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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,265 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,265
Reviews: 1,017
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 392
Gots: 884 | FT: 11
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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Photo of 01001111
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 04/20/2014

A: Tangerine.

S: Pine, marijuana, apricot, and jasmine.

T: A wave of aggressive bitterness that we've all come to expect from Stone. After that comes a heavy dose of sweetness, tropical fruit, and flowers. It tastes thick and pungent, like nectar. Mangoes and jasmine. It's almost overwhelming. Then the bitterness and astringency returns to leave you yearning for another sip.

M: From nectar to a drying finish.

O: Solid. I had prepared myself to be disappointed given the hype but this is definitely worthy of the praise.

01001111, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.68/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I have had this previously. Written this full review based on 4-20-14 version.

A - Copper orange clear pour with a frisky white heady that forms and fades fairly quickly, leaving behind extensive lacing.

S - Full frontal hops here. Smacks the nose up with a big resin core, pine front with citrus hints, but with danker notes, too. The fruit has been more forward in previous versions. Not surprising, given the hop explosion, a few of the darker elements of a hop bomb float up, too (cat urine, I'm looking at you), but well in control, and always second to the fruit and pine.

T - Where the smell leads, but without all the random hop cacophony. The taste is controlled with its explosive power. This hop bomb pulls no punch, offers no quarter. It is bitter and proud. But the pine, hop resin, and grapefruit pith are all tied to a fine malt backbone that levels things out and allows the explosion to go off without wrecking things. A nice trick. Bright notes come to a sweeter middle mark as the malt comes in with its cracker and sugar notes, closing with a wicked hook back to hop bitterness, which builds but does not crush the palate.

M - Crisp, moderate carbonation, but with some drying that builds as you drink. Still, given the nature of the brew, this is a very easy beer to drink. Dropping nearly 10% ABV in the process, the alcohol is essentially hidden until you feel it.

O - When I picked up this offering for the first time, I'd never had a true blue IPA or DIPA. This opened my eyes, and so wins major points for its role. But the beer holds up to the high initial rating I gave it because it delivers on its promise. A big, bold hop celebration, to be drunk quickly but not forgotten. Well worth the price.

Tsar_Riga, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of sommersb
3.5/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 03-28-2014
Freshness: Enjoy by 04-20-2014
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip
Purchased: Single from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

A: Beer is a dark copper color, semi-clear. The off-white head has good retention and lacing.

S: Aromas are of citrus and piney hops, with grapefruit and also a green onion smell.

T: The taste features a big hoppy bitterness, very resinous and somewhat astringent. The green onion I noticed in the aroma is also present in the flavors.

M: Chewy mouthfeel with a high carbonation level. The finish is bitter and astringent.

O: Overall a good DIPA but seemed one dimensional with little malt presence. Also the green onion seemed like an off-flavor.

sommersb, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of dedmiston33
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

dedmiston33, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of kpowledge
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

kpowledge, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of Hearneator
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Hearneator, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of Cook82
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Cook82, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of Hoggo
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Hoggo, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of snansel
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

snansel, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of ddedhed
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

ddedhed, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of jackrodgers77
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

jackrodgers77, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of amvrana
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

amvrana, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of attometer00
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

attometer00, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of broadway848
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

broadway848, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev -9.7%

Karibourgeois, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of leroybrown10
4/5  rDev -9.7%

leroybrown10, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of tsp247
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

tsp247, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of smanders
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Purchased at Total Wine for <$9.00 USD for a 22oz bomber; unbelievable! Poured into a British-style imperial pint glass.

A: Crystal clear with a cotton candy foam head. Beautiful!

S: What is one of the best scents in the world for you? Yes, that's what this beer smells like!

T: Remember the first time your hop-head self enjoyed a real I.P.A.? Want to relive that moment? If yes, buy this beer. The bitterness and citrus flavors are spot on; I wouldn't change a thing about this beer. So smooth, yet so flavorful/complex/fresh. Awesome!

M: Perfect

Overall: I am so disappointed I only bought one bottle. I actually looked at real estate in Escondido today in an effort to live closer to this brewery. Thanks Stone; this beer is awesome!

smanders, Mar 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

snowbose, Mar 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

ChrisMQ, Mar 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

HoppySeb, Mar 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

mad3air, Mar 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

ssbohen, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Jbats
3.21/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This years offerings so far have taken a serious nose dive! Had the release for Feb and now the March. Bittering is much milder and seems to be off balance now. Flavor is still solid but it is missing the 'grapey' (nelson sauvin?)finish I thought made this beer so unique. Dank hops are much more noticeable in this version. Not sure what has happened to the recipe or if hops used are no longer cost effective but it is not the awesome hop head offering it once was in 2013. Too bad this was definitely one of my favorite readily available IPA's in my area.

Jbats, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of cjmunch2005
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

cjmunch2005, Mar 28, 2014
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,265 ratings.