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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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98
world-class

6,503 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,503
Reviews: 986
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 328
Gots: 668 | 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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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-24-2013 02:37:54 | More by Satchboogie
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HalfFull

California

3.8/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Those crazy guys at Stone. First they tell mi I'm not worthy, then they tell me when to drink my beer. It's mine now, I bought it. Sure it was yours back then but this is now. So I drink this NOW of my own choice, not through any Stone coercion cause I don't play that game if you know what I'm sayin'.

Bomber poured into a globe glass after a bit of warming from fridge temp. Pours a clear golden with a nice boil of carbonation from the base. Offers a nearly white cap which shows decent retention and light lace.

Nose of citrus, pine and a hint of shallot/onion but subtle in that regard. Not picking up on the tropical notes at all. Lightly bitter and subtle as the bitterness lingers through the finish.

Flavor tends back towards the citric hops in the mix. Quite light in the malt substance yet the ABV is deceptive nonetheless. Good taste but not earth shattering by any means. Decent feel with a moderate linger of the light malts and a good spritzy carb. level. Overal a bit mixed. Good but not worth the media nor the price.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 04:36:14 | More by HalfFull
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Onenote81

North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

05.17.13 batch. Hot dang this is fresh (10 days old).

Picked up a few bottles, opened the first with a friend. Poured into a tulip. Pours an absolute crystal clear pale orange with a large rocky white head on top. Retained well and left bits of lace stuck to the glass. Huge amounts of citrus in the nose - pineapple, grapefruit, mango, honeysuckle. The aroma is so sweet and fresh. Wow. I'd love to scent my home with this.

Crisp, clean mouthfeel. Great carbonation really drives the flavor in this one. A wallop of fresh citrus washes over the palate. Grapefruit, passionfruit, orange - with a really sweet finish. Bitterness is there, but this is so fresh and flavorful, that the bitterness is tamed down in a way. This is dangerously drinkable. One of the best DIPAs I've had the pleasure of having. Keep sending these to NC!!

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 13:31:20 | More by Onenote81
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2beerdogs

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

04-19-2013 05:31:27 | More by 2beerdogs
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-01-2013 21:00:05 | More by ElGallo
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.7%

01-13-2013 01:35:53 | More by AleWatcher
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fredmugs

Indiana

4/5  rDev -9.7%

01-08-2013 20:43:13 | More by fredmugs
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

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

A - pours a bright gold with a nice two fingered foamy head and loads of carbonation. The layer of foam is thick and sticks around for a good long time!

S - Resiny and vinous grapefruit rind, oranges, pineapple, mangos, and all blend together for a spicy tropical fruit rind nose.

T - Oily with lots of tropical fruit rind: pineapple, grapefruit, mangos, and spicy resins. Caramel malt is present but very light and subdued. The spicy character comes through with some onion zest, and the alcohol level is very well hidden. A little bit of grassiness is also mixed in with the assertive spice.

M - Medium body, smooth texture, and coats the mouth with a spicy layer of rindy resins.

O - As a lover of IPA's, this is a phenominal beer that once again shows Stone is more than capable of brewing great IPA's. The entire concept of this project is a great idea and I hope they continue brewing this particular beer or other big IPA's with the same idea. great job, Stone!

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 01:17:54 | More by jzeilinger
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barczar

Kentucky

4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 05:30:01 | More by barczar
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-hazy amber color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-grapefruit, pine, malt, floral and orange hints

T-caramel malt, grapefruit, pine, orange, floral, nice bitter hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and slightly astringent

O-a great concept by Stone and good execution on the DIPA

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 16:55:47 | More by MDDMD
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Jame515

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-01-2013 03:51:30 | More by Jame515
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Herky21

Iowa

5/5  rDev +12.9%

08-15-2013 02:06:55 | More by Herky21
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Fresh Craft in Denver. 16 oz pint glass.

Enjoy By 4.20.13 is a pale golden amber with great clarity and thick white head.

Aroma is super fresh and hoppy as one would expect. Lots of great citrus.

Flavor is very intense. Resiny, dank, hoppy goodness. Very bitter but not totally out of balance.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body and nicely carbonated.

Overall an excellent double ipa. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2013 18:49:45 | More by GilGarp
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shigg85

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-11-2013 06:35:03 | More by shigg85
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Light and very clear bronze color. Medium-sized, tight, bubbly, smooth, creamy, white head. Good retention leaving a nice lacing.

S - Intense, sweet hop aroma. Tons of tropical and citrus fruit, including mango, pineapple, grapefruit, mandarin orange, peach and subtle lychee aroma. Subtle bready malt aroma in the background. Fairly sweet on the nose.

T - Similar to the nose. Tons of sweet, juicy hops. Sweetened grapefruit/mandarin orange along with mango, pineapple, peach juice flavor. Very subtle malt backbone provides a hint of sweetness as well. It starts out somewhat sweet; then it gets predominantly fruity but balanced; and it finishes slightly bitter with some flowery/herbal and citrus rind flavors. Linger fruit, especially citrus, flavor. Faintest whisper of pine hidden throughout.

M - Light body with slightly above average carbonation. Crisp but goes down smooth. Not very hefty or sticky at all.

D - Wonderfully balanced DIPA with the light and crisp feel of an IPA. Loads of hops that stay strong throughout. Not overly bitter; actually, somewhat sweet in a DIPA not cloying way. Very easy to drink with alcohol absolutely hidden.

Notes: Enjoy By 05/17/13. I really like the idea of a somewhat limited, very hoppy beer with a very clear date. Not something I will get all the time, but not something that will just sit around and take up space. This was well executed with the hops shining and the malt really just helping to showcase the hops. I really enjoy fruity, slightly sweet DIPAs and this hit the spot. Surprisingly light and easy to drink really paired well with the flavors. Lived up to the hype I was reading and definitely worth a try. Great treat for every now and then with no concerns about freshness.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 03:58:54 | More by FreshHawk
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-10-2013 15:49:34 | More by mrebeka
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-24-2013 16:29:50 | More by portia99
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Lukass

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

11-29-2013 23:33:16 | More by Lukass
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-23-2014 01:41:25 | More by mltobin
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CoolEthan

California

4/5  rDev -9.7%

05-04-2013 19:32:35 | More by CoolEthan
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-13-2013 21:56:17 | More by AndrewMichael
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

4.01/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's a monster! "Hop-o-liciously fantabulous" is what American hop-heads would call it. "An over-hopped abomination" is what a few European / British friends of mine might call it. I'm more in the former camp myself, as I find it hard for stone to do any wrong, regardless of how much hops they manage to fit into any given beer. But don't be fooled, this is a hoppy one! If you're one to think this week's English ESB is a bit over the top, this one's a bit out of this world.

Orange tinted tan and clear, 2 finger head drops off after a couple mintues, lace is sparse.

Taste and aroma - well if you didn't guess "hoppy" by now, there's ot much hope for you, and we should just head on down to the corner store and grab you a fourty.

Body is medium with a slightly slick finish and a resinously hoppy linger.

Overall - it's Stone. The name alone says it all.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 21:26:51 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-05-2013 16:26:50 | More by richkrull
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice glass. 05.17.13 batch bottled on 04/12/13.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear copper golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of white head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A big and bold hoppy aroma with lots of citrus fruit and earthy pine. Strong ripe tropical citrus fruit presence upfront with big hints of grapefruit, orange, mango, pineapple, tangerine, papaya, melon, and lemon. Also some hints of spicy pine resin and earthy grassy hops. Some sweet malt in the background with hints of biscuit, caramel, and yeast. Also some hints of candy like sugar and honey. Very hop forward and juicy.

Taste: Like the smell hints, a big bitter taste of fresh hops with lots of citrus and pine. Big ripe citrus fruit taste with notes of grapefruit, orange, mango, tangerine, pineapple, melon, papaya, and lemon. Strong dank taste of pine resin. Earthy notes of grass. Some sweet malt in the background with notes of bready biscuit, grain, caramel, and yeast. There is some sweetness coming from a little candy sugar and honey like notes. Huge hop driven taste. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and oily. Very drying finish. Alcohol heat is hidden by the heavy bitter hops.

Overall: A great West Coast imperial IPA. Very good taste of citrus and pine spice that is very fresh.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 04:10:17 | More by MattyG85
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-03-2013 17:51:03 | More by Kmlund
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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