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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
98
world-class

6,659 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,659
Reviews: 986
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 346
Gots: 714 | 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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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Amazingly this showed up in my little rural burg. Thanks to Stone for throwing a bone to the little guys.
Batch #7
Really pleasant fresh hop aroma with no sense of any harshness at all. Reasonable complex hop character-sweet fresh fruit is most forward and quite nice.
Brilliantly clear and not very dark for style. Solid gold. Dense rather white head not quite making an inch on a full bottle pour.
A bit of excess shows in the flavor. Fortunately it mingles with other more pleasing flavors. Bitterness especially in the long finish. The complexity of the hop flavors a little harder to identify in the taste (little more of a mash of hop flavors , and while this is clearly a hop forward drink the pale malt foundation will be recognized.
Slightly lighter body than most in this style, but it's not an issue. Helps with drinkability. A nice smooth drink with carbonation that enhances the experience. Some warmth in the gut, but this drinks lighter than the alcohol would indicate.
This one, for me, is better than the sum of the parts. Not a "well blow me down" experience, but a very enjoyable beer. I really like the decreased intensity and it crosses into a complex big beer that drinks nicely.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 02:13:25 | More by garymuchow
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melisassy

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +12.9%

04-21-2013 01:16:17 | More by melisassy
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

04-21-2013 01:11:35 | More by NickSMpls
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-21-2013 01:02:23 | More by Kevincredible
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bcheng

Virginia

4.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Enjoy By 09-13-13: My second tasting of this fantastic DIPA . Great hoppy, pine aroma, balance and you can truly taste the freshness. The alcohol is a bit high, but to me, the bottle is just the right amount for personal consumption. But, the price went up at our local wine store... I hope it's not going to get more expensive so I can hord a bunch of these without breaking my bank.

Enjoy By 05-17-13: What a nice IPA, crisp, perfect for a Spring day evening. Not technical, but just a note to say I enjoyed the beer. I'm surprised to find it in the local wine store, but they had a couple of cases that came in yesterday (unannounced, of course), so I grabbed a case and will finish it by the date. High ABV, so my score may be skewed.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 00:57:58 | More by bcheng
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gunpwdr

Virginia

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

This is for the 05/17/13 edition.

Nose: Pine resin front and center is joined by a burnt resin streak, with everything else taking a distant backseat. The rest of the balance goes to hints of brown sugar, orange peel, and honey. Palate: No surprise that pine resin dominates the attack but is also joined by bitter citrus and a hint of malty sweetness. Malt and bread notes form the mid-palate. Pine resin and bitter grapefruit linger on the finish.

Some 30 minutes after the initial pour, the added warmth has given the nose some sticky sweetness. At the outset, this DIPA was quite jagged and the pine resin quite pronounced. With some warmth, sweetness is more evident and things are more balanced overall. This really is quite good.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 22:53:44 | More by gunpwdr
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Dagsy

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-20-2013 22:47:12 | More by Dagsy
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timc100

Illinois

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

5/17/13

A: Perfectly clear gold/amber with a foamy white head.

S: Cleanses-the-senses fresh - crisp, clean pine and sweet grapefruit. With a good swirl a pungent, musty pink grapefruit astringency arrises. There are some spicy floral notes

T: Incredibly drinkable . Crisp bitterness up front, in the middle of the mouth a tropical fruit burst, finishes dry. There is notable orange juice and mango that carries through as well as fresh pine.

P: Fits the other aspects of the beer perfectly. Outrageously drinkable

O: Another great batch - a fantastic beer

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 19:29:31 | More by timc100
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-20-2013 19:13:55 | More by roostor07
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JasonSiedman

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-20-2013 18:58:12 | More by JasonSiedman
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zenwatts

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-20-2013 17:50:05 | More by zenwatts
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shangwang

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-20-2013 17:21:22 | More by shangwang
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herman77

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

04-20-2013 15:17:50 | More by herman77
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NateMac13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-20-2013 14:13:46 | More by NateMac13
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CCutch

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

04-20-2013 13:40:53 | More by CCutch
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Ish1

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +12.9%

04-20-2013 13:13:40 | More by Ish1
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DStoked

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-20-2013 12:30:11 | More by DStoked
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice glass. 05.17.13 batch bottled on 04/12/13.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear copper golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of white head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A big and bold hoppy aroma with lots of citrus fruit and earthy pine. Strong ripe tropical citrus fruit presence upfront with big hints of grapefruit, orange, mango, pineapple, tangerine, papaya, melon, and lemon. Also some hints of spicy pine resin and earthy grassy hops. Some sweet malt in the background with hints of biscuit, caramel, and yeast. Also some hints of candy like sugar and honey. Very hop forward and juicy.

Taste: Like the smell hints, a big bitter taste of fresh hops with lots of citrus and pine. Big ripe citrus fruit taste with notes of grapefruit, orange, mango, tangerine, pineapple, melon, papaya, and lemon. Strong dank taste of pine resin. Earthy notes of grass. Some sweet malt in the background with notes of bready biscuit, grain, caramel, and yeast. There is some sweetness coming from a little candy sugar and honey like notes. Huge hop driven taste. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and oily. Very drying finish. Alcohol heat is hidden by the heavy bitter hops.

Overall: A great West Coast imperial IPA. Very good taste of citrus and pine spice that is very fresh.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 04:10:17 | More by MattyG85
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -9.7%

04-20-2013 03:38:33 | More by HoistinBrews
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JordanPhraczek

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

5 17 13 22oz bottled on 4/12/13 (7 days old) from Quality Liquors in Salem, MA. Poured into a 14oz water goblet.

A - Crystal clear yellow with a minimal head, hardly any foam. Does leave a nice cascading lace around the glass. Not much carbonation.

S - Ganja skunky (in a good way) hop smell. Dank sharp heady hop smell. Really get a sense of the freshness of the beer once it is exhaled.

T - Stanky clementine flavored draw. Vanilla and scotch malt notes make for a sweet, complex experience. Heady hop taste with a fresh bitterness.

M - A little thinner than some of Enjoy By's Past batches. Very little carbonation. Very little kickback from the 9+% alcohol.

O - Yet another exceptional Enjoy By shipped fresh by Stone. One of the best experiences you will have with a pure West Coast IPA. Still, both April Enjoy By batches were a bit better.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 02:51:37 | More by JordanPhraczek
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LiquidCucumber

Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 5.17.13

This brew pours with a nice little foamy head and a caramel colored body. The aroma is sweet succulent hops; both very grassy and tropical, this brew can be smelled from across the room. The flavor just bursts with tropical hoppiness, the gamut is run from mangos and pears all the way to pineapple and all sorts of citrus. You get some of the cattiness that is found in Simcoe beers, so I wouldn't be surprised if that hop or a close relative was used. The mouthfeel is lighter than expected, especially for the ABV. I could drink way too much of this.

One of the better DIPAS I've run across. Enjoy by IPA is an excellent example of the style, however, I find that this beer is difficult to come across. Nevertheless, if I see this beer again [with a different date of course, I'm sure this batch will be gone in 3 days], I will buy it.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 02:43:36 | More by LiquidCucumber
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JLapadura

New York

5/5  rDev +12.9%

04-20-2013 02:41:25 | More by JLapadura
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 5.17.13, bottled on 4.12.13
This beer was bottled 1 week ago from today, and has made it from the brewery in SoCal to a shelf in my local beer shop in Atl, GA in 1 week. Not sure that has ever happened before!

A - Yellow golden hue with a tiny bit of clarity. Whats impressive here is the 3-4 fingers of head and lace left all over the glass!

S - Ok, this aroma is off the charts. Pine cone galore! Fresh hops. Almost burns your nose hairs off its so pungent. Beautiful

T - Like the smell, off the charts piny hops. Sweet, smooth, well balanced. Delicious!

M - Oily and slick. Well carbonated.

O - A fresh hop lovers dream. Glad to have the last 2 series, after finding the 4.1.13 in NYC last month. 2 in a row have made it to ATL, hoping that trend continues!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 01:49:17 | More by BeerDawgs
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

04-20-2013 01:26:38 | More by MNBeer1017
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a one week old bottle.

Pours an attractive golden straw color. Dense white head.
A very nice looking beer.

Smells of tropical fruits, pine, berries.

Tastes of bitter hops. Bitter grapefruit, spicy, earthy hops. Some alcohol on the backend.

Mouthfeel is full without being too syrupy. Moderate to low carbonation.

A great beer no doubt.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 00:53:07 | More by Powderhornphil
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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