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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

6,650 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,650
Reviews: 986
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 346
Gots: 712 | 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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ReginaldEnglish

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

01-31-2014 23:46:16 | More by ReginaldEnglish
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BBB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-31-2014 17:14:11 | More by BBB
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scantonio

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-31-2014 17:05:48 | More by scantonio
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Nordbier

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-31-2014 16:36:26 | More by Nordbier
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pgrenvicz

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-31-2014 15:22:06 | More by pgrenvicz
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ChayDudeBrew

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-31-2014 11:59:10 | More by ChayDudeBrew
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57md

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 14-February-2014
Enjoyed on 30-January-2014

Pours a clear copper with a finger of white head that retained well. The nose has good hoppiness and a touch of citrus. There was a blast of hop bitterness upfront followed by an interesting blend of malt and hops. This baby is plenty bitter. The finish has a touch of alcohol bite that does not go well with the remainder of the tasting experience. The mouthfeel is a touch thinner than top shelf DIPAs.

This offering is quite good, but I am not convinced that it lives up to the hype. I am certainly interested enough to try another batch if I can get my hands on one. I drank this bottle at cellar temperature; I think that next time I will briefly chill it before enjoying it.

2nd Sampling
Enjoy by 04-July-2014
Enjoyed on 15-june-2014

This second sampling proved to have a stronger citrus flavor which was accompanied by a notable spiciness. Also, the alcohol was much better in check this time. All around - a tastier iteration than the first.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 07:19:51 | More by 57md
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iamdariusstone

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-31-2014 07:01:51 | More by iamdariusstone
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IAMTEAMPONY

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -32.3%

01-31-2014 05:52:00 | More by IAMTEAMPONY
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Petcha

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

01-31-2014 04:02:12 | More by Petcha
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ThreeFishes

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

01-31-2014 03:15:48 | More by ThreeFishes
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bpascale

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

01-31-2014 00:48:43 | More by bpascale
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Yeastiary

Tennessee

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasting conditions: 8oz glass from 22oz bottle. 50 degrees fahrenheit.

Appearance: Clear and light, with little evidence of crystal/caramel malt coloring. Poured a 1 finger head of fine white bubbles into an 8 ounce sample glass, which subsided to a ring after a few minutes. Noted, but not remarkable lacing. Persistent champagne-like carbonation.

Smell: Remarkably fresh hop aroma with a strong dank cannabis presence, accompanied by notes of bright grapefruit and resin. Very close to the smell of whole cone hops from the bag.

Taste: A brief splash of malt sweetness at the front, enduring only a split-second before succumbing to white pepper and lemongrass washing over the mid-palate. Alcohol is noted, but incorporate into the flavors well. A dry resin finish joins the remaining pepper bite to bring the next sip fast.

Mouthfeel: Adequate carbonation and alcohol bite to present the juicy hop character well. It seemed to linger noticeably more than most IPAs, but the substantial gravity is likely to blame.

Overall: A very unique and fresh IPA! I can't remember having another quite like it, with the focus towards dank and peppery flavor. A pleasant change from the citrus forward fare of the day, but with enough grapefruit to remind you it's an American IPA. In my opinion, an outstanding beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 00:25:09 | More by Yeastiary
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ions

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

01-30-2014 22:24:05 | More by ions
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precariouslydaniel

Virginia

4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I found this beer by surprise at Joe's Inn in Richmond Virginia. I had been keeping an eye out for it for quite some time and it always eluded me, so this was quite a treat.

This beer came out in a shaker pint, with a crystal clear, amber-orange appearance and about two fingers of foamy white head.

It smelled like a classic west coast ipa, with a twist. It was grapefruit, pineaple and pear with a faint, simcoe-garlic background with some pine.

The taste followed suit, although the garlic was more pronounced and there was a surprisingly assertive sweet malt presence in the mid palate. The finish was pine and hop resin with pear.

The mouthfeel was thicker and more substantial than expected but finished dry.

Overall, this is a beautifully crafted beer that absolutely lives up to the hype. Crisp, clean and tropical with a quick bitter punch. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2014 22:22:16 | More by precariouslydaniel
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Gemini6

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-30-2014 21:29:29 | More by Gemini6
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CraftFan5

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-30-2014 21:16:41 | More by CraftFan5
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bigcountry81

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-30-2014 20:36:09 | More by bigcountry81
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SStein

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-30-2014 18:05:03 | More by SStein
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Joecaddie

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-30-2014 14:33:56 | More by Joecaddie
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drz955

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-30-2014 14:23:50 | More by drz955
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Morakaton

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-30-2014 05:45:29 | More by Morakaton
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JoshuaMason

California

4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Vintage: 2014
Appearance: Transparent, Liquid Gold; Foamy, White Head; Medium Lace; Minimal Carbonation
Smell: Pine; Grapefruit; Dank; Honey Dew; Herbal Hops
Taste: Follows nose in character and order.
Mouth-feel: Medium Body; Big Carbonation; Resinous; Long, Bitter Finish
Overall: Fucking Awesome, as always.
Comments: One of the best DIPAs on the market.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 05:12:25 | More by JoshuaMason
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.9%

01-30-2014 00:58:32 | More by Furley80
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navin

Virginia

5/5  rDev +12.9%

01-29-2014 23:59:35 | More by navin
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 6,650 ratings.