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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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98
world-class

6,710 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,710
Reviews: 987
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 352
Gots: 733 | 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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elkinbrown

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-22-2013 04:09:20 | More by elkinbrown
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mc4z

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-22-2013 03:46:52 | More by mc4z
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drewfull

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-22-2013 03:18:46 | More by drewfull
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elevatedgreens

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

08-22-2013 02:07:14 | More by elevatedgreens
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rabiddawg

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-22-2013 01:54:02 | More by rabiddawg
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auroracrisis

Kentucky

4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber into a nonic pint, 9.13.2013 batch.

Marmalade with an eggshell covered head that dissipates into a ring of foam around the edges. Spotty lacing, clear body, and decent sized large bubbles.

Peaches and tangerines are the first thing that hit your nose. It's not really jumping out of glass at me, I have to get within about 4 inches to smell much of anything. Kind of disappointed about that, I remember the aromatics on the last batch I had being much better. But it certainly does smell nice when I can smell it.

The taste is where it really shines. Opens with lots of citrus and fruit. Tangerines, peaches, passion fruit, with a slight bit of dank pine and earhtyness on the finish. Up there with any other World class IPA in terms of flavor.

Light-medium bodied with a drying finish. A little bit sticky on the lips, and you can definitely feel the carbonation on your tongue as it eases into your mouth.

Great West coast style flavor with an emphasis on pitted fruit and zesty citrus. I honestly remember the previous batches of this jumping out of the glass at me more but it certainly doesn't smell bad when I can smell it. Still an outstanding IPA though.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 01:27:45 | More by auroracrisis
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C_S

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-22-2013 01:05:31 | More by C_S
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with the bottled on date chipped and smeared away. The 10th batch of this beer, and the first I've managed to get my hands on. Stone Enjoy By 09.13.13, a more than obvious vintage date. I've been sitting on this bottle for about a week now, so I don't see the need to wait any longer! Exponentially stoked to have gotten this.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a bronze-orange-gold colored body with just over a finger of bubbly off-white head that settles down to suds pretty quick. Second pour yields a good two fingers of creamy doughy off-white froth. Impressive clarity.

S - Nose is actually quite tame compared to what I was expecting. Some fresh cut grapefruit, apricot, blood orange, some soapiness, and a buttered biscuit malt backbone. Alcohol is barely detectable for being such a high abv beer. Smells pretty 'ordinary', but spot on.

T - Taste brings more of the same. Extremely well-balanced, and not the ridiculous hop bomb one might normally expect from Stone. The bready malts pair well with the fresh grapefruit hops.

M - Feel is extremely smooth, creamy, and clean. This is clearly a fresh beer, and even the mouthfeel reflects that fact. Dry bitter hop resins clinging to the palate. I feel like this would pair well with some cheese, and I wish I had some.

Overall, I was initially sort of let down by the 'tame' nature of this beer by Stone's standards, but this is remarkably smooth, creamy, well-balanced, and drinkable for having such a high 9.40% abv, and that is most likely due to the freshness factor. Call it a gimmick if you want, this is the pinnacle of fresh imperial IPA's.

Stone Enjoy By 09.13.13 IPA ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 00:54:52 | More by mfnmbvp
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caskstrength

Minnesota

4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

10 day old bottle into an unbranded Rastal Luttich.

Golden clear pour with good carbonation.

Smells are salty spicy dank hops. Damnit, I need to start homebrewing if this is what fresh hops can smell like in the glass. Love it. I don't know if Nelson Sauvin is here, but it sure smells like it.

T: Thankfully, follows the nose. Salty and earthy hops coat the tongue, spicy vibe too. Continues that N. Sauvin theme. A bit of garlic/onion, but in the back and it works with the other flavors. some typical pine/citrus as well.

M: Pretty clean overall. If this could be resined-up and and stickified I would be even happier.

O: Top shelf. Will be buying again. Hit me in all the right spots.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 23:58:15 | More by caskstrength
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dohm179

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

08-21-2013 23:52:22 | More by dohm179
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jrep21pr

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -9.7%

08-21-2013 23:27:26 | More by jrep21pr
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-21-2013 22:03:18 | More by BRYeleJR
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brentusaurus

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

08-21-2013 17:38:18 | More by brentusaurus
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SuperbikeShaun

California

5/5  rDev +12.9%

08-21-2013 17:23:11 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-21-2013 02:42:54 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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ChefHopMeister

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-20-2013 22:20:26 | More by ChefHopMeister
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shillelaghlaw

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-20-2013 22:20:09 | More by shillelaghlaw
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roger617

Indiana

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap poured into snifter.

A: 4.5 bright golden with less than 1 finger of white head
S: 4.25 super hoppy, strong malt back bone
T: 4.5 same as smell, strong hops with the backbone to support it.
M: 4.5 carbed well, smooth
O: 4.5 this brew does not disappoint. Very happy to find it on draft, hope these keep coming out in Indiana!

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2013 21:42:58 | More by roger617
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

08-20-2013 21:15:58 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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JoshuaWagy

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-20-2013 18:21:39 | More by JoshuaWagy
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npala86

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

08-20-2013 18:19:10 | More by npala86
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sahd-1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.7%

08-20-2013 18:10:25 | More by sahd-1
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-20-2013 18:01:45 | More by AnalogErik
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-20-2013 14:15:22 | More by trxxpaxxs
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wrighton

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

08-20-2013 09:23:08 | More by wrighton
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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