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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

7,836 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,836
Reviews: 1,058
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 446
Gots: 1,116 | FT: 13
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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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 5-17-13. Poured from 22oz bottle into captain Lawrence tulip. Pours a slightly reddish golden with a finger of white head. Really nice piney and fruity hop aromas with some great malty balance. Taste is crisp piney and citrus hops with a nice malt backbone to even things out...its smooth and easy especially for the abv. Really great DIPA....cant wait for the next edition!

DrinkSlurm, May 20, 2013
Photo of shelby415
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

shelby415, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of VeganUndead
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

VeganUndead, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of Daniellobo
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Daniellobo, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of mltobin
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

mltobin, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A 5.17.13 edition thoroughly enjoyed on 5/3/13. (Also got some 10/25/13 with another great experience). Pours golden with a fluffy one finger head and perfect clarity. Beautiful aroma of floral grapefruit, pine, lemon zest, grass, wow. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Flavor is grassy pine and sweet citurs. Lighter flavor and mouthfeel than I expect from a top double, but incredibly easy drinking and makes this even better than I expected. Nice beer for sure, and so fresh!

BMMillsy, May 12, 2013
Photo of jsanford
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

jsanford, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Rutager
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

4/20/13 There was a time when the date of this one would have been the most awesome thing. I guess I'm getting old...

Appearance. Pours a rich but clear gold with a finger of white head. Decent lace, but nothing spectacular.

Smell. Beautiful pine and lucious tropical fruits. Mango, pineapple, papaya, limes and grapefruit. There's some toasty grainy malt backing it up, but this smells like it brings the goods in the west coast style hop department.

Taste. Big juicy hops again. Lots of tropical fruit, grapefruit rind, oranges, pine sap, spicy hops, grassy hops, and some nice toasted grainy malt backing it up ...but not too much. The full range of hop flavours is here and not in a overdone sort of way. Nice bitterness in the finish as well and very fresh tasting, as expected.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium-low smooth carbonation.

Overall. A pretty awesome IPA. If you like hops and lots of 'em, this beer doesn't disappoint.

Rutager, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of 2dogbrew
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

2dogbrew, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of garymuchow
4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Amazingly this showed up in my little rural burg. Thanks to Stone for throwing a bone to the little guys.
Batch #7
Really pleasant fresh hop aroma with no sense of any harshness at all. Reasonable complex hop character-sweet fresh fruit is most forward and quite nice.
Brilliantly clear and not very dark for style. Solid gold. Dense rather white head not quite making an inch on a full bottle pour.
A bit of excess shows in the flavor. Fortunately it mingles with other more pleasing flavors. Bitterness especially in the long finish. The complexity of the hop flavors a little harder to identify in the taste (little more of a mash of hop flavors , and while this is clearly a hop forward drink the pale malt foundation will be recognized.
Slightly lighter body than most in this style, but it's not an issue. Helps with drinkability. A nice smooth drink with carbonation that enhances the experience. Some warmth in the gut, but this drinks lighter than the alcohol would indicate.
This one, for me, is better than the sum of the parts. Not a "well blow me down" experience, but a very enjoyable beer. I really like the decreased intensity and it crosses into a complex big beer that drinks nicely.

garymuchow, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of markgugs
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

markgugs, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Kmlund
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of Falcone
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Falcone, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of FLima
4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light amber color with a thick head with good retention.
Delicious aroma with predominant notes of passion fruit, mild pine and white wine.
Flavor with notes of pine, grapefruit, resin, tea leaves, pineapple, earth, spices, honey and grapes.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 9.4% abv is incredibly hidden.
Excellent IPA, yes, fresh does matter. Very well balanced with the characteristic search for perfection by Stones brews.

FLima, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

trxxpaxxs, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of oldp0rt
4/5  rDev -9.7%

oldp0rt, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of Canada_Dan
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%

Canada_Dan, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Tyrawlings
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Tyrawlings, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

egrace84, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of hollywood_15063
5/5  rDev +12.9%

hollywood_15063, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of wedge
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

@ Tasty Beverage

04.01.13

Clear gold with a slender, bubbly white head. Smells hoppy! Pine, pineapple, grapefruit, and a tangerine sweetness. A subtle hint of rubber. The flavor is oily, pulpy citrus, ripe fruit, and dry, resinous pine with a pale malt sweetness buried underneath. Definitely bitter, but smooth and not hampered by booziness, which allowed me to suck down my ten ounces pretty quickly. I love the idea and hope they send some more in the direction of NC sometime soon. Very good!

05.17.13 (Bottle)

Very juicy, spicy hop aroma with some sticky pine sap and a subtle biscuit note. Super citrusy hop bomb flavor. Fructose sweetness and some resin. Light on carbonation, dry, and warming deep down.

wedge, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch 5 (04.01.13)

Beer is golden in colour with a fair-sized white head. Pretty good retention, very good lace.

Lots of citrus and tropical fruit scents in the nose. Grapefruit, passionfruit, papaya, a hint of pineapple. Sticky.

Beer tastes like an amped-up Stone IPA. Hop focused with a strong citrus flavour. Grapefruit, orange and some tropical fruit flavours: passionfruit sticks out, but there is plenty happening. Finish is a bit spicy and piney, some white pepper. Malt is very low- beer seems to be all hops, with a minimal malt presence. Very nice.

Medium to full bodied, oily, strongly carbonated. A fair bit of alcohol heat.

Overall, really good. Glad I got to try this one.

jrenihan, Mar 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

thewimperoo, Aug 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

kwjd, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of JohnK17
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

JohnK17, Apr 24, 2013
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 7,836 ratings.