but this beer was amazingly well balanced and ridiculously drinkable. All in all, Enjoy By IPA was one of the best double IPAs I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. This beer is so dank, hoppy and fruity that it left me begging for more. I would love to see Stone transition this into a regular offering.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 02:48:00 | More by Damian
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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 6,671 ratings.