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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

8,275 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,275
Reviews: 1,123
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 472
Gots: 1,337 | FT: 17
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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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of philbe311
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glad to finally see this one make it to Central PA...

A - A fairly active pour yields two fingers worth of slightly late to develop crisp ultra light khaki colored head comprised of medium and large sized chunky bubbles... Excellent retention... The head turns a much creamier as it settles ultimately leaving a full velvety veil of lacing and moderately thick collar... Surprisingly still with just a stray carbonation bubble hear and there... The color is equal pats pale copper and vibrant amber... Gobs of sticky lacing cling to the sides of the glass...

S - A big hop forward nose that doesn't disappoint... Bursting at the seams wit topical fruit and citrus... Mango... Pineapple... Oranges... Grapefruit... Honeydew... A bit beneath the surface lies an additional layer of slightly dank resiny piney hops... Little to no malt backbone in terms of aroma... Loaded with an array of depth and complexity that truly showcases artistry in hops...

T - Starts fairly restrained and subtle... A mix of earth hops are at the forefront... Again no malt to balance out the palate... The hops really begin to intensify on the finish and take on a resiny piney character... Much of the fruity nature alluded to by the nose are absent...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Slightly astringent... Clean and fairly crisp... The bitterness turns slightly blistering on the finish...

D - A truly excellent beer, but one that is a bit over hyped in the opinion... I personally would opt for a Ruinten any day of the week... With that slight disclosure out of the way, this is still a craft beer and especially a hop heads dream... The aroma is the star of the show... Overall, it seems to be a bit less than the sum of its parts...

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3.96/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a two finger head into my DFH IPA glass. The head has a strong resemblance of clean sea foam, if there ever was such a thing. Pretty deep amber, almost glows.

Scent of grass, followed by a little pine. Lemongrass, grapefruit and a bit dank. Hardly any booze smell, just a little sweet. The smell is so exciting that I took a sip before I intended to... The high aroma rating more so for the excitement it provided than it being spot on for the aromas I like in the style...If that makes any sense?

A tad sweetness at first, a little earthiness and grassiness. Pine and grapefruit are present here, but much more subdued. Overall just very...meaty. Makes me crave a steak.

Finishes pretty dry and bitter. Strong excitement long after each sip due to the carbonation.

Despite this being bottled two weeks ago, it seems to just be missing some freshness. The flavor profile isn't what I prefer with the style, but it kind of works. But, it's still pretty drinkable. I will have no problem polishing off the bomber myself.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 02.14.14. Poured from a 2-day old tap into a tulip.

A: Golden orange. Big head that follows the beer with rings that hold onto the side of the glass.

S: Ripe guava. If you haven't smelled ripe guava from Mexico, this is what it smells like. Amazing! FYI, ripe guava has a little funk to it.

T: Initial taste is citrus fruit accompanied by a sour-hop taste that matches the smell. The more I drink this, the more it tastes like guava. I sense a bit of malt and alcohol on the exhale, but just the right amounts.

M: Nothing crazy. It lingers in your gums. Kinda nice.

O: Good enough to make me open an account and write a review.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 2.14.14

Appearance: Poured from bomber into a Duvel tulip. Pours a brilliantly clear, rich golden orange color with a sudsy, two-finger head.

Aroma: Really nice hop aroma, as expected. Big floral hop notes, some earthy, herbal notes, some ripe tropical fruits.

Taste: Follows nose, big hop bitterness up front, transitions into just enough malt presence to be noticeable, but only for a moment as hops return. Herbal, slightly savory, almost vegetal hop character that was present in nose is more present and articulated in the taste. Slight alcoholic warmth?

Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full bodied, slightly viscous. Smooth, light carbonation.

Overall: Excellent. Yep. Really good. Glad to be able to try it.

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 8,275 ratings.