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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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98
world-class

7,343 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 7,343
Reviews: 1,023
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 399
Gots: 909 | FT: 12
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 MasterfulIdiot
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a dogfish head IPA glass. Bottled 1/9/14 (enjoy by 2/14/14 edition).

Appearance is transparent amber, with lots of bubbles rising quickly, and a thick nearly-white head that leaves tons of sticky lace.

Smell is crazy. Mind-blowing citrus, weed, onions, resin. So many hop aromas it's staggering.

Taste is much the same - lots of candied orange, freshly-mowed onion grass (if that makes sense), flowers, and weed popping around in your mouth with equal intensity. Finish is tongue-sappingly bitter (in a good way). Aftertaste is dank, earthy, and resiny. There are so many hop flavors going on in here that I just can't even believe it. Also, after a while it gives you the most glorious hop-burps!

Mouthfeel is relatively thin, with lots of prickly bubbles - absolutely perfect for the flavor!

Overall, this is just an incredible beer. Probably my favorite-ever IPA. So happy it made it to Georgia again, and I already can't wait until next time it comes here!

MasterfulIdiot, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of bryangb
4.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz. bottled about 12 days ago. Smell is beautiful and everything I want in a double IPA. Pine, grass, citrus, lemon, very small hints of alcohol. Taste is similar to how it smells. Opens with the piney/grassy taste, citrus fruit hits and finishes with a slight pear flavor. Very minimal alcohol flavor here. Very well hidden. This is my favorite beer and is my #1 recommended. Find it. It's worth it

bryangb, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Rachel_McCulley
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Rachel_McCulley, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of dannyfayy
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

dannyfayy, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of cherche
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

cherche, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Duhast500
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 02-14-14

Poured from a 22.oz bottle into Portsmouth tulip glass.

The color is a deep darker orange with a finger of white head with some nice lacing left on the glass. There a cloudy look to this beer that blocks the light out a bit does have a slight yellowish hue in the margins.

The smell is very piney hops flavored bringing a spruce aroma. There is a saturated clementine aroma that brings a bright citrus aroma that is hard brings visions of pulp to mind.

The taste of this beer is citrus at first but as it goes toward the back of the younger it pastes a layer of pine flavor hops that have slight sting as the go down. A slight scrape of the tongue by the bitterness of the hops is felt but feels like a battle scar since there is also tinge of pleasure there as well. At the corners of the mouth there is a nice slight tangerine flavor that resides there for a short time.

The feel of this beer a has a nice fullness that feels like it surrounds the pallet but does not engulf the entire mouth. This feels like a big IPA but does not hit hard either but slips into a push into hops here, there, and everywhere.

Duhast500, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Erbayd
4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is the 02.14.14 version of this beer, and it was bottled about a week and a half ago.

A: A really nice light orange/copper color, when held to brighter lighting it seems almost golden, which is very unique for a DIPA. It's completely clear, and when poured it has a minimal amount of cream colored foam.

S: Hoppy, obviously. What stands out to me most is the juicy grapefruit notes with a decent amount of pine and earthy smells as well.

T: Once again, hops are the main attraction. A complex layering of pure hop bitterness with herbal, piney, grassy, juicy, and spicy notes. Stone beers tend to have a very typical aggressive hop character, but this one changes it up a bit and I really enjoy that. Usually DIPAs are relatively heavy on the malt flavor, but I really like that the malty sweetness is pushed to the background in this beer.

M: Light bodied for a beer of this style, but I think that makes it unique and enjoyable. Medium level of carbonation makes allows for this potentially aggressive brew to be surprisingly drinkable.

O: A great hop experience, and a beer that I would highly recommend. If you like DIPAs for their heavy malt character, this beer may not be for you but if you like hoppy beers then look no further. Believe the hype.

Erbayd, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of 2013beer101
1/5  rDev -77.4%

2013beer101, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of RozzieBoy
4/5  rDev -9.7%

RozzieBoy, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of darthvohn
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glass Used: Tulip

Appearance: This offering has a crystal clear golden tangerine body with a thick two finger snow white tightly packed foam. The lace on this DIPA goes on for days leaving an eighth of an inch foam cap on the surface. This is a beautiful beer.

Smell: Floral hops is abundant in the nose with only a bit of tropical scents for me. Malt is there in force.

Taste: Hops are there again in the forefront, middle and finish. The malt lets you know its there but the juicy & bitter hops pushes its way through and shines. The lingering of the light resinous, citrus hops is really welcomed and quite enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is medium with medium cling coating the mouth.

Overall: This is my first IPA from Stone and am quite impressed. It's not the tropical citrus bomb that I like in a DIPA, but it's damn tasty hoppy brew that I will be more than happy to pick up any time I see one. Definitely recommend.

darthvohn, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of amstokesdb9
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

amstokesdb9, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of mattreitz49
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

mattreitz49, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of RichD
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

RichD, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of twiggamortis420
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle pours a stunningly clear gold color with a fluffy, dense white head. Retention is great and lacing exceptional. This is an absolute stunner as far as appearance is concerned, wow.

Nose is plenty hoppy, citric and tropical with some alcohol and biscuit malt bordering on toffee. Smells good...

Taste is hops, both leafy and fresh and bittering aftertaste. Juicy without being overly resinous and tastes like wet hops to me. The malt is light and pretty much gets the fuck out of the way and the alcohol is very well integrated. This is an outstanding beer...not going to compete with the best of DIPAs...but right there at the top of the second tier.

twiggamortis420, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Seattle_Suds
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Seattle_Suds, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Mweiss199
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Mweiss199, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of jb3304
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

jb3304, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of lswilma
5/5  rDev +12.9%

lswilma, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of bsyoung
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

bsyoung, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of mlefebvre7
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

mlefebvre7, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of cgrz
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

cgrz, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Tinfang
4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Label said "Enjoy by 2.14.14" so I did. Bottling date obliterated in transit.
Poured into a Sammy Smith pint. Thin uneven head, dissipated promptly. No lacing. Slightly brassy redish-golden color.
Aroma is intense piney resiny hops.
Taste is amazing. Citrus and pineapple with an oaken quality as if barrel aged. Surprisingly not as bitter as expected from other Stone Brewing Co. experiences. Mildly persistent hops presence. Floral quality muted, which is also a surprise since a) the beer is so fresh and b) this is a Stone product which typically have an in-your-face hops presence in my experience. No alcohol notes. This is one of the most complex hops experiences I ever had.
I will go buy more of this tomorrow while it's still available.

Tinfang, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of ISmith87
4.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4/20/14 release

A - 4.0 - Golden amber clear color beer with nice white head that leave good lacing.
S - 4.25 - So dank, grapefruit, orange, mango, pine, garlic/onion. Overly ripe fruit.
T - 4.0 - Same deal as the smell. Grapefruit, orange, mango, pine, garlic/onion.
M - 4.25 - Light-medium. Very bitter, tongue numbing. Aftertaste is bitter grapefruit peel and bitterness at the back of the tongue.
O - 4.25 - Better than the last release that I've had. This one was bottle on 3/12/2014 so it's real fresh. Nice.

2/14/14 release

A - 3.75 - Golden amber clear color with 1 finger wihte head that dissipates quickly. No lacing.
S - 4.25 - Grapefruit, pine, orange rind, dank garlic/onion notes. Fresh. Bottled 1/9/2014.
T - 3.75 - Good. Not as good as the smell. Grapefruit, pine, garlic, spiciness. Some bready malts in the background. Tastes super fresh. A little bit earthy.
M - 4.25 - light-medium, aftertaste is very grapefruit/pine from the hops, very pungent. Alc is completely covered.
O - 4 - It's great, but not the best. It's been a while since I've had Pliny but I think this may be similar. A little bit more earthy/spicy/garlic notes than most of the other double IPAs, but it's still good.

ISmith87, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of yoyogopants
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

yoyogopants, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of panther3423
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

panther3423, Jan 19, 2014
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,343 ratings.