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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,254 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,254
Reviews: 1,016
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 391
Gots: 881 | FT: 11
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 vonnegut21
3.99/5  rDev -9.9%

A: Pours a clear, deep amber with a finger and a half of white head.

S: Pine, citrus, mild notes of "cat urine" that are so prevalent in Stone IPAs. Not bad, just very pungent.

T: Hoppy, with hints of citrus, pine and saltiness. Relatively mild for a DIPA.

M: Nice mouthfeel, well carbonated, but nothing special.

O: Overall this is a nice beer, but I'd rather drink a regular Ruination. It's certainly not up to the standards of Ruination 10th Anniversiary. Good, but not worth the hunt IMO.

vonnegut21, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of bumchilly25
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

bumchilly25, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of barczar
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%

Resiny, dank hops were evident in the aroma before I got close enough to pour.

Aggressive pour yields a clear golden copper color with a 2 inch cream head that lingers, eventually leaving sheets of lacing as it dissipates.

Lime, onion, and resin form the initial aroma. Mango, pineapple, grapefruit, cannabis, and pine add complexity. Tangerines and fresh cut grass round things out. Hints of bready malt are subtle.

Bready, fairly sweet caramel malt forms the flavor backbone. Resin, grapefruit pith, tangerines, lime, and onion finish fairly piney and bitter. There's a minty character that surfaces in the aftertaste.

Body is on the full side, with moderate carbonation and significant alcohol warmth.

Huge hop complexity, with flavorful malt profile that is just a bit too sweet.

barczar, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of BeerLover99
4.89/5  rDev +10.4%

A: shiny, dirty orange body, finger head white sticky head, amazing
long sticky legs in my pint glass.

S: grapefruit, peach/mango nose, mild pine, hint of sweet malt

T: grapefruit/mango, hint of pine, firm sweet balanced
malt, long sticky bitter finish!

M: med/heavy mouth, mega sticky/Über oily!

O: OH MY WORD! This Double IPA is very underrated. Forgive me
Greg Koch from stealing from you!!! This beer is insanely divine.
How do they do it???? Mighty proud of fellow USC Alum and founder
for making an outstanding American craft beer that can compete with any
beer on Earth! What a glorious way to celebrate my USC graduation
than with THIS beer!

MUST HAVE; TREAT YOURSELF! (HOP HEADS SEEK THIS OUT!!)

BeerLover99, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of beergorrilla
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

beergorrilla, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of DonFrap
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

DonFrap, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of markgugs
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

markgugs, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of bigfnjoe
4.7/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured from a bomber into a Victory tulip. Batch 4, enjoy by 2/15/13

A- pours a crystal clear shade of orange with a two finger white head. Perfect. Exactly what I'm looking for in an IPA

S- tropical hops absolutely punch you in the face. So much citrus going on. Insane

T- not overly bitter. There's a little bit of sweetness, and tons of tropical fruit flavors as well. Very juicy, dank hops. Wonderful

M- medium bodied, not syrupy at all. Awesome

O- man, this is definitely a winner from Stone. If there was a way to guarantee this would be year-round and this fresh in all markets, it would be a staple in my fridge

bigfnjoe, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Fettpopps
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of JayQue
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%

This is a really great DIPA. Just finished the "Enjoy by 05/17/13. Everything I would look for in a DIPA.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color. A hard pour gives a medium sized whit frothy head with good retention and some lacing.

Great aroma of piney hops.

Taste is great as well, mostly piney hops with some floral hops. Bitterness is just right. This one ranks up there with Pliny the Elder, Blind Pig and other great DIPAs.

Mouthfeel is rich and crisp with just the right bitterness and even a soft pillowy feel.

This one is top shelf; Great offering from Stone.

JayQue, May 11, 2013
Photo of hoppymcgee
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

hoppymcgee, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of Satchboogie
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Satchboogie, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of atone315
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

atone315, May 11, 2013
Photo of KTCamm
3.94/5  rDev -11.1%

Poured from 22 ounce bomber into a perfect pint glass.

Pours light to darker golden bronze. Gets hazy towards the top. Nice fluff of white foam sits a top. Strong pine nose but fades out quickly. Real firm hop bitter blasts out and holds throughout. Really fresh tasting, but nothing mellow about it.

KTCamm, May 19, 2013
Photo of oglmcdgl
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

oglmcdgl, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of vermilcj
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

vermilcj, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of mltobin
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

mltobin, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev -9.7%

CoryR, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of buschbeer
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

22 ounce bottle
Served in a tulip glass
04.01.13, 09.13.13

A - This DIPA is on the lighter end of the color spectrum. It is a light amber that could pass for a golden color. It is topped off with an inch of off-white head.

S - There's a lot going on here. I get an initially smell of some skunk weed and metal. Then I get some citrus, and after that the tropical fruits come into play.

T - Pretty much everything that I described in the smell is going on in the taste; however, in a different order. It starts out with the citrus and tropical fruits. Then gives way to the skunk weed and iron taste on the finish.

M - It is really smooth with lower carbonation than expected.

O - I had this on tap and noticed a lot more grapefruit. The bottle seems to have more bitterness, especially on the finish. It has a lot of flavor and is good, but not necessarily my favorite of all time.

buschbeer, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of jampics2
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

jampics2, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of CuriousMonk
4.66/5  rDev +5.2%

Poured on tap as well as bottle. Pours clean gold with a healthy white head along with beautiful fresh lacing that lasts well throughout. Aroma is a nice grapefruit, citrus and floral scent. Flavor is a complete hop explosion, citrus, grapefruit, really nice floral bittering hops also, very subtle malt backbone. Definitely a nice and fresh hoppy IPA!

CuriousMonk, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of philbe311
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%

Glad to finally see this one make it to Central PA...

A - A fairly active pour yields two fingers worth of slightly late to develop crisp ultra light khaki colored head comprised of medium and large sized chunky bubbles... Excellent retention... The head turns a much creamier as it settles ultimately leaving a full velvety veil of lacing and moderately thick collar... Surprisingly still with just a stray carbonation bubble hear and there... The color is equal pats pale copper and vibrant amber... Gobs of sticky lacing cling to the sides of the glass...

S - A big hop forward nose that doesn't disappoint... Bursting at the seams wit topical fruit and citrus... Mango... Pineapple... Oranges... Grapefruit... Honeydew... A bit beneath the surface lies an additional layer of slightly dank resiny piney hops... Little to no malt backbone in terms of aroma... Loaded with an array of depth and complexity that truly showcases artistry in hops...

T - Starts fairly restrained and subtle... A mix of earth hops are at the forefront... Again no malt to balance out the palate... The hops really begin to intensify on the finish and take on a resiny piney character... Much of the fruity nature alluded to by the nose are absent...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Slightly astringent... Clean and fairly crisp... The bitterness turns slightly blistering on the finish...

D - A truly excellent beer, but one that is a bit over hyped in the opinion... I personally would opt for a Ruinten any day of the week... With that slight disclosure out of the way, this is still a craft beer and especially a hop heads dream... The aroma is the star of the show... Overall, it seems to be a bit less than the sum of its parts...

philbe311, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of Zbeetleman
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Zbeetleman, May 15, 2013
Photo of jegross2
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

jegross2, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

zonker17, Dec 23, 2012
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,254 ratings.