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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

6,505 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,505
Reviews: 986
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 328
Gots: 667 | 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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TSpartan4

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

10-02-2013 07:21:39 | More by TSpartan4
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-02-2013 06:32:38 | More by foxyaardvark27
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emmgee

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-02-2013 04:11:24 | More by emmgee
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powdersoldier

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

10-02-2013 02:03:12 | More by powdersoldier
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MLFrank

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

10-02-2013 01:58:50 | More by MLFrank
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Armando_Perez

Florida

4/5  rDev -9.7%

10-02-2013 01:01:32 | More by Armando_Perez
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DenverBigRed

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

10-01-2013 22:56:30 | More by DenverBigRed
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ElijahRivera

New York

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass and consumed on August 31st, 2013.

A- Poured a mostly transparent, copper color with a fluffy off-white head with good retention, and small lively carbonation. Nice lacing, but how much does that really matter?

S- Very hop forward with all sorts of fruity and citrus hop aromas. Tropical fruits, pineapple, leafy herbal hops. A bit of toasty grains and boozy aromas too as it warms. Definitely, some pine in there too.

T- Like sucking on a fresh, wet hop. Bitter on the tips of the tongue all the way through to the bitter finish, but there is enough fruity, hoppy flavor to go along with the bitterness to make for an “enjoyable” experience. The alcohol adds a pleasant flavor and warming finish, but doesn't get in the way of the hoppiness. There seems to be just enough of a malt backbone to keep this beer honest and complement the juicy hops.

M- Full bodied mouthfeel, slick and resinous, but not sticky which could be partly due to the carbonation doing its job. A bitterness hits the back of the palate and throat on the finish; and, along with the retro-olfaction, leaves an herbal, hoppy sensation that lingers.

O- Everything about this double IPA is intense, distinct, and full flavored. The amount of concentrated hop aromas, flavors, and acids that are packed into this beer is quite impressive. Yet it isn't so domineering, because I wish I had another bottle to drink right now. However, I think this beer is making me realize that I'm not a huge fan of double IPA's at this point in my drinking career, which is reflected in my overall score of only 4. With that being said, I can certainly still appreciate the skilled craftsmanship involved in the creation of this fine brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 22:25:14 | More by ElijahRivera
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Yeti1979

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

10-01-2013 17:54:06 | More by Yeti1979
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xk6m6m5x

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-01-2013 15:16:46 | More by xk6m6m5x
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.7%

10-01-2013 05:41:30 | More by HumphreyLee
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Smarty_Pints

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-01-2013 04:02:51 | More by Smarty_Pints
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Siriusfisherman

Montana

4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 10.25.13, consumed on 09.30.13

A: Very bright, crystal clear gold. No haze of any kind. Decent head that dissipated fairly quickly, nice lacing.

S: Huge tropical fruit, sweet citrus, as well as some underlying pine resin. Malt comes through as a neutral bready character with a little candy-like sweetness that binds with the hops. The aroma is explosive, intense even for the style.

T/M: Big, smooth hop bitterness that lingers all the way through, it is soon met with huge resiny tropical fruit, citrus and pine notes with underlying spicy, oniony complexities. The malt makes an appearance as well, giving a slightly sweet, bready backbone to the beer that works beautifully with the fruity hop notes. Hops just blast through the bone-dry finish.

Overall: Wow... wow. Big-time west-coast hop-bomb! The hops explode in this beer, and while that is getting more and more common, this one does it with incredible complexity and subtlety. You can pull out a huge array of hop flavors, and they all stand distinct, without a messy overall character. The balance is extraordinary, and that is an accomplishment in the West-Coast IPA style. The concept of this beer is awesome, get it to the customer as fast as possible and teach distributors about the importance of fresh IPAs. But, the execution was even better, Mitch Steele nailed this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 02:20:43 | More by Siriusfisherman
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camartin27

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-01-2013 01:27:33 | More by camartin27
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DeeMalloy

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-01-2013 01:21:53 | More by DeeMalloy
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maximus_rebel

Ohio

5/5  rDev +12.9%

09-30-2013 20:06:28 | More by maximus_rebel
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McUbermensch

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

09-30-2013 19:00:44 | More by McUbermensch
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Jameswoody

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-30-2013 01:22:07 | More by Jameswoody
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TheBaumer

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-30-2013 01:03:35 | More by TheBaumer
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californiaslim

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-30-2013 00:24:25 | More by californiaslim
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dragomni

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +12.9%

09-29-2013 22:14:07 | More by dragomni
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Mikecap

Louisiana

4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally got my hands on an EnjoyBy! Bottled 9/20/13, just screaming freshness.

Appearance: Pours a golden orange with two fingers of foamy whitish head that fades relatively quickly, leaving beautiful lacing.

Smell: Just lovely, with tons of tropical fruit, predominately grapefruit and pineapple with lots of citrus. A good deal of Stone-style west coast hop bitterness and piney aromas come through as well. Freshness is evident here.

Taste: Beautiful strong citrus, with the grapefruit and pineapple of the aroma and some mango as well. Despite this, a great deal of pine and grass come through to strike a remarkably balanced DIPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with perfect carbonation and solid hop bitterness. A bit of heat, and a nice crisp dry finish.

Overall: Absolutely fantastic, and I'm glad I finally got to try this one. Great beer and I hope we get it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 22:05:15 | More by Mikecap
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JKV96

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-29-2013 21:04:46 | More by JKV96
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ChrisCBeets

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-29-2013 20:57:17 | More by ChrisCBeets
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BayouBengal1537

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-29-2013 20:48:22 | More by BayouBengal1537
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 6,505 ratings.