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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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98
world-class

6,485 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,485
Reviews: 986
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 322
Gots: 663 | 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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PatGreer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +12.9%

03-25-2013 23:29:35 | More by PatGreer
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-19-2013 14:39:31 | More by FreshmanPour77
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

12-02-2013 04:32:39 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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pixieskid

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

05-17-2013 20:26:48 | More by pixieskid
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Churchkey in DC, kegged on 1/11/13, served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a clear orange color, topped with an inch of creamy khaki head, leaves spotty lacing.

S- Really awesome and complex hop aroma, has a huge grapefruit, citrus and pine aroma, but also some floral and earthy hop aroma, maybe a hint of onion too.

T- Similar to the aroma, lots of bright, vibrant and complex hop flavors ranging from pine/citrus to earthy and floral. Malt is light and bready, alcohol is invisible.

M- Medium-bodied, has a smooth feel with a dry finish.

O- A delicious beer, one of my favorites from Stone along with Ruination 10th Anniversary, any fan of Stone or anyone who wants a tasty, fresh DIPA should seek this out.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2013 19:33:00 | More by WillCarrera
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The Enjoy by 04.01.13 batch. Didn't mean to take it so literally, but I've had a lot of fresh IPAs to get through. Thanks to BeerThirty for yet another California IPA. Tasted 30 March 2013.

Pours a deep yellowish orange. Mostly clear, but looking through it, I can just make out my hand on the other side of the glass. One finger of almsot-white head, good retention, nice lacing. A thin stream of bubbles drifting up. Solid.

Smell is fantastic. Huge melon, grapefruit, and sweet orange. Impressively fruity, juicy and sweet. And it's smooth and full all the way through, with no holes, gaps, or sharp edges. Among the very best I've encountered. The only ones that might surpass it, in my experience, are Heady Topper, Abrasive, and Lagunitas Sucks. That is truly impressive company.

Taste is solid, but just kinda straight. A little sweet, drifting into half-chalky bitter. Not bad, but not all that flavorful. Balanced, with a little sweet and a little bit more bitter. But not a ton of positive flavors.

Mouthfeel is good. Medium-bodied, smooth and mouth-filling. A bit of stickiness. The carbonation is really nice, in a way that adds a lot to the beer. It starts out smooth and placid, then rises up in a rush of small bubbles, fuzzy, before drifting back down like a receding wave. Lasting, slowly fading away. Delightful.

A really good IPA, though it's mostly carried by the amazing smell. But I'm a sucker for aromatic IPAs, so I really dig it. If I could, I'd buy this regularly.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 06:21:37 | More by zeledonia
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

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

22 oz bottle was poured into a snifter. Best by 7/4/14.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Super notes of tropical, citrus, grassy, resiny pine, and herbal hops. All followed by caramel and some toasted malts.

Taste: Same as above with mild tingly bitterness and slight hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, balanced, very mild bitterness,

Overall: Wow. Top Notch Superb beer. Nuf ced.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 20:16:16 | More by Flounder57
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mychalg9

Illinois

2.53/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle on the "enjoy by" date of 9/21/12.

A - The pour looks great...a beautiful light copper color with a nice white head.

S - Not very good. Im getting some band-aid or medicine or onion smell that is not appealing AT ALL. I cant quite place what the smell is, but I dont like it.

T- Similar to the smell. The best part is the finish, which tastes like actual hops instead of poison. Getting some biscuit in there as well.

M - The best part of the beer. The tingle from the carbonation reminds me that I am, in actuality, drinking beer and not liquid Tylenol.

O - I was really looking forward to this and it is a huge letdown. I still have half a glass and the other half of the bomber to drink and I dont really even want it. Maybe they use Summit hops and Im getting the "oniony" thing that many people swear by? I dunno if that is the case because I really like Gubna, which supposedly is an "Onion bomb". Or maybe Stone made a mistake and should have called it "Enjoy by 9/20/12 "....

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 03:53:54 | More by mychalg9
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khargro2

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

03-30-2014 00:17:43 | More by khargro2
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BAsbill

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-30-2013 04:24:49 | More by BAsbill
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BeerBucks

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-12-2013 00:12:38 | More by BeerBucks
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-03-2013 01:51:33 | More by DerekMorgan
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AltBock

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bomber bottle with a large silk screened forest green label. In the middle of the label is the head of the Stone gargoyle. The back of the bottle has the usual Stone novel. This version was from the 7th batch, 05.17.13. This beer was enjoyed on May 6th.

When poured into a Peg's Cantina Snifter, this Stone beer was a crystal clear golden apricot orange color. There's gold in this beer! On top of this golden brew was a small 1/4 of an inch cotton white head of foam. It had acceptable retention that left behind a tiny string of rings and a few spots of lace around this beer.

There's gold in the color and pine in the aroma. Right up front in the aroma was a wall of pine. It didn't smell like a Christmas tree garden. A little less than that. Waiting for the pine to pass was this aroma's fruit orchard. There were citrus fruits and even a few tropical fruits. My nose picked up on bitter grapefruit, orange, mango, lemon, and even a drop of pineapple. I'm not sure what kind of hops were in the aroma. Smelled like it was a mix of floral and citrus hops. Doesn't matter what they were. They smelled great! I couldn't pick up any malts in the aroma. I'm OK with that. It didn't need it.

If I had to describe this beer in one word, I would use the word "hoppy." Was it super duper hoppy? Just a shade under that. This beer didn't want to mess around. Right off the bat was the bitter citrus hops. These hops stick around for a while before it lets through the pine forest and fruit orchard. The fruits in the aroma had more of a variety. The taste only had bitter grapefruit, a pinch of orange peel, a drop of lemon zest, and a splash of pineapple. At the finish line was a subtle and I mean subtle taste of toasted malt.

This was a medium bodied Imperial/Double IPA that had a good level of carbonation and a full flavored hoppy aftertaste. This aftertaste had its fair share of bitter citrus hops, pine resin, bitter grapefruit, lemon zest, and some floral notes. This aftertaste was so bitter than it will cling to the roof of your mouth and on the surface of your tongue for a long time. It will take an entire lake to get rid of this aftertaste.

A very good and fresh Imperial/Double IPA from Stone. I had high hopes for this beer and it actually exceeded them. Would I drink it again? That's a stupid question! Of course I would! I hope I don't have to tell you this. Don't sit on this beer. Drink it fresh like the label says. You won't be sorry.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 22:22:02 | More by AltBock
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Light golden color and you can easily see right through this well filtered beer. Hop aroma is present a good distance from the nose. Hops are strong on the spices - almost fresh cracked pepper and basil - with a small amount of citrus. Some malty sweetness on the backend but certainly not the star. Thank you Stone for enforcing freshness of this hoppy beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 23:24:13 | More by Oakenator
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -9.7%

12-15-2012 21:33:25 | More by thebigredone
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klipper

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

12-02-2012 21:43:53 | More by klipper
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jdense

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

11-05-2013 18:08:46 | More by jdense
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-24-2013 13:09:07 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-24-2014 03:02:30 | More by bubseymour
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anteater

Oregon

4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 12.13.13

Poured from a 22oz bottle on 11.19.13

A: Perfectly transparent, a beautiful golden color with a very thin white head. Parts of the head dissipated leaving a cool foamy pattern.

S: Big lemon and grapefruit right off the bat. This one smells pretty dank.

T: To anyone who's ever opened a bag of hops and stuck your nose in it - this is pretty much it. It doesn't smell like the things that hops smell like... it smells like hops. Amazing citrus, floral and grass flavors with a moderate bitterness and a great sweet malt backbone to support it. Its got a dankness to it. Usually beers that I would describe as dank are too much (I'm thinking about Hop Stoopid here), but the balance here is phenomenal.

M: Crisp with just a slight resinous quality. Medium carb.

O: I always get so excited for this to hit my state and for a good reason. It never lets down. This IPA is fresh as hell but freshness wouldn't mean a thing if it wasn't an unbelievable IPA to begin with. Pretty far up on my list!

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 02:41:59 | More by anteater
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jvillefan

California

4.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

100th Review-Enjoy by 2.15.13

A: It has a hazy yellow appearance with a ivory white head that lasts for the length of the beer.

S: Amazing. You can tell that the beer you are about to enjoy is hoppy from across the room. There are very strong citrus and pine resin notes to it.

T: Very hoppy but it has the caramel malts to back it up. The are pleasant notes of citrus, pine, caramel, toffee, and bitterness.

M: Perfect. The is a silky smooth texture mixed with the perfect amount of carbonation.

O: Get this beer at all costs. It is one of the best IPAs out there.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 01:40:28 | More by jvillefan
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bcsbeer

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

10-13-2013 04:17:24 | More by bcsbeer
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-01-2014 23:26:39 | More by hopsolutely
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szmnnl99

Michigan

4/5  rDev -9.7%

04-13-2013 01:02:42 | More by szmnnl99
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greenspointexas

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-23-2014 15:01:15 | More by greenspointexas
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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