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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,558 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,558
Reviews: 1,038
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 421
Gots: 1,004 | 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 beefsquatch
4/5  rDev -9.7%

beefsquatch, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of DenverHopHead
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 04.20.14; bottled on 3/16/14, poured into a Stone IPA pint glass.
Appearance - clear, golden, bubbly; looks like apple juice. Thick, foamy white head. Lacing is decent.
Smell - mouth watering citrus hops; lots of grapefruit juice, with just a hint of herb!
Taste - mild, bitter hops up front; tangy fruit juice and grapefruit to finish it off!
Feel - a very aggressive, but tasty and easy to drink hop bomb!
Overall - worth the hype, a great DIPA.

DenverHopHead, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.9/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Finally enjoying this sought-after beauty on its first time in PA (I think), thanks to my awesome girlfriend for picking it up!

2.14.14
Poured into snifter; light orange, clear, very light for the style (following the trend of others). Moderate white head that fades quickly.
Smell is awesome...onions, tropical fruit, citrus, pine, bitterness, awesome. This is like a west-coast version of Hop Ranch.
Taste is also like a west-coast Hop Ranch...onion, fruit, pine, citrus, bitterness, earthy...damn. Sweet, fruity, oniony, awesome IPA. Fresh as hell and delicious.
Mouthfeel is again, surprisingly thin and clean for the %abv and style.
Overall, awesome. I'm super-psyched that my girlfriend found this. Delicious stuff!

4.20.14
Fluted snifter; clear dark orange, fluffy white head.
Smells amazing...bright tropical fruit, mango, sweet onion, weed, candy sugar, mint, herb.
Taste...wow. Sweet peach, mango, onion, apple, mint, herbal, sugar, tangerine, grapefruit...incredible. The hop flavor packed into this beer is mind-blowing.
Mouthfeel is light-bodied and surprisingly clean.
Overall, again I'm blown away. Stone has raised the bar.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of ParkbrauFan
4/5  rDev -9.7%

ParkbrauFan, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of Sludgeman
4.83/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Re-review on Enjoy By 04-20-14 - Bottled on 3/12/14. Poured into a chalice.

Complex. One of the best IPAs I have ever had.

A - Light honey colored, crystal clear, rocky half-finger white head, good lacing.

S - Grapefruit, floral, citrusy, piney

T - Citrus, resiny, a pale malt background that does not come without some contemplation, hint of sweetness.

MF - Sharp, fizzy, leaves my mouth feeling clean and bright.

Also had:
Batch #3 - 12-21-12
Batch #7 - 5-17-13 - Bottled on 04-12-13
Batch # 10 - 9-13-13
Batch #12 - 11-12-13
Batch #14 - 02-14-14
Batch #15 - 04-20-14 - Bottled on 03-12-14
Batch #?? - 07-04-14 - Bottled on 05-30-14

Sludgeman, Mar 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Bluescooter, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

erikro, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Bartos
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Bartos, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Jeffh84
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Jeffh84, Mar 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Arrowhuntr, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of petty_crimes
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

petty_crimes, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of tviz33
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

tviz33, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of jer619
4/5  rDev -9.7%

jer619, Mar 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Jaxbrew, Mar 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

KCBeerNerd, Mar 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Josbor11, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

nassstnate, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Boca-X
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewing Enjoy By 4/20/14. Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Dark golden orange sun kissed copper, an even cloudiness keeps it from being completely transparent. As it warms, it clears. White head, fades fast, little to no lacing.

Pine tar on the nose mixing with fresh citrus and a touch of sweet tropics fill the nose.

First sip...medium carbonation...an extremely creamy mouthfeel but watery too? Peaches up front mix with the sweetness of honey. Rounds out with some caramel and green pine and a quick bitter finish. A warm alcohol lingers on the throat...white pepper on the tongue.

I'm a big fan of double IPAs (my favorite style) and was really looking forward to this beer...my first Enjoy By. I've read the reviews and comments in the forums...and must say I'm disappointed. I've let it warm and sipped it slow but something is off? It's not much older than a week, so freshness isn't the problem. Seems a little to watery for a double, a little lighter in color than I'm use too...those things I can live with but there is an "off" flavor that I'm not familiar with...charcoal? Maybe I just don't like "dank"? I guess my expectations were so high I'm trying to find excuses why I think this is only good and not great...it is what it is...for me...good but not great.

Im so surprised at my review's outcome I will try one more Enjoy By in the future and comment further.

Boca-X, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Foxman, Mar 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

cpuglisi, Mar 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

DLSheidy, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

dunlap926, Mar 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

reizorc, Mar 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Adavar, Mar 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

Brent619, Mar 20, 2014
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,558 ratings.