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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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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.7/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 4/1/13 enjoyed on tap the Old Toad in Rochester, NY, about 3 weeks before the enjoy by cutoff. Served in a snifter.

Pours like a great IPA should- a honey-colored hazy orange. One inch head off-white head, significant sticky lacing all the way down the glass.

The smell and tastes are relatively the same here- juicy, succulent fruit flavors intermixed with dank, herbal hop tones. Some piney bitterness doesn't overtake the tropical and citrus tones given off by the heavy-handed use of hops. Fruits noticed include grapefruit, orange, and pineapple. Very bright flavors.

Medium bodied, very dry, well carbonated.

Stone's best hoppy beer, in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2013 00:02:34 | More by GreesyFizeek
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3.25/5  rDev -26.6%

03-01-2013 12:37:04 | More by GrindFatherBob
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.9%

01-17-2013 05:35:10 | More by hollywood_15063
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a deviation from my normal reviewing style because I wrote the following in a thread about your personal favorite beer (please read edit at end):

It's a crystal clear pale amber with a bounteous white head of tight bubbles. Just gorgeous to look at! The aroma is what I would imagine heaven would smell like, with wave after wave of wild flowers, tropical fruits (mango, passion fruit, pineapple, papaya), peaches, citrus (tangerine, grapefruit), lemon-grass, FRESH dank hops, and just enough caramel malt to keep it balanced. Almost every time I drink this I have trouble taking the last sip because I know I won't be able to smell it anymore if I do! Then you have the flavor, which, unlike many top rated DIPAs, actually delivers what you smelled with just as much punch, with even more complexity and balance to boot! Every aroma noted is present in the taste in a big way at some point, with additional flavors such as onion grass (a surprising but pleasant addition), a big malt backbone in the middle (but not so big as to take away from the plentiful fresh hops that are on display), and a mild to moderate bitter hop bite at the finish (may be moderate to heavy for some people, but with all the hop bombs I've had it doesn't feel like a ton to me!). This beer is just perfectly balanced, and quite frighteningly drinkable at 9.4%! I could drink this all day every day if it was available and I was rich enough to not have to work! =P

edit - After the last 2 batches available in NJ were just nowhere near as good as the first 3 I had I felt it necessary to alter my scores from the perfect 5s across the board that I had given it. Please realize that I felt those first 3 batches deserved that score, but inconsistency has made me change my mind. I hope they can match the brilliance that was those earlier batches in the future!

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 20:13:53 | More by SadMachine
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-21-2014 04:13:36 | More by lupercmda
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

05-29-2014 22:51:07 | More by Durandal_777
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

05-11-2013 14:54:35 | More by atone315
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-10-2012 03:33:26 | More by Stinger80OH
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

11-29-2012 15:15:52 | More by Davepoolesque
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-16-2014 14:36:09 | More by Fettpopps
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jampics2

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

01-21-2013 14:48:52 | More by jampics2
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

08-17-2013 05:05:22 | More by Kopfschuss
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-26-2014 06:42:51 | More by whatname
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 12/21/12
22oz, bottled 11/16/12 (drank on 11/29/12)
Hill Farmstead wine glass

A: Pours a beautifully clear light orange color. Lots of carbonation. Forms a faint thin head of bright white that fades quickly.

S: Tons of bright fruity hop aromas that I smelled as soon as I popped the top. Mango. Papaya. Some grapefruit. Also some piney notes.

T: Hop bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Getting those delicious fruity hops that were on nose. Bitter grapefruit. Mango. Orange pith. It's a big hop bomb, but in the back of the palate there is some balancing malts. Dry crisp hoppy finish. Lingering hop flavors dance in your mouth. Not boozy but as first beer I sort of feel it. Tastes lighter than 9%.

M: Medium bodied. Nice bitter mouth coat.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 19:01:40 | More by inlimbo77
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

12-23-2012 18:59:18 | More by zonker17
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HardTarget

Texas

4.09/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Drinking 10.25.13 on 10.25.13.
I do as I'm told... this time.

Appearance: Bright clarity, almost transparent infusing the light with a golden hue. Holds a cover and collar of bright white foam that leaves spotty curtain lacing behind.

Smell: Hop oils, citric and pine, almost to a burning g intensity. Get a hint o bread yeast (does Stone have a house yeast?) and just a hint of sugary base. This may burn a bit.

Taste: Full juicy hops are bitter, citric, pine, pineapple, grapefruit extract; just the glory of a fresh hop cone. The base malt high as much as possible without being absent. White bread, cracker dry malt seems to be the white wall the dripping green hop vines have been splattered against. The end story is the upper limit of hop bitterness just before it starts to eat through the glass.

Mouthfeel: Heavy body, almost sparkling carbonation crops off to leave a heavy lasting coat of hop oil that dries and strongly encourages the next sip.

Overall: They heard you like hops.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 00:36:42 | More by HardTarget
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Rutager for this

Enjoy By 4/20/13. Consumed 4/19/13

Lightly hazed golden orange colour, one finger of white head, good amount of lace on the glass. Huge citrus upfront, grapefruit, pineapple, orange, mango and a faint lemon, a bit of sweet honey dew like malt but certainly not shortage of hops in this. Taste is citrusy, grapefruit and pineapple, a bit of dank piney flavours, solid bitterness throughout , starts off dry and hoppy with a touch of sweet malts toward the end. Light dry carbonation, medium bodied and fairly oily as well. Just incredible stuff, cartainly something I would love to have again and again.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 20:32:40 | More by peensteen
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Adamostella

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

01-20-2013 03:20:00 | More by Adamostella
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Burt

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-20-2013 23:43:02 | More by Burt
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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev -9.7%

09-18-2013 00:07:30 | More by Dicers
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vonnegut21

New York

3.99/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 01:43:06 | More by vonnegut21
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-30-2013 14:14:32 | More by MinorThreat
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macrosmatic

Florida

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

Enjoy By 5.17.13

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into an Upland pint glass.

A: Beautiful clear gold with a one-finger white head. Carbonation visible in large bubbles, but seems a little low.

S: Huge nose on this. Smell-it-from-three-feet-away kind of huge. Big grapefruit, pine, mango/tropical fruit, grassy, dank and some cat pee. All of these dwarfing the biscuit sweet malts but not overwhelming them entirely.

T: Follows the nose, with some more melon/spice hops and less citrus than the aroma. Hop bitterness in the finish but not overdone. Obviously a hop-forward beer, but drags a toe closer the the balanced line than I expected.

M: Light body for DIPA, good carbonation. The hefty ABV is very well-hidden.

O: I'm quite impressed. The hop profile isn't my first choice, but the elements work in harmony. My first Enjoy By iteration, but hopefully it won't be the last. Excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 23:38:41 | More by macrosmatic
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Zach136

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-09-2013 02:42:11 | More by Zach136
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-01-2013 00:46:31 | More by VeganUndead
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 6,671 ratings.