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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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98
world-class

6,969 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,969
Reviews: 992
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.03%
Wants: 370
Gots: 831 | FT: 11
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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ryancl

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

04-19-2013 03:27:26 | More by ryancl
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SMITHAND

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

04-18-2013 22:00:54 | More by SMITHAND
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

04-18-2013 20:13:59 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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br3wmeister

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-18-2013 19:37:57 | More by br3wmeister
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readbaron

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.7%

04-18-2013 19:12:15 | More by readbaron
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CGMLS3

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-18-2013 18:43:03 | More by CGMLS3
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SortaAmbivalent

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +12.9%

04-18-2013 15:21:22 | More by SortaAmbivalent
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.9%

04-18-2013 14:58:37 | More by Jason1337
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

04-18-2013 14:36:33 | More by CDCNAM
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Mealhouse

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-18-2013 02:51:54 | More by Mealhouse
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev -3.4%

Enjoy by 05-17-13

Pours clear amber with a one finger bright white head, with good retention and lacing. The aroma is very tropical with grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and pine.

The taste is just like the aroma. Both bitter and sweet with grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and pine. There is a small malt backbone, which is not very noticeable, but it is there.

Medium bodied, above average carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. Finishes somewhat dry, and the 9.40 % abv is hidden very well. This is an excellent Imperial IPA, well worth waiting for.

04-18-2013 01:46:32 | More by hardy008
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twillingthenoz

New York

5/5  rDev +12.9%

04-18-2013 01:33:01 | More by twillingthenoz
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yokken

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

04-18-2013 01:25:03 | More by yokken
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

4.79/5  rDev +8.1%

4.20.13 version (this one's for the smokers)

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, golden amber colored with a huge white head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: fruity piney hop up front, grapefruit, lime, citrus, pine

T: insanely bitter, grapefruit, sticky pine resin, huge floral hop finish

M: full bodied with high carbonation, oily finish

O: HOPS dominate, malt takes a back seat, it is delicious though

04-18-2013 01:21:24 | More by M_C_Hampton
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GarretD

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-18-2013 00:52:04 | More by GarretD
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-18-2013 00:04:50 | More by lonewolfcry
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%

The 5.17.13 version that was bottled on 4.12.13 and enjoyed on 4.17.13

Appearance: Slight copper color, very clean looking body. Above average carbonation which was very active throughout. Just below a finger of head on the pour which was light and fluffy. Sticky lacing left on the glass while drinking. Enjoyed out of a tulip shaped glass.

Smell: Extremely bright and fresh hops hit right away. There is a very strong malt backbone which became much more of a player as this beer warmed up a bit. Very rich syrupy tones provided great complexity for this aroma.

Taste: A touch of lemon, prairie grass, spices, and some sugary hops. The hops are light and exotic, much different then other DIPAs. The body takes a heavy turn and the malt backbone felt in the aroma comes in hard on the finish of this brew. The transition from light fresh bones to saturated malt is outstanding. Feels like two different beers. Some spices are also felt on the aftertaste along with waves of hops still hitting the palette.

Mouthfeel: Bubbly carbonation is light on the palette. A good mixture of dryness and sweetness.

Overall: Little doubt at this point that these Best By IPAs by Stone are the real deal, no gimmicks here. Having this beer reminded me of my first experience with IPAs when I was getting into craft beer (the Stone IPA), felt like firecrackers going on in my mouth. So many things going here, just oustanding. Credit to Stone for continuing to be innovators in the field and just another example of their masterful craftsmanship.

04-17-2013 23:22:07 | More by KFBR392
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TKEbeerman

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

04-17-2013 22:32:26 | More by TKEbeerman
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gatornation

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

04-17-2013 21:24:56 | More by gatornation
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George1799

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

04-17-2013 20:03:19 | More by George1799
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

04-17-2013 19:26:56 | More by Cyclone8
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jriggins6

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-17-2013 16:34:08 | More by jriggins6
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%

On tap, at the Stone brewery. Was a little disappointed, hit them up on a Wednesday, they had none. Hit 'em up again on Friday, bam, there it was. Batch 7.

First thing I notice is the amazing clarity going on here. Seriously, it looks like a mass produced lager, which is a pretty amazing feat once you realize how much hopping it took to make this beer. Even has around 3/4" of head, white, on it, which again, is pretty amazing given all the hops/hop oil up in this.

Smell wasn't massively hoppy, it was good, but it didn't permeate my nose with tons of hops. Not a letdown, but didn't live up to the rest of the characteristics about the beer that blew me away.

Taste, hops are plenty noticeable, there's hardly a malt bill to it, but somehow, there is no alcohol heat, the bitterness is kept down, even though it seems to have plenty of Simcoe hops to it. I think there might be some Galaxy and Nelson/Mosaic around here too. Summit? Only if in small quantities, its far from a prime time player in this hop meld. Green apple hops, tropical mango. Its actually one of the most gentle double ipas I've ever had, and I mean that in a good way. Some pine and mint undercurrents to the hop flavors. Mouthfeel continues to impress, how does this taste so light and abv around only 5-6ish? Plenty dry as well. Must have used some sugar to dry this out and keep a light body, which it works quite well. Slightly grassy as it warms. Stayed away from heavy caramel. This one is biscuit light in terms of malt flavor and additions.

This is one of the best double ipas bottled. I had mine on draft, but it caused me to go buy a bottle from the gift shop.

Must try if you call yourself a hophead.

04-17-2013 14:57:45 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.69/5  rDev +5.9%

Enjoy By 4.20.13 opened a few days ago.

A: Holy shit. The first thing I noticed was the clarity of this beer! It looks like a macro lager! A deep golden color with a solid white head. This beer could be used in billboards. This is what perfect IPAs look like in my head.
S: A blend of tropical fruits and pine resin. Fresh mango, peach, pineapple. Lots of citrus (orange, grapefruit, lemon). *Smelled very boozy towards the end. That was my fault though, I got distracted for a bit and let it warm up more than I wanted. Still great though.
T: Huge hop bite! Citrus and pine flavors blend together perfectly. Some nice toasted malts to hold up those hops. Ends with a resinous bitterness that doesn't linger too long, just right. Alcohol is very well hidden.
M: Light/medium bodied. Nice, medium carbonation. Great for the style.
O: A relatively easy to find, widely distributed IIPA that happens to be one of the best I've tried? Yes that sounds like a winner to me.

04-17-2013 06:39:20 | More by standardcherry
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Rwhit

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

04-17-2013 04:46:46 | More by Rwhit
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 6,969 ratings.