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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

6,638 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,638
Reviews: 986
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 343
Gots: 708 | 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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nyyfanatic213

New York

5/5  rDev +12.9%

08-25-2013 03:39:30 | More by nyyfanatic213
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talahrama

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +12.9%

08-25-2013 03:11:08 | More by talahrama
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up at Julio's. Poured into my Duvel tulip. Enjoy by 09.13.13

A - Pours a crystal clear light honey hue with a one finger creamy head that fades to leave light lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Mmmm...yeah, dig the nose. Nice almost bubblegum hop aromas here, grapefruit, super faint tropical, nicely dank.

T - Similar to the nose, but not nearly as good. Nice bubblegum notes as well nice bitter pine and grapefruit, solid bitter hop finish. Not getting much tropical notes of floral fruits. Bubblegum, pine, and grapefruit.

M - Mouthfeel is solid for the style and the alcohol is hidden nicely.

O - Overall, a solid beer from stone. Gotta love a good, fresh DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 02:45:17 | More by rudzud
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weltywm

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: Light orange to a deep amber yellow, with about one finger of white foam. It dissipates fairly quickly, though it still shows a lot of carbonation and lacing.

Smell: As I was pouring it, I could smell that signature IPA smell: bitter, bitter hops with a lot of citrus.

Taste: Wow, this is big. There is a lot of orange. It is almost like an orange creamsicle. Mixed with that are notes of orange zest, grapefruit, and lemon rind. There is some sweetness too, almost a hint of vanilla. As I keep drinking, I pick up on more grassy, bitter hop notes, which begin to dominate more and more as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Thick and very creamy, with lots of nice carbonation. It has a nice, crisp, clean, bitter, and almost mouth-puckering finish.

Overall: This is a great IPA, and a perfect example of the style. It takes bitter to the next level. My girlfriend describes it as an "alcohol waterfall," and that somehow seems appropriate.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 02:27:39 | More by weltywm
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Paid 10 bucks for the bomber into a pint glass. 0/13/13 release.

A - For what it's worth I like the 1/4 inch of head that settles to a thick ring. Means its thick in body with little carbonation which is good.
S - Smell is hoppy yet mild strong pineapple hops meets some balancing crystal and cracker malts.
T - Well it's hoppy and bitter quite medicinal. Borderlines Ruination in bitterness cloying bitter and sticks to the palate after every sip. OK I guess.
M - Medium and thick in body. bitter and unforgiving.

Overall I can drink it but its too bitter and medicinal for me. Wish it had more balance.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 01:46:02 | More by DrDemento456
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sunsjammer

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-25-2013 01:34:04 | More by sunsjammer
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-25-2013 00:36:58 | More by scxcrunner
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Ljudsignal

Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled on 8/09, enjoy by 9/13.

A: Pours a bright amber. Initial pour was very cautious and produced a less than half-finger head that quickly dissipated, a more aggressive top-off produced a towering creamy off-white head, easily three fingers high, which gradually subsides to a persistent finger or so. Sticky curtains of lacing.

S: Grapefruit is the star here, with powerful undercurrents of pine, lemon zest, apricot. Strong floral notes as well, subtle grassiness and just a hint of biscuity malt. Despite all this, fairly restrained in its attitude...complex and delicious, but it doesn't exactly jump out of the glass at me.

T: An initial wallop of bitter pine and citrus yields quickly to a surprisingly balanced middle, with grassy and earthy notes from the hops mingling pleasantly with sweet bready malts, along with hints of sweeter fruit--pineapple, mango, a bit of peach. Finishes clean, dry, and bitter, slight notes of spiciness and even a little woodiness. The spiciness on the finish masks the alcohol well.

M: Medium-bodied and creamy, pleasantly carbonated. Somewhat oily for most of the mouthful, with a slightly soapy finish.

O: A damn fine beer, not quite worthy of the hype only because of how very much hype every release seems to generate. Strip the fervor that its rotating geographical release causes away, and the beer itself is easily among the best examples of the DIPA category that I've enjoyed. Would have again in a heartbeat.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 00:30:23 | More by Ljudsignal
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Los1324

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-25-2013 00:20:12 | More by Los1324
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IPA_OR_NOTHING

Nebraska

4.81/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Okay so the only and I mean the only reason I do not give this beer a blanket 5.0 is that only God is perfect. I mean there is no such thing as a perfect woman so I guess beer would have to fall in that category, please beer take no offense. I usually do not get excited about the color of a beer this one though has a nice peach looking color to it great eye appeal, just something a little different from other IPA's and their copper-orange color. Great hit of citrus when I stuck my nose in my glass, holy crud the alcohol content is hitting me already, WOW, and lingered well after the head fizzled down. The same with the first intake of the beer, real good citrus flavor followed by a smooth and mellow wheat flavor. For being an Imperial (double IPA) this is unusually mellow yet like I said holy crud the alcohol is hard hitting. This is definately not a swilling IPA, take the time to really enjoy this IPA, you will be pleased each pull on this beer is just as good as the first. The good thing is that the after taste of the beer does not hang around leaving you with that "I just licked a leather boot heal" taste in your mouth that some shoddier IPA's will have the tendency to do. This is an excellent IPA, I look forward to the next batch of Enjoy By, Stone Brewing be darn proud of this beer, darn proud. Now if you all will excuse me I have a girlfriend to go drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 00:17:35 | More by IPA_OR_NOTHING
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Lelampp

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

08-25-2013 00:06:06 | More by Lelampp
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

08-24-2013 23:51:41 | More by ChopsMeister
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JohnG190

New York

4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden amber with a quickly dissipating, two finger head that settles into a spotty cap that lasts throughout. Decent lacing. Great floral aroma up front with nice sweet malt notes in the background. Hoppy bitterness hits the front of the tongue followed by a torrent of pine resin and grapefruit rind. Sweet malt backbone balances the hops nicely. Mouthfeel is where this ale shines; smooth and easy drinking for the ABV. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Overall, this is an outstanding example of an Imperial IPA, extremely well crafted and balanced. Kudos Stone.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 23:43:40 | More by JohnG190
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-24-2013 23:38:45 | More by rondufresne
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MgoJohnStamos

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

08-24-2013 23:33:31 | More by MgoJohnStamos
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BSUBronco

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.9%

08-24-2013 23:12:04 | More by BSUBronco
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RinZo

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

08-24-2013 21:33:31 | More by RinZo
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -37.9%

08-24-2013 21:23:29 | More by Dcunicelli
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

08-24-2013 21:19:35 | More by Ajlvt
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quakeroatmealstout

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-24-2013 20:38:06 | More by quakeroatmealstout
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

08-24-2013 20:13:23 | More by Blaze5445
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ncelauro

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

08-24-2013 18:22:41 | More by ncelauro
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waston

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-24-2013 17:56:21 | More by waston
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally tried this. On tap at Bottle Revolution in Raleigh. Looks great. Fantastic aroma with lots of citrus and tropical fruit. Flavor heavy on the bitterness over the more subtle hop flavors. Great stuff. I hate that it's hard to find but like the emphasis on freshness.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2013 17:27:25 | More by GJ40
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A beer, I have been wanting to try...that doesn't come along so much anymore. I'm not saying it's hyped up but I love fresh IPA. The concept was something I fell in love with the date is 8/24/13 the bottle says to drink by 9/13/13. Look it's expressive in appearance, copper bright body almost an orange layered hue to the beer with cream almost white head forms thick. Fine speckled lacing I'm again in love, why does this have to be the beer, one which sells out quicker than stores can get it in. Aroma has bright grapefruit, citrus notes that expel any notion of less than fresh hops. It's actually an explosion of hops withheld in a room of fresh hops, earthy qualities are dumbed down by bright citrus. Each gulp goes down smoother than the next, beautiful beer I'm drinking each sip thinking where is the next drink coming from that's a strong hook that radio DJs look for in every overproduced song on the market. This is not overproduced it's just the best quality beer of every quality IPA you have ever tried. Slick oily mouthfeel leads to expressive carbonation levels soft and excellent between every twist and turn get me a case and I will drink it.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 16:39:30 | More by WVbeergeek
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 6,638 ratings.