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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

6,963 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,963
Reviews: 992
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.03%
Wants: 369
Gots: 826 | 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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CJRubes

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -2.3%

Enjoy By 2-14-14 poured into a Tree House Brewing tulip glass.

A - Poured with a relatively thin, but fluffy, white head. As it dissipates it leaves some nice, sticky lacing on the glass. Color is dark gold/amber which looks quite appealing.

S - Big time citrusy and fruity hops up front. I'm getting lots of pineapple with some mango mixed in. There are some hints of pine/resin in the background but I feel they're overwhelmed by pineapple/mango. I'm not noticing any malt character or any presence of alcohol. Wonderful smelling IPA...one of the best I've experienced so far, IMO.

T - Some malt sweetness right up front that explodes into pure, bitter hop flavor. Unlike the smell I'd characterize the hop flavor as dank and resinous. There are some tropical fruit flavors in there (mango, papaya?) but the pine/resin flavors are right in my face. I love it. I find the flavor, overall, to be more on the bitter side compared to some other IPAs and DIPAs I've had. The finish is dry and bitter, though not at all unpleasant.

M - Medium to light carbonation. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side for an IPA with such big flavor. With that said, it is a very crisp IPA that's quite refreshing considering that it's over 9% ABV.

O - Excellent DIPA. I'm glad I was able to find this one while out and about at my local beer store. This one is definitely for beer lovers who enjoy the bitterness that hops bring to the table. I'll be keeping my eyes open for the next installment.

02-14-2014 21:03:06 | More by CJRubes
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ArtZan

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +12.9%

02-14-2014 20:22:25 | More by ArtZan
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p0tt3r

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

02-14-2014 18:48:12 | More by p0tt3r
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ToadiesForCody

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-14-2014 18:05:50 | More by ToadiesForCody
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Tjshea41

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

02-14-2014 13:07:30 | More by Tjshea41
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allstar255

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

02-14-2014 06:33:39 | More by allstar255
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pajeff

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

02-14-2014 03:51:30 | More by pajeff
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brownbeer

Missouri

5/5  rDev +12.9%

02-14-2014 01:40:15 | More by brownbeer
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Liberatiscioli

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-14-2014 00:02:33 | More by Liberatiscioli
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wcu80

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

02-13-2014 21:35:14 | More by wcu80
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chikunwing

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

02-13-2014 21:27:06 | More by chikunwing
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Qwest_35

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

02-13-2014 20:32:25 | More by Qwest_35
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nickdank

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

02-13-2014 18:28:04 | More by nickdank
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sjbeercraft

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

02-13-2014 05:44:09 | More by sjbeercraft
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linoluck


4/5  rDev -9.7%

02-13-2014 04:08:04 | More by linoluck
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%

Enjoy by 2/14/14. Honey yellow in color with the slightest haze. Started with a shirt white foam that left ladder of sticky lacings down the glass. Pungent, earthy, citrus hop aromas with a hint of malty sweetness beneath. Smooth, incredibly delicate feel with gentle, lazy carbonation and an oily feel toward the finish. Flavor was similar to aroma. Pungent citrus, pineapple, and rioe grapefruit flavors uo front with a tangy hop bite through the middle. Caramel malt flavors peek through toward the end. Very enjoyable.

02-13-2014 03:42:01 | More by IronLover
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ryanbush2026

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

02-13-2014 00:33:36 | More by ryanbush2026
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northbayrugger

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

02-12-2014 21:00:31 | More by northbayrugger
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

02-12-2014 18:52:57 | More by TriageStat
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dozier77

Arizona

4/5  rDev -9.7%

02-12-2014 16:00:00 | More by dozier77
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Gtg642

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

02-12-2014 04:27:24 | More by Gtg642
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trebud

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

02-12-2014 01:54:48 | More by trebud
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ZagZagg

Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%

Growler poured into pint glass

A: Nice light goldenrod hue topped with a one and a half finger head. The head is fickle and quite paper white. Carbonation is apparent, but underwhelming. I’ll have to continue evaluation on the next pour.

A more aggressive pour brings out a bit of the visible carbonation and releases the aroma a bit more. Looks medium/light and drinkable. Lacing on this pour is much more evident.

S: Citrus punch! Grapefruit, bits of lemon and orange, after a big sniff the nose rounds off with dry scents of fresh florals, which are earthy and inviting. Just before the floweriness begins to dominate the nose, I pick up mellow sweet fruits, mango and other light tropical fruits, suppressed banana & pear. Somewhere in the earthy essence there’s some dry pine/wood but its built into the complexity. Overall very aromatic and dominated by many delightful esters, one of the best.

T: Follows the nose (expected and excellent). The taste is fresh and clean, with the freshness provided by the circus of zesty citrus flavors. Spices trace the citrus, possibly spearmint and ginger that facilitate the transition to a dry flower flavor. The ABV is completely hidden, no boozy character, although there is a slight hotness (presumably from the spice citrus blend).

M: Immediate aftertaste is a woody sweetness that is somewhat dry and makes you want more. The carbonation is hard to assess awing to the various flavor facets that continue to assault the palate.

O: This along with one or two other DIPAs have really revitalized my love of the style. This is damn fresh and damn tasty. Kinda jumped on the tail end of this 2.14.14, but its fresh taste is still in your face. This has me amped for the next installment of this #EnjoyBy series.

Into IPAs or IIPAs? Once the next installment is announced, mark your calendar.

02-12-2014 01:45:14 | More by ZagZagg
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vogeljason

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

02-12-2014 01:34:21 | More by vogeljason
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donbet69

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

I am relatively new to the world of IPA's but if this is what they are all like I am hooked.

Over the past week I have tasted Heady Topper, Hi - Res and now Enjoy By. All 3 are incredible beers. I place Enjoy By in the middle but closer to Heady than Hi - Res.

Great color, cleaner than Heady. I poured into a pint glass the head was not noteworthy, but the lacing was.

Aroma is fantastic, but my sense of smell is horrid

Taste is clean and maybe a bit more bitter.... Grapefruit? than I prefer, but I assume I will get used to that in the world of IPA's

Overall, I will buy this any chance I get as it was relatively cheap at $9 for the bottle.

02-12-2014 00:17:34 | More by donbet69
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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