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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
99
world-class

7,842 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,842
Reviews: 1,059
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 448
Gots: 1,120 | FT: 13
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 leprakhan
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

leprakhan, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

Enjoy By 12.13.13 IPA (9 days to spare)

Appearance – The beer pours a clear orange-amber color with a billowy two finger just off-white colored head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a nice level of thick foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is big and sweet with tons of tropical fruit aromas. Mango, papaya, and tangerine all make a strong sweet showing with some lighter hints of some pear and peach as well. Along with the sweeter fruit smells is a good level of hop aroma. A pine hop smell is the greatest, but other hop aromas of grapefruit and some grass are there as well, rounding out the overall hop aroma profile. With a hint of an alcohol smell mixed with the rest, the aroma is overall pleasantly fruity and hopped with a nice warming smell.

Taste – The taste begins with the sweeter tropical fruit flavors that were detected in the nose, as well as a moderately strong presence of hop. The tropical fruits are heaviest of a tangerine sweetness, but contain nice notes of mango, pineapple, and papaya as well. The hop that begins the taste, is of a more pine like flavor, with it starting out on the lighter side and getting stronger as the flavor advances to the middle. Beyond these two flavor types, there is also a nice doughy flavor mixed in there as well, which with the sweeter tropics, creates an unchanging base for the hop profiles to evolve upon. While the pine hop grows stronger more toward the middle of the taste, it is joined by other hop flavors of an earthy and grapefruity nature. The pine then starts to fade ever so slightly with the grapefruit getting stronger and a little bit of a caramel sweetness sneaking onto the tongue toward the end. At the very end the earthy flavors along with a woodsy flavor really ramp up in the taste, and with the nice sweet and doughy backdrop and other hop flavors, end up leaving a rather pleasantly fruity and hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is a bit on the lower side. The thick body is fantastic for accentuating the hop tastes on top of the sweeter tropical fruits and doughy flavors, with the lower carbonation only enhancing the feel of the thick body even more.

Overall –This was a very enjoyable IPA. Rather balanced for a stone brew in my opinion and not quite what I was anticipating. It blended a sweeter and thicker base with a nice hop profile, making for one very enjoyable sipper.

Darkmagus82, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of mattvandyk
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

mattvandyk, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of Lare453
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Lare453, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of albert1012
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

albert1012, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of Groulxsome
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Groulxsome, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of jhartley
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

jhartley, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of LambicPentameter
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of the classic brown bottle with an enjoy by date that also doubles as the enormous silkscreened label. This is from the 12.13.13 batch. Poured into a Belgian tulip glass because that's all I have clean.

Appearance - Body is a crystal clear orange with tones of honey and and brass colors as well. Atop the body sits a moderate head the color of off-white, about two fingers thick. Dissipates over several minutes, leaving a film across the body with a rim of thicker bubbles around the edges of the glass. As I drink it down, there are noticeable rings of lace at each place where the liquid remained while I paused between drinks.

Smell - Pine, some faint grapefruit, and herbal notes, including green onions--the tips, aka chives--and grass. Mostly herbal/vegetal rather than fruity/floral. I also get some esters from the high level of booze, but they aren't overpowering.

Taste - Very much expected based on the smell. Here, the grapefruit is a bit more present up front, along with some lemon zest, which slowly evolves into a more complex flavor with the essence of green onion and fresh-cut grass. The esters are a little more aggressive here, but honestly blend into the overall flavor quite well. Surprisingly drinkable for a 9.4% beer.

Mouthfeel - Moderate carbonation and medium-to-light body, with some element of viscosity lending a slight chewiness to the beer. Dry finish.

Overall, a stellar beer. I've had several different batches (7.4.13, 9.13.13, 10.25.13 and now 12.13.13) and I must admit it's hard to resist the temptation to buy a new bottle from each release. A quality double IPA that certainly stands up to the marketing efforts that surround it. One of my favorites from Stone.

LambicPentameter, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of TonyJ815
5/5  rDev +12.9%

TonyJ815, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of coreyb024
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

coreyb024, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of KVNBGRY
4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Quick review

Ap. - Brilliant golden body. Continuous lacing from off white head.

Ar. - Not a whole lot going on in aroma. Classic IPA.

T. - Pineapple juice! Nice grassy hop, and a touch of clean malt.

M. - Would like a touch more carbonation. Otherwise very nice and silky smooth. Slight bitterness backs it up.

O. - I keep telling myself (and others) that I'm not a hop head. This is scary. I'm a big fan.

KVNBGRY, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of Bjlps
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Bjlps, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of barefoot71
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

barefoot71, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of Kevin_Young
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Kevin_Young, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of vidisad
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

vidisad, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of JSOBB
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

JSOBB, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of machostacos
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

machostacos, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of Makebelieve81
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Makebelieve81, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of JGLittle
5/5  rDev +12.9%

JGLittle, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of kcvic
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

kcvic, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of TheBrouMaster
4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: A beautiful golden orange color with a thin white head. A very refreshing look to it in which I couldn't wait to dive in. Didn't appear too heavy on the carbonation but it made it's presence known.

Smell: Strong citrus hops notes of grapefruit, possibly a slight pineapple smell to it. Very pleasant.

Taste: First sip hits the palette with the taste of citrus...heavy grape fruit barely noticing the alcohol. Finishes smooth and clean on the tongue making me anticipate my next sip.

Mouthfeel: Hop oils sit on the tongue leaving a nice aftertaste that hides the alcohol. It really seemed more like a mid range ipa as far as alcohol and not on the level it contains.

Overall: I'm a big fan of Stone and this is by far my favorite brew of theirs right next to the Imperial Russian Stout. Very pleased.

Serving type: Bottle to pint glass.

TheBrouMaster, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of shuttle128
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

shuttle128, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of jsprain1
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

jsprain1, Dec 01, 2013
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 7,842 ratings.