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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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98
world-class

6,706 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,706
Reviews: 987
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 353
Gots: 731 | 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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mltobin

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Missouri

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

Stone Enjoy By
Batch: #3 (Enjoy By 12.21.12)

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bomber.

Pours a gorgeous translucent melted copper color with some awesome gold hues. Soooo bright and clear, pretty impressive. A delicious and perfect 1 inch white head forms. The head is soo dense and soapy as well. Amazing looking brew. If only it was slightly hazy to me it would’ve been perfect. (4.5)

Aroma is juicy. Citrus notes of grapefruit and some awesome orange rind blast the nose. Tropical notes a plenty with some nice tangerine and mango as well. Grain is definitely present. Some nice pale malt with some biscuit notes and some nice slight caramel notes can be perceived. (5.0)

Taste starts off with a perfect blast of citrus notes. Grapefruit, orange and tangerine starts things off, citrus west coast notes. Awesome bitterness follows with some grassy and herbal hop notes as well. There is soo much balance. Nice biscuit malt with some nice slight caramel hints in the back end that are balanced so well the juicy hop notes. I just had Alpine Nelson a couple hours before at a tasting and this brought back memories. So fresh and juicy. There is some mild piney resins in there as well and it finishes with some nice dankness complete with a dry nice bitter finish. As it warms more tropical notes come out and fill the palette with juicy and resinous goodness. (4.5)(5.0)

Overall this is a delicious brew. Great balanced brew! The hops are intense and resinous; citrusy and bitter. Grassy and fresh but there is some nice malt backbones that allow the beer to not overwhelm. Maybe my palate is used to big IPAs but this is so smooth and drinkable the 9.5 ABV is not even a player. (4.5)

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 00:49:51 | More by JoEBoBpr
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far333

Connecticut

3.91/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear pale orange colored with a low white head that leaves legs of lace rising up the dudes of the glass. Low aroma of honied mslt and orange rind. Rich flavor bursting with hop flavors - grapefruit, tangerine and orange rind pith. Subtle malt balance, but this is a showcase of hops. Mild bitterness, understated alcohol strength. Slightly slick mouthfeel. Overall a great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2013 18:03:48 | More by far333
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dar482

New York

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

(On the 7/4/14 batch, there is more citrus and less of that onion/garlic action. Definitely one of the finer batches of this beer. Extremely clean and easy drinking.)

Review of 2/14/14. The beer comes in an extremely crystal clear dark golden amber with a fluffy white head.

The aroma tons of fresh tropical and citrus. Sweet pineapple, mango, peach, orange peel. The second layer hits of pine, resin, and a raw garlic/onion.

The taste is so juicy of hops. Again with the sweet pineapple, peach, mango, grapefruit peel. There's a medium bready malt that hits in the front and gives a big caramel sweetness and then disappears for the finish. Alcohol slightly comes through on the end.

The finish attacks of pine, resin, and raw onion. It almost twists your tongue from the fruity flavors, but your palate acclimates. It's very dry, slightly bitter.

In the end, a fantastic DIPA, but those "tongue turning" flavors are a bit of a detractor. Still a fresh hoppy well crafted brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 03:28:18 | More by dar482
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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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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-24-2013 02:37:54 | More by Satchboogie
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Herky21

Iowa

5/5  rDev +12.9%

08-15-2013 02:06:55 | More by Herky21
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david131

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

12-17-2012 05:09:32 | More by david131
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

05-26-2013 01:06:01 | More by RoryOMoore
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jsprain1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

12-01-2013 22:21:30 | More by jsprain1
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gatornation

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

04-17-2013 21:24:56 | More by gatornation
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bmwats

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -9.7%

04-07-2014 00:00:04 | More by bmwats
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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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shigg85

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.7%

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

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

11-29-2013 23:33:16 | More by Lukass
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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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portia99

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-03-2013 17:51:03 | More by Kmlund
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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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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

12-05-2012 23:13:38 | More by JohnBender
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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