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Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

Enjoy By IPAEnjoy By IPA

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98
world-class

5,491 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 5491
Reviews: 923
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.03%


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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nsheehan

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 7.4.13
Stone
20130608
22oz to Duvel tulip
9.4% ABV
DIPA
Bottled 5/31/13, best by 7/4/13, bought 6/7/13

A – Fantastic light golden color like real gold with some dark straw. Very clear and translucent. Almost seems to have a tiny green hue, but that’s probably my brain smelling fresh hops. Head was good and off-white, but subsided too quickly.

S – Wow, just fantastic. Pine and grass, with citrus. I can pick out orange, some lemon zest, and mango. There’s also some light neutral smell almost like coconut.

T – Very flavorful, matching the smell well. Not too bitter either, just great. The taste lingers through the swallow and doesn’t dissipate too much. The aftertaste is very tasteful, not just a bitter piney mess like some other D/IPAs. Mellow pine, grass, and citrus (mainly orange) upfront. These hop flavors rest on a strong yet subtle malt backbone that imparts just a tiny woody flavor.

M – Very smooth, actually undercarbonated. Light-medium body, not cozy. A little fuzzy which is good because it’d be too smooth and velvety otherwise. A very not dry finish.

D – A damn fine beer, but the undercarbonation is unfortunate. Supremely balanced and hits great hop notes in smell and taste. However, I can’t say it’s a league above Racer 5 [though the numbers suggest that]. It does have clarity in smell and flavor setting it apart though. And a beer I’m just trying that inspires me to review is very uncommon. It holds its flavor as it warms too so you know it was masterfully done.
4.5, 4.75, 4.5, 4, 4.75.

===The below is not used in my ratings, it is merely supplementary===
Enjoy By 10.25.13
Stone
20131004
Unopened 22oz to Duvel tulip, only poured ~12oz.
9.4% ABV
DIPA
Bottled 9/201/13, best by 10/25/13, bought 10/3/13
A – Extremely clear and translucent. A nice gold, tinged with yellow from my lighting I think. Thin but complete head, probably my glasses fault.
S – A nice hoppy aroma greets me, but a slightly buttery and burnt smell follows behind it. Very planty, as in grass, cut flower stems, a bit of pine. Peach and a musty citrus, probably from earthy hops. Slight butter detracts though. When I pick up the burnt smell, the dankness also picks up, as if someone put some half used skunk in the brew. Overall, it’s pretty muddled but still something I like about it.
T – A pretty planty, not very fruity taste. Some bitterness but actually a bit sweet. Maybe the OG was too high. Finishes sweet with a lingering of planty fruit. Not what I’m looking for in a Stone DIPA.
M – Undercarbonated. Feels almost heavy-bodied and it’s kind of silky. Finish is pretty wet. It feels properly carbonated just on the tip of the tongue for a second. At least it’s not harsh feeling.
O – Not nearly as good as 07.04.13. It’s not 1-dimenisonal in taste, but it’s not very well-made either. Mouthfeel is pretty disappointing. I was really looking forward to this beer, and want to like it, but it’s pretty meh. The appearance was pretty cool though.
4.75, 3.5, 3.25, 3, 3.25; 3.33.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 01:46:49 | More by nsheehan
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A: pours a clear dark gold with a generous white head that settles down quickly and leaves some great lacing.

S: gotta hand it to stone. They picked the piniest hops they could find for this one. Woodsy, maybe a little citrus, but they want this one smelling piney and that's what you get.

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Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 5,491 ratings.